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Quest eGroup Week of February 17

Sweet Shop

Main Point: Jesus loves us when no one else does.
Bible Story: The Unloved Woman
Bible Passage: John 8:2-11
Memory Verse: “Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12, NIV

KID CONNECT

COLORING PAGE

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: crayons, coloring pages
What you do: Place the crayons in the center of the circle and give each child a coloring page.

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Instruct children to color their coloring page. As children color, get to know them by asking what they have done today or what they are going to do.

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Make sure children’s names are on their page and set the pages aside until children are picked up at the end of the worship experience.

OATS FOR OLLIE

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: giant game board, oats pieces (40), spinner, Ollie piece, candy obstacle pieces (3)
What you do: Place the game board in the center of the group and put Ollie on the “Start” space. Scatter the oats pieces around the game board (not on the path). Place candy obstacle pieces on any three spaces along the path.

What you say:

“Ollie is heading back to the Clubhouse, and he’s pretty hungry! We need to work together to gather all the oats before Ollie gets to the Clubhouse so he’ll have plenty to eat.”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Explain children will all be working together. This game is cooperative, not competitive, so everyone wins or loses together.
Children will take turns spinning the spinner and then moving Ollie along the path to the next space that matches the picture on the spinner. As they move, the whole group should count aloud the number of spaces moved. Collect that many oats pieces from anywhere on the game board and stack them on the Clubhouse. If the spinner lands on the eGroup Leader, the eGroup Leader will take one oats piece from the Clubhouse.
If Ollie lands on a space showing the Quest animal with oats, the group can put one extra oats piece on the Clubhouse. If Ollie lands on a space with a candy obstacle piece, before moving on everyone must stand up and pretend to jump over a big piece of icky sticky candy.
When Ollie reaches the Clubhouse, the game is over. If all the oats pieces are in the Clubhouse by the time he gets there, everyone wins!

CANDY WALK

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: candy piece cards (20), foam die (1)What you do: Create a large circle on the floor with the candy piece cards. Ask each child to stand behind a candy piece card (around the outside of the circle).What you say: “This circle is going to be our eGroup’s Sweet Shop! As you walk around our Sweet Shop, make sure you are always standing right behind one of our candy pieces. The last child left standing in the Sweet Shop wins!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Explain children will walk around the circle as you clap a steady beat, stepping from one card to the next as you clap. (Remind children to stand behind the cards, not on them.) When you stop clapping, all children should freeze behind one of the candy piece cards. Roll the foam die and then read one of the statements below. Use the following key to determine which candy piece word to say when reading an instruction below:

1 = sprinkles 3 = green candy 5 = Sweet Shop sign2 = peppermint 4 = yellow candy 6 = everyone

Continue rolling the die and reading the statements below until only one child is left. If multiple children remain at the end, declare them each a winner!

What you say:
“If you are standing behind the [candy card], march in place while you pretend to march around the candy shop and turn on our candy-making machines!”

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], you are OUT! Have a seat in the middle of the Sweet Shop.” (If a 6 is rolled, roll again.)“If you are standing behind the [candy card], walk to three other friends and tell them, ‘The Sweet Shop is open!’ Then return to your candy piece card.”

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], you are OUT! Have a seat in the middle of the Sweet Shop.” (If a 6 is rolled, roll again.)

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], pretend to hold a giant spoon and stir some hot, sticky candy!”

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], you are OUT! Have a seat in the middle of the Sweet Shop.” (If a 6 is rolled, roll again.)

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], slowly stretch your arms out as wide as you can while you pretend to stretch out some sticky, stretch taffy candy!”

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], you are OUT! Have a seat in the middle of the Sweet Shop.” (If a 6 is rolled, roll again.)

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], shake a giant sprinkle shaker over the top of all the candy!”

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], you are OUT! Have a seat in the middle of the Sweet Shop.” (If a 6 is rolled, roll again.)

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], pretend to eat samples of some of your favorite kinds of candy!”

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], you are OUT! Have a seat in the middle of the Sweet Shop.” (If a 6 is rolled, roll again.)

 GET TO KNOW YOU

SWEET CHOICES

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: foam die (1), question sheet (1), Quest animal stickers
What you do: Seat children in a circle.
What you say: “This month we’re learning about how much Jesus loves each of us. He loves us more than anyone else ever will, and He loves us no matter what! Before we hear a Bible story about a time when Jesus showed how big His love is, let’s get to know each other a little bit better!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Give each child a turn to roll the die. Ask the child to answer one of the questions for the rolled number from the question sheet.
After all children are introduced, pass out a Quest animal sticker to each child. Have each child place it next to their name tag.
What you say: “We are the (insert animal name) today! There are two very special rules to remember so we can have the most fun. The rules to follow are:
Be Safe – How can we be safe? (keeping our hands to ourselves, sitting when others are sitting, walking instead of running, following the rules)
Be Kind – How can we be kind? (listening when others are talking, sharing, obeying leaders, sitting on our bottoms so others can see)
If you can obey our special rules and are ready to have fun then put one hand in the center and repeat after me:
I am (allow response)
a (insert group name) (allow response)
I will (allow response)
be kind and safe! (allow response)
On the count of three everyone, say ‘Go (insert animal name)!’
1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . .
Go (insert animal name)!”

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “Now that we all know each other and we know the rules, we’re ready to hear a Bible story about a time when Jesus showed someone His amazing love for them!”

BIBLE CONNECT

THE UNLOVED WOMAN

JOHN 8:2-11

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: Bible story cards, Bible story stickers
What you say: “We can find true stories in God’s book, the Bible!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Show and read the Bible story using the Bible story cards. Ask the Bible story review questions. Each time a child answers a question correctly, give the child a sticker. If children can’t remember the answer, take time as an eGroup to look back through the Bible story and find the answer together.
What you say: “Let’s see how much you remember from our Bible story!”
“Had the woman in the story made good choices or bad choices?”(bad choices)
“Did the woman have any friends?”(no)
“Did her bad choices make people mad at her or happy with her?”(mad at her)
“Who did the angry people take her to see?”(Jesus)
“Did the angry people want Jesus to forgive her or punish her?”(punish her)
“When Jesus told them to step forward if they were perfect and had only ever made good choices, did anyone step forward?”(no)
“Who told the woman He would be her friend?”(Jesus)
“What did Jesus say He would help her do?”(make better choices)

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “The woman in this story had made some bad choices. Everyone else was mad at her because of her bad choices. But even when no one else chose to show love to the woman, Jesus loved her because He loves everyone! Who does Jesus love?” (Jesus loves everyone.)

