Youtube video from Central Films: "God's Pie"
A man serves up pie to all his needs and leaves nothing for God.
Gets the point across in a clever and humorous way.
Can be downloaded (see note below the video on youtube.)
What I'd do with this video is this: after showing it and discussing it, I'd have the KIDS make their own "God's Pie" video. Instead of "mortgage" and "car" -what would kids say they spend God's pie on? I'd also have the kids make a second version showing the "right way" to divide up their pie. God first?
Veggie Tales: Madame Blueberry
Considered one of the better DVDs in the series, Madame Blueberry learns a lesson about greed and "stuff."
She isn't happy and thinks it's because she doesn't have enough stuff. Then, a Stuff-Mart opens up down the road. Through Madame Blueberry's quest for more stuff she realizes that all the stuff in the world won't make her happy.
What she wants is a happy and thankful heart. She realizes this a little too late and loses her treehouse. -but is still thankful for the lesson she learned. (yes, children, spending on stuff can cost you!) In this age of "gotta have it all," this is a great way to show kids that having a lot of "stuff" won't buy happiness.