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Motion Large Group Week June 23

Amped

Virtue: Confidence: Living like you believe what God says is true.
Main Point: God can do the impossible. Live like you believe it!
Bible Story: Elijah and the Prophets of Baal
Bible Passage: 1 Kings 18
Memory Verse: “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13, NIV

WELCOME

“Welcome to Motion and welcome to Amped! We’ve been learning how we can live fully alive with the confidence that God can use us to do incredible things no matter what! But what is confidence? Let’s check out the screen and find out together.
Confidence: Living like you believe what God says is true.

Now Motion, today we’re going to hear an incredible true story about how God is able to do the impossible and we’re going to learn how He wants to do impossible things in your life, too. Check out the screen!”

Bible Story Video

Worship Intro

“Now Motion, it’s time to stand to our feet…

(motion for kids to stand up)

…and thank God for everything He’s done. Let’s sing, dance, clap our hands, and praise God as we sing ‘Dance.’”

Worship Song – Dance

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

“I wanted to take a moment and welcome our VIPs who are here with us for the first time today! 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 Psalm 27:13 in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader.

RECITE the verse for this series, Psalm 27:13, 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)

Confidence: living like what you believe God says is true.
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)

Since it’s the last week of this series, this will be the last chance for you to earn the prizes for this month. Next month we’re introducing a brand new memory verse as well as some brand new prizes, so let’s all work hard to close out this month’s Bring It! Challenge strong!

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

Love Week Information

“Now Motion, this week is a very important week because it’s the kickoff of a HUGE event called Love Week! Love Week is when people all throughout our city come together to help people all around us. During Love Week, you and your family will have hundreds of opportunities to make the lives of people around you better. But what does it look like to invite your family to Love Week? Check this out!
Play the Love Week Emoji Video
Man, that was so cool! We should be brave and confident when asking our family if they want to participate in Love Week with us, because we know that helping others is what God has called us to do!
When you and your family go to your first Love Week event, you’ll receive a t-shirt that looks like this:
(show the Love Week t-Shirt graphic)
At every Love Week event you attend, someone at the event will sign the back of your shirt on this fun looking bingo board! The more signatures you receive on the back of your shirt, the better prize you’ll earn when Love Week is over. Make sure you bring back your Love Week shirt NEXT WEEK so you can earn a cool prize for all of your hard work throughout Love Week! Right now, we’re going to take a look at the three levels of prizes you can earn. Let’s take a look at the screen and look at these together.
(refer to the the levels of prizes Prize Slide)
These are the three levels of prizes you can earn and beside each prize is the amount of signatures you’ll need to earn them. The level one prize is a Love Week lanyard for you to wear around your neck. The second is an awesome Love Week beachball for you to play with while you’re at the pool or relaxing at the warm beach on a breezy summer day. Lastly, the final prize is both a Love Week beach ball AND a Love Week flying disk that you can throw around with your friends. Pretty cool prizes that I’m sure you’ll get a ton of play time with all summer!
Now Motion, we’re going to make it SO EASY for you to earn your first signature on the back of your shirt because we have a Love Week event happening right after you leave Motion today. On the way out, just keep your eyes open for the signs pointing you towards the big Love Week event. You can’t miss it! There, you’ll be able to receive your Love Week t-shirt you can begin serving today!”

Game Setup – Xtreme Taps

“Now for our final game this month, we’ll be playing an extreme version of a pretty simple catch and pass game. During this game called ‘Xtreme Taps,’ your Game Group will form a circle and each Game Group will be given a soft ball. When I say ‘Go!’ your Game Group will toss the ball back and forth to each other. However, when you catch and pass the ball, you have to do it while jumping. So that means you’ve got to both catch AND toss the ball at the same time. Let me call up someone to the stage to help me demonstrate what this looks like.

(Call one person to the stage to have them help demonstrate the game. This person should be an eGroup leader, a theater volunteer, or an older kid who knows how to play the game. Demonstrate the game a few times, explaining as needed.)

Alright, thats the move you need to do each time the ball comes to you! Jump, catch, and pass!

Now, if you drop the ball as it comes to you, or if you make a pass that’s uncatchable, then you’ve got to step out of the circle until the next round begins. The game ends when there’s only one person remaining and at that point, your Game Group will bring everyone back in to play the game again.