VERSE VOICES

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: memory verse cards
What you say: “Our Bible verse tells us we should show love to others because Jesus has already given His great love to us!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Say the memory verse and do the motions in front of the children. After showing them once, encourage children to practice the memory verse with you using different voices.
What you say: “I am going to say our memory verse. Everyone watch me! (Demonstrate the memory verse as shown in the sidebar.) Now let’s do it all together! Are you ready? (Say the memory verse with the motions several times.) Now let’s try the verse in some silly voices!”
“Say the verse in a high, sweet voice, like a super sweet lollipop!”
“Say the verse in a soft voice, like soft, fluffy cotton candy!”
“Say the verse super slooooowly, like you’re stretching out a piece of taffy!”

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “Great job! Jesus has given us His love so we can share it with others!”
What you do: Explain to the group children can recite the verse each week to earn a memory verse card for their collectible poster! Allow children an opportunity to recite the verse by themselves. Give any child who recites the verse by themselves a memory verse card. Mark the “MV” box by that child’s name on your check-in sheet.

YOU CONNECT

VERSE CORRECTION

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: candy plates (1), memory verse cards
What you do: Seat children in a circle. Place the candy plate in the center of the circle.
What you say: “Our Bible verse tells us we should show love to others because Jesus has already given His great love to us!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Explain children will listen to you say the verse. Most of the time, you’ll say it with a mistake in it. When children hear the mistake, they should put a finger over their mouth. When you say the verse correctly, children will race to put their finger on the candy plate. The last child to put their finger on the plate will choose two friends to stand and say the verse with them. Repeat until all children have had an opportunity to practice the verse.
Suggestions for ways to say the verse with mistakes (mistakes are underlined):
“Love each other as I have loved yummy candy.”
“Love each otter as I have loved you.”
“Love your mother as I have loved you.”
“Love each other as eyeball has loved you.”

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “Great job! Jesus has given us His love so we can share it with others!”
What you do: Explain to the group children can recite the verse each week to earn a memory verse card for their collectible poster! Allow children an opportunity to recite the verse by themselves. Give any child who recites the verse by themselves a memory verse card. Mark the “MV” box by that child’s name on your check-in sheet.

I SPY

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: I Spy mats (12)
What you do: Give each child an I Spy mat.
What you say: “We know Jesus will always love us, no matter what, even when it might feel like no one else does. Let’s think about some of the times when Jesus chooses to love us even though we don’t think He would!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Use the instructions below to tell children which item to find on their I Spy mat and encourage children to put their finger on the item when they’ve found it. Once all children have found the item, read the prompt corresponding to the item.

What you say:
BROKEN VASE: When you break something that is special to someone you love, you might feel like no one could love you anymore, but no broken toy or decoration could ever make Jesus stop loving you!
SOCCER BALL: When no one chooses you to play on their team, you might feel like no one loves you, but no matter how great you are at a game or how hard it is for you, Jesus will never stop loving you!
CHAIR: When you get in trouble and have to sit in time-out, you might feel like no one loves you anymore, but no bad choice could ever make Jesus stop loving you!
ANGRY FACE: After you’ve been angry and you screamed or pitched a fit, you might feel like no one could love you anymore after you’ve acted like that, but no bad attitude could ever make Jesus stop loving you!
SAD FACE: When you feel sad or lonely, you might feel like no one loves you or cares about you anymore, but nothing in the whole world could ever make Jesus stop loving you!
SHOE: When you keep trying but you just can’t do something tricky, like tying your shoes or learning to ride a bike, you might feel like no one could love you. Even when you feel like you never do anything right, Jesus will never stop loving you!
WATCH: When everyone around you is super busy, you might feel like no one loves you anymore, but Jesus will always have time for you and He will never stop loving you!
SWINGS: When your friend doesn’t want to play with you, you might feel like they don’t love you anymore, but even when it feels like no one else does, Jesus will never stop loving you!

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “When you do something wrong or feel sad or frustrated, you might feel like no one loves you. But no matter what you do, where you go, or how you feel, Jesus still loves you no matter what! Who does Jesus love?” (Jesus loves everyone.)

eKIDZ JOURNAL AND MAIN POINT CARD

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: eKidz eGroup prayer journal, pen, sample Wonder! Clubhouse poster, main point cards (1 per child), glue, Sharpie marker
What you say: “God can do great things through us when we learn and live out what the Bible says! Today we learned Jesus loves us even when no one else does!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Take out your eGroup prayer journal and pen. Write down each child’s name and what they say in the journal. Pray with the group.
What you say: “Jesus is the BEST friend we could ever ask for, because Jesus loves everyone! Since Jesus is such a good friend to us, it helps us be a good friend to others. Today we’re going to make a list of people we need to be a good friend to, and when we pray, we can ask God to help us be a good friend to them. When I say your name, tell me one person you need to be a good friend to.” (Write each child’s name and what they say in the journal.)
Let’s pray together now! Dear God, it feels good to have friends. We want everyone to know that Jesus loves them and that He wants to be their friend forever. We want to love people like Jesus and be their friend, too. Help [child’s name] be a good friend to [name listed]. (Repeat for each child.) We love You! In Jesus’ name, amen.”
What you do: Give each child a main point card. Encourage children to color their main point cards as you talk. Show the prizes on the back of the sample Wonder! Clubhouse poster.
What you say: “Each weekend you visit Wonder! Clubhouse you’ll get main point cards to add to your Wonder! Clubhouse poster. Collect six cards and bring your poster back to Quest to receive a special prize! We have some really special Quest animal prizes that we can’t wait to share with you once you bring back your filled poster!
Today’s main point card says, ‘Jesus loves us even when no one else does.’ I want you to color your main point card now. Add this card to your Wonder! Clubhouse poster at home.”
VIPs AND CHILDREN WHO NEED A NEW WONDER! CLUBHOUSE POSTER: Give the child a poster and glue the main point card on it. Write the child’s name on the front of the poster with the Sharpie marker.

