How to Amuse a Child

Anyone of the following fills their time. These ideas from the 1800’s may not be appropriate for today’s life when we prove our love by spending as much as possible for the latest gadget.

-A pail of water with food coloring added.

-Clean sand

-A block of wood, a few tacks, and a small hammer.

-Empty sewing spools.

-Blunt scissors, magazines

-Inexpensive paint sets to color said pictured.

-Paper dolls

-Leftover fabric bits for doll clothing.

-Buttons to sting as beads or sew on fabrics.

-Simple toys give as much amusement as an expensive, soon broken toy.

The only way we know we are poor is by constantly desiring more than we have.

If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

(Matthew 7:11, NIV)

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