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Safari :: Week of April 22

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus is the best!
VERSE FOCUS: “God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son.” John 3:16 (GNT)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus is Alive! | Matthew 26-28

This week during eKidz we played a game to remind us that Jesus is the best!

Say, “Just like you learned in the Bible story, Jesus loves us so much that He died for us. Thatis why Jesus is the best!”

Say, “Let’s play a fun game to remind us that Jesus is the best! We are going to march around the room and shout, ‘Jesus is the best!’ I’ll start and you can copy what I do. Let’s begin marching.” As you begin marching, start shouting, “Jesus is the best!”

You can add additional movements after you have marched; you can skip, hop, or spin. You can also use different tones of voice such as a shout, whisper, or a silly voice.


Quest :: Week of April 22

Monthly Focus: Who is the best? (Jesus is the best!)
Bible Story: Peter the Rock | Matthew 16:17-18
Main Point: Jesus made the church to do great things.
Memory Verse: “Let us love one another, for love comes from God.” 1 John 4:7a (NIV)

J-E-S-U-S! We love Jesus. He’s the best!” Jesus is the BEST. He is. Thousands of years ago, Jesus died for each and every one of us. That means He died for you, too. He came back just like He said He would, AND He wants to be your friend forever. That’s what we’re celebrating this month.

In this week’s lesson, Jesus tells Peter He will use him to build the Church and it will do great thing!

Jesus chose Peter to start the Church, and He wants the Church to work together to do great things! When the Church works together, we can help everyone know the Jesus is the best!

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eKidz At Home Activities

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

  • At BathTime use some blocks to build a high tower. Each time a block is laid say, “Jesus is the best!”
  • At PlayTime use paper doll chains to show how when one person tells another person Jesus is the best, it builds the church!
  • During DriveTime tell your child to count the people seen using this rhyme: One, two, God loves you! It’s is a fun way to remember that God loves the world.

April Memory Verse

This month our Bible verse says God loves us so much that He gave His only Son to save us! Jesus is the very best!

Children can recite the verse every week in April 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 (point up)
loved the world (circle hands over head)
so much (spread arms wide)
that he gave (place hands together and extend forward)
his only Son.” (hold arms like rocking a baby)
John 3:16, GNB (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 April 22

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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 get God’s work done.
Bible Story: Building the Tabernacle | Exodus 24-39

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. To get to the bottom of their weirdest mystery yet, the Finders will have to work together like never before and cooperate with an eager new ally. Can they pull together in time to solve a mystery that is out of this world? Or is Camp Jupiter headed toward a black hole?

While it seems The Finders have a lot to learn about cooperation, in our eGroups we dug into God’s Word to find a great example of cooperation in Exodus.

When God commanded Moses to build the tabernacle, He didn’t ask Moses to do it alone. It was way too big a job for one man to do by himself! God instructed Moses to have the people of Israel work together to prepare His tabernacle. When they worked together, the Israelites were able to create the perfect place for God’s spirit to live among them. Just like the Israelites, we can work together to get God’s work done.

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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Quest :: Week of April 15

Monthly Focus: Who is the best? (Jesus is the best!)
Bible Story: Jesus Died and Lives Again | Matthew 26:20-30, 27:45-50, 28:1-7
Main Point: God sent Jesus to be my friend forever.
Memory Verse: “Let us love one another, for love comes from God.” 1 John 4:7a (NIV)

J-E-S-U-S! We love Jesus. He’s the best!” Jesus is the BEST. He is. Thousands of years ago, Jesus died for each and every one of us. That means He died for you, too. He came back just like He said He would, AND He wants to be your friend forever. That’s what we’re celebrating this month.

In this week’s lesson, Jesus dies on a cross and is buried in a tomb. Three days later He comes back just like He promised!

We have so much to celebrate on Easter! Jesus is the best, and God sent Jesus to be the best friend we could ever have! Not only is Jesus the best friend we could ever have, He wants to be our friend forever! Jesus is the best!

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eKidz At Home Activities

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

  • At BathTime cut a heart shape out of a pink kitchen sponge and add it to the water. Tell your child that a heart reminds us of God’s great love for us.
  • At PlayTime gather some stuffed animals for a pretend meal. Talk about Jesus having a special meal with His friends before He went away.
  • Parent Cue Podcast: TBD

April Memory Verse

This month our Bible verse says God loves us so much that He gave His only Son to save us! Jesus is the very best!

Children can recite the verse every week in April 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 (point up)
loved the world (circle hands over head)
so much (spread arms wide)
that he gave (place hands together and extend forward)
his only Son.” (hold arms like rocking a baby)
John 3:16, GNB (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 April 15

MONTHLY FOCUS: Jesus is the best!
VERSE FOCUS: “God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son.” John 3:16 (GNT)
BIBLE STORY: Jesus is Alive! | Matthew 26-28

This week during eKidz we had a ‘Jesus is the best!’ Easter egg hunt.

Hide Easter eggs with a picture of Jesus in them around a room in your house. When your toddler finds an egg, stop and open the egg. Pull out the picture of Jesus and shout, “Jesus is the best!”

Continue until all Easter eggs are found.