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Safari :: Week of November 18

MONTHLY FOCUS: I can thank God for everything.
MEMORY VERSE: “I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart.” Psalm 111:1
BIBLE STORY: Ten Lepers Luke 17:11-19

Play a game with your toddler to remind them they can thank God for everything.

Thankful Soup
Make “Thankful Soup” with your family. Grab a large mixing bowl, toy food items, and a long spoon. Talk about being thankful for food as your toddler stirs the soup.

Thankful Eyes
Take turns with your toddler thanking God for things you see: sun, clouds, birds, the grocery store, a stop sign … we can thank God for everything!


Quest :: Week of November 18

Monthly Focus: Who can you thank for everything? (I can thank God for everything.)
Bible Story: Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz ● Ruth 1-2
Main Point: I am thankful for people who help me.
Memory Verse: “I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart.” Psalm 111:1 (ESV)

God made people, and called them very good. Then God protected his people with rules to keep them safe. God talked to his people when they prayed to Him. God took care of His people and gave them what they needed. Because of all the great things God has done for us, we have a lot to be thankful for.

In this week’s lesson, Ruth helped provide food for Naomi, and Boaz helps provide food for Ruth.

Recipe for Thanks | Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

Ruth and Naomi were so hungry, and they needed help! God sends people to help us just like he sent Boaz to help Ruth and Naomi. We can thank God for people who help us. 

November Memory Verse
This month our Bible verse tells us we can thank God because He has given us everything!

Children can recite the verse every week in October 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.

I will give thanks (thumbs to chest)
to the Lord (point both fingers up)
with my whole heart.” (hands over heart)
Psalm 111:1, ESV (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 November 18

Gratitude: Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you.
Series Memory Verse: “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)
Main Point: Say thank you.
Bible Story: Jesus Heals 10 Men | Luke 17:11-19

Have you ever paused to think about everything God has done for you? He created a planet that’s perfectly suited for otters and ostriches and YOU. Then, He sent His Son, Jesus, to that planet to die and be raised to life so He could have a forever relationship with you. Throughout this month, we’ll help kids refocus their attention to all that God has done for them. Because when you know what God has done for you, YOU CAN BE THANKFUL—ALWAYS.

This weekend we remembered how important it is to say thank you.

reFocus | Jesus Heals 10 Men from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

In our Bible story today Jesus changed 10 men’s lives when He healed them of an awful disease. The men were free from pain and could go home to their families! But only ONE of them stopped to say thank you. It’s so important for us to be like that man and always stop to say thank you. If you don’t say it and you don’t show it, no one will know it! Always remember to say thank you.

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 reFocus, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND 1 Peter 2:17a in their Bible, RECITE it from memory, and SAY what our series virtue, respect, means!


Safari :: Week of November 11

MONTHLY FOCUS: I can thank God for everything.
MEMORY VERSE: “I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart.” Psalm 111:1
BIBLE STORY: Ten Lepers Luke 17:11-19

This weekend we played a game to help us remember we can thank God for everything. Show your toddler how to say thank you in sign language: bring your flat hand toward your mouth and then bring your hand forward and down a bit. Encourage your toddler to do the say “thank you” using sign language.

Say, “Let’s march around and thank God for some of the things in our room.” As you march to different rooms and objects in your house, use sign language to thank God for everything He has made. Say, “Let’s march over (area of room). Thank You (sign language), God, for (object/person).”  Things you can thank God for:

  • friends
  • toys
  • snacks
  • windows

Continue as long as your toddler is interested.


Motion :: Week of November 11

Gratitude: Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you.
Series Memory Verse: “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)
Main Point: Adjust your attitude.
Bible Story: Parable of the Vineyard Workers | Matthew 20:1-15

Have you ever paused to think about everything God has done for you? He created a planet that’s perfectly suited for otters and ostriches and YOU. Then, He sent His Son, Jesus, to that planet to die and be raised to life so He could have a forever relationship with you. Throughout this month, we’ll help kids refocus their attention to all that God has done for them. Because when you know what God has done for you, YOU CAN BE THANKFUL—ALWAYS.

This weekend we learned that sometimes we need to adjust our attitudes.

reFocus | Parable of the Vineyard Workers from Elevation Church eKidz on Vimeo.

We all get stuff we don’t deserve sometimes. It could be good, like getting a gift we don’t deserve. It could also feel unfair, like when a friend turns on us. But just like in today’s story, we learn that things aren’t always fair. This can either work out in our favor or it can make us frustrated. When this happens, we can adjust our attitudes because we always have so much to be grateful for!

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 reFocus, kids can earn fun prizes each week. Kids have to FIND 1 Peter 2:17a in their Bible, RECITE it from memory, and SAY what our series virtue, respect, means!