Fruit For Tender Hearts – K3-K5 Curriculum Package

There is not a better way to spend your K4 or Kindergarten year than to learn about the Fruit of the Spirit.  This awesome curriculum includes Bible, Math, Reading & Phonics, Science, Skill Development & Calendar Time!  You won’t find a BETTER VALUE!  

Included in the curriculum:

  • Detailed Helps and Lesson Plans for each area of study.
  • Bible verses and stories that teach different “fruit” and character qualities.
  • Introduction to letters & their sounds using a vertical phonics approach.
  • Handwriting Program (You must choose manuscript or cursive when you buy the program!)
  • Math concepts cover counting, number recognition, colors and shapes, measurement, ordering, and more.
  • Weekly science lessons explore the body, nutrition and healthy habits.
  • Worksheets and activities to keep learning fun and engaging.
  • “Bigger Step” options for students who are ready to do some book work and are ready to read.
  • Lessons targeting different learning styles.
  • Weekly life skill suggestions.

Fruit For Tender Hearts Resources

Click below for a comprehensive list on Amazon

Bigger Steps Workbooks

  • Explode the Code Books A-C
  • Bob Books – Set 1
  • Singapore Earlybird Math B (Optional K5 student book)
  • Developing the Early Learner Books 1-2

Teaching Tools

  • 3-ring binder
  • Pocket Chart Calendar
  • Flashcards – Letters, Numbers, Colors, Shapes, etc.
  • Counters 
  • Bible

Art Supplies

  • Stick Glue
  • Crayons
  • Tape
  • Colored Construction Paper
  • Colored Pipe Cleaners
  • White Copy Paper
  • Embellishments (sequins, pom poms, beads, feathers, etc.)
  • Water Colors & Brushes
  • Pencils & Colored Pencils
  • Pencil Box or Supply Holder
  • Paper Sacks
  • Hot Glue Gun & Sticks

Fun Read Together Books

  • Growing Vegetable Soup by Ehlert
  • I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Child (Eating different foods)
  • The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord
  • From Head to Toe by Eric Carle (Teaches body parts and positions)
  • Stone Soup by Jon Muth
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Barrett
  • Eating the Alphabet Fruits & Vegetables from A to Z by Lois Ehlert
  • My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss
  • The Popcorn Book by Tomie de Paola
  • The Pumpkin Patch by Elizabeth King
  • Fruit of the Spirit 4 Kids: Coloring and Activity Book
  • The Fruit of the Spirit 4 Kids: Meet the Fruits!
  • Love, Joy & Peace by Dalmatian Press
  • Manners & Tips for Caring Kids: Based on the Fruit of the Spirit
  • Patience for Peter: A Fruits of the Spirit Story for Kids (Book 1)
  • 9 Fruits Alive (GodCounts Series)


Supplemental Science Books

  • How Your Body Works: A Good Look Inside Your Insides by David Stewart (If I could choose one book to go with this program, I would choose this one. It is the perfect overview. You can read just the pages being discussed.)
  • Germs Make Me Sick! by Melvin Berger
  • You Can’t Smell a Flower with Your Ear! by Joanna Cole (All About Your 5 Senses)
  • What Happens To Your Food? by Usborne (This one is perfect for showing the digestive system)
  • Your Skin and Mine by Paul Showers
  • Good Enough to Eat: A Kid’s Guide to Food and Nutrition by Lizzy Rockwell
  • DK eye know body
  • The Busy Body Book by Lizzy Rockwell
  • The Tooth Book by Edward Miller
  • The Magic School Bus Presents: The Human Body
  • Amazing Pop-up Human Body DK book
  • You Blink Twelve Times a Minute by Barbara Seuling (Body Trivia)
  • Healthy Habits by Rebecca Weber
  • Eating Right by Slim Goodbody
  • The Senses by Cassan
  • Set of books about the Senses by Mari Schuh (Awesome and colorful set!)
    • The Sense of Sight
    • The Sense of Taste
    • The Sense of Hearing
    • The Sense of Smell
    • The Sense of Touch

Suggested Song List for Calendar Time

  • I Can Sing a Rainbow (Songs for Kids)
  • Days of the Week Song by A.J. Jenkins (Kids Songs)
  • Months of the Year by A.J. Jenkins (Kids Songs)
  • Fruit of the Spirit by Studio Musicians (Crazy Praise, Vol. 2)
  • Alphabet Song (There is the original and a Fisher Price as well as others)
  • The Wheels on the Bus (Classic Songs for Preschoolers or Cedarmont Kids)
  • Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (Singing and Dancing Rhymes)
  • I’ve Got the Joy
  • I’ve Got Joy Down in My Heart (Not on MP3)
  • Patience: Herbert the Snail (Music Machine: The Fruit of the Spirit CD) – Not found on MP3