Materials: 2 food items, 2 cups of water, 2 pieces of clothing, 4 toys, 2 balls
Preparation: Place all of the materials on a table.
Presentation: Say, Have you ever heard someone say they wanted or needed something? Can you name something you want? Allow your child to answer. Can you name something you need? Allow your child to answer. Sometimes it is hard to remember that the things we want are sometimes different from the things we need. We need food, clothing, and shelter. Those are things we need to live. There are also things we want, like toys, but we do not need them to live.
Ask your child to divide the items into two piles: things people want and things people need.
Say: God has promised that He will provide everything we need. He will not give us everything we want, but we can always trust Him to provide what we need.