Let’s take 30 seconds to divide into our Game Groups. Do that now.

(Help kids divide into Game Groups. Hand out supplies only when all kids are ready to play.)

Modification for younger kids: Younger kids don’t have to jump to play the game. They can play a version that is more like Hot Potato where they try to get the ball out of their hands as fast as possible. If they hold the ball for more than one second, they’re out.

Game – Xtreme Taps

Dismissal Movie Intro

“Great job during the game, Motion! Your parents will be here in just a minute and then we’ll send you out to participate in your first Love Week event. Before they get here, let’s take one more look at how we can have confidence. Check out the screen.”

(watch dismissal video)


Motion Large Group Week of June 16

Amped

Virtue: Confidence: Living like you believe what God says is true.
Main Point: God is stronger than anyone. Live like you believe it!
Bible Story: Samson
Bible Passage: Judges 13-16
Memory Verse: “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13, NIV

WELCOME

“Welcome to Motion and welcome to our series called Amped! This summer we’re learning how we can live fully alive with the confidence that all the things God has said about us are true. But what is confidence? Let’s check out the screen and find out together.
Confidence: Living like you believe what God says is true.

Now Motion, we’re going to learn how God wants us to live our lives to their fullest potential and how we can live confidently for Him, even while we’re doing something crazy, like racing through the city like parkour experts. Check out the screen!”

Bible Story Video Intro

Bible Story Video

Bible Story Video Outro

Connect Questions Intro

“Samson’s strength didn’t come from his hair, it came from God. In the end, Samson realized something he should have known all along: God is stronger than anyone and when have confidence in Him, we can do anything.

Now, it’s time for us to answer a few questions about today’s Bible story and the video we just watched. Circle around your eGroup leaders now!

First question: Who are some of the strongest people in your life? What are some of the different ways someone can be strong? Discuss that now.

(give kids one minute to answer the question)

Next question: Why does it matter if God is stronger than anyone? How can His strength help you? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Last question: We may have friends that are sad, hurt, confused, and want to give up when difficult things happen. How can this story help your friends realize they can have confidence in God’s strength?”

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Worship Intro

“Wow, you really had some great answers today! I’m so thankful we get to sing praises to Jesus today. We can be confident that He has done great things, and that He’ll continue to do great things. Let’s sing, dance, and clap our hands and praise God as we sing, ‘Dance.’”

Worship Song – Dance

Father’s Day — Mr. Know-It-All

“Great job during worship, Motion! Go ahead and have a seat!

(wait for kids to be seated)

Before you head back to your eGroups, I’ve got some exciting news to tell you about a cool event happening today! You see, this weekend is Father’s Day and we want to see if your dad or any other important guy in your life is a Mr. Know-It-All! You see, after you get picked up from Motion later today, there will be a big trivia game happening right outside where you AND your dads can compete in order to see who’s the biggest Mr. Know-It-All around.

When you leave today, make sure you swing by the trivia game and spin the wheel a few times and to see if your and your dad can answer some eKidz trivia. No matter if he really is a big Know-It-All or not, we’ve got some prizes to give him as our way of saying ‘Thank you!’ for being so special.

Make sure you head to the Mr. Know-It-All game station after Motion today!”

Dismissal To eGroups

“Now 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

“I wanted to take a moment and welcome our VIPs who are here with us for the first time today! 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 Psalm 27:13 in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader.

RECITE the verse for this series, Psalm 27:13, 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)

Confidence: Living like you believe what God says is true.

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!”

Love Week Information / Love Week Emoji Video

“Great job during the Bring It! Challenge, Motion! Everyone can have a seat because I have some important information to share about a big event coming up next week. Everyone find your seat now!

(give kids a moment to have a seat and get refocused)

Next week is a MASSIVE weekend in our church because it’s the kickoff of a week called Love Week. During Love Week we’re going to go into our city and work to make a difference in people’s lives. We have the chance to partner with over 300 organizations and volunteer over 90,000 hours all across the United States and you get to play a part in making it all happen.

But what kind a part can you play in Love Week? Well, you can make sure your family knows about it and you can ask them to serve with you! It may not sound like an easy thing do to, but check out this video of a young kid who’s trying his best to spend time with his family during Love Week. Check this out.

