Contentedness

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 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

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.

Adventures in Odyssey: Life Lessons #4: Diligence (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.