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Safari :: Week of June 17

MONTHLY FOCUS: I can be brave.
VERSE FOCUS: “Be strong and brave, do not be afraid. I am the Lord your God.” Joshua 1:9
BIBLE STORY: The Mean Giant (David and Goliath) 1 Samuel 17:1-50

This week we sang a song to remind us that we can be brave.

Sing the song with your toddler to the tune of, “The Muffin Man.”
I can be brave like God wants me to,
God wants me to,
God wants me to.
I can be brave like God wants me to,
Each and every day.

Repeat a few times, singing in different voices. (fast, slow, underwater, princess, superhero, etc.) Say, “Great singing! We can be brave because God is always with us!”


Quest :: Week of June 17

Monthly Focus: Who can do what God wants you to do? (I can do what God wants me to do.)
Bible Story: Samuel | 1 Samuel 3:1-10, 19
Main Point: I can  listen to God.
Memory Verse: God made us to do good works.” Ephesians 2:10 (NCV)

Kids Rock! This summer we’ll learn about people in the Bible who did amazing things while they were still kids. They rocked because they did what God told them to do, and our children can obey God and do great things, too!

In this week’s lesson, the boy Samuel learns to listen when God speaks to him.

Even if we don’t hear God speaking out loud to us, there are lots of ways we can teach ourselves to listen to what He has to say! When we listen to God, we can do the things He wants us to do. 

June Memory Verse
This month our Bible verse says our God made us to do good things. Kids don’t have to wait until they’re grown up to do what God wants them to do; them can start now!

Children can recite the verse every week in June to earn a special memory verse card. When your child receives a memory verse card celebrate with them on learning their verse and put the card on their Quest poster.

God made (point both hands up)
us to do (point to yourself)
good works. (thumbs up)
Ephesians 2:10, NCV (open hands like a book)

Practice this verse together and encourage your child to recite it to their eGroup Leader this week in Quest.


Motion :: Week of June 17

Creativity: Imagining what you could do because you are made in God’s image.
Series Memory Verse: “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14 (NIV)
Main Point: God made you.
Bible Story: Creation Story: Adam & Eve | Genesis 1:26 – 2:25

From the opening pages of Scripture, we encounter God’s creativity in action. But God is not finished creating! He created people in His image to take care and develop His magnificent creation. Humans are unique in that we reflect God in how we interact with each other and the world around us. That interaction includes God’s creativity. We may not form mountains and oceans, but we create art and music, build cities, solve problems, and innovate technology—all of which starts with the creativity God has placed in us.

In Genesis 1:26–2:25, we take a closer look at how God created Adam and Eve. God wanted to fill the earth He created with His image, so He formed Adam from the dust of the ground, and formed Eve with Adam’s rib. He created people to bring Him glory as they cared for and developed the earth.

Gadgets and Gizmos | Adam and Eve (Week 2) from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

God made each one of us. This is not something to take lightly. Out of everything God could have done, He created each and every person on the planet to be like Him as they interact with each other and with the world. Because God made us, we have value beyond what we do because of who they are as God’s child.

The Bring It! Challenge
We want kids to Bring It! to church. The Bring It! Challenge encourages Motion kids to bring themselves, their Bible, and scripture they’ve learned to Motion. Not only can kids be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.

During Gadgets and Gizmos, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to do all three of the following to earn  a prize:

  • FINDING Psalm 139:14 in their Bible.
  • RECITINGPsalm 139:14 from memory.
  • SAYING the series virtue, CREATIVITY, from memory. (CREATIVITY: Imagining what you could do because you are made in God’s image.)

Safari :: Week of June 10

MONTHLY FOCUS: I can be brave.
VERSE FOCUS: “Be strong and brave, do not be afraid. I am the Lord your God.” Joshua 1:9
BIBLE STORY: The Mean Giant (David and Goliath) | 1 Samuel 17:1-50

This week during eKidz we played a game to remind us we can be brave.

Say, “Let’s play a fun game to show we can be brave. When I say a movement, I want us to do the movement together. I know you can do it because you are brave! Are you ready? (Pause.) Here we go!” After each movement, say, “Great job! That may have been hard, but you did a great job being brave.”

Movements:

  • touch toes with your eyes closed 
  • cover your eyes and jump on one foot
  • jump as high as you can with your hand on your nose
  • look at your parent or sibling and tell them why you love them
  • go get a toy and share it with your parent or sibling (have kids grab a toy and give them one minute to play and share)

After the Activity: “I knew you could do what I did, because you are brave! We can be brave by doing things that may be hard or scare us, and we can be brave by being nice to our friends. Who can be brave?” Encourage your toddler to say, “I can be brave!”


Quest :: Week of June 10

Monthly Focus: Who can do what God wants you to do? (I can do what God wants me to do.)
Bible Story: Jesus Teaches at the Temple | Luke 2:41-50
Main Point: I can tell others about God.
Memory Verse: God made us to do good works.” Ephesians 2:10 (NCV)

Kids Rock! This summer we’ll learn about people in the Bible who did amazing things while they were still kids. They rocked because they did what God told them to do, and our children can obey God and do great things, too!

In this week’s lesson, Mary and Joseph find 12-year-old Jesus sitting in the temple talking with the religious leaders.


Jesus may have only been 12 years old, but He was teaching the Temple leaders about God! He was there teaching the experts at the Temple because that’s what God wanted Him to do. Kids rock because God made them to tell others about God, too. That is something kids can do that God wants them to do!

June Memory Verse
This month our Bible verse says our God made us to do good things. Kids don’t have to wait until they’re grown up to do what God wants them to do; them can start now!

Children can recite the verse every week in June to earn a special memory verse card. When your child receives a memory verse card celebrate with them on learning their verse and put the card on their Quest poster.

God made (point both hands up)
us to do (point to yourself)
good works. (thumbs up)
Ephesians 2:10, NCV (open hands like a book)

Practice this verse together and encourage your child to recite it to their eGroup Leader this week in Quest.