Play Love Week Emoji Video

Hey that was pretty cool! We can have confidence when we ask people to go serve with us during Love Week because we know that serving others is something God wants us to do!

Now one of the coolest parts of look Week is all of the awesome gear and prizes you get the more you participate. At the first event you go to, you’re going to get a sweet looking eKidz t-shirt where you can keep track of how many events you’ve served at. The more you serve, the bigger and better prizes you’ll get! Check out the screen for this year’s prizes!

(refer to the Love Week prize slide)

Man, look at all of those prizes! For the first level prize you can earn a cool Love Week lanyard. For the second prize you can earn a Love Week beach ball for you to take to the beach or even to the beach volleyball court. For the final prize, you can earn a ridiculously cool Love Week flying disk to play with in your backyard or at the park with some friends.

All of the Love Week action kicks off next week, so make sure you’re here as we begin one of the best times of the year.”

Game Setup – Sweaty Palms

“Now Motion, it’s time for today’s game! During our series Amped, we’ll be looking at different kinds of EXTREME sports and for today’s adventure, I thought we’d look at some extreme sports that, just by watching clips of them, can make your palms sweaty.

During this game, we’re going to watch a clip of some extreme sports. I’ll then pause the clip and have you decide what you think comes next. You’ll make your choice by choosing one side of the room or the other, depending on your answer.

Ok Motion, everyone stand up and let’s get ready to play ‘Sweaty Palms!’”

Game – Sweaty Palms

Dismissal

“Great job today, Motion! Remember, Love Week begins next week, so be sure to invite your family and friends along with you to any Love Week events so you can start earning credit towards those cool Love Week prizes.

Lastly, we’re going to check out another way to tell today’s Bible story about confidence. Check out the screen and listen for your name to be called as your parents begin to arrive.

play dismissal movie


Motion Large Group Week of April 9

Amped

Virtue: Confidence: Living like you believe what God says is true.
Main Point: God can use you no matter what. Live like you believe it!
Bible Story: Gideon
Bible Passage: Judges 6-8
Memory Verse: “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13, NIV

WELCOME

“Welcome to Motion and welcome to our series called Amped! Over the next few weeks we’re going to learn how we can live fully alive with the confidence that God can use you to do incredible things no matter what! But what is confidence? Let’s check out the screen and find out together.

Confidence: Living like you believe what God says is true.

Now Motion, we’re going to learn how God wants us to live our lives to their fullest potential and how we can live confidently for Him, even while we’re doing something crazy, like extreme sports. Check out the screen!”

Bible Story Video Intro

Bible Story Video

Bible Story Video Outro

Connect Questions Intro

“Gideon kept forgetting something: God is with us. And if God is with us, He can work in and through us in ways we could never expect. God wants to use us, but we first have to learn to trust Him and realize that it is less about us and more about Him!”

Now, it’s time for us to answer a few questions about today’s Bible story and the video we just watched. Circle around your eGroup leaders now!

First question: Why did Gideon think that God couldn’t use him? How did Gideon hide from God? Discuss that now.

(give kids one minute to answer the question)

Next question: What does it mean when we say ’God can use you?’ How does God use your parents, teachers, or eGroup leaders to help you? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Last question: What kinds of things can God use you to do? Who can you help or what great things do you think God wants you to do?”

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Worship Intro

“Wow, you really had some great answers today! Great job, Motion! Now, let’s be confident as we stand to our feet…

(motion for kids to stand up)

…and thank God for everything He’s done. Let’s sing, dance, and clap our hands and praise God as we sing ‘Dance.’”

Worship Song – Dance

Worship Song – Love Won’t Let Me Down

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

“I wanted to take a moment and welcome our VIPs who are here with us for the first time today! 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 Psalm 27:13 in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader.

RECITE the verse for this series, Psalm 27:13, 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)

Confidence: living like what you believe God says is true.

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!”

Love Week Information / Love Week Emoji Video

“Great job during the Bring It! Challenge, Motion! Everyone can have a seat because I have some important information to share about a big event coming up in just two short weeks. Everyone find your seat now!

(give kids a moment to have a seat and get refocused)

In two weeks we kick off a MASSIVE week in our church called Love Week. During Love Week, we’re going to go into our city make a difference in people’s lives. We have the chance to partner with over 300 organizations and volunteer over 90,000 hours all across the United States and you get to play a part in making it all happen.

