The Widow's Offering Flannelgraph Bible Story

Giving and Tithing Bible Story

The Widow's Offering
Scripture: Mark 12:41-43
The Beginner's Bible for Toddlers : pg 144-147
Through the Bible in Felt : pg 216

Giving and Tithing Bible Verses

Psalm 23:1 - The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
Tune:  Are You Sleeping

The Lord is my Shepherd; (repeat)
I shall not want. (repeat)
The Lord is my Shepherd;
I shall not want.
Psalm 23:1 (repeat)

2 Corinthians 9:7c - God loves a cheerful giver.

Deuteronomy 16:17 NIV Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the Lord your God has blessed you.

Psalm 41:1 Blessed is he who cares for the poor; the LORD will deliver him in the day of trouble.

Matthes 6:19-21 NIV Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Mark 10:21 NIV Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

2 Corinthians 9:6-7 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Romans 12:20 “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.”

Acts 20:35  In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”

Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Luke 11:41  But now as for what is inside you—be generous to the poor, and everything will be clean for you.

Colossians 4:1  Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven.

1 Timothy 6:17-18 NIV Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

Giving and Tithing Bible Song & Poems

O Be Careful  Traditional

O be careful little eyes what you see (point to eyes)
O be careful little eyes what you see
For the Father up above (point up for Jesus)
Is looking down in love (put hand to eyes and look down)
O be careful little eyes what you see

Additional Verses:
…little hands what you do
…little feet where you go
…little ears what you hear
…little mouth what you say
…little mind what you think


by:  Idalee Wolf Vonk
Keep giving is your heart this year
Then share with all you know
And you will be surprised to find
How giving makes you grow

Giving and Tithing Activity Sheet

The Widow's Offering Worksheet  Sheet available in the Bible Activity Workbook

Color with broken crayons.

Giving and Tithing Activities and Crafts

Tithe Worksheet

Sponge Paint

Sponge paint the Tithe Poster using coin shaped (circle) sponges.  Glue on a piece of construction paper.

Heart Envelope

My Heart Envelope for God

Create an envelope from the Heart Envelope template.  Follow the directions on the pdf.  Allow the child to fill the envelope with money to give to God during the church offering.

My Giving Bank

Make a bank out of a cylinder container.  Cut a slit in the lid.  Decorate and write, "I Can Give to God."  Place coins and money in the bank to give to church, missionaries, or other ministries.

Giving and Tithing Explanation

The main point behind tithing is that all we have is not ours but God's.  He asks that we give some back to Him with a happy heart.

Halloween Candy

Halloween Candy Tithing

Use Halloween candy to teach tithing

Two boys making cookies

Serve and Give

As a family choose a place to serve and give (i.e. Local Soup Kitchen, help an elderly neighbor, make cookies for someone, give to Good Will, Samaritan's Purse)

Money Box

Teach Money Management and Work Ethic

It is so important to give your child a work ethic and teach that any money that comes their way is God’s and they are simply stewards of it.  Here are a few ideas we are did in our home.

The Widow's Offering Interactive Bible Story

Available in the New Testament Curriculum1 Year Interactive Bible Stories. and 2 Year Interactive Bible Stories


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