Family Lesson | You Are My Treasure
This family lesson is part of our monthly series which will bring you family lessons that help build faith in your family. We are so excited to bring this lesson, created by Kim and Alyssa of Lulu Books, to your family and hope that it will help your family remember what's most important, each other!
What do you treasure? With Saint Patrick’s Day right around the corner, some may be thinking of the gold at the end of the rainbow…but what better treasure can we have than those we love? I have always liked the quote “The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children”. Not only those sweet little arms, but the arms of all those we love. Our family relationships are worth more than worldly possessions—they are one of the few things we take with us into eternity.
But, sometimes we forget the insurmountable worth of our family relationships, which is why we are sending you and your family on a treasure hunt. The treasure hunt is based on the scripture found in Matthew 6:19:
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
We hope you enjoy this activity! But most importantly, we hope it helps you treasure the beautiful relationships you are cultivating within your families.
- Print out the lesson packet (the download at the end of this post).
- Cut out the clues and make sure they work for your family.
- Create the “Treasure Box.” You can get creative with this: a picture of your family or pictures of each family member, pictures of extended family, picture of Christ…whatever you want.
- Hide the clues. You may want to have a treat for the clue you put in the kitchen.
- Print out the scripture print or the "You Are My Treasure" print at the end of the packet. This way you can put it somewhere in your home and remember this lesson.
Explain to the family that somewhere in your home, you have the most valuable treasure in the whole world! Tonight our family is going on a treasure hunt…you are going to find that special treasure. Here is your first clue…
- Give your children the first clue.
- While on your treasure hunt, there will be questions to talk about after each clue is found. Those questions are found in the lesson packet.
- After the treasure box is found, you will discuss the scripture, story, and quote to better help your family understand the beautiful treasure they have just found. You can also take time to go over the discussion questions in the packet.
- After the lesson, find a place in your home to put one of the prints to remind you of the lessons you learned on your hunt.
Kim Stoddard (@kimberlynstoddard) and Alyssa Parker (@alyssaparkerart) co-created Lulu Books (@lulubooks) as a way to cultivate an atmosphere of learning, love, and creativity within their homes. Their printable quiet books are a work of art (literally, every page is water-colored, then digitized for each book) and will keep your little ones active and engaged for hours at a time.