3 Fun Games To Teach Toddlers About Tithing

My grandma used to always say…

“One of the greatest gifts you can give your kids is to teach them about sharing and tithing…starting with their own family!

That’s why my 4 kids all share a room. The boys share a room…and the girls share a room. Even Mom and Dad share a room!

It’s so important for kids to learn how to share and be givers to be able to get along with others and to be truly happy as adults.

What better way to learn to share than to have to share with your brother or sister? They also share certain toys – again – learning the importance of sharing.

Doesn’t it warm your heart when someone shares something special with you? It could be chocolate (my favorite!), a home-made pie, a compliment, or just a smile.

But it’s hard to teach kids about the importance of tithing their money.

And it’s even more challenging with toddlers!

Here are 3 fun games that will help your toddler understand what tithing means:

1. Race to Give

Gather 10 items (candy, marbles, small toy, etc) and set them on one end of the room.

Place a mat with 10 spots on it for each item.

Now have your kids race to place all 10 items on their mat.

Then ask them which one of the 10 items they would like to give back to Jesus as a thank you for all their good fortune.

This teaches them to give back (tithe) 10% of their blessings.

2. Count Your Blessed Coins

Count out 10 different coins for your toddlers to take a look at.

And be sure to tell them which President or important person is on each coin!

Then have them choose one blessed coin they think Jesus would like.

Now explain they just tithed to God!

3. Shop to Share

Play a shopping game with play money where your toddler goes to the store to buy 10 items.

Then ask which item they will share with Jesus.

Happy tithing!

Types of Fun Games

There are different types of fun games.

• Arcade games. These are coin operated games that are found in public places. They are installed in restaurants, video places and other public businesses. Most of these games involve video games that consist of shooting galleries and ball toss games. They are fun and they can be used to keep children busy when you have to take care of other activities. You can do your shopping or visit your manicurist while your child is playing.

• Dress up games. These are game that involve fashion, design and make over. Children especially; young girls start developing interest in dolls at an earl age. Dolls are made to resemble human species that usually come with variety in hair color and cloth pieces. Dressing up dolls is one of the fun games to involve your child in. Girls will compete among themselves. Dress up games can also be played by older people. They may involve dressing up celebrities. You and your friends can decide to dress them up as Barbie dolls, in design dresses or casual wear. The person with the most stunning outfit wins the game. Dress up games apart from being fun will improve your fashion sense and you will also learn about new current designs on the market. They can also make a child gain interest into the fashion industry.

• Sports games. There are a lot of games that involve sports that are played for fun. Some of these are race games football, golf and baseball. These games usually appeal to boys because they tend to be more aggressive than girls. Sports games are adventurous and competitive so they will keep you on toes. They are challenging and you have to win points in order to move to the next level. The levels will normally range from three to six.

There are games that can be used as educational through the use of fun games. One of these is

• Bingo games. These can also be used as fun for kids to improve on mastering math concepts. Bingo cards can be made to represent several math units. The cards should have the solutions for math problems. Math problems should then be called out and each students works out them out to see if they have the answers on their bingo cards.

• Jeopardy games. These are also played by having students give answers to questions that have different variations. They can be science units or language studies.

Fun Games for Teens on the Nintendo DS

The Nintendo DS is five years old today and into its third iteration. And it’s proving to be a remarkable hit with both young kids and ones in their teens. The success of the platform is so thorough that it has one of the most generous endowments of game titles of any platform in the world. There are many who tries to speculate on the secret to the success of the Nintendo DS; more than anything else, the touch screen and the twin screen layout seems to have something to please everyone with – right from the teen who was born with a computer in his hand to grandpa and grandma who think that a computer is a large calculator. Here are a few of the greatest fun games for teens in the Nintendo DS lineup. That group can be particularly sensitive to the kind of peers they have in any choice of video games. While having grandma and grandpa play along on the same machine doesn’t exactly help the DS’ image, it doesn’t seem to be hurting it all that much so far. Here’s a round-up of the best games there are for the platform.

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks is a great new addition to the venerable Zelda franchise on the Nintendo platform. In this version, the Link puts in an appearance as a train track mechanic. Right away, the train tracks begin to disappear and the Link is faced with the prospect of fighting an evil character; the best part is that when this happens, he gets princess Zelda to come and help him herself. The controls for this game reside completely in the touchscreen and two other buttons. There are dungeons and curious environments galore and all of them are pretty hysterical. When the game isn’t about fighting the bad characters, it’s about getting them to fly about on missions on the flying train to do something good. A great idea for fun games for teens.

Castlevania too has a great following, having been around for as long as anyone can remember. The game is set in a great dark Gothic castle haunted by the most fantastical dreamed-up demons. The king of that particular place is a bloke named Dracula. Dracula and his trusty sidekick, the Grim Reaper, try to do you in the moment you step in, and you get to pick from an overwhelmingly thorough armory to fight with. Castlevania is 2-D of course, but it doesn’t seem to be that when it draws you right into the action.

When in the movie Back to the Future, Marty steps in to an 80s Malt Shop and finds them playing Beat It and finds a favorite arcade style video game in the corner, we know exactly how he feels. If you’ve been wishing for a great 80s game revival, try the Retro Game Challenge for the Nintendo DS. This isn’t just a random bunch of dated cheesy games though; every one of these old fun games for teens is liable to be a big hit today, and there is variety galore.