Bible Lessons for Preschoolers

Investing God's Word Into Our Children

A Heart for the Poor, #4 May 19, 2010

Filed under: Bible Lesson,Preschool,Proverbs — preschooljoy @ 9:00 am

Theme: When we give, we’re merely moving our treasures from an earthly house to a heavenly house!
“He who gives to the poor will lack nothing…” (Proverbs 28:27)

  • Memory Verse: Review Proverbs 22:2
  • Bible Reading: Read Matthew 6:19-21. According to this passage, what can happen to our treasures here on earth?
  • Where’s Your Treasure?: Bring a bag of jellybean “treasures”.  Give each child two plates. Label one plate “earth” and one plate “heaven”. Give your child a designated number of jellybeans, and tell them to put them on the plates.  The jellybeans on the “earth” plate can be eaten while the timer is running. The jellybeans on the “heaven” plate can be eaten later in the day. Have them divy up their ‘beans according to their own desires. Then set the timer for :30 seconds, but don’t let your children know how much time they have to eat. Let them snack on jellybeans until the timer goes off. When it does, take all the jellybeans from the “earth” plate away.  Later in the day, let them eat their “heavenly” jellybeans!The object lesson here is pretty obvious, but very true. Explain it to your children, then read the story of the rich farmer from Luke 12:13-21. Where were all his treasures? Did he get to keep them or did he lose them? Let’s try to keep our treasures by laying them up in heaven!
  • Further Study: Read Four Feet, Two Sandals, the story of two little girls in a refugee camp who each end up with one of the sandals from a pair after relief workers bring much needed clothing. Great illustration of the beauty of sharing.

One Response to “A Heart for the Poor, #4”

  1. Julie Says:

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog!!! It is nice to know somebody reads it and can use somthing I post:) I love your blog as well! I really enjoying finding ways to make our bible studies fun!

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