"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law."
When we go to the grocery store and buy - lets say - a bag of grapes; does your child know how they get there?
It is fun to "investigate" the travels of some of our groceries. We find on the bag of grapes where they were grown, find that place on a map, either an actual paper map or on google...create a story with your child about the area of the world they were grown in, how the planting went, the growing, the harvesting and then the transportation to the grocery store.
With the bag of grapes in hand and the information about where they came from and how they got to our table we can then share the Bible verse of Galatians 5:22-23 and talk about the "fruits of the Spirit" - it took a group of different people to bring the bag of grapes to our table. We, as parents, grandparents or caregivers, can demonstrate how our children can bring love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control to their day at school. They can produce these fruits to bring God's Word to those who don't know it or don't understand Jesus's love for all! Bringing God's Word...the fruit of the Spirit to those that are hungry for it!By adding some of this process to our prayers before meals also helps to bring more into perspective how much work it takes to actually get the food to our table. It is not as easy as just going to the store and buying it. For those that have gardens and the children help in the gardens their knowledge should be shared with others, not only in telling about it but inviting them to come see the garden and how the process works.
Then to be able to tie it all together gives the children a much better perspective of "producing fruit".