Study the patience of a bird on its nest, or grow sugar crystal candy. Measure your progress in patience with a paper chain!

Take your pick of over a dozen activities in this lesson on patience that help kids:

  • wait calmly for an event or reward
  • trust God’s timing
  • be more tolerant of others’ shortcomings.

This lesson also helps curb a quick temper, a demanding attitude, and intolerance for the failings of others.

Recommended resources

Otter B Hopeful
Focus on the Family, 2022. Ages 4 and up.

Raising Emotionally Strong Boys
by David Thomas. Bethany House, 2022. Adults. See companion boy’s book for ages 6-12 here.

The Berenstain Bears Patience, Please
by Mike Berenstain. ZonderKidz, 2019. Ages 4-7

The Berenstain Bears Values and Virtues Treasury
by Jan and Mike Berenstain. ZonderKidz, 2021. Ages 4-7.

The Grumble-Free Year
by Tricia Goyer. Thomas Nelson, 2019.

Adventures in Odyssey #54: Clanging Cymbals and the Meaning of God’s Love (CD)
Tyndale, 2011. Ages 8 and up.

Adventures in Odyssey The Fruit of the Spirit (4 CDs)
Focus on the Family, 2021. Ages 8-12.

VeggieTales Fruit of the Spirit Stories: Patience, Kindness, Goodness (DVD)
Big Idea Entertainment, 2021. Ages 4 and up.