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IDENTIFY THE DOCTRINE AND ENCOURAGE UNDERSTANDING (seeing a demonstration): Explain that tithing is giving one-tenth of the money you earn to the Lord through His Church.  Show the children 10 coins.  Ask them how many of the coins should be used to pay tithing.  Show a tithing envelope and a donation slip, and explain that we pay tithing by filling out the donation slip, putting it in the envelope with our tithing, and giving it to the bishop or one of his counselors.

ENCOURAGE APPLICATION(playing a game and hearing testimonies): Display pictures and objects that represent blessings that come from paying tithing, such as temples, meetinghouses, a hymnbook, the Children's Songbook, a Primary Manual, and the scriptures.  Tell the children that because of tithing funds the Church can provide these things.  Cover the pictures and objects.  Take away one or two.  Remove the cover and ask the children to guess what is missing.  Repeat several times.  Explain that there are other blessings that come from paying tithing that cannot be seen (see 3 Nephi 24:10).  Have one or two adults tell about blessings they have received from paying tithing.



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Comments (59)
  • KatieM

    One of the things I learned in primary about tithing is a saying that has always stuck with me, it goes like this: I know what tithing is, I'll say it every time, ten cents from a dollar and a penny from a dime. It would help me remember how much 10% was when I was younger. I think I'll teach it to our kids after the activity as a memorization tool. Another memory when learning about tithing was an FHE lesson my brother taught. He showed us four quarters and said if I give this to you, what's the first thing you'll do with it? (kids answers were buy candy, etc) The right answer was pay your tithing, and whoever got the right answer got to keep the money. I've used that with my kids in FHE, and it worked, but they have to be old enough to understand it.

  • Jill

    I thought of scanning a tithing slip and making it either an overhead or a big puzzle. We could also talk about what each section on the slip means.

    Another thought was using the kids as pennies. So I earn 10 kids and I give 1 to the Bishop. Something like that...

  • Jaimie

    I was thinking of buying some of the gold covered chocolate coins and helping the kids figure out how much 10 percent would be. Maybe using KatieM's quote would help too…
    Then at the end sharing my tithing :o) That means I still get to keep 90 percent of the chocolate right? :oD

  • Kellie

    I'm going to play "Tithing Sequence." If you are familiar with the game Sequence, then you'll understand.

    Here's my board game:
    http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll106/nelljepp/ PICT8214-1.jpg

    The goal will be for the teams to get 2 sets of 4 in a row. This afternoon I'll start making the cards to go with the board. The money ones will be things like "You earned $3.00 weeding. How much tithing do you owe?" I kept everything even, so it can go with the "ten cents from a dollar a penny from a dime" quote.

    I'll have several cards that have blessings we receive when paying tithing, cards that mention how the tithing is spent and some cards with questions about tithing (taken from Pergler's Primary Place).

    I think it will be fun, to hold their attention, yet informative. I still need to write my intro and I'll have a handout as well, but that is my "encouraging application" section.

    I hope it h...

  • Becca L.

    Kellie,

    Will you be posting your questions on the cards once you have those done? I really like your idea!

  • Kellie
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    Kellie,

    Will you be posting your questions on the cards once you have those done? I really like your idea!



    Here's the questions from Pergler's Primary Place:
    How much tithing do we pay to the Lord?
    Who is pleased when we pay our tithing?
    Who do we give our tithing to?
    Do we need to pay our tithing to be able to go to the temple?
    What kind of attitude should we have when we pay tithing?
    What will we receive from paying tithing?


    Then I'll create cards for how tithing is used:
    Temple work
    Constructing temples, chapels and other buildings
    Operating Funds for the church
    Funding the missionary program (like BOM's to give out)
    Preparing materials used in church
    Education (seminary and institutes)
    Family History and other important Church Functions

    I'll put the blessings in another post.

  • Kellie

    I'll make cards that have these blessings from paying tithing:

    - Have enough for our needs
    - Strength to obey other commandments
    - Be more honest and thankful
    - Feeling of peace
    - More love for God and others
    - Privilege of going to the temple
    - Safe from enemies
    - Gain a stronger testimony

    If the child picks a card that has to do with the temple, they can choose which temple they want to cover, since there are three on the board. Most cards go with a certain picture (like the tithing ones).

