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Quest Large Group Week of April 14

Big News

Main Point: I can live for Jesus
Bible Story: Saul to Paul
Bible Passage: Acts 9:1-20; 13:9
Memory Verse: “Go and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19, NIV

VIDEO: “Quest Rules Video”
SLIDE: “WCLU Campus Screen Graphic”

STORYTELLER: “Hello friends! Welcome to the Wonder! Clubhouse and welcome to our series BIG NEWS! On the count of three, I want everyone to yell BIG NEWS!”

With the kids, yell “BIG NEWS!”

STORYTELLER: “Great job, everybody! I heard that today in Wonder! Clubhouse, we’re going to learn that the BIG NEWS can actually change our whole lives! Wow! On the count of three, I want you to yell, louder than before, BIG NEWS! One, two, three!”

With the kids, yell “BIG NEWS!”

STORYTELLER: “Now friends, whenever I say, ‘Who can tell others about Jesus?’ You’ll say, ‘I can tell others about Jesus!’ Let’s try that now! ‘Who can tell others about Jesus?’”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “I can tell others about Jesus!”

STORYTELLER: “Great job! But here’s the cool thing — we don’t have to just tell others about Jesus, we can show others about Jesus by being kind, loving others, and living our lives the way Jesus did! One of the ways we can do this is by singing songs and thanking Jesus for what He’s done. Let’s do that now! Stand to your feet and let’s sing!”

SONG: “Everybody Sing”

Lead children in singing, “Everybody Sing,” with the hand motions.

SONG: “Jesus Is Alive”

Lead children in singing, “Jesus is Alive,” with the hand motions.

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

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “I can tell others about Jesus!”

STORYTELLER: “That’s right! We can share the BIG NEWS about Jesus! In fact, that’s exactly what Jesus told us to do in this month’s memory verse. Watch me say our memory verse, and then we’ll practice it together:

‘Go (run in place) and make (pound fist into palm) disciples (point out) of all nations.’ (extend arms overhead in a circle) Matthew 28:19” (open hands like a book)

STORYTELLER, THEN CHILDREN: “‘Go (run in place) and make (pound fist into palm) disciples (point out) of all nations.’ (extend arms overhead in a circle) Matthew 28:19” (open hands like a book)

Repeat the memory verse with the kids two more times for understanding.

STORYTELLER: “Great job, friends! Let’s say it one more time, ‘Who can tell others about Jesus?’”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “I can tell others about Jesus!”

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

VIDEO: “BNEW_LG_WK3”
SLIDE: “WCLU Campus Screen Graphic”

STORYTELLER: “That was great! I’m so glad we learned that we can live for Jesus! In our story, Saul, or Paul, learned the BIG NEWS! that Jesus is alive. Afterwards, he spent the rest of his life living for Jesus and telling others how awesome Jesus is!”

STORYTELLER: “Remind me again, ‘Who can tell others about Jesus?’”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “I can tell others about Jesus!”

STORYTELLER: “Yes! That’s the truth, friends. We learned that we can live for Jesus, just like Paul decided to in today’s Bible story! Now, we’re going to pray to God and thank Him for sending us His son, Jesus. Everyone bow your heads and close your eyes.”

STORYTELLER: “Dear God, thank You for Your son Jesus and thank You for letting us show others who Jesus is by how we live our lives. We love You. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

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

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 April 14

Road Trip

Virtue: Patience: Waiting until later for what you want now.
Main Point: When you think you can’t wait, keep your cool.
Bible Story: A Patience Proverb
Bible Passage: Proverbs 14:29
Memory Verse: “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14, NIV

KID CONNECT

ROAD TRIP GAMES

WHAT YOU NEED: Bring It! Challenge Tracking Sheet (1), category cards (30), Bingo chips (1 bag)

WHAT YOU DO:
Start by introducing yourself and welcoming kids to your eGroup. As kids come in, write their names on the Bring It! Challenge tracking sheet.
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 choose one of the Road Trip games!

ALPHABETICAL CATEGORIES
Turn over a category card and read the category to the group.
Each kid will name one thing that belongs in that category. Kids will name items in alphabetical order, so the first kid will name something in that category beginning with the letter ‘A,’ the second kid will name something beginning with the letter ‘B,’ and so on.
If a kid can’t name something for their letter, the kid is out for the rest of that category. The last kid in the game wins!

UMMMM…
Turn over a category card and read the category to the group.
Each kid will name five things in that category. If a kid says, “Ummm…” at any point on their turn, they are out of the game.
Continue turning over category cards and encouraging kids to name five things in the category, eliminating kids who say, “Ummm…” from the game. The last kid in the game wins!

