Thursday, March 02, 2006


Treasure book
Originally uploaded by pwinn.
We have been talking about treasures this morning. The girls made a treasure book. On one piece of paper they colored a treasure chest and wrote "Do not store up for yourselves treasure on earth, where moth and rust destroy." They cut out gold paper coins and wrote down some of their favorite treasures. Dolls, jewelry and toys topped the list. As a good example of rust and moth, I got out a Victorian child's sewing box. Inside, all of the dollclothes she once made have been eaten by moths in some spots, everything is dirty and the keys and mirror have rusted.

Victorian sewing box
Originally uploaded by pwinn.

On the other half of the paper the girls wrote out, "But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." We cut out paper hearts and wrote down "treasures" such as gentleness, helping others, honestly, sharing, and treating others like we want to be treated."
We aren't going to get rid of all our earthly treasures, but we are going to spend more time storing up heavenly ones.


Kurt N. said...

Cool object lesson there!

Reviekat said...

Great lesson and activity! I love the old sewing box. What a good way for the children to see how earthly treasures decay.