  • NatalieF

    I am cutting out 10 oversized coins to demonstrate what 10% is. Then I made an oversized tithing slip to fill out with the children. A member of the bishopric will then come in to the primary room so we can give him our tithing and have him talk 2 minutes about tithing. Then we will play memory with the pictures of blessings that come from paying tithing (2 temples, meetinghouses, hymnbook, Children's songbook, Primary manual, and scriptures).

  • BrittanyO

    I am making bookmarks out of Behr paint samples for each of the children to take home as a reminder of the lesson. I hole punched a hole at the top and tied some yarn for a tassel & the tithing quote will be glued to the front! You are welcome to this free printable I designed of the quote if you want to make your own......https://docs.google.com/open? id=0B9EWt71Ahpn0NkdYYXhwMkVHMVk

  • Amanda Crane

    For the Tithing Sequence, are you having the kids on 2 teams...and just dividing by the middle of the room? How are they choosing the cards with the questions? Are you giving them something once they do get 2 sequences?
    I really like your idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • Kellie

    I am planning to divide the kids into two teams. We are the first ward in the building, so I think I'll set up the chairs a little differently with an aisle in the middle. Then I can have the youngest and oldest in each group sit on one side and the two middle classes on the other. Or I’ll just group the first two rows with the last two rows. For the cards, I think I’ll either hold them, or fan them out on the table and let them choose one. My cards say “Tithing Sequence” on the back, so I could even just stack them like a deck and go in order, but I thought they would like to choose.

    I don't think we'll have time for them to get two sequences, but I think I'll package up 10 skittles in a baggy and attach the "What is tithing?" poem with the 10 cents for a dime, etc. stapled onto it or something. The younger kids can practice counting to ten and giving their teacher one back. I'd give the teachers the packages to hand out after their lessons are completed.

  • Name

    Hi Kellie,

    Where did you get all of your pictures for your sequence game board?

  • Kherzy
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    I don't think we'll have time for them to get two sequences, but I think I'll package up 10 skittles in a baggy and attach the "What is tithing?" poem with the 10 cents for a dime, etc. stapled onto it or something. The younger kids can practice counting to ten and giving their teacher one back. I'd give the teachers the packages to hand out after their lessons are completed.


    I'm doing a variation of the skittles thing that I saw another lady do for sharing time a few years ago. I'm going to have little cups already made up with 10 skittles each, then next those, a picture of a temple with a bowl in front of it. I'll explain that the skittles represent money, and the temple bowl represents tithing. The kids will come up to get their cup one row at a time, and will have the choice to "pay their tithing" by putting one of their skittles into the temple bowl. They'll be allowed to eat the rest of their skittles when they ...

  • Katie Jennings

    So, my kids love love to play games. I will be placing a poster with the tithing rhyme suggested by KatieM at the top of the chalk board. I am typing up a list of ways kids can earn money and how much money they earn from that job. (ie: babysitting = $10.00) I will then put them in a jar that says Job Jar. Also on the board will be pictures of temples, food, books of mormon, hymn books, church buildings, etc covered by black paper with the corresponding amount of tithing shown on the covering paper. They will have to match the tithing amount with the earned amount and uncover the blessing. :) I'll try and add pictures as I finish up.

  • Kellie
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    Hi Kellie,

    Where did you get all of your pictures for your sequence game board?


    I just did searches on Google for the pics. I have them in a PowerPoint if you'd like them. I just searched for things like temple, bishop, peace, institute and chose the ones I liked.

  • candise
    Quote:
    So, my kids love love to play games. I will be placing a poster with the tithing rhyme suggested by KatieM at the top of the chalk board. I am typing up a list of ways kids can earn money and how much money they earn from that job. (ie: babysitting = $10.00) I will then put them in a jar that says Job Jar. Also on the board will be pictures of temples, food, books of mormon, hymn books, church buildings, etc covered by black paper with the corresponding amount of tithing shown on the covering paper. They will have to match the tithing amount with the earned amount and uncover the blessing. :) I'll try and add pictures as I finish up.



    LOVE this idea! Teaches how we pay tithing and why we pay it. I will definitely be doing this, thanks for sharing!

  • Shelly Christenen

    Great Ideas! Thanks for saving me! I thought it would be fun to add a Blessing jar to the activity where they choose a job and earn money, then they not only contribute to the building of temples etc. but they choose a strip from the blessing jar and receive a personal blessing like enough money for their needs etc. from the list below. I love the skittles and the bowl idea too it is especially great for the Jr. Primary!

