My grandma used to always say…
“One of the greatest gifts you can give your kids is to teach them about sharing and tithing…starting with their own family!
That’s why my 4 kids all share a room. The boys share a room…and the girls share a room. Even Mom and Dad share a room!
It’s so important for kids to learn how to share and be givers to be able to get along with others and to be truly happy as adults.
What better way to learn to share than to have to share with your brother or sister? They also share certain toys – again – learning the importance of sharing.
Doesn’t it warm your heart when someone shares something special with you? It could be chocolate (my favorite!), a home-made pie, a compliment, or just a smile.
But it’s hard to teach kids about the importance of tithing their money.
And it’s even more challenging with toddlers!
Here are 3 fun games that will help your toddler understand what tithing means:
1. Race to Give
Gather 10 items (candy, marbles, small toy, etc) and set them on one end of the room.
Place a mat with 10 spots on it for each item.
Now have your kids race to place all 10 items on their mat.
Then ask them which one of the 10 items they would like to give back to Jesus as a thank you for all their good fortune.
This teaches them to give back (tithe) 10% of their blessings.
2. Count Your Blessed Coins
Count out 10 different coins for your toddlers to take a look at.
And be sure to tell them which President or important person is on each coin!
Then have them choose one blessed coin they think Jesus would like.
Now explain they just tithed to God!
3. Shop to Share
Play a shopping game with play money where your toddler goes to the store to buy 10 items.
Then ask which item they will share with Jesus.