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This 12 week Super Fruit curriculum expands on the teaching on
the Fruit of the Spirit, covering all 9 fruits.
Fruit of the Spirit:
Love: We are to love the Lord our God with all our hearts,
soul and mind. This will enable us to show love by doing things
for others and being nice to family, friends and pets. God says
to love your enemies. That’s hard to do but God expects that!
Joy: There is a difference between joy and happiness.
Happiness is based upon “happenings,” meaning if good
things happen, you’re happy, but if bad things happen we are
unhappy. Not so with joy
Peace is being content with what God has given
us. Be happy with what you have.
Longsuffering is patients, not whining or complaining.
Remember, patience with your brothers or sisters, no matter how
hard that is.
Kindness is giving and helpful. Saying something
nice to someone that you see is feeling down?
Goodness means caring and understanding. Do a
little something extra to help out at home.
Faithfulness means to be true to God. You all
know right from wrong. You all know what God expects. You all know
what He says not to do.
Gentleness is being tender and calm. Again, being
kind to your family, friends and your pets.
Self-control is managing your wants and emotions.
Oh, this is a hard one! Don’t do things that you know you
shouldn’t be doing. If you have to hide it or lie about it,
don’t do it. Be careful how you act, what you say. Be careful
of the friends you pick.
Each Fruit of the Sprit session allows us
to introduce the child to a Super Fruit. Children will learn not only about the nutritional benefits of all of these Super Fruits but the medicinal benefits of the leaves. They will learn how to prune the trees, graft them and care for them.
“The king of the fruits," mango fruit is one
of the most popular, nutritionally rich fruits with unique flavor,
fragrance, taste, and heath promoting qualities, making it a “super
Pomegranates are an ancient fruit and have been thought to have
health-giving properties for millennia.
Avocados are high in mono-unsaturated fats and calories. However,
they are very rich in dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals and
packed with numerous health benefiting plant nutrients.
Guava is another tropical fruit rich in high-profile nutrients.
With its unique flavor, taste, and health-promoting qualities, the
fruit easily fits into the category of new functional foods, often
labelled as “super-fruits.”
Jackfruit is recognized for its unique shape, size, and fruity flavor.
The fruit is deliciously sweet in similar to bananas. It is also
rich in energy, dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins and free from
saturated fats or cholesterol, making it one of the healthy treats
Papaya is an exotic fruit packed with numerous health benefiting
nutrients. It is one of the favorites of fruit lovers for its nutritional,
digestive, and medicinal properties.
Banana is rich in vitamin C, A, B6 and B12. Bananas contain potassium
and an adequate level of minerals like copper, magnesium, and manganese.
Banana has a high content of iron
Breadfruit contains moderate levels of essential vitamins and minerals
the Breadfruit Leaves also have great healing powers such as lowering
blood pressure, it’s great for inflammation, preventing cancer,
cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and much more.
Soursop contain an impressive list of essential nutrients, vitamins,
anti-oxidants and minerals. The fruit has calories equivalent to
that of mangoes. 100 g of fresh fruit pulp provide about 75 calories.
It however, contain no saturated fats or cholesterol.