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “Make sure to keep your poster in a place you can see it every day to help you remember what we learn in Quest and to spend time with Jesus. Today we learned Jesus loves us even when no one else does!”
What you do: Take your journal home with you so you can pray for your eGroup children by name throughout the week.

FRIEND TO FRIEND

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: no supplies
What you do: Spread children out around the eGroup space.
What you say: “We’re going to play a game to practice our main point! I will call out a body part pair like ‘elbow to elbow’ and when I do, I want you to find a friend and put those two things together. So you would find a friend and touch your elbows together. The last two friends to put those two things together will have to say the main point together, or they will be out for the next round!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Call out one of the body part pairs below. Encourage children to find a friend and put those two things together. The last two friends to do so should say the main point together. If they cannot, sit them out for one round.

eGL Tips:
Remind children not to run or push while playing the game!
If the eGroup has an odd number of children, let children know you are available to be someone’s friend.

What you say:
“Elbow to elbow!”
“Toes to toes!”
“Knee to knee!”
“Hand to hand!”
“Foot to foot!”
“Back to back!”
“Heel to heel!”
“Elbow to toes!”
“Toes to knee!”
“Hand to elbow!”
“Foot to heel!”
“Elbow to back!”
“Thumb to head!”
“Shoulder to back!”
“Elbow to knee!”

CANDY WALK

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: candy piece cards (20), foam die (1)What you do: Create a large circle on the floor with the candy piece cards. Ask each child to stand behind a candy piece card (around the outside of the circle).What you say: “This circle is going to be our eGroup’s Sweet Shop! As you walk around our Sweet Shop, make sure you are always standing right behind one of our candy pieces. The last child left standing in the Sweet Shop wins!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Explain children will walk around the circle as you clap a steady beat, stepping from one card to the next as you clap. (Remind children to stand behind the cards, not on them.) When you stop clapping, all children should freeze behind one of the candy piece cards. Roll the foam die and then read one of the statements below. Use the following key to determine which candy piece word to say when reading an instruction below:

1 = sprinkles 3 = green candy 5 = Sweet Shop sign2 = peppermint 4 = yellow candy 6 = everyone

Continue rolling the die and reading the statements below until only one child is left. If multiple children remain at the end, declare them each a winner!

What you say:
“If you are standing behind the [candy card], march in place while you pretend to march around the candy shop and turn on our candy-making machines!”

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], you are OUT! Have a seat in the middle of the Sweet Shop.” (If a 6 is rolled, roll again.)“If you are standing behind the [candy card], walk to three other friends and tell them, ‘The Sweet Shop is open!’ Then return to your candy piece card.”

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], you are OUT! Have a seat in the middle of the Sweet Shop.” (If a 6 is rolled, roll again.)

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], pretend to hold a giant spoon and stir some hot, sticky candy!”

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], you are OUT! Have a seat in the middle of the Sweet Shop.” (If a 6 is rolled, roll again.)

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], slowly stretch your arms out as wide as you can while you pretend to stretch out some sticky, stretch taffy candy!”

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], you are OUT! Have a seat in the middle of the Sweet Shop.” (If a 6 is rolled, roll again.)

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], shake a giant sprinkle shaker over the top of all the candy!”

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], you are OUT! Have a seat in the middle of the Sweet Shop.” (If a 6 is rolled, roll again.)

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], pretend to eat samples of some of your favorite kinds of candy!”

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], you are OUT! Have a seat in the middle of the Sweet Shop.” (If a 6 is rolled, roll again.)


Quest Large Group Week of February 17

Sweet Shop

Main Point: Jesus loves us when no one else does.
Bible Story: The Unloved Woman
Bible Passage: John 8:2-11
Memory Verse: “Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12, NIV

VIDEO: “Quest Rules Video”

SLIDE: “WCLU Campus Screen Graphic”

STORYTELLER: “Hello friends! Welcome to Quest, and welcome to Wonder! Clubhouse where we’re going to the Sweet Shop to learn the sweetest news of all – that Jesus loves you! This month we’re exploring the different ways that Jesus showed his love to everybody around him, and why we should too! On the count of three, I want you to shout out the name of someone you love. It could be one of your parents, a grand parent, a friend, or a teacher at school! On the count of three, shout it out! One…Two…Three!

STORYTELLER: “Wow! It sounds like you all love so many people! Well guess what? Jesus loves those people, too! This month, whenever I say ‘Who does Jesus love?’ You’ll say ‘Jesus loves everyone!’ Let’s try that now! ‘Who does Jesus love?’”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “Jesus loves everyone!”

STORYTELLER: “Great job! Jesus loves everyone and that’s something we want to celebrate! We’re going to sing, dance, and thank God for His love. Let’s stand to our feet as we sing!”

SONG: “Friends Forever”

Lead children in singing, “Friends Forever,” with the hand motions.

SONG: “No Matter What”

Lead children in singing, “No Matter What,” with the hand motions.

STORYTELLER: “Thanks for worshipping with me, friends. Before you have a seat, tell me, ‘Who does Jesus love?’”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “Jesus loves everyone!”

STORYTELLER: “That’s right! The Bible shows us over and over that Jesus loves everyone, no matter what they looked like, where they came from, or what they did. In fact, our memory verse tells us that same thing! I’ll say it first, and then we’ll say it together, but when we say it, we’re going to SHOUT it out! Watch me say it first:

“’Love each other (hug self) as I (point up with both fingers) have loved you.’ (point out) John 15:12” (open hands like a book)

STORYTELLER: “Now, let’s SHOUT it out together!”

STORYTELLER AND CHILDREN TOGETHER: “’Love each other (hug self) as I (point up with both fingers) have loved you.’ (point out) John 15:12” (open hands like a book)

Repeat the memory verse with the kids two more times.

