Science of Giving Stats - Download the above diagram.
Developing Generous Children in a Materialistic World- by RowsofSharon Fifteen pages of resources; worth the read!
Looking for timely, relevant, family friendly stewardship resources??
Check out what Holy Cross Lutheran in Illinois has for stewardship resources. Then feel free to contact them about adapting the resource for your context!
Raising Helpful Humans - Sparkhouse offers suggestions for chores children and youth can do. Teaching your kids to do chores is a good idea, not just because it helps you but also because it helps them!
5 Tips to help teens master money management.
7 Tips for talking to kids about money.
Age appropriate volunteer activities.
Intergenerational Money Matters Workshop.
Activities for kids and parents that can go along with a workshop.
Talking with young people about stewardship and where to begin found in a quick blog post here.
How about pledge cards for kids? Here.
Including the below example for non-readers.
Sharon Ely Pearson, an Episcopalian with an MA in Christian Education from Virginia Theological Seminary has a website, rowsofsharon.com, that offers thoughtful and simple steps to invite children and youth into their baptismal promises. Here.
inFaith Community Foundation - offers a suite of resources to share your giving journey with future generations; including a children's book for purchase.
The mission of Share Save Spend® is to help individuals and families develop healthy money habits that honor their values and enhance their financial wellbeing.
Moonjar has tips about talking about money with kids as well as a "Spend, Share, Save" box for sale.
Child Mind Institute encourages working with children and money at a young age; emphasizing special needs with ADHD.
Generosity for Life (2nd Grade) Student Stories - Stories from kids about generosity.
Generosity for Life Lesson Plans - Lesson Plans were developed by Laura Blythe Liu, EdD. The Class Sessions engage students in exploring, understanding, appreciating, and practicing generosity among cultures, ecologies, and generations.
The Generosity Project of the ELCA - Linda Staats work connects generations and equips households as centers for the faith practice of generosity. Resources include an outline for an Introductory 3.5 hour workshop, five sessions plus worship with a detailed planning guide, live it out take-home activities, foundation and fundamentals that offer an overview, for the project, and an extensive curated resource list.
Financial Stewardship Lesson Plans for Mixed Age Groups From Dr. Diane Shallue come three lessons on generosity. So well thought out, including important tips about working in mixed aged groups.
Stewardship doesn’t magically begin at age 18...so how are we teaching it to our kids and youth?
When it comes to Reimagining Stewardship...Don't forget #6 To Ask The Children!
Money Talk Cards - The Money Talk Cards are designed to facilitate and support conversations about money with your friends, family, partner, or larger groups. Each deck features 52 unique cards.
Storypath - Storypath is a website that connects children's literature with our stories of faith. Check these out specifically geared towards stewardship.
Another book resource from RowsofSharon. Here.
womengive18: Transmitting Generosity to Daughter and Sons - How do parents transmit generosity to their children and does this differ for daughters and sons? The Women Give studies provide strong empirical evidence that gender matters in philanthropy.
"Planting prayers" with the whole congregation during stewardship season 2014. Our prayers enrich the soil where our pledges (and our paper white bulbs) grew into real, visible, new life. Faith Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, NC
Debit Cards for Kids:
Preparing kids for the financial jungle! Bill Dwight created Famzoo, the easiest way to get money to your kids without spoiling them.
Check out this helpful youtube video to learn more.
Here are 21 tips for raising Money Savvy kids at every educational age.
Greenlight® is the debit card for kids that parents manage from their phones with flexible parental controls.
Latest in Stewardship Trends:
National Study on Congregation's Economic Practices from Lake Institute, 2019.