  • AmberleyM

    Kellie can you email me the powerpoint of your pictures? It looks like so much fun?
    amberley.mcclean@gmail.com

  • AmberleyM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    Hi Kellie,

    Where did you get all of your pictures for your sequence game board?

    I just did searches on Google for the pics. I have them in a PowerPoint if you'd like them. I just searched for things like temple, bishop, peace, institute and chose the ones I liked.


    can I get copy of that powerpoint? amberley.mcclean@gmail.com

  • Susan Cheatham

    Can you send me the file for your pictures? I would be forever grateful!!! Thank you so much for sharing all of these wonderful ideas ladies!!!! susan.cheatham@imail.org

  • CrystalD

    I am going to put 10 fruit loops in a snack size bag for each child. They can 'earn' a baggie by participating, but are reminded to save one for tithing that I'll collect later. I'm going to write questions on the back of index cards and post them on the board. Kids can choose a card and answer the question/read the scripture/tell a blessing, depending on what's on the back of the card. As the kids get their baggies, they will start eating, and some will surely forget to save one. I'll go to collect the tithing either at the end or halfway through, haven't decided yet, but it will be an object lesson in paying tithing FIRST before paying yourself. I'll then give them 10 MORE fruit loops, but they pay me back the one FIRST, and the rest is theirs. They'll see that paying first makes it eaiser so you dont forget, aren't tempted, etc.

  • Tamara CooperLeavitt
    Quote:
    Quote:
    Hi Kellie,

    Where did you get all of your pictures for your sequence game board?

    I just did searches on Google for the pics. I have them in a PowerPoint if you'd like them. I just searched for things like temple, bishop, peace, institute and chose the ones I liked.



    Hi Kellie - I LOVE your idea and your are so generous to share it with the rest of us (procrastinators :)). If it's not too much trouble, I would LOVE the PowerPoint file - jtcl3@comcast.net

    Thanks so much!
    Tamara

  • SuzanneP

    I am going to use Kellie's sequence game idea but at the end give the kids all a treat. They will each get a baggie of either 10 chocolate coins or some other wrapped candy with the tithing poem attached to it:
    "I know what tithing is, I'll say it every time, ten cents from a dollar and a penny from a dime."
    Then I will explain that they need to "pay their tithing" by giving one of their candies to a member of the bishopric after church. The bishopric will love that!! :)

  • Susan Cheatham

    Thank you so much for sending me the pics! Now a couple more questions....(I emailed you...but just in case....) do all theses pictures correspond to the questions and blessings on the cards? Do you have the a powerpoint of the cards with the questions they will be drawing and which picture it corresponds to? Sorry...I'm a "visual" person...I just want to make this right! Thanks so much!!!!

  • Kathy Crookshank

    For an attention grabber I was thinking of dressing up like a detective (trench coat, cat, dark glasses) and entering the room with a wanted poster that says something like "Wanted: For Robbing God!" and pretend I'm looking for a burglar. Then I'd read the scripture in Malachi about how we rob God by not paying our tithes and offerings.

  • Sarah D

    Kellie, would you please send me the pictures for your Sequence game board? Thank you!

  • Sarah D

    Me email is osdowns@hotmail.com

  • Melissa Verhagen

    Kellie, can you please email me the pictures/power point for the game as well? Thank you so much! Melissa
    go2yoga@hotmail.com

  • Kristen F.

    These ideas are wonderful! Kellie, I too would love the powerpoint if possible. Thank you for posting your great idea! thekfriend@gmail.com

  • AnonaD

    I would also love your powerpoint if you get this message tonight.

    THANKS!
    tadavisfam@gmail.com

  • CHristina Hills

    Love your idea Kellie!! If you get this, will you email me your pics?

    Thanks!
    christinal77@msn.com

  • Amanda Riggs

    There is also a cute story about primary in the August 2011 Friend. I am lamenating it and sharing it in primary. I am nervous. My first sharing time as first counselor! I would also love a copy of the power point! amandariggs2011@gmail.com

  • Jill

    If it is not too late: tphjill@gmail.com

  • Kym Frey

    Kellie-If you see this, could you send me your powerpoint?
    Kymfrey@gmail.com

    Thanks!

  • Jayleen

    Kelly can you send me a link to your pictures to my email? Thanks so much

    jayleen.shane@gmail.com

  • Amanda Riggs

    There is also a cute story about tithing in the august 2011 friend magazine. I cut out the pictures and I am lamenating them. I am using it for Jr. Primary.
    For Senior primary I am going to set out 10 cookies. Each one will go to pay bills. Then I will take a bite out of the last cookie and give it to someone playing the role of a bishop. I will tell the bishop that I only have enough money to pay half of my tithing. I will emphasize paying tithing first and the blessings tithing can bring.