STORYTELLER: “Great job, friends! Let’s say it one more time, ‘Who does Jesus love?’”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “Jesus loves everyone!”

STORYTELLER: “Yes! That’s the truth, friends! Now let’s check in with Ollie at Wonder! Clubhouse to learn more.”

VIDEO: “SSHO_LG_WK3”

SLIDE: “WCLU Campus Screen Graphic”

STORYTELLER: “That was great! I’m so glad we learned that Jesus will always love us, even when other people may try to be mean to us!”

STORYTELLER: “Remind me again, ‘Who does Jesus love?’”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “Jesus loves everyone!”

STORYTELLER: “Yes! That’s the truth, friends. We learned that Jesus loves everybody, even when other people aren’t being nice! Let’s pray and thank God for our Bible story today. Everyone bow your heads and close your eyes.”

STORYTELLER: “Dear God, thank You for your son Jesus and how He loves us, no matter what. Help us show that same love to everyone we meet! We love You. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

STORYTELLER: “Great listening today, friends! Now it’s time for you to head back to your eGroups! I’ll see you next time. Bye!”

SLIDES: “Quest Animal Dismissal Slides”

STORYTELLER: “Where is the _________ (color of Quest Animal eGroup, ie: Purple Parrot) eGroup? You can go ahead and line up with your eGroup Leader at the door and go back to eGroup.”

STORYTELLER: “Where is the _________ (color of Quest Animal eGroup, ie: Teal Tiger) eGroup? You can go ahead and line up with your eGroup Leader at the door and go back to eGroup.”

STORYTELLER: “Where is the _________ (color of Quest Animal eGroup, ie: White Warthog) eGroup? You can go ahead and line up with your eGroup Leader at the door and go back to eGroup.”

Continue until all eGroups are dismissed.

 


Motion eGroup Week of February 17

Rewind

Virtue: Kindness: Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them.
Main Point: Be kind to people who are overlooked.
Bible Story: The Least of These.
Bible Passage: Matthew 25:35-40
Memory Verse: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31, NIV

KID CONNECT

PICTURE THIS!

WHAT YOU NEED:
Picture This! cards, white boards (2), dry erase markers (2)

WHAT YOU DO:
Start by introducing yourself and welcoming kids to your eGroup. Ask them about their week and interests. Use the following questions to generate discussion:
What’s something cool that happened this week?
What was the best part of your week?
Have you ________ (seen/eaten/listened to/read) any good _________ (movies/TV shows/food/music/books) lately?
What are you looking forward to next week?

Once you have five to six kids begin “Picture This!”
Divide kids into two groups.
“Picture This!” is played in rounds. For each round choose a kid from each team to be a drawer.
Show the drawer from each team the same “Picture This!” card.
The drawers will race to get their teams to guess the word on the card by drawing on the whiteboard. Drawers cannot talk.
You can give the kids one hint. All words on the “Picture This!” cards relate to people we can be kind to.
This first team to guess the word gets a point for that round.
Choose two different drawers and play another round with a different “Picture This!” card.
Continue with different team drawers and rounds until all cards have been used or time is up.
The team with the most points wins!

BIBLE CONNECT

FIND WHAT’S KIND

WHAT YOU NEED:
Bibles, Bible story sheet, Find What’s Kind activity page (1 per kid), pens

WHAT YOU SAY:
“Welcome to eGroup! My name is _______ and I’m your eGroup leader! As an eGroup we will hang out together during Motion, hear stories from the Bible, learn what it means to live for Jesus, and play games!
We’re in a series called Rewind, where we’re learning about kindness. Let’s dig into God’s Word together now and read about who Jesus says needs our kindness.”

WHAT YOU DO:
Have kids sit in a circle with their Bibles and instruct kids to turn to Matthew 25. NOTE: This may take time, but it helps kids learn skills for reading the Bible on their own. If needed, encourage kids to use the table of contents in their Bible, and then decide if the book is in the Old or New Testament.
Read Matthew 25:35-40 aloud.
Give each kid a “Find What’s Kind” activity page and have them write their name on their paper.
Explain that together you will rewind to find what was kind in today’s Bible story.
Answer the questions together and have kids write responses on the activity page.
Who needs our kindness? People who are overlooked/go unnoticed.
When can we show them kindness? All of the time. We can always look for people who need our love and help, then we can show them the kindness of Jesus.
How can we show them kindness? If someone is hungry, we can help them get food. If someone is lonely, we can spend time with them.
Options for Younger Kids: Let younger kids can draw instead of write if they prefer.
Options for Older Kids: Have them answer the questions on the activity page with a partner and then discuss as a group.

WHAT YOU SAY:
“When we do kind things for others, it’s like we’re doing them for God. We can be kind to the people we know and love, but God also wants us to keep an eye out for people who are overlooked and do kind things for them, too.”

YOU CONNECT

OVERLOOKED SUBJECTS

WHAT YOU NEED:
“Overlooked Subjects” and “Acts of Kindness” activity page (3), dice (3), timer

WHAT YOU DO:
Split your kids into three team.
Give each team an “Overlooked Subjects” and “Acts of Kindness” activity page and a die.
Explain to the group that as a team, they will share ways to show kindness to people who are overlooked.
Each team will roll the die twice.
The first roll will determine the overlooked subject.
The second roll will determine the act of kindness.
Once they have rolled twice, each team will determine how they can be kind to their selected person with the selected item. For example: I can be kind to the homeless person by giving him a bottle of water.
Give teams two minutes to decide how they will act out the scenario they rolled with the die.
Teams will have one minute to get the other teams to guess correctly who is overlooked and how the team is being kind.
Each team will receive a point if the other teams can guess correctly before time is up.
Have teams repeat rolling the dice and acting out scenarios two more times. (Each team will act a total of three times.)
The team with the most points wins!
Note: Be careful not to encourage kids to invite a stranger into their home. If they happen to roll the combination of house and homeless man/new kid at school, give suggestions such as, “Get to know the new kid and then ask a parent if you can invite him over,” or, “Ask a parent to help homeless person find a shelter to go to.”

