Our hearts are heavy and saddened for Japan. With the news and coverage everywhere, we felt it important to talk to our kids about the hurting people in Japan. The Japan Earthquake Tsunami Disaster is so devastating that we cannot comprehend the extent of pain and suffering of the Japanese people. We all want to help, including kids.
I’ve found a great tool to teach kids about generosity, helping others, giving, and tithing. Blessing Banks are more than a piggy bank, these banks are exclusively for money your kids set aside for giving to others. It is based on the Bible passage of 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. Acts 20:35
If there has ever been a country or people that we must help, it is the people of Japan at this very moment. Of course, there are always needs right around us. Whether you want to teach your kids about helping during tremendous times of need such as with the Japan Earthquake Tsunami Disaster or year-round, Blessing Banks can be a good tool to instill these life-long values.
Blessing Banks teach kids to give
Kids, people in general, are selfish. However, if we teach our kids early on the joy and importance of giving, we can change their whole world-view. I must admit that I haven’t been real good about sitting down and teaching my kids about tithing or giving. We give them money to give to the Jr Church fund for missionaries on Sundays but that is about it. I was happy to receive a birch Little Blessing Bank for each my kids to review.
When I gave Elijah his bank, I gave him $1. I explained that God likes for us to give 10% back to Him. He asked how can we give money to God? I explained that when we give to the church, the church gives to those in need, tells other about Jesus, and send missionaries out. He liked that idea. I told him he could give $.10 cents of the $1 I gave him back to God and keep the $.90. He said he would like to give the whole $1 to God. My 6 year old said the $1 could go to feed people that are hungry or don’t have that much money.
Then, he promptly went upstairs to his bedroom and got out his own piggy bank and started emptying it. He wanted to put more of his money into the Blessing Bank. He wanted to help people in Japan that suffered the Japan Earthquake Tsunami Disaster. I was blessed to see his generosity in action. He is on a mission now to fill his Blessing Bank so that he can help the people of Japan. I guess he was already learning about compassion and giving, I was proud of him.
Whether you give money to your church, Red Cross, or other legitimate organizations, your kids can make a difference and help the Japan Earthquake Tsunami Disaster. With the Blessing Bank, your kids can continue their giving until this becomes a lifestyle for them.
Blessing Banks and Little Blessing Bags
Blessing Banks come in a variety of styles for every age and occasion.Each Blessing Bank comes gift wrapped in a nice box with ribbon. Made entirely in the U.S.A. with 100% reforested wood and recycled packaging
Birch Blessing Bank
We reviewed the Birch Blessing Bank. It is a nicely built hardwood bank 3.5″ cube. On the bank you can have the cross and Christian Ichthus fish symbol (for boys) or the cross and angel (for girls). Both styles are beautiful and I feel like they are suited for both boys and girls.
Little Blessing Bags
Little Blessing Bags are a convenient way to give a gift to someone in need. It is an encouraging method to give with 1 of 3 verses.
- “Freely you have received, freely give.” Matthew 10:8
- “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35
- “…see that you also excel in this grace of giving.” 2 Corinthians 8:7
I can see this as something to keep in your car to be able to give when you hear of a need, when you see a homeless person, or when you want to encourage someone that is having a hard time.
Ceramic Blessing Bank
The Ceramic Blessing Bank would make a precious baby gift, baby dedication gift, baby shower gift, baptism gift, or confirmation gift.
Silver-plated Blessing Bank
The Silver-plated Blessing Bank could easily become a family-heirloom keepsake. It is a beautiful bank for kids, teens or even adults. This bank is perfect for baby dedications, baby showers, birth announcements, high school graduation, college graduations and weddings. It is never too late to learn the joy of giving.
Buy Blessing Banks
You can buy Blessing Banks on the Blessing Banks website, starting at $30. Free shipping on orders over $10.00
This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to Blessing Bank who provided the product for review.