Biblical Fruits of the Holy Spirit Snack

Posted by on August 8, 2013

In  his letter to the Galatians, St. Paul mentions 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit: “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23).  Traditionally, there are 4 more: goodness, long-suffering, humility or gentleness, modesty, and chastity. The fruits are the product of the gifts of the Holy Spirit which are: wisdom, understanding, counsel, strength, knowledge,  piety, and fear of the Lord.

During Vacation Bible School a few years back, when the theme was the Sacraments, one of the snacks was “The Fruits of the Holy Spirit”. Each fruit corresponds with a fruit of the Holy Spirit. (I can only remember the actual fruits for the Biblical Fruits of the Holy Spirit, so there are only nine fruits listed.)

The real fruits and their corresponding counterparts are:

Strawberry

LOVE -Strawberry – (Fruit of love, shaped like a heart)

Pineapple

JOY -Pineapple – (Think of the happy smell)

Watermelon

PEACE -Watermelon – (Piece of….play on words)

lemon

PATIENCE – Lemon – (Have to eat is slowly)

Grapes

KINDNESS -Grapes – (Are normally shared)

banana

GOODNESS – Banana – (Child’s favorite fruit)

Cherries

FAITHFULNESS – Cherry – (Two stay together on a stem.)

peach

GENTLENESS – Peach – (Have to be “kind” with the peach or it will get bruised)

apple

SELF-CONTROL – Apple – (Garden of Eden)

You put a couple slices of each fruit (you don’t HAVE to use a real lemon; fruit snacks can substitute for that) onto a plate, and Voila! You have a snack comprised of the “fruits” of the Holy Spirit!

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If you remember which real fruits correspond with the 4 Fruits I left out, please comment below. 🙂

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