WHAT YOU SAY:
“The options are endless for how we can show kindness to others. We often forget about the people all around us who may need a kind word or action. Maybe it’s the new girl in school who doesn’t have any friends yet. Or perhaps it’s the person you know who doesn’t have as much as you. Whoever it may be, we can all be kind to people who are overlooked.”

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:
What does it feel like to be left out?
When have you felt welcomed by someone? What unexpected kindness did they show you?
Why do you think God wants us to show kindness to those who are overlooked?
When is it hard to show kindness to people who are overlooked?
What gets in the way or makes it hard for you to include others?
What can you do to be more aware of the needs of others?

JOURNAL AND PRAYER

WHAT YOU NEED:
eKidz Prayer Journal (or eKidz Prayer Journal page), pen

WHAT YOU SAY:
“Today we learned to be kind to people who are overlooked. When you choose kindness, you can see God do great things through you!
I want you to share a way you will show kindness this week. I’m going to write your name and what you share in our eKidz Prayer Journal. This week I will pray for you as you grow your faith in God.”

WHAT YOU DO:
Write down what kids share in your eKidz Prayer Journal. Take your eKidz Prayer Journal home with you and pray for your kids throughout the week.

SUGGESTED PRAYER:
“God, I thank You that You do not overlook anyone! Thank You for truly loving the least of these, and thank You for giving Your love and kindness to us. I pray that You cause our group to see Your people like You do. Help us to see the overlooked and boldly reach out to them with kindness. Show us this week how we can be kind to people who are overlooked. We love You. In Jesus name, amen.”

BIBLE CONNECT

WHAT YOU NEED:
Bibles, Bible tool kits, verse cards (3 sets), dice (3), Remix Relay dice key (3)

WHAT YOU SAY:
“Our Bible verse, Luke 6:31, tells us that if we want to see kindness shown to us, we can show that same kindness to others. Kindness means showing others they are valuable by how we treat them. Everyone is valuable to God and because of God’s great love for us, we can be kind to everyone.”

WHAT YOU DO:
Read the verse out loud: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31
Help kids look up the memory verse in their Bibles. Encourage them to use tools from the Bible tool kit to mark the verse in their Bible. Tell kids who didn’t bring a Bible they will receive a memory verse card during the Bring It! Challenge so they can practice it at home.
Ask kids if there are any words or phrases they don’t understand and explain them as needed.
Choose a memory verse activity: “Remix Relay” or “Verse Practice.”

REMIX RELAY
Split your group into two for this memory verse relay race. If you have a larger group of kids, split your group into three teams.
Designate a starting line for each team and have team members line up behind that spot.
Give each team a die and Remix Relay dice key.
About ten feet across from each team place a set of memory verse cards.
The second kid in line is in charge of rolling the die. When they roll the die, the first kid in line will follow the directions on the Remix Relay dice key, working their way toward the memory verse cards.
The first roll determines how many steps the first person in line takes.
The second roll determines the kind of steps the first person in line takes. 1=giant step, 2=leap, 3=twirl, 4=hop, 5=baby step, 6= step back
Once the first player in line reaches the memory verse cards they must put the verse in order. Their team can help them by saying the verse but must stay in line.
Once the verse is in correct order they will mix up the words and run back to their team, sitting at the back of the line. The next person in line will start working their way towards the memory verse.
The first team to have all team members put the memory verse together is the winner!

VERSE PRACTICE
Use the following methods to help kids practice the memory verse:
REPEAT AFTER ME: Have kids repeat phrases of the verse after you.
PAIR UP: Have kids pair up to practice the verse together.
MOTIONS: Come up with motions to represent phrases in the verse. Practice it together.


Motion Large Group Week of February 17

Rewind

Virtue: Kindness: Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them.
Main Point: Be kind to people who are overlooked.
Bible Story: The Least of These.
Bible Passage: Matthew 25:35-40
Memory Verse: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31, NIV

WELCOME

“Hello and welcome to Motion and welcome to our series called Rewind. Throughout this series we’ll be learning all about kindness and that kindness always deserves a replay. But what is kindness? Check out the screen and let’s find out.
Kindness: Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them.

That’s right, Motion! Showing kindness is something that we want to do over and over again, especially to people who may often get overlooked. Let’s jump in to today’s video and find out more. Check out the screen!”

Bible Story Video Intro

Bible Story Video

Bible Story Video Outro

Connect Questions

“Mary Anna showed kindness to someone who she didn’t know – someone who it might have been easy to ignore. But Mary Anna knew that to be like Jesus, we need to show kindness to everybody – even those we may overlook.

Now, let’s answer a few questions about today’s Bible story and the video we watched. Circle around your eGroup leaders now!

(give kids a few moments to gather around their eGroup leaders)

First question: In what ways did Mary Anna show kindness? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Second question: If you were in a new place and someone showed you kindness, how would that make you feel? Has that ever happened to you before? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Final question: Choose someone at school who may often get overlooked. How will you show kindness to that person this week? Be specific!”

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Worship Intro

“Motion, I heard some incredible answers coming from your eGroups today! Great job! Now, it’s time for us to celebrate the kindness that God shows to us every day. I want everyone to stand to your feet and let’s get ready to dance and thank God for His kindness as we sing, ‘One In A Million.’”

Worship Song – One In A Million

Worship Song – J.E.S.U.S.

Dismissal To eGroups

“Great job, Motion! Everybody stay standing because it’s time for us to head back to our eGroups. When I call your eGroup leaders’ name, you can follow them back.”

(dismiss kids back to eGroups)

eGroups

VIP WELCOME

“Welcome back from your eGroups! Before we continue, I wanted to take a moment and welcome some very special guests who came to visit us for the first time. Motion, help me welcome our VIPs!

(initiate applause)

If it’s your first time here, we consider you a VIP – a very important person! VIPs, turn your attention to the screen because I’ve got some special instructions just for you.

(refer to the screen)

This is a VIP lanyard. If you’re a VIP, you’re wearing this around your neck right now.

[VIP Slide – Lanyard]

When you leave Motion, you need to take that lanyard to the __________ tent called the Welcome Area.

[VIP Slide – Welcome Area]

Once you get to the Welcome Area, show them your lanyard and they will give you a gift!

