(Chariot Victor Pub, June 1, 2001)
Life Issue: My children need to learn the role of money and the importance of giving to God with a thankful heart. Spiritual Building Block: Thankfulness Learning Styles Sight: Help your children glue individual coins on squares of cardboard. If you wish to include a dollar bill, seal it in a plastic sandwich bag. Hold up each money sample and ask your children to name the coin/bill and tell how much it is worth. Sound: Read Lets Count daily until your children can fill in the blanks when you pause in your reading. Touch: Give your children a handful of coins to sort. Let them select some of the coins to put in the offering at church or hand-deliver to a local ministry or charity. Larry Burkett is the author of more than 40 books and hosts the radio programs Money Matters and How to Manage Your Money, aired on more than 1,100 outlets worldwide. He lives with his family in Georgia.