SUITCASE RULES
Tell kids the eGroup is packing for a trip. Kids will take turns suggesting things to bring along, but there is a secret rule about what kinds of things they can take. Their goal is to guess what the rule is and suggest the right things to bring along.
Read one category card silently to yourself; do not read or show it to any kids.
Encourage kids to take turns suggesting items to bring along on the trip. If the item fits in the category on the card, give the kid a Bingo chip.
Once one kid has earned three chips for the same category, choose a new category card. Continue playing as long as time allows. The kid with the most Bingo chips at the end wins!

BIBLE CONNECT

BIBLE STORY MAP

WHAT YOU NEED:
Bibles, map (1), index cards (1 pack), pens/markers

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 Road Trip, where we’re learning about patience. Let’s dig into God’s Word together now and read some verses that show us practical ways to show patience!”

WHAT YOU DO:
Have kids sit in a circle with their Bibles and instruct kids to turn to Proverbs 14. 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 today’s verse, Proverbs 14:29, aloud. Ask kids to discuss what this verse teaches them about patience.
Choose a kid to read each of the following verses aloud and encourage kids to discuss what these verses teach about patience.
Proverbs 15:18
Proverbs 16:32
Isaiah 40:31
Galatians 6:9
Divide kids into five teams and assign each team one verse.
Place the pens and/or markers where all kids can reach them. Give each kid an index card and encourage them to draw a scenario that represents what that verse teaches about patience.
After kids have had a few minutes to draw, encourage each team to choose the best picture from their team to represent their verse.
Encourage kids to place their team’s picture on the Bible story map and explain how their picture shows what they learned from their team’s verse about patience.

WHAT YOU SAY:
“The Bible teaches us that patience makes us wise, brings peace in tough situations, makes us strong, and brings reward. It sounds like it’s definitely worth it to have patience! So when you’re in a situation where you feel like you just can’t wait any longer, remember it will be worth your while to keep your cool.”

YOU CONNECT

 

PATIENCE STRATEGIES

WHAT YOU NEED:
Bingo chips

WHAT YOU DO:
Divide kids into four teams and give each team five Bingo chips.
Explain teams will hear a scenario and then work as a team to come up with a strategy they could use to keep their cool in that situation. (If needed, give examples of strategies for keeping your cool, like taking deep breaths or counting to 20 before saying or doing anything.)
Read the first scenario below. Encourage teams to discuss what strategy they would use to keep their cool in that situation.
Ask each team to share their strategy. After all teams have shared, each team should choose the team they think shared the best strategy (they CANNOT choose their own team!) and give that team a Bingo chip.
Repeat for all remaining scenarios. The team with the most Bingo chips at the end wins!
Scenarios:
You’re helping your mom keep an eye on your little sister for thirty minutes, and your sister just spilled her juice cup on your homework for the third time!
Your dad was supposed to take you to the park, but he’s late getting home from work again.
Your brother said you could play his new video game when he was done playing, but it seems like he’ll never be done.
The soccer game you are looking forward to playing gets rained out.
You’ve been waiting in line to ride your favorite roller coaster when you see some people ahead of you cut in line.

WHAT YOU SAY:
“Sometimes we are put into situations where we have no choice but to be patient. When that happens and we have no choice but to wait, we need to find a way to be patient. Those are good times to take a moment to pray, because when you think you can’t wait, you can talk to God about it.”

Discussion Questions:
“Which of the situations we talked about would have been hardest for you to be patient in? Why?”
“What do you think is your best strategy for keeping your cool when you feel impatient?”
“Can you think of a recent situation where you had a hard time keeping your cool while you waited? What could you have done to help yourself stay patient?”

JOURNAL AND PRAYER

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

WHAT YOU SAY:
“Today we learned when we think we can’t wait, we can choose to keep our cool! When you choose to be patient the way God wants you to, you can see God do great things through you!
I want you to think about a strategy you know you can use to help yourself be more patient. When we pray together, I’m going to pray that God will help you remember to use that strategy when you feel like you can’t wait.”

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, thank You for teaching us in the Bible how to keep calm and be patient because You knew all along that we would need to know that. Please give us patience this week when we are in situations where we feel frustrated or stressed or like we just want to blow up. Remind us of the strategies we can use to stay patient. We love You, Lord. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.”

BIBLE CONNECT

WHAT YOU NEED: Bibles, Bible tool kits, verse cards (1 bag)

WHAT YOU SAY:
“Our Bible verse, Psalm 27:14, tells us to wait for the Lord. It also encourages us to be strong and take heart, meaning it might not always feel easy to wait for His answer. But if we choose to show patience and wait for Him, God will always follow through on His promises.”

