Meet Biblical characters who always did a great job, make up some laughable excuses for avoiding work, and fill your bathtub with pretend turtles to learn about protecting wildlife!

Discover loads of fun ideas in this lesson on responsibility to help kids be diligent about:

  • completing tasks and chores well
  • caring for pets and belongings
  • caring for God’s creation and protecting the environment.

You’ll also find this lesson helpful for addressing an overly casual approach to obligations, and an unwillingness to serve others or do menial work.

Recommended resources

The Berenstain Bears and a Job Well Done,
by Jan and Mike Berenstain. Zonderkidz, 2010. Ages 4-7.

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

Financial Peace Jr. Kit,
by Dave Ramsey. Ramsey Press, 2017. Ages 3-12.

Otter B Trustworthy,
by Pamela Kennedy and Anne Kennedy Brady. Tyndale, 2019. Ages 4-7.

Solomon Says Devotional: 100 Days of Wisdom From the World’s Wisest King
by Sarah Humphrey and Amy Parker. B&H Kids, 2021. Ages 8-10.

Trusted: Preparing Your Kids for a Lifetime of God-Honoring Money Management
by Matt Bell. Tyndale, 2023. Suitable for parents with kids ages 5-14.