Life Apps Curriculum


About This Curriculum:

  • Perfect for elementary kids, ages 5-12
  • 9 weeks of teaching materials
  • Includes large group and small group resources
  • Includes JumpStart3 video/audio bundle for series verse ($15 value!)
  • Available as an instant download
  • Download a free sample here
  • Includes a high quality bumper video, graphic slides, and social media images

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Life Apps is a 9-week series where kids will learn the fruit of the Spirit and how God wants to grow each of the fruits in their lives.

Series Verse: “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”  (Galatians 5:22-23 NIV)

Each Week Includes:

  • Series and weekly verse
  • A Takeaway statement
  • Large group game
  • Skit
  • Message/Object Lesson
  • Small group discussion
  • Small group game/activity
  • Review questions
  • Take-home card
  • Printable service notes

Week 1:

  • Life App – Love
  • Bible Story – Jesus, the True Vine  (John 15:1-14, 13:34-35)
  • Today’s Takeaway – God loves us, so we can love others!
  • Weekly Verse – “We love each other because He loved us first.” (1 John 4:19 NLT)

Week 2:

  • Life App  – Joy
  • Bible Story – Paul Encourages the Church of Philippi  (Philippians 4:4-6)
  • Today’s Takeaway – God gives us joy and joy is contagious!
  • Weekly Verse – “You love Him even though you have never seen Him. Though you do not see Him now, you trust Him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy.” (1 Peter 1:8 NLT)

Week 3:

  • Life App – Peace
  • Bible Story – Paul Encourages the Church of Philippi Part 2 (Philippians 4:7-8)
  • Today’s Takeaway – God gives us peace when we focus on Him!
  • Weekly Verse – “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You!” (Isaiah 26:3 NLT)

Week 4:

  • Life App – Patience
  • Bible Story – David Waits to be King (1 Samuel 16-2 Samuel 5)
  • Today’s Takeaway – God’s power gives us the strength to be patient!
  • Weekly Verse – “Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.” (Romans 12:12 NLT)

Week 5:

  • Life App – Kindness
  • Bible Story – The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37)
  • Today’s Takeaway – God wants us to wrap each other in kindness!
  • Weekly Verse – “Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32 NLT)

Week 6:

  • Life App – Goodness
  • Bible Story – You Reap What You Sow (Galatians 6:4-10)
  • Today’s Takeaway – God wants to help us grow in goodness!
  • Weekly Verse – “Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32 NLT)

Week 7:

  • Life App – Faithfulness
  • Bible Story – Jesus is Tempted (Matthew 4:1-11)
  • Today’s Takeaway – God wants us to be faithful, no matter what!
  • Weekly Verse – “But be sure to fear the Lord and faithfully serve Him. Think of all the wonderful things He has done for you.” (1 Samuel 12:24 NLT)

Week 8:

  • Life App – Gentleness
  • Bible Story – David and Absalom (2 Samuel 18:1-5, Proverbs 15:1)
  • Today’s Takeaway – God wants us to be gentle with our words and actions!
  • Weekly Verse – “A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.” (Proverbs 15:1 NLT)

Week 9:

  • Life App – Self-control
  • Bible Story – Moses Loses It (Numbers 20:1-12)
  • Today’s Takeaway – When we lose self-control, we miss out!
  • Weekly Verse – “A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.” (Proverbs 25:28 NLT)

Additional Resources

Life Apps Pinterest Board – Check out my Life Apps Series Pinterest board for more great ideas for snacks, crafts, and games to go along with the series.

Sample Schedules – Check out these sample schedules for a couple ways you can structure the elements in your services.

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