A Road to Financial Faithfulness
This is a fun way to teach simple, biblical, practical money management to your children.
"What do your children do with all that money?" people ask us when they see our "Service Opportunities Chart." Here is our answer!
Our children are learning how to be good "employees" with "Service Opportunities." With "Stewardship Street," they are learning to be faithful stewards of their earnings.
We divide earnings into 7 categories--living expenses (for clothes, etc.), alms/charity, short-term savings, tithe, spending, long-term savings, and dowry. Each child has a "street" of milk carton savings "houses" and "stores" into which he deposits his earnings.
This book includes:
An explanation of each of the budget categories
Memory verses that explain God’s plan for our money, and how to make a colorful visual that will help motivate children as they memorize
Patterns and instructions for making milk carton houses and stores for savings
Record-keeping form for calculating percentages of earnings for each budget category
This is practical, Biblical economics for children (and adults). We’ve seen wonderful results in our family! (It’s been a real boost to math skills, too!)
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Beth of Indiana, 5/16/2013
We have been using Stewardship Street for 8 years with our children. On the road to good stewardship, children create a street with milk carton buildings that are used to house their money/savings. Initially it is a fun project to create, adding to that the thoughtful discussion based on the perspective provided in the book, we also quickly realized how much our children were internalizing the biblical principles that are encouraged. Our older boys (now 14 and 12) have transitioned into an envelope system; however we prefer the categories/priorities as laid out in Stewardship Street and have maintained those in their new system. The boys' boxes have since been redecorated by their sisters (now 5 and 7) as we continue on this road of biblical stewardship.