WHAT YOU DO:
Read the verse out loud: “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14
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: “Stoplight Verse” or “Verse Practice.”

STOPLIGHT VERSE
Divide kids into four teams. Send the four teams to different corners of the eGroup space.
Shake the bag of verse cards to ensure the cards are well-shuffled. Dump out the verse cards in the center of the eGroup space.
Explain kids will compete to assemble the entire verse, one word at a time, on the floor in front of their team.
To collect the words, one kid from each time will run to the verse card pile and try to find the first word of the verse. Once it is found, the kid will take it back to their team.
As soon as the first kid gets back, another kid will race to the middle to find the next word. Kids will continue finding the words to the verse in order until the entire verse is assembled, including the scripture reference.
It does NOT matter which color kids grab as they scramble for words; they can grab any combination of colors.
As soon as a team has completed assembling the verse, they will read it aloud together to the eGroup Leader, using the colors of the words to determine how quickly to say them. They should read green words very quickly, yellow words at a normal speed, and red words very slowly.
The first team to successfully assemble the verse and read it aloud using the color-coded pacing instructions wins!

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 April 14

Road Trip

Virtue: Patience: Waiting until later for what you want now.
Main Point: When you think you can’t wait, keep your cool.
Bible Story: A Patience Proverb
Bible Passage: Proverbs 14:29
Memory Verse: “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14, NIV

 

WELCOME

“Welcome to Motion and welcome to our series called Road Trip, where we’re learning that, just like any fun car ride, the real prize may be the journey getting there, not the destination itself. That’s why it’s so important for us to learn about patience and how we trust God, even when it may take awhile to get where we’re going. But what is patience? Let’s take a look at the screen and find out!
Patience: Waiting until later for what you want now.

Showing patience is difficult and sometimes when we’re asked to show patience for a long time, we may become angry or frustrated with the wait. But what if I told you that getting frustrated won’t make the wait go any quicker? That may be hard advice to hear, but don’t take just my word for it. I think we need to find out what the Bible has to say about patience. Take a look at the screen!”

Bible Story Video Intro

Bible Story Video

Bible Story Video Outro

Connect Questions Intro

“Sometimes when you’re waiting, becoming angry and frustrated with others is the first thing that pops into our minds. But in our Bible story, we learned that while you’re waiting, don’t make yourself look foolish by taking it out on the people around you.

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: Pick one decision Maya made and explain how you would have handled it differently. Discuss that now.

(give kids one minute to answer the question)

Next question: Have you ever felt frustrated while you had to wait for something to happen? What made you feel that way? Discuss that now.

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Last question: Waiting for something important can be frustrating. The next time you get impatient or frustrated, what can you say or do to help yourself get over those feelings?”

(give kids two minutes to answer the question)

Worship Intro

“Wow, you really had some great answers today, Motion! Great job! Now, it’s time for us to stand to our feet

(motion for kids to stand up)

and thank God for always being there for us whenever we need Him. We’re going to sing, clap our hands, and dance as we sing Alive!”

Worship Song – Alive

Worship Song – Brighter

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! I know you had an awesome time in your eGroups! Before we continue, I wanted to 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 27:14 in your Bible and show it to your eGroup leader.

RECITE the verse for this series, Psalm 27:14, 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)

Patience: Waiting until later for what you want now.

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!”

Game Setup – Swingman

“Now Motion, it’s time for today’s game! When I’m traveling with my family, I love playing a word game called ‘Swingman!’ In this game, I’ve got a word in mind and the entire room will need to guess all of the letters in the word.

I’ll give you the choice of four potential letters that come next in the word. But to choose the letter you want, the game becomes a little like four corners. I’ll assign four corners in the room a letter. Whichever letter you think is correct, move to that corner. Whichever corner has the most kids in it will be chosen and then we’ll find out if the letter assigned to that corner is actually in the word. If it’s not, or swingman gets one step closer to falling off his swing.

Let’s put the Swingman game on the screen and everyone can stand up and get ready to play!”

Game – Swingman

Dismissal Movie Intro

“Great job today, Motion! Your parents will be here in just a minute, but before they get here, let’s take one more look at how we can show patience. Check out the screen.”