[VIP Slide – Gift]

Let’s review.

[VIP Slide – All Combined]

VIP Lanyard + Welcome Area = Gift.

If you have any questions about where to go or what to do, just ask someone in a blue eKidz shirt and we’ll be more than happy to help you out!”

BRING IT! CHALLENGE SETUP

“Now Motion, it’s time for the Bring It! Challenge!

During this month’s Bring It! Challenge, you’ll need to do the following three things to receive a prize. Check out the screen.

(watch the Bring It! Challenge video)

That’s right, Motion! To receive your Bring It! prize, you’ll need to:

FIND Luke 6:31 in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader.

RECITE the verse for this series, Luke 6:31, from memory.

SAY our virtue for this series from memory. In fact, that’s on the screen now, too!

(say the virtue again with the kids)

Kindness: Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them.

Ok, so let’s recap. To earn your prize, you’ll need to FIND this month’s verse, RECITE the verse to your eGroup leader, and SAY the virtue for this month. Take a look at the screen and you can see the prizes now!

(refer to the prize slide)

Circle around your eGroup leaders and let’s complete the Bring It! Challenge!”

Bring It! Challenge

jTV Promo Intro

Great job during the Bring It! Challenge, Motion! The Bring It! Challenge is always exciting, just like it’s exciting when we launch a brand new eKidz series like we’re doing in just two weeks! We’re so excited to share with you the first sneak peek at our brand new series, JTV and introduce you to the star of the series, Jay. Motion, check out the screen!”

jTV Promo

GAME SETUP – REDIRECT

“JTV looks awesome! I can’t wait to be here in two weeks, meet Jay, and find out what JTV is! I know it’s going to be so much fun!

Speaking of fun, today’s game is called ‘Redirect’ and it’s a game that is going to test your teams’ ability to work together and knock this bean bag into the bucket a few feet away. Here’s how this game works…

Each Game Group will send one member to stay in front of their Group behind a bucket. Then, the Game will form a line and toss bean bags towards the person behind the bucket. The kid behind the bucket will then, using two hands, try to slap the bean bag down and get it inside of the bucket. For every bean bag that
makes it inside the bucket, your team will earn a point. Each person in line will step up, toss their bean bag, then move to the back of the line while the kid up front works to redirect the bean bags inside of the bucket. Pretty simple!

Form your Game Groups and after you do that, we’ll set up the buckets and pass out the bean bags. Form your Game Groups now!

(wait for kids to form Game Groups)

Now that you’ve got your game groups, send one kid up to be the one who redirects the bean bags into the bucket and then we’ll begin laying ‘Redirect!’”

GAME – REDIRECT

252 Movie Intro

“Great job today, Motion! I know you had so much fun, and we did too! Your parents will be here in just a few moments, but before they pick you up, check out the screen!”

252 Movie

Dismissal


Quest eGroup Week of February 10

Sweet Shop

Main Point: Jesus loves us even when we do something wrong.
Bible Story: Zacchaeus
Bible Passage: John 4:1-30
Memory Verse: “Love each other as I have loved you.” John 15:12, NIV

 

KID CONNECT

COLORING PAGE

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: crayons, coloring pages
What you do: Place the crayons in the center of the circle and give each child a coloring page.

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Instruct children to color their coloring page. As children color, get to know them by asking what they have done today or what they are going to do.

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Make sure children’s names are on their page and set the pages aside until children are picked up at the end of the worship experience.

OATS FOR OLLIE

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need:
giant game board, oats pieces (40), spinner, Ollie piece, candy obstacle pieces (3)

What you do:
Place the game board in the center of the group and put Ollie on the “Start” space. Scatter the oats pieces around the game board (not on the path). Place candy obstacle pieces on any three spaces along the path.

What you say: “Ollie is heading back to the Clubhouse, and he’s pretty hungry! We need to work together to gather all the oats before Ollie gets to the Clubhouse so he’ll have plenty to eat.”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do:
Explain children will all be working together. This game is cooperative, not competitive, so everyone wins or loses together.

Children will take turns spinning the spinner and then moving Ollie along the path to the next space that matches the picture on the spinner. As they move, the whole group should count aloud the number of spaces moved. Collect that many oats pieces from anywhere on the game board and stack them on the Clubhouse. If the spinner lands on the eGroup Leader, the eGroup Leader will take one oats piece from the Clubhouse.

If Ollie lands on a space showing the Quest animal with oats, the group can put one extra oats piece on the Clubhouse. If Ollie lands on a space with a candy obstacle piece, before moving on everyone must stand up and pretend to jump over a big piece of icky sticky candy.

When Ollie reaches the Clubhouse, the game is over. If all the oats pieces are in the Clubhouse by the time he gets there, everyone wins!

CANDY WALK

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: candy piece cards (20), foam die (1)What you do: Create a large circle on the floor with the candy piece cards. Ask each child to stand behind a candy piece card (around the outside of the circle).What you say: “This circle is going to be our eGroup’s Sweet Shop! As you walk around our Sweet Shop, make sure you are always standing right behind one of our candy pieces. The last child left standing in the Sweet Shop wins!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Explain children will walk around the circle as you clap a steady beat, stepping from one card to the next as you clap. (Remind children to stand behind the cards, not on them.) When you stop clapping, all children should freeze behind one of the candy piece cards. Roll the foam die and then read one of the statements below. Use the following key to determine which candy piece word to say when reading an instruction below:

1 = sprinkles 3 = green candy 5 = Sweet Shop sign2 = peppermint 4 = yellow candy 6 = everyone

Continue rolling the die and reading the statements below until only one child is left. If multiple children remain at the end, declare them each a winner!

What you say:
“If you are standing behind the [candy card], march in place while you pretend to march around the candy shop and turn on our candy-making machines!”

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], you are OUT! Have a seat in the middle of the Sweet Shop.” (If a 6 is rolled, roll again.)“If you are standing behind the [candy card], walk to three other friends and tell them, ‘The Sweet Shop is open!’ Then return to your candy piece card.”

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], you are OUT! Have a seat in the middle of the Sweet Shop.” (If a 6 is rolled, roll again.)

