Unit: Money, Money, Money

Session Title: The Parable of the Talents

Life Point: People should use their resources wisely

Life Verse: “The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.” 1 Timothy 6:10

Weekly Bible Verse: “Happy is the man who finds wisdom and who acquires understanding.” Proverbs 3:13

Bible Passage: Matthew 25:14-30

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Craft: Story Summary
A good craft to summarize the story and they can use to tell their parents the story when they get home. All the instructions are on the website below. This craft is going to be better for 3rd-5th grade as it has a lot of cutting and writing.
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Game: Talent Hunt
Get chocolate coins or plastic coins and play the game described on the website below.
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Game: Bury Talents
Give children an index card and tell children to draw and write a talent that they may have. Then children can bury or hide their card for another classmate to find. If their “talent card” is found, children can get into a circle and discuss their talents that they could use for God.
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Craft: Talent Coin Pouch
For each child: brown coffee filter, yarn, 10 plastic Bingo chips
General supplies: hole punch (small hole preferred)

• Plastic Bingo chips (to represent “talents”) are available at party stores or online for about $5 per 500 chips. Any color can be used.
• Unbleached basket coffee filters (not cone shaped filters). Felt circles can replace filters – cut slits with scissors instead of holes.
• Use hole punch to punch holes every few inches, 1 inch from edge of filters. Make sure you have an EVEN number of holes. (To punch many filters at a time, use folding method on the below website to make a pattern. Unfold and punch a stack of filters at one time.)
• Older kids can do the hole punching themselves – fold unpunched filter in half, then in half again, and two more times, creating a wedge shape. Punch one hole through all layers making 16 holes.

To Assemble:
• Each child takes one filter and one piece of yarn
• Child threads the yarn back and forth through the holes to form a drawstring bag.
• Each child gets 10 “talents” to put in his pouch
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