Try living the “no frills” lifestyle of a pioneer family for a week, or choose from plenty of other ideas that help kids break free from discontentment and envy.

Take your pick of some fun activities on contentedness that help kids show:

  • greater thankfulness and appreciation for what they have
  • genuine pleasure at the good fortune of others, rather than jealousy
  • a willingness to share with others.

In addition, this lesson helps address greed, envy and selfishness.

Recommended resources

Caspian Crashes the Party: When You Are Jealous
by Edward T. Welch. New Growth Press, 2020. Ages 3-5.

Gus Loses His Grip: When You Want Something Too Much
by David Powlison. New Growth Press, 2019. Ages 3-5.

The Berenstain Bears and the Trouble With Things
by Jan and Mike Berenstain. Zonderkidz, 2013. Ages 4-7.

The Berenstain Bears Give Thanks
by Jan and Michael Berenstain. Zonderkidz, 2009. Ages 4-7.

Adventures in Odyssey: Life Lessons #2: Humility (CD)
Tyndale, 2005. Ages 8 and up.

VeggieTales: It’s a Meaningful Life (DVD)
Big Idea, 2010. Ages 4-10.

VeggieTales: The Penniless Princess (DVD)
Big Idea, 2012. Ages 4-10.

VeggieTales: The Princess and the Pop Star (DVD)
Big Idea, 2012. Ages 4-10.