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], pretend to hold a giant spoon and stir some hot, sticky candy!”

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], you are OUT! Have a seat in the middle of the Sweet Shop.” (If a 6 is rolled, roll again.)

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], slowly stretch your arms out as wide as you can while you pretend to stretch out some sticky, stretch taffy candy!”

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], you are OUT! Have a seat in the middle of the Sweet Shop.” (If a 6 is rolled, roll again.)

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], shake a giant sprinkle shaker over the top of all the candy!”

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], you are OUT! Have a seat in the middle of the Sweet Shop.” (If a 6 is rolled, roll again.)

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], pretend to eat samples of some of your favorite kinds of candy!”

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], you are OUT! Have a seat in the middle of the Sweet Shop.” (If a 6 is rolled, roll again.)

GET TO KNOW YOU

SWEET CHOICES

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: foam die (1), question sheet (1), Quest animal stickers
What you do: Seat children in a circle.
What you say: “This month we’re learning about how much Jesus loves each of us. He loves us more than anyone else ever will, and He loves us no matter what! Before we hear a Bible story about a time when Jesus showed how big His love is, let’s get to know each other a little bit better!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Give each child a turn to roll the die. Ask the child to answer one of the questions for the rolled number from the question sheet.
After all children are introduced, pass out a Quest animal sticker to each child. Have each child place it next to their name tag.

What you say:
“We are the (insert animal name) today! There are two very special rules to remember so we can have the most fun. The rules to follow are:
Be Safe – How can we be safe? (keeping our hands to ourselves, sitting when others are sitting, walking instead of running, following the rules)
Be Kind – How can we be kind? (listening when others are talking, sharing, obeying leaders, sitting on our bottoms so others can see)
If you can obey our special rules and are ready to have fun then put one hand in the center and repeat after me:
I am (allow response)
a (insert group name) (allow response)
I will (allow response)
be kind and safe! (allow response)
On the count of three everyone, say ‘Go (insert animal name)!’
1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . .
Go (insert animal name)!”

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “Now that we all know each other and we know the rules, we’re ready to hear a Bible story about a time when Jesus showed someone His amazing love for them!”

BIBLE CONNECT

Zacchaeus

Luke 19:1-10

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY

What you need: God’s Story for Me Bible, Bible story stickers

What you say: “We can find true stories in God’s book, the Bible!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY

What you do: Show and read the Bible story from pages 403-408 in the God’s Story for Me Bible. Ask the Bible story review questions. Each time a child answers a question correctly, give the child a sticker. If children can’t remember the answer, take time as an eGroup to look back through the Bible story and find the answer together.

What you say: “Let’s see how much you remember from our Bible story!”

  1. “Who was a tax collector?” (Zacchaeus)
  2. “Did people like Zacchaeus?” (no)
  3. “Did Zacchaeus get rich by working hard or by taking people’s money?”(He took people’s money.)
  4. “Was Zacchaeus short or tall?”(short) 
  5. “What did Zacchaeus climb up so he could see Jesus over the crowd?”
    (a tree)
  6. “Did Jesus see Zacchaeus up in the tree?” (yes)
  7. “Did Jesus want to go to Zacchaeus’s office or his house?” (his house)
  8. “Did Zacchaeus decide to give money back to the people he stole from or just try to do better the next time?” (He decided to give money back.)

AFTER THE ACTIVITY

What you say: “Zacchaeus took money from people, but Jesus was kind to him anyway! Even though Zacchaeus made bad choices, Jesus still loved him. He loves everyone! Who does Jesus love?” (Jesus loves everyone.)

VERSE VOICES

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: no supplies
What you say: “Our Bible verse tells us we should show love to others because Jesus has already given His great love to us!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Say the memory verse and do the motions in front of the children. After showing them once, encourage children to practice the memory verse with you using different voices.
What you say: “I am going to say our memory verse. Everyone watch me! (Demonstrate the memory verse as shown in the sidebar.) Now let’s do it all together! Are you ready? (Say the memory verse with the motions several times.) Now let’s try the verse in some silly voices!”
“Say the verse in a high, sweet voice, like a super sweet lollipop!”
“Say the verse in a soft voice, like soft, fluffy cotton candy!”
“Say the verse super slooooowly, like you’re stretching out a piece of taffy!”

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “Great job, friends! Jesus has given us His love so we can share it with others!”
What you do: Explain to the group children can recite the verse each week to earn a memory verse card for their Wonder! Clubhouse poster!

VERSE CORRECTION

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: candy plates (1)
What you do: Seat children in a circle. Place the candy plate in the center of the circle.
What you say: “Our Bible verse tells us we should show love to others because Jesus has already given His great love to us!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Explain children will listen to you say the verse. Most of the time, you’ll say it with a mistake in it. When children hear the mistake, they should put a finger over their mouth. When you say the verse correctly, children will race to put their finger on the candy plate. The last child to put their finger on the plate will choose two friends to stand and say the verse with them. Repeat until all children have had an opportunity to practice the verse.
Suggestions for ways to say the verse with mistakes (mistakes are underlined):
“Love each other as I have loved yummy candy.”
“Love each otter as I have loved you.”
“Love your mother as I have loved you.”
“Love each other as eyeball has loved you.”

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “Great job, friends! Jesus has given us His love so we can share it with others!”
What you do: Explain to the group children can recite the verse each week to earn a memory verse card for their Wonder! Clubhouse poster!

YOU CONNECT

GOOD CHOICE/BAD CHOICE

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY

What you need: face cards (2), choice cards (8)

What you do: Place the face cards face-up in the center of the eGroup.

What you say: “We make choices every day. Sometimes we make good choices, but sometimes we make bad choices. Let’s see if you know which choices are right and which ones are wrong!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY

What you do: Show children a choice card and read the corresponding scenario below. Encourage children to give two thumbs up if the person is making a good choice or two thumbs down if the person is making a bad choice. If the picture shows a good choice, place it beside the smiling face. If the picture shows a bad choice, place it beside the crying face.

What you say: (Read the scenario for each choice card as it is shown.)