One of the ways you can help is by inviting your family to serve alongside of you. There will be tons of opportunities for kid friendly events, so feel free to bring your baby brother or sister! In fact, let’s check out a quick video about a young kid who’s working to invite his family along with him for Love Week. Check out the screen.

Play Love Week Emoji Video

Game Setup – The Climb

“That’s such a cool video! Make sure you’re here for Love Week, beginning in just two weeks!

Now Motion, it’s time for today’s game! During this series we’re taking a look at some of the most extreme sports in the world and you can’t talk about extreme sports without talking about rock climbing!

Now, in this series our Host, Max, is inside of a rock climbing center. Now, you may not consider a rock climbing center to be extreme, but rock climbing centers are training grounds for people who want to go conquer the biggest challenges in the world, just like the rock climber Alex Hannold. Alex is famous because he climbs the most difficult mountains in the world without using ropes or a harness. It’s extremely difficult, and honestly pretty stupid. However, he’s one of the best in the world and our game today is going to help you develop some of the muscles you need in order to become a world class climber, just like Alex. In fact, I want to show you what Alex does that makes him so special. Check this out.

(watch climbing video)

Now, let me repeat again: you should NEVER climb without the proper safety equipment, and you should definitely not try a mountain like this until you’ve built up the proper muscles to help yourself tackle such a great challenge. Today, we’re going to help you take the first step to building some of those muscles.

I’m going total out the name of a strength training move and you’ll have to move your body into the correct position without losing your balance or dropping out of the position.

Here are the positions. Stand up and let’s walk through them together:

Warrior: extend one leg behind you, reach your arms in front you.

Tree: one foot resting on opposite knee, hands above your head.

Chair: both knees bent, seated position, arms above you.

Triangle: legs in a triangle, one arm touching the floor in front of you, one arm raised.

Now the challenge with this game is moving between poses without falling out of your good, strength training form. If you fall out of position, then just sit down, rest your legs for 10 seconds, then get back up and try again. After about one minute of moves, I’ll have us all rest for a few seconds before we going the next round. Every round we play, I’ll get faster and faster, so try to keep up!

Let’s start with a few practice rounds of ‘The Climb’ and then we’ll get started!”

Game – The Climb

Dismissal Movie Intro

“Your parents will be here in just a minute, but before they get here, let’s take one more look at how we can have confidence. Check out the screen.”

(watch dismissal video)

 

 


Motion Large Group Week of April 2

Amped

Virtue: Confidence: Living like you believe what God says is true.
Main Point: Jesus matters most. Live like you believe it!
Bible Story: Jesus is the Cornerstone
Bible Passage: Ephesians 2:20-22a
Memory Verse: “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13, NIV

WELCOME

“Welcome to Motion and welcome to the first week of summer! I know you can’t wait to go on trips, hang out with your friends, sleep in late, or even stay on your couch and yell at your TV while playing Fortnite all summer. Whatever your summer plans are, here in eKidz we’re going to take things to the next level in our new series called Amped! During Amped, we’re going to help you build your confidence and understand that with God’s help, you can have the confidence to change the world, no matter what you’re planning on doing this summer! But what is confidence? Let’s check out the screen and find out together.

Confidence: Living like you believe what God says is true.

Now Motion, we’re going to learn how God wants us to live our lives to their fullest potential and how we can live confidently for Him, even while we’re doing something crazy, like extreme sports. Check out the screen!”

Bible Story Video Intro

Bible Story Video

Bible Story Video Outro

Connect Questions Intro

“When we (you and you and you) build our lives with Jesus as the cornerstone, it means our life is built on one thing: our relationship with Jesus. When you believe in Him, you’re like a building with a firm foundation. It’s the same foundation as all the people that have ever trusted Jesus as their Savior.

Now, it’s time for us to answer a few questions about today’s Bible story and the video we just watched. Circle around your eGroup leaders now!

First question: What does it mean when we say that Jesus is the cornerstone in our life? Discuss that now.

(give kids one minute to answer the question)

Next question: What are some things that are important in your life? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Last question: We learned that Jesus should be the thing that matters most, so what are ways you can make sure Jesus is at the center of everything you do? How can you make him your cornerstone while playing sports? With friends? While playing video games?”

