My grandmother always used to say …

“One of the best gifts you can give your children is teaching them to share and tithe … starting with your own family!

That is why my 4 children share a room. The boys share a room … and the girls share a room. Even mom and dad share a room!

It is very important that children learn to share and be generous so that they can get along with others and be truly happy as adults.

What better way to learn to share than to share with your brother or sister? They also share certain toys, again, learning the importance of sharing.

Doesn’t your heart warm when someone shares something special with you? It can be chocolate (my favorite!), A homemade cake, a compliment, or just a smile.

But it is difficult to teach children about the importance of tithing their money.

And it is even more challenging with young children!

Here are 3 fun games that will help your child understand what it means to tithe:

1. Race to give

Gather 10 items (candy, marbles, small toys, etc.) and place them at one end of the room.

Lay out a mat with 10 stitches for each item.

Now have your children run to place the 10 items on their mat.

Then ask them which 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 return (tithe) 10% of their blessings.

2. Count your blessed coins

Count 10 different coins for your young children to see.

And be sure to tell them which president or important person is on which coin!

Then ask them to choose a blessed coin that they think Jesus would like.

Now explain that they only gave the tithe to God!

3. Buy to share

Play a play money shopping game in which your child goes to the store to buy 10 items.

Then ask what topic they will share with Jesus.

Happy tithe!

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