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Hands-on options

Hands-on options

Often we are consumed by the busyness of day-to-day living and we forget to look for opportunities to teach our children God-honouring character traits. These ideas require very little preparation, making it easy for you to share some simple but memorable lessons with your kids. Read over the suggestions at the beginning of your week and choose one or two that will fit your schedule.

"What do we have extra?" game

Serving others

Read the Bible story about the rich man who hoarded everything for himself, then sort through belongings and donate “extras” to charity. Goal: Practice generosity. View option

Caring for others

Serving others

Make a gift for someone – a card, cookies or a care package – and pay them a visit. Goal: Practice generosity. View option

Family ties

Drama / Role play

View family photos and mimic mannerisms of other members of the family. Discussion point: Being generous is a family trait; it shows we are part of God’s family. View option

Feed a greedy fire

Physical activity

Build a fire and watch it consume more and more fuel – or light a candle. Discussion point: In our greed, we want more and more. The Holy Spirit helps extinguish our greed. View option

Generosity party time

Fun with food

Make ice cream sundaes or decorate monster cookies for other members of the family, being generous with the toppings. Goal: Practice generosity. View option

Refreshing others

Serving others

Give away free refreshments – free lemonade, frozen treats or coffee. Discussion point: Blessing others makes us feel good too. View option

Sharing as a habit

Any time

Here are three simple habits around sharing treats that reinforce generosity. Discussion point: How good we make others feel when we share. View option

The tale of two families

Any time, Drive time

Share this story about children at a playground; some are selfish and greedy, others are generous. Discussion point: Selfishness creates misery; generosity brings joy. View option