God blesses us with so much and all He asks of us is that we take good care of it. This is an important lesson for both adults and kids alike! There are many stories in the Bible that demonstrate the importance of this concept!
There are many characteristics that go into how kids learn to be a good steward of something. A very tangible way to learn this is through them learning to be responsible for something that will die if they are a bad steward of it. I am not talking about a pet here. Instead I had some kind of plant in mind. Specifically, a plant that will grow some kind of vegetable so they really see the fruits of their labor (excuse the pun).
Begin by having a lesson with your kids on being a good steward. You could use Matthew 25:14-30 and a lesson format like the one that follows: Found on Confessions of a Homeschooler
Blessings of Obedience:
Matthew 25:21 “His master replied, Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master‟s happiness!‟
Consequences of sin:
Matthew 25:30 And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness,
where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.‟
Questions to ask about these verses.
1. Why was the master angry with the lazy servant? 2. What happened to the lazy servant? 3. Why do you think we should be good stewards of what we have?
(Because it is not ours, but God‟s! We glorify the Lord when we are careful
with what He has blessed us with.)
After going over this story, you and your little one can pick out a plant they will feed and water to show their family how they are a good steward!
If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website. It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.