Bible Alive! Tuesday: Gentle Giants

As I opened up our
Fruit of the Spirit Lapbook
this week,
I had this thought:

we are almost done with our
Fruit of the Spirit Summer Bible Study-
I can't believe it!"

(Summer just FLIES by, doesn't it?)

But I digress- on to today's "fruit"...


The kiddos and I read the following verse
about gentleness to lead our morning's
devotional discussion:

"But you, man of God, flee from this,
and pursue righteousness,
godliness, faith, love, endurance, and

(I Timothy 6:11)

We talked about what it means
to be gentle with someone,
and this really hit home with the kiddos
since we have been watching our little
soon-to-be-two friend

They know they cannot play as rough with him
as they do with each other,
so the idea of gentleness towards others
is very relevant to them right now.


After our discussion,
I led the kiddos in a craft
that will hopefully remind them to show
gentleness to others around them.

We made
"Gentle Giants"
(which are AMAZINGLY similar
to our
Yarn Yetties that we made a little while back...

The supplies we used for the craft included:
Wiggly Eyes

I THOUGHT I would use THIS idea I saw on Pinterest
to make the pom-poms more kiddo-friendly...
The technique involves wrapping the yarn around a fork.

...we wrapped...
...and wrapped...
...AND wrapped...
...and played a little Peek-a-Boo...
...until our forks were full of yarn.


SOME of us...
...created a tangling mess...

...AND we ALL wrapped them so tight
we couldn't put a piece of string through
to tie to yarn together, soooooo....
...we went back to the traditional way of making
pom-poms with our hands...

When the pom-poms were made,
we glued on some googly eyes to create......Gentle Giants!


Oh, and the kiddos DID find a use for those forks...
...by turning their Gentle Giants into
stick puppets!
(Although some of us preferred to use them
as balls...) ;0)

If you have done anything to make the
Bible come Alive! for your kiddos this week,
please link up your ideas below...


  1. Hmmm...extremely cute! But, I'm thinking...swinging yarn covered forks around...might not prove gentle :) Love the lesson, though!

  2. I love the stick puppets pom poms.

  3. I always see your Bible Alive posts and wish to contribute, but I just don't have crafty hands-on stuff going on with the young humans. Just wanted to share though--picked up this book on a whim (Izzy's PopStar Plan) and M LOVES it. You should review it. It's a daily devo for tween girls written in a blog format--and she thinks it's awesome. And there's an actual website to go along with it. I'm impressed.

  4. I like your gentle giant theme! I've never seen these yarn pom poms made this way before. It's pretty cool! My daughter made pom poms all summer and she would have loved this fork method!

  5. Love those gentle giants! thanks for stopping by today. I've been so busy that I miss visiting all of my favorite blogs. Have a wonderful start of the school year!