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Worship Intro

“Wow, you really had some great answers today! It’s so good to be able to sing praises to Jesus today. We can be confident that He has done great things, and that He’ll continue to do great things. Let’s sing, dance, and clap our hands and praise God as we sing, ‘Dance.’”

Worship Song – Dance

Worship Song – Love Won’t Let Me Down

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

“I wanted to take a moment and welcome our VIPs who are here with us for the first time today! 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 Psalm 27:13 in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader.

RECITE the verse for this series, Psalm 27:13, 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)

Confidence: Living like you believe what God says is true.

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!”

Drone Giveaway Winners

“Great job during the Bring It! Challenge, Motion! Now if you remember, last month during our Up In The Air series, we gave away drones as part of the Bring It! Challenge! Well this week we chose the winners of the giveaway, and so I wanted to take a second and congratulate the winners of the competition! Check out the screen for the list of winners!

(refer to the prize slide that has the list of winners at your campus)

Game Setup – Ride The Rapids

“Now Motion, it’s time for today’s game! During our series Amped, we’ll be looking at different kinds of EXTREME sports and for our first adventure, I thought we’d head down some river rapids, trying to brave the whitecaps of the fiercest rivers across the world.

Today’s game is going to test your coordination and attention, making sure you’re paddling and twisting your body in a way that’s going to get you down the river safely. When you’re kayaking, like we will be today, there’s four simple moves you need to know. Let’s review them now.

#1: Forward – Alternate left and right strokes at an even pace.

(have the kids practice this move)

#2: All Right – Paddle only on your right side.

(have the kids practice this move)

#3: All left – Paddle only on your left side.

(have the kids practice this move)

#4: BACK – Leaning back, row backwards on the left and right sides alternating.

(have the kids practice this move)

Now during this game, I’m going to be calling out which direction we need to go. If you follow my lead, we may JUST be able to get through some of the wildest rapids in the world.

Everyone sit on the floor with your paddles in hand like this.

(sit on the floor with your hands in front of you, holding the imaginary paddle)

Now, let’s get ready to ‘Ride The Rapids!’”

Game – Ride The Rapids

Dismissal Movie Intro

“Your parents will be here in just a minute, but before they get here, let’s take one more look at becoming more confident. Check out the screen.”

Dismissal Movie

 

 

 


Motion Large Group Week of May 26

Up In The Air

Virtue: Honesty: Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.
Main Point: Lies lead to guilt; truth leads to peace.
Bible Story: Jacob and Esau
Bible Passage: Genesis 27; 32-33
Memory Verse: “The Lord detests lying lips, but He delights in men who are truthful.” Proverbs 12:22

WELCOME

“Welcome to Motion and welcome to the final week of our series Up In The Air! This month we’ve learned all about honesty and how we can stay honest, even when we have to make big decisions. But what is honesty? Take a look at the screen and let’s find out:
Honesty: Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.

Last week we finished the final episode of our Up In The Air series, but this week we’re going to combine all of the episodes into one big Up In The Air movie, where we get to see all of Maya’s decisions play out at once so we can have a better idea of what honesty and dishonesty look like. Motion, get ready, because here’s the Up In The Air movie! Check it out!”

Up In The Air Movie

Connect Questions

“Motion, put your hands together one more time for Up In The Air!

(initiate applause)

Now, let’s answer a few questions about today’s Bible story you read in eGroup and the Up In The Air movie we watched. Circle around your eGroup leaders now!

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

First question: What are a few ways Maya showed dishonesty or honesty? Who did her dishonesty or honesty affect? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Second question: Describe one time when you told the truth and it helped somebody. Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Final question: If you have a friend who’s being dishonest about something, how can you encourage them to be honest? How can being honest help them?”

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Worship Intro

“Motion, you had some great answers today! It’s so important for us to show honesty to others. More importantly though, is to be honest with God. One way we can honestly share our feelings towards God is through worship and singing about His great love. Stand to your feet and let’s sing, ‘Love Won’t Let Me Down!’”

