“What do we have extra?” game

Serving others

Read the Bible story about the rich man who hoarded everything for himself, then sort through belongings and donate “extras” to charity.

Goal: Practice generosity.

Link this activity with the story found in Luke 12:13-21 in the Bible stories section. (See “Gimme my share!”) After reading the story, ask your children what the rich man could have done with his extra crop and extra possessions. Explain that it would have pleased God if he had chosen to share it with others who needed it. Spend some time thanking God for all He has blessed your family with. Finish by asking, “What do we have extra that we could share?” Discover what you have extra, package it up and search out a place in your community to donate it.

Some examples include:

  • food – take some food to the Food Bank,
  • clothing – pack up clothes that have been outgrown or not being worn, and give them to a charity or needy family,
  • blankets and other household items – many inner-city ministries make home starter kits for those in need,
  • toys – many organizations collect toys for underprivileged children.