Help teach your young children there are many ways kids can give!
My boys have always loved giving us things. Flowers, rocks, snacks, kisses, worms, even dirty tissues. But something happened between these innocent treasures for them to think the word “giving” meant money.
It was one day when we discussed giving to others and the boy burst into tears, “but I do not have any money to give”.
It’s important to show our children that there are other ways to give all that please God just the same!
Kids Can Give
Show your children the different ways they can be part of giving!
- give our time to listen
- give prayer for those in need
- give meals to friends and neighbors
- give old coats or shoes to the homeless
- give unused toys to a pregnancy center
Maybe you have homeschool friends with a small homeschool budget? Pass along your curriculum guides or resource books. (as bloggers a lot of us receive books to review – after the review pass them on).
Do you have an artist who can make cards for a nursing home? A talented musician can play a lovely tune when someone is ill.
Are we teaching our children how to give a smile. How to give a kind word to one who needs the encouragement? I think we would all agree, to give the gift of friendship is truly priceless.
There are endless opportunities for us to show our children giving does not always have a dollar sign attached.
Print this free word hunt, KIDS CAN GIVE, and show your younger children a few ways to give they might not have considered before.
This post was written for The Homeschool Village by:
Stef Latyon is wife to Thad, a golf course architect, and homeschool mom to two hands-on active boys. When she’s not planning the next great field trip, she enjoys yoga and tennis. Stef created The Homeschool Village in 2010. She shares fun tactile learning projects as well as intentional parenting tips at EducatingLaytons.com.