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 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

Adventure Bible Storybook
by Catherine DeVries. Zonderkidz, 2009. Ages 4-7.

Just Like Jesus Bible Storybook
by Stephen Elkins. Tyndale, 2015. Ages 4-7. 

The Berenstain Bears Patience, Please
by Mike Berenstain. ZonderKidz, 2019. 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: Life Lessons #4: Diligence (CD)
Tyndale, 2005. Ages 8 and up.

Auto B Good: Fruits of the Spirit (DVD)
Rising Star Studios, 2011. Ages 2-6.