God has hidden within the family treasures that children need. In fact, eight of those treasures are developed in the children’s lessons. You can see the contents here: The Treasure Hunters. The first lesson, for example has to do with following instructions. Children learn about Samuel, a boy who knew how to come when called. They play a traffic game, do a fun craft, and follow a recipe to make a snack.
Children learn that following instructions is a part of life. They develop skills that will help them to be better employees someday, better teammates, and they’ll learn how to listen to God as well.
The Treasure Hunters teaches kids to value the treasures of family life and practice skills that will help them for the rest of their lives. Kids learn the value of a good attitude, how to accept no as an answer, and why it’s important to respond well to correction.
The Treasure Hunters has eight lessons. Activities, Bible stories, games, and snack ideas, all help children catch a vision for responding well to many of the common challenges of living in a family. The curriculum is fully reproducible so that you can use it in a classroom, or with a group of children. If you are teaching it in your family, you’ll likely want to spread each lesson out over several days to bring home the truth.
The book Parenting is Heart Work complements this material. The beginning of each lesson in the Treasure Hunters contains an introduction that refers parents to the book should they want to glean more information on how to parent in a way that touches the heart. The eight lessons in the Treasure Hunters curriculum teaches kids the same concepts that parents learn in the Heart Work Training Manual and 8 Audio Sessions for example, Lesson 1 in the Training Manual teaches parents a 5-step Instruction Routine while Lesson 1 in the Treasure Hunters teaches children the benefit of following instructions.
The Treasure Hunters curriculum is great for home use or for groups and it complements the video series Parenting is Heart Work.