Ages: 3.5 to 6 Level: Preschool and
Kindergarten, VBS, Sunday school
Important Note: The suggested discussion is
only a generic guide. Please adjust the presentation of the
Bible passage or stories based on your particular religious
denomination. It would be wise if you have any doubts, to
also discuss with your spiritual guide: priest, pastor, or
reverend, to also help you in conducting any of the Bible
Tell your child that today you are going to read a
beautiful passage of the most wonderful, important and interesting
books ever written: The Bible.
Present or reinforce alphabet letter V is for Vine or letter G is
for grapes. Visit the links in the materials column.
*If possible have a bunch of grapes that are still connected to
branches for demonstration during the reading.
Hold the grapes then ask child to hold, and smell the
grapes. Tell child to observe how little branches are
connected to bigger branches and how all connect to a main
vine. The branches cannot grow by themselves, they need to
be connected to the vine to bear fruit.
* Tell child that you will be doing a great activity about grape
vines and branches to celebrate how much Jesus loves us.
15:5: (Jesus said): "I
am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me
and I in him; he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do
Use this explanations below only as a guideline, explain in your
own words and in very simple terms, how we are branches that need
to be connected to the vine in order to grow in God's love:
Using the grapes, show child how all the small branches are
connected and then connected to a main vine.
We are branches like the branches in a grape vine, and the
vine is Jesus/God.
It is not possible for a branch to grow by itself, a
branch must be connected to the vine to bear fruit and grow.
Adjust and add any other comments you feel are necessary
to complete the presentation of the biblical passage. Be
prepared to answer questions that child may have.
Proceed to have a snack break: Eat the
grapes for snack together, use grape yogurt as a dressing for the
Activity > Coloring with Grapes or Paints
After the snack:
Print the grape coloring page in card stock or glue the
picture to a piece of card board from a cereal box for example to
make it sturdier.
Paint the coloring page using these suggestions:
1. Cut 2 large grapes in half and use them
as stampers to paint the grapes. Mix different hues of
purple by mixing purple with red. Make three shades in paper
plate or show child how purple is achieved by mixing red and
blue. Use a brush or fingers to the leaves green.
2. You may want to glue painted cotton balls or cut up purple
tissue paper to fill the grape image.
3. Once the picture is dry you can
help cut around it.
4. Make two holes with a hole punch on the top and insert a piece
of green raffia or ribbon and tie onto a small branch or a craft
stick painted brown. Put in a place of honor. You may want to make
a small card and tie to the ribbon with the words: I am the
Vine; You Are the branches. John 15:5
Grapes coloring page 1 | 2
card stock or paper.
Alphabet printable lesson plans
Letter G Grapes
Letter V Vine
*something to color with or read instructions for additional ideas.
*craft stick or small branch
*a piece of raffia or ribbon (green or brown preferably)
*Important: If you print on regular
paper, then it should be glued to construction paper
A bunch of grapes still connected for
demonstrating during the reading.