  • These two girls are sharing a doll with each other.
  • This boy is making his bed.
  • This girl is leaving her toys all over the floor.
  • These friends are sharing sidewalk chalk.
  • This boy is refusing to eat his food.
  • This girl is helping her mom by dusting.
  • These friends are not sharing a toy.
  • This boy is sweeping up the food he dropped on the floor.

AFTER THE ACTIVITY

What you say: “Great job picking out the good choices and bad choices! We all make bad choices sometimes, but even when we do, Jesus still loves us! Who does Jesus love?” (Jesus loves everyone.)

eKIDZ JOURNAL AND MAIN POINT CARD

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY

What you need: eKidz eGroup prayer journal, pen, sample Wonder! Clubhouse poster, main point cards (1 per child), glue, Sharpie marker

What you say: “God can do great things through us when we learn and live out what the Bible says! Today we learned Jesus loves us even when we do something wrong!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY

What you do: Take out your eGroup prayer journal and pen. Write down each child’s name and what they say in the journal. Pray with the group.

What you say: “When people do something wrong, it can make it harder for us to love them. Maybe they don’t share with us, or they say words that hurt our feelings, or they break something that is special to us. All of these things are wrong, but Jesus still wants us to love the people who do them the same way He loves them. Today we’re going to make a list of things that make it hard for us to love others. When we pray we can ask God to help us love everyone even when they do something wrong. When I say your name, tell me one thing that makes it hard for us to love others.” (Write each child’s name and what they say in the journal.)

Let’s pray together now! Dear God, we want to love everyone the way Jesus loves everyone. Sometimes it’s hard when they do something wrong like (read the list the children made). Please help us to forgive others and love them anyway—the same way You forgive us and love us. Your love is so big, God! Help our love be big, too. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

What you do: Give each child a main point card. Encourage children to color their main point cards as you talk. Show the prizes on the back of the sample Wonder! Clubhouse poster.

What you say: “Each weekend you visit Wonder! Clubhouse you’ll get main point cards to add to your Wonder! Clubhouse poster. Collect six cards and bring your poster back to Quest to receive a special prize! We have some really special Quest animal prizes that we can’t wait to share with you once you bring back your filled poster!

Today’s main point card says, ‘Jesus loves us even when we do something wrong.’ I want you to color your main point card now. Add this card to your Wonder! Clubhouse poster at home.

VIPs AND CHILDREN WHO NEED A NEW WONDER! CLUBHOUSE POSTER: Give the child a poster and glue the main point card on it. Write the child’s name on the front of the poster with the Sharpie marker.

AFTER THE ACTIVITY

What you say: “Make sure to keep your poster in a place you can see it every day to help you remember what we learn in Quest and to spend time with Jesus. Today we learned Jesus loves us even when we do something wrong!”

What you do: Take your journal home with you so you can pray for your eGroup children by name throughout the week.

FRIEND TO FRIEND

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: no supplies
What you do: Spread children out around the eGroup space.
What you say: “We’re going to play a game to practice our main point! I will call out a body part pair like ‘elbow to elbow’ and when I do, I want you to find a friend and put those two things together. So you would find a friend and touch your elbows together. The last two friends to put those two things together will have to say the main point together, or they will be out for the next round!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Call out one of the body part pairs below. Encourage children to find a friend and put those two things together. The last two friends to do so should say the main point together. If they cannot, sit them out for one round.

eGL Tips:
Remind children not to run or push while playing the game!
If the eGroup has an odd number of children, let children know you are available to be someone’s friend.

What you say:
“Elbow to elbow!”
“Toes to toes!”
“Knee to knee!”
“Hand to hand!”
“Foot to foot!”
“Back to back!”
“Heel to heel!”
“Elbow to toes!”
“Toes to knee!”
“Hand to elbow!”
“Foot to heel!”
“Elbow to back!”
“Thumb to head!”
“Shoulder to back!”
“Elbow to knee!”

DISMISSAL

CANDY WALK

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: candy piece cards (20), foam die (1)What you do: Create a large circle on the floor with the candy piece cards. Ask each child to stand behind a candy piece card (around the outside of the circle).What you say: “This circle is going to be our eGroup’s Sweet Shop! As you walk around our Sweet Shop, make sure you are always standing right behind one of our candy pieces. The last child left standing in the Sweet Shop wins!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Explain children will walk around the circle as you clap a steady beat, stepping from one card to the next as you clap. (Remind children to stand behind the cards, not on them.) When you stop clapping, all children should freeze behind one of the candy piece cards. Roll the foam die and then read one of the statements below. Use the following key to determine which candy piece word to say when reading an instruction below:

1 = sprinkles 3 = green candy 5 = Sweet Shop sign2 = peppermint 4 = yellow candy 6 = everyone

Continue rolling the die and reading the statements below until only one child is left. If multiple children remain at the end, declare them each a winner!

What you say:
“If you are standing behind the [candy card], march in place while you pretend to march around the candy shop and turn on our candy-making machines!”

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], you are OUT! Have a seat in the middle of the Sweet Shop.” (If a 6 is rolled, roll again.)“If you are standing behind the [candy card], walk to three other friends and tell them, ‘The Sweet Shop is open!’ Then return to your candy piece card.”

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], you are OUT! Have a seat in the middle of the Sweet Shop.” (If a 6 is rolled, roll again.)

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], pretend to hold a giant spoon and stir some hot, sticky candy!”

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], you are OUT! Have a seat in the middle of the Sweet Shop.” (If a 6 is rolled, roll again.)

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], slowly stretch your arms out as wide as you can while you pretend to stretch out some sticky, stretch taffy candy!”

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], you are OUT! Have a seat in the middle of the Sweet Shop.” (If a 6 is rolled, roll again.)

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], shake a giant sprinkle shaker over the top of all the candy!”

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], you are OUT! Have a seat in the middle of the Sweet Shop.” (If a 6 is rolled, roll again.)

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], pretend to eat samples of some of your favorite kinds of candy!”

“If you are standing behind the [candy card], you are OUT! Have a seat in the middle of the Sweet Shop.” (If a 6 is rolled, roll again.)