The month has been insanely busy for us. The holidays are fast approaching and along with them, many kids lose track of the meaning of the season. Mother Goose Time sent this great program for us to teach finances and corresponding character traits and I love how it prepares the kids to understand that generosity makes life so much better. Now is the perfect time for teaching kids about generosity.
What is Generosity?
Generosity means to be kind and share your abundance with others. In our daily lives, we find ourselves fasted with daily opportunities to exhibit generosity. From helping someone in need to sharing with friends. Generosity is the opposite of spoiled selfish behavier.
What does the bible say about generosity?
And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’
One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD,
and he will repay him for his deed.
Children’s books to teach Generosity
Videos to teach Generosity
Questions to ask your child to help them understand generosity.
The July box for Mother Goose Time is a great summer camp like set sold only once every three years. I feel blessed we got the chance to give this box a try. We loved growing together in new exciting ways as we explore generosity, responsibility, contentment, integrity, discipline, and resourcefulness.
We love these adorable feathers that give great questions that help children understand the concepts with use it or lose it. They came with his adorable story of a falcon that losses all of his feathers from not so great decisions. For this activity tell your child that he is a falcon and he either uses his generosity feather or loses it.
- (Child name) had two paintbrushes. His sister had none. (child) gave her a paintbrush. They painted a beautiful painting together. Did you lose or use your generosity feather?
- (Child name) got a new set of paints from the store. His/her sister watched him paint. (Child) offered to share his/her paints with his sister. Did you lose or use your generosity feather?
- (Child name) had 7 dollars. His sister forgot to bring lunch and had nothing to eat. (Child) bought her a birdseed sandwich. Did you lose or use your generosity feather?
- (Child name) painted a beautiful painting. His/her sister was sick. (Child) gave her the painting and it helped her feel better.
- (Child name) Just bought a new pack of paper. His/her friend asked if he could have a sheet of paper. (Child said “No, thank you. But you can buy your own paper from the store.” Did you lose or use your generosity feather?
Want the full story and the fun hands-on activity? Visit Mother Goose Time and grab the July 2016 box while it is still available.
How to teach generosity in the real world.
As parents, we are called to lead ou children by example. Help your child create blessing bags for the homeless. Fill a cooler with water on a hot day and deliver to homeless in your neighborhood. Clean out closets and toys and donate them. Teach your child to be generous with time by cleaning a park, mowing a neighbor’s lawn, shoveling an elderly neighbor’s sidewalk. Hand make gifts for friends and family.