Note to parent or teacher: Here is a 20- to 30-minute lesson plan that further highlights the lesson objective: “Gain an understanding of generosity as based on Scripture: why it is that one gives to others, and the benefits to one’s spirit and heart that are gained through giving; study and memorize Bible verses that encourage giving.” (Character Building: Values and Virtues: Generosity-1a)
Listen to and sing along with “Done It Unto Me.”
Look up “generosity” in a dictionary to help the children understand the use of this word in the study.
Read “The Rock in the Road.”
In your own words rewrite Proverbs 19:17 and relate it to a recent experience your child or someone you know has had. For example, “Melissa helped Daddy weed the garden, and Jesus will bless her for her helpfulness.” Or, “Jack played checkers with his elderly neighbor who visited, and God rewarded Jack with happiness for showing kindness.”
Read “Hot Dog.”
Do the three activities listed in “Did It to Me.”
Read “That’s My Cow in There!”
Look up Psalm 37:25–26 and Psalm 112:5.
Read “An Important Race.”
Look up 2 Corinthians 9:7. Talk about how this verse applies to the story “An Important Race.” You can also discuss how Bobby didn’t have to give up his chance to win and God wouldn’t have held it against him if he had instead decided to go on and win the race. But because of the decision Bobby made, he was blessed.
Memorize: “…whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40 NIV).
Practice generosity by looking for ways to put these principles of generosity into action.
Compiled by My Wonder Studio staff.
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