  • Kristina Phelps

    Kellie, would you please send me pictures for your sequence game board? Thanks so much! kristinadphelps@gmail.com

  • Mindy Godell

    Kellie, is it too late to get the powerpoint for your game board? Thanks. my email is mindygodell@juno.com

    Thanks again for the great idea.

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    I'm going to play "Tithing Sequence." If you are familiar with the game Sequence, then you'll understand.

    Here's my board game:
    http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll106/nelljepp/ PICT8214-1.jpg
  • Mindy Godell

    Jill if it's not too late I'd love the powerpoint for the board game. Thanks!
    Mindy

  • Shelly Christenen

    Here is the tithing poem with the CTR logo. It can be used as a book mark. I printed it on card stock.

  • Melissa Verhagen

    Kellie,
    Can I please get the pictures for the game as well. thank you so much. go2yoga@hotmail.com
    This is my second week doing sharing time. And I am so grateful for the help.

  • Normariley

    Kellie,
    could you email me your picts
    mnriley@tctwest.net
    THanks a bunch.

  • thannan

    I went to the dollar store and got fake money. We will split up into groups and each group will be given a envelope with money. They then have to determine how much money needs to be paid for tithing based on what they "earned". For SR I am giving them all the chance to fill out a slip. Then hand in their tithing.

  • kim3
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    Here is the tithing poem with the CTR logo. It can be used as a book mark. I printed it on card stock.


    could I please get a copy of this

  • Amanda Crane
    Quote:
    Here is the tithing poem with the CTR logo. It can be used as a book mark. I printed it on card stock.


    do you have a link for the book mark?

  • rking

    Such a great idea! Thanks Kellie for sharing. I would also love to get a copy if possible. Thanks so much!
    beck15@q.com

  • XylaT

    Thank you, Brittany, for making a printout of the poem. I will be giving it out to my children.

  • Tammy Fadel

    Tammy F,
    I love your idea Kellie! Can you send me a copy of your power point. We had Ward Conference this past week and I get to do the lesson on tithing and this would be perfect. tfadel1@msn.com
    Thank you

  • Natalia Carter

    Kellie, I also have a different schedule this month and would love a copy as well if you don't mind. Thank you for sharing!!

  • Crystal Martin

    Kellie, can you please email me the pictures/power point for the game as well? Thank you so much! martinmann4@hotmail.com

  • katiegurney

    Hi Kellie, I'm on the bandwagon. I'd LOVE the powerpoint presentation too! THANKS!! katieisclear@gmail.com

  • Ruth Petersen

    Hi Kellie
    Just got notice this afternoon (Saturday, June 16) that I needed to do sharing time. Everyone has commented on your power point presentation. If it is not too late, please send. Thank you

  • jmoleary

    We are out of sync this month, I would appreciate it if someone would email me the powerpoint that everyone is talking about.

  • Natalie DuPaix

    to write my intro and I'll have a handout as well, but that is my "encouraging application" section.

    I hope it helps someone.[/quote]

    Quote:
    I'm going to play "Tithing Sequence." If you are familiar with the game Sequence, then you'll understand.

    Here's my board game:
    http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll106/nelljepp/ PICT8214-1.jpg
    Kellie,
    we switched sharing time weeks and I am doing tithing this week. Do you still have the powerpoint and would you be willing to share it. Thanks
  • Kimburley

    Kellie,

    We had to change our 4th and 2nd weeks, so I am doing tithing this week...could you email me what you had worked up? I would be so appreciative! Thanks!
    kimburleyann@gmail.com


    Quote:
    Quote:
    Kellie,

    Will you be posting your questions on the cards once you have those done? I really like your idea!


    Here's the questions from Pergler's Primary Place:
    How much tithing do we pay to the Lord?
    Who is pleased when we pay our tithing?
    Who do we give our tithing to?
    Do we need to pay our tithing to be able to go to the temple?
    What kind of attitude should we have when we pay tithing?
    What will we receive from paying tithing?
  • Kimburley

    Could anyone send me the stuff for the powerpoint game? Our weeks are off and this Sunday is on tithing. Kellie, thank you so much, it sounds just perfect for our primary!

    kimburleyann@gmail.com

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