Worship Song – Love Won’t Let Me Down

Worship Song – Wake

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

To Tell The Truth

“Welcome back, Motion! I know you had a great time in eGroup, and now it’s time for us to play, for the last time, ‘To Tell The Truth!’ Maya’s not just the only amazing pilot around here — in fact, there have been tons of famous pilots all throughout history! During this game, you’ll need to decide if the information I tell you about a famous pilot is true or false. Then, you’ll move to one side of the room or the other depending on your answer.

Ok, let’s take a look at our final pilot. Wait, I mean pilots… Pilots?Is that the right word? Anyways, check out the screen.

(refer to the first game slide)

These are Belka and Strelka: the goodest boy and girl to ever fly high. In fact, our first question is about how high they really flew! Here’s your first statement and I need you to tell me if this is true or false: Belka and Strelka were the first animals to ever go into the Earth’s orbit. True or false — make your choice by moving to the side of the room that matches up with your answer.

(give kids 30 seconds to choose one side or the other)

If you guessed the answer was true, good job! You’re right! Ok, next question:

(refer to the second game slide)

Belka and Strelka piloted their ship to the moon and returned home safely. True or False? Choose now.

(give kids 30 seconds to choose one side or the other)

If you guessed the answer was false, good job! Belka and Strelka’s mission was only ever to enter Earth’s orbit, not to go into deep space. They only entered the Earth’s orbit.

Ok, last question:

(refer to the third game slide)

Belka and Strelka were so popular in Germany that they had their own cartoon. True or false? Choose now.

(give kids 30 seconds to choose one side or the other)

If you guessed that this answer was false, you’re correct! Belka and Strelka did have their own cartoon, but they weren’t German, they were Russian! Belka and Strelka entered Earth’s orbit in 1960, becoming the first animals to ever fly that high. How cool is that?

Great job, everybody! You did such a good job in the final round of ‘To Tell the Truth.’ Go ahead and find your eGroup leader and have a seat.”

VIP WELCOME

“Before we continue, I want to take a moment and welcome our VIPs who are here with us for the first time today! 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 any of the following three things to receive a prize ticket that could earn you a huge piece of candy or our grand prize — your very own drone! Check out the screen.

(watch the Bring It! Challenge video)

That’s right, Motion! To receive a Bring It! prize ticket, you’ll need to do any of the following:

FIND Proverbs 12:22 in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader.

RECITE the verse for this series, Proverbs 12:22, 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)

Honesty: Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.
Ok, so let’s recap: to earn prize tickets and a better chance of receiving the grand prize at the end of this series, which is an awesome drone, just like the one Maya operates, you’ll need to complete the different parts of the Bring It! Challenge. For every part of the Bring It! Challenge you complete, you’ll earn another prize ticket and the more tickets you earn, the better chance you have to win an awesome drone or a giant piece of candy!

(refer to the prize slide)

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

Bring It! Challenge

Motion Promotion Video Setup

“Great job during the Bring It! Challenge, Motion!

Motion, I’ve got some pretty big news! Next week is a big event called Motion Promotion. During Motion Promotion, everyone in here is moving up a grade, just like at at school. However, that also means we’ll be making new friends that will be coming into first grade and we’ll also be saying goodbye to our fifth grade friends since they’ll be joining Elevation Youth.

Check out this video to learn more!”

Motion Promotion Video

GAME SETUP – Barely Balanced

“Now Motion, it’s time for today’s game! Throughout Up In The Air, we saw that Maya had to be very careful when flying her drone. If you make one wrong move while flying a drone, you could break the whole thing and trust me, drone repair parts are very expensive! In today’s game, we’re going to practice what it means to stay balanced.

In this game, your Game Group will form a circle and I’ll hand one verrrry tiny spoon and an egg to each Game Group. One person in the Game Group will balance the egg on the spoon. When I say ‘Go!’ they’ll walk around the outside of their Game Group’s circle until they get back to their starting position. Then, they’ll hand the spoon and the egg to the next person in line who will do the same thing. If you drop the egg, you are allowed to pick it up right where you’re standing with no penalty – I understand it’s hard to move around the circle when the egg is barely balanced.

The round continues until all 10 people in your Game Group have had their chance to go around the circle and return their starting spots. The winner of the round is the first Game Group to have all of their members make a circle while balancing the egg on the spoon.

Let’s get ready to play ‘Barely Balanced!’ Everyone find a Game Group now!”

GAME – Barely Balanced

Dismissal