julie burton posted:
There is a board game called "Money Matters for Kids" by Larry Burkett, from TV's "Money Matters." He also wrote a book by that name for kids that has Biblical principles, jokes and examples in it. We used it with our stewardship rotation and the kids loved it. If you don't see it on Amazon, try Christianbooks.com
Thrivent for Lutherans has several games and computer CDs relating to money management for various age kids. They are a complimentary benefit for members of Thrivent. You don't even have to pay for the postage.
We used a tableaux drama. Discuss different kinds of stewardship with the children. Try to come up with lots of ideas (financial, ministering to the sick, stewards of the earth's resources, etc). Write them down on slips of paper. Divide into groups and each group pulls a slip of paper. Each group decides how to portray that particular type of stewardship using a tableaux, or still life. No talking, moving, or props allowed. The others guess what they are portraying. It was simple but fun.
Jan FPC Napa
A friend recently shared a mini-workbook with me called "Your Money, Your Message ... a workbook to help kids link their faith, values, and finances" from Lutheran Brotherhood (website unavailable)
I'm focusing on the widow's mite this year, last year it was the Parable of the Talents. For drama, we are using the skits on the Lessons Exchange Board under the widow's mite and then discussing them.
For computer, we are using Cal and Marty's Scripture Memory CD and adding a lot of verses on giving. We will also use Bible Grand Slam with questions about widow's mite and also things around our church that the budget goes toward.
julie burton posted
The "All My Stuff Belongs to God" Children's Ministries website has a great blog post with stewardship lesson ideas for preschool and children. http://cogop.org/children/all-...tewardship-for-kids/
There is a wonderful book called "The Table Where Rich People Sit" by Byrd Baylor, Aladin Publishing, 1998, 9780689820083, that would provide a great basis for a stewardship lesson!
Note: As of 2018 it is still for sale on Amazon, which tells you it's a good one.
Someone has posted a pre and post book reading discussion for families at https://www.bctf.ca/uploadedFi...ereRichPeopleSit.pdf