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Safari :: Week of May 20

MONTHLY FOCUS: God cares for me.
VERSE FOCUS: “He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God.” Deuteronomy 10:17 (NLT)
BIBLE STORY: Daniel and the Lions Daniel 6

This week during our Safari experience, we made a craft and played a game to remind us that God cares for us. Grab your child’s lion den and Daniel puppet and play the game at home.

Say, “Let’s pretend this paper bag is the lion’s den. Let’s put Daniel in the lion’s den.” Show your toddler how to put Daniel in the paper bag.

Say, “Who kept Daniel safe in the lion’s den?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God did!”

Say, “Yes, God sent an angel to keep Daniel safe. Take Daniel out of the lion’s den. Yay! Daniel is safe. Can you put him back in the lion’s den?” Continue as long as your toddler shows interest.

After the activity say, “Daniel trusted God to take care of him. We don’t have to worry because God cares for us!”

Say, “Who cares for you?” Encourage your toddler to say, “God cares for me!”

 


Quest :: Week of May 20

Monthly Focus: Who’s got it? (God’s got it!)
Bible Story: Gideon at Battle | Judges 7:9-22
Main Point: God teaches me the way to go.
Memory Verse: “He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God.” Deuteronomy 10:17 (NLT)

It’s time to come to the castle to hear stories of the King! This month, we’ll explore the stories of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, Hagar, Gideon, and Daniel. As we learn about the amazing things God did for each of these Bible heroes, we’ll see that God is always with us and He has everything under control. God’s got it!

In this week’s lesson, God tells Gideon what to do to win the battle. 

 

Gideon probably thought God’s instructions were crazy, but he chose to follow God’s path. He’ll show us the way to go if we listen, too!

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eKidz At Home Activities

Family activities to review the lesson lesson with your child this week:

  • At BathTime make a “path” through the bubbles with your finger. As your child plays ask, “Who taught Gideon the way to go? God did!”
  • At PlayTime march with your child and pretend a spoon is the torch, a pitcher is the clay jar, and their hand is a horn. Shout like Gideon!
  • Parent Podcast: Check out this month’s Parent Cue Live podcast


May Memory Verse

This month our Bible verse says our God is great, mighty, and awesome! We can know that He has everything under control.”

Children can recite the verse every week in May 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.

He is the great God, (point up)
the mighty (make muscle with left arm)
and awesome (make muscle with right arm)
God. (point up)
Deuteronomy 10:17, NLT (open hands like a book)

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


Safari :: Week of May 13

MONTHLY FOCUS: God cares for me.
VERSE FOCUS: “He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God.” Deuteronomy 10:17 (NLT)
BIBLE STORY: Daniel and the Lions Daniel 6

This week during eKidz we sang a song to help us remember God cares for us. Sing the following to the tune of “If You’re Happy and You Know It.”

God always cares for me, yes He does! [clap, clap]
God always cares for me, yes He does! [clap, clap]
In the morning, in the night,
You are always in His sight.
God always cares for me, yes He does!”
[clap, clap]

Repeat, replacing the “clap, clap” motion with stomp, jump, shake your head, and turn around.


Quest :: Week of May 13

Monthly Focus: Who’s got it? (God’s got it!)
Bible Story: Hagar and Ishmael | Genesis 21:14-20
Main Point: God hears me and gives me what I need.
Memory Verse: “He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God.” Deuteronomy 10:17 (NLT)

It’s time to come to the castle to hear stories of the King! This month, we’ll explore the stories of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, Hagar, Gideon, and Daniel. As we learn about the amazing things God did for each of these Bible heroes, we’ll see that God is always with us and He has everything under control. God’s got it!

In this week’s lesson, God hears Ishmael crying and provides the water he needs.

 

Just like God gave Hagar and her son what they needed, God gives us what we need, too. God’s got it! 

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eKidz At Home Activities

Family activities to review the lesson lesson with your child this week:

  • At BathTime talk about how God gives us the water we need, just like He gave Hagar and Ishmael the water they needed.
  • At PlayTime use a cup to pour water from one bowl to another and talk about Hagar and Ishmael needing water. God gave them what they needed.
  • This month let your child wake up to, “It’s going to be a great day because God’s got it!

May Memory Verse

This month our Bible verse says our God is great, mighty, and awesome! We can know that He has everything under control.”

Children can recite the verse every week in May 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.

He is the great God, (point up)
the mighty (make muscle with left arm)
and awesome (make muscle with right arm)
God. (point up)
Deuteronomy 10:17, NLT (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 May 13

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COOPERATION: Working together to do more than you can do alone.
Series Memory Verse: “Two people are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do.” Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NIrV)
Main Point: We can work together to point others to Jesus.
Bible Story: The Early Church Helps Each Other | Acts 2:42-47; John 13:35

When a mysterious and elusive astronaut begins scaring away all the kids at Camp Jupiter, the camp is forced to consider immediate shutdown. Mr. Stone, the camp director, turns to the Finders for help. 

In Episode 3 we watched as Caleb and Alex were looking to unravel the mysteries hidden throughout Camp Jupiter, but while they were trying to discover what the camp counselor’s daughter was working on, they seem to have gotten themselves into some trouble. Will The Finders be able to cooperate with Ava and the Camp Jupiter staff to find the truth about the alien invasion?

Finders VI: The Case of Camp Jupiter | Episode 4 from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

During eGroup time we dug into God’s Word to see a great example of cooperation from the Bible. Jesus told His disciples the best way they could share His love was to do whatever it took to show love to others. That still applies to us today! When we show love to others, they can see Jesus’ love through us. It’s definitely possible to do this on our own, but our impact can be so much greater when we work together!

The Finders 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 Finders VI: The Case of Camp Jupiter, kids can earn an awesome Finders trading card each week by:

  • FINDING Ecclesiastes 4:9 in their Bible.
  • RECITING Ecclesiastes 4:9 from memory.
  • SAYING the series virtue, COOPERATION, from memory. (COOPERATION: Working together to do more than you can do alone.)

Kids can receive prizes for collecting two different combinations of trading cards:

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