Dismissal Movie

 


Quest eGroup Week of March 31

Big News

Main Point: I can tell others Jesus is alive!
Bible Story: The Easter Story
Bible Passage: Matthew 26:20-30; 27:1-2; 28:1-7
Memory Verse: “Go and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19, NIV

KID CONNECT

BIG COLORING PAGE COLLECTION

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: crayons, big coloring page set (12 pages), coloring page key (1)
What you do: Place the crayons in the center of the circle and give each child a page from the coloring page set. Explain that after they color, children will put all the pieces from the set together to form one big picture!

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: As children color, get to know them by asking questions about their week or how their family will celebrate Easter.

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Ask children to help you arrange the pages they colored with any unused coloring pages from the set to form one large picture. Use the key to help assemble the big picture if needed. Keep the large picture assembled to use in the next Kid Connect activity: I Spy.

I SPY

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: coloring sheets from previous activity, magnifying glasses (12)
What you say: “Wow! This is a big picture! There are some smaller things hidden in our big picture. Let’s see if you can find them all!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Explain children will look for hidden objects in the big picture. When they see the object you call out, they should raise their magnifying glass in the air. Choose one child to use their magnifying glass to show the rest of the group where it can be found. When there is more than one of the same object, a child should point out just one of them and then let another child have a turn. Continue until all objects have been found.
What you say: “All right, let’s see if you can find…”
“One giant Easter egg!”
“Two fancy hats!”
“Three flowers!”
“Four baskets!”
“Five normal-size Easter eggs!”

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Set the coloring pages aside until the end of the worship experience. Children may take home the part of the picture they colored. Any leftover pages should be discarded.

NEWSPAPER ACTION

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: newspaper pages (12), foam die
What you do: Give each child a newspaper page and encourage children to stand up and form a large circle around the eGroup space. Tell each child to place their newspaper page on the floor in front of them.

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Explain children will follow your directions as you tell them different actions to take with their newspaper pages. The die will determine how long or how many times children will perform each action. The child who does the best job performing each action can roll the die for the next action.
Roll the die. Read an action statement below, inserting the number shown on the die where the “[#]” is shown. After each action, choose a child who completed the action well to roll the die, then read another action statement using that number. Repeat until all action statements have been read.
What you say: “Some of our Quest animals have BIG NEWS to share this month! Let’s use our special newspaper pages and see if you can complete these newspaper action challenges!”
“Stand on one foot on your newspaper page while I count to [#]!”
“Hop back and forth from one side of your newspaper page to the other [#] times!”
“Make a bridge over your newspaper page and keep it up while I count to [#]!“
“Pick up your newspaper page and balance if on your head while I count to [#]!”
“Sit on your newspaper page and hold completely still while I count to [#]!”
“Lay your newspaper page flat on one hand. Walk around and give [#] friends high-fives without letting it fall off!”
“Lift one knee in the air and balance your newspaper on your knee while I count to [#]!”
“Leave your newspaper page on the floor. Walk to [#] friends’ newspaper pages and tap them with one finger before walking back to your newspaper page.”
“Trade newspaper pages with [#] friends, then walk back to your spot.”
“Raise your newspaper page in the air as high as you can and keep it there while I count to [#]!”
“Stand right behind your newspaper page and jump as high as you can [#] times without touching it!”

GET TO KNOW YOU

SHARE YOUR NEWS

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: question sheet (1), foam die (1), microphone (1)
What you do: Seat children in a circle.
What you say: “Happy Easter, friends! I’m so excited to celebrate with you today! This month we’re learning about telling others about the most amazing person who ever lived! Do you know who I’m talking about? (Pause for children to respond.) That’s right; we’re going to learn to tell others about Jesus! Before we get started, let’s use a microphone to practice sharing exciting news about ourselves while we get to know each other 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. Encourage children to share their answer by speaking into the microphone.
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 group 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 Jesus that we’ll be excited to share!”

BIBLE CONNECT

THE EASTER STORY
MATTHEW 26:20-30; 27:1-2; 28:1-7

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 425-430 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!”
“Did Jesus let the angry people take Him away?” (yes)
“How did Jesus’ friends feel when the angry people killed Jesus on the cross?” (sad and scared)
“Where did Jesus’ friends put His body?” (into a tomb)
“What did soldiers put in front of the door to the tomb?” (a huge stone)
“How many days was Jesus in the tomb?” (three)
“When Mary came to the tomb, Jesus was gone! Who did she find in the tomb instead?” (two angels)
“When Mary came out of the tomb, who did she find?” (Jesus)
“Was Jesus dead or alive?” (He was alive!)
“Did Mary keep it a secret that Jesus was alive, or did she run to tell Jesus’ other friends?” (She told Jesus’ other friends.)

