The “Os” have it

Creative crafts, Fun with food

Decorate a special jar, then reward each act of obedience with Cheerios® or Fruit Loops®.

Goal: Build a habit of obedience, and realize obedience brings blessing.

Have each of your children decorate a special jar or container, then place the decorated jar where your children will see it often.

When a child is obedient, recognize their obedience by awarding them an “obedience bead” to put a bead in their jar. Obedience beads can be Cheerios® or Fruit Loops®. At a predetermined time, have your children thread the beads on a string and allow them to wear it, and/or eat it.

Other ideas

If it seems appropriate, you may like to try the additional step of removing a bead from a child’s jar when they are disobedient. If you prefer a tangible but less sugary reward, use craft beads instead, but be sure they are not a choking hazard for younger children in your home.

Relevant Scripture

Proverbs 1:8-9 “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.”