Gift opening – a reminder about contentedness


Help your children practice contentedness by wrapping up two “unequal” gifts.

For example, wrap up a full-size chocolate bar and then a treat-size chocolate bar. Discuss with your children what it means to envy and what it means to boast, then hand out the gifts for them to open.

Talk with your children about how it might be easy to be envious of a gift someone else receives, or overly boastful about a gift you really like. Pray and ask God to help you be content with whatever gifts you receive this Christmas. (Hopefully your children will decide to redistribute the chocolate fairly!)