The poor widow’s offering

 

Personally, this is one of the most moving and confronting short stories from the Bible. 

When the poor widow gave just two copper coins, Jesus didn’t just see the monetary value, He saw the value that they were to the poor widow. Jesus pointed out that she gave everything she had – all that she had to survive on. 

In times when children are experiencing anxiety like never before, rather than use the widow’s gift as a literal example, as though we should give ALL of our money, point your children to the love that she had for God. Point them to her faith that God would provide for all her needs. Point them to Jesus who noticed her gift, even though small, and that any gift from our children, no matter how small, will be noticed by our loving God too. 

The lesson for this craft can be found here

P.S If you’re still isolating from church due to Covid-19, considering using this box to place a weekly offering until your church opens up again. 

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What you'll need:

  • printer + paper
  • scissors 
  • color pencils

Child Involvement:

  • coloring
  • cutting
  • folding 
  • glueing

DOWNLOAD HERE

Click on the blue button below to download this PDF printable.

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Choose the outline template or the color version. 
  • Color in if you chose the outlined version.
  • Score all fold lines (this is important!)
  • Cut out. Adults, use a craft knife to cut out the top slot. 
  • Crease all fold lines. For the “hinge” crease, between the lid and the box, fold it 3 times back and forth. (This will help the lid stay in place when you open and close it rather than orientating one way). 
  • Glue the tabs and stick to corresponding panel – this should be pretty obvious. 
  • Use this craft to tell the story of the widows gift, and remind you children that God notices all their gifts to Him no matter how small.  
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