This 9 lesson unit features family devotions for the Fruit of the Spirit. I created these lessons for our family to use with our 4 and 2 year old. Please feel free to adapt this as needed for your own children and their ages. The lessons as outlined will take around 20-30 minutes.
The first step for any family wanting to start a having weekly family devotions it to set aside a regular time each week to do it. After dinner works great for us but we have also had success in the morning after breakfast. Don’t look for perfection when having family devotions. There is no perfect family and there is no set way to do this. Figure out what length and format works best for you and have fun!
Once you have your day of the week and time set for your family devotions don’t schedule anything else during that time. Remember it is only 20-30 minutes each week. Making this time a priority for your family shows your children how important it is to spend time together in God’s Word.
Each lesson includes worship singing scripture, scripture reading or bible story, memory verse, and prayer. At the end of each lesson there is also an optional family activity.
- Week 1: Love
- Week 2: Joy
- Week 3: Peace
- Week 4: Patience
- Week 5: Kindness
- Week 6: Goodness
- Week 7: Faithfulness
- Week 8: Gentleness
- Week 9: Self Control
The memory verse for this unit will be Galatians 5:22-23. I have found that repeating the same verse to our kids is the best way for them to memorize and learn.
Supplies + Resources for our Fruits of the Spirit Family Devotional Unit (Affiliate links are included for your convenience)
- The Jesus Storybook Bible
- The Good Samaritan (5 Minute Bible Stories)
- 9 Fruits Alive (GodCounts Series)
- Seeds Family Worship – Seeds of Character
I would love to hear any feedback if you decide to do this with your own family! One of my biggest joys as a mom is seeing my kids delight in God’s Word. I hope this resource blesses and encourages you and your family to take joy in God’s Truth together!