Unit: Money, Money, Money

Session Title: Put God First

Life Point: Value your relationship with Jesus more than your things.

Life Verse: “Your life should be free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have.” Hebrews 13:5

Weekly Bible Verse: “May the words of my mouth and meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14

Bible Passage: Luke 12:13-21

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Craft: God’s #1 Foam Hand
Create a foam hand like at sporting events to help the kids remember to put God first before other things in their lives.
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Object Lesson: No Room for God
An easy object lesson to show kids what will happen when they put a lot stuff in front of God and leave no room for Him in their lives. All instructions are on the website below.
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Game: Bean Relay
Before telling the story of the man whose land had produced so much grain that he had no place to store it, let children play a bean or rice relay. The children can divide into two teams and have a timed relay or race to see which team can fill a bag with the rice or beans first with each team taking turns with a measuring cup to dip from a container to the bag.
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Visual Tool: Needs and Wants
You will need to adapt this a little from the website because they are using for a different activity but it is perfect for this lesson and a fun way to show needs and wants.
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Game: Giving vs Taking
Fill a jar with pennies, then instruct your children to sit in a circle. For the first activity, give each child a handful of pennies and tell them they have one minute to try to pick up as many additional pennies as they can, or take some from their classmates (all pennies must be in their hands at all times). The child with the most pennies wins. For the second activity, your children must give away as many of their pennies as they can in a minute. The child with the fewest pennies wins. After participating in both activities, discuss with your children: Which activity did they prefer? How could this activity relate to their life and the things they do? What could the pennies represent? What would Jesus like us to do?
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