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “I just love Easter! What an amazing day to celebrate the BIG NEWS that Jesus is alive! That’s what today is all about. Who can tell others about Jesus?” (I can tell others about Jesus.)

VERSE VOICES

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: no supplies
What you say: “Our Bible verse tells us to share with everyone the big news that Jesus is alive!”

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 your best news reporter voice!”
“Say the verse like a reporter who is standing in the middle of a blizzard!”
“Say the verse like you’re shouting the most exciting news ever!”

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “Great job, friends! When we share the big news that Jesus is alive, other people will follow Jesus, too!”
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!

PASS THE MIKE

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: microphone (1)
What you do: Seat children in a circle.
What you say: “Our Bible verse tells us to share with everyone the big news that Jesus is alive!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Explain children will pass the microphone around while you say the answer to our key question. Sometimes you’ll say, “I can tell others about Jesus,” very slowly, and sometimes you’ll say it quickly. Whoever is holding the microphone when you finish saying the word, “Jesus,” will choose a friend to stand with them and say the verse into the microphone. Continue passing the microphone and allowing children to practice the verse as long as time allows.

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “Great job, friends! When we share the big news that Jesus is alive, other people will follow Jesus, too!”
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

GUESS WHO?

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: snack mats (1 per child), cheddar bunnies snack bags (1 per child)
What you say: “JESUS IS ALIVE! Isn’t that exciting, friends? It’s the biggest news we could ever know, so we should share it with everyone! Let’s think about some people we can share this big news with.”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Explain children will listen to a description of a person they can tell about Jesus. When they think they see the people you’re describing on their snack mats, they can put two cheddar bunnies on the box showing those people.
Give each child a snack bag and a snack mat. One at a time, read the descriptions below, pausing after each clue to allow children to think about which people you’re describing. Help children put their cheddar bunnies on the appropriate box. Once all the boxes are filled, children can eat their snack!
What you say:
“Guess who you can tell about Jesus — You can tell someone who is very smart. This person loves to help children. He or she especially likes to help children learn things. Do you know who it is? (Pause for children to respond.) That’s right, it’s a teacher!”
“Guess who you can tell about Jesus — You can tell someone who cares a lot about you. You probably live with one or two of these people. These people help give their children the things they need. Do you know who they are? (Pause for children to respond.) That’s right, they’re parents!”
“Guess who you can tell about Jesus — You can tell someone who keeps you safe. You don’t see this person every day. This person’s job is to take care of you when your parents go somewhere without you for a little while. Do you know who it is? (Pause for children to respond.) That’s right, it’s a babysitter!”
“Guess who you can tell about Jesus — You can tell someone who is part of your family. They are older than your parents. They are actually your parents’ parents. Do you know who they are? (Pause for children to respond.) That’s right, they’re grandparents!”
“Guess who you can tell about Jesus — You can tell someone who works very hard. This person brings you food. He or she works in a restaurant. Do you know who it is? (Pause for children to respond.) That’s right, it’s a waitress or waiter!”
“Guess who you can tell about Jesus — You can tell someone who is really fun. These people are probably close to your age. They’re your favorite people to play with. Do you know who it is? (Pause for children to respond.) That’s right, it’s your friends!”

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “These are just some of the people in our lives that we can tell about Jesus. Who can tell others about Jesus?” (I can tell others about Jesus.)

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 we can tell others Jesus is alive!”

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: “Since Jesus wants us to go and tell everyone the BIG NEWS that He is alive, let’s make a list of people we can tell. When I say your name, tell me one person you can tell the BIG NEWS to.” (Write each child’s name and what they say in the journal.)
“Let’s pray together now! Dear God, thank You that Jesus is alive! Please help us tell the big news to as many people as we can. Help [child’s name] tell [name listed] and (repeat for each child). We want everyone to know the big news that Jesus is alive because that’s what makes Easter so special. We love You, God! 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, ‘I can tell others Jesus is alive.’ 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 we can tell others Jesus is alive!”
What you do: Take your journal home with you so you can pray for your eGroup children by name throughout the week.

LISTEN FOR THE GOOD NEWS

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: no supplies
What you do: Seat children in a circle.

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Remind children our main point today is, “I can tell others Jesus is alive.” Explain children will be listening carefully for you to say the main point. When you say the main point correctly, everyone will stand up and find a new spot around the circle. Tell them you’ll sometimes put a wrong word in the main point, but they should only move if you say all the right words! If children start to get up and move when you said a wrong word, they will need to shout the main point before sitting back down.
What you say: “All right, friends, make sure you listen very carefully for me to say our main point correctly: ‘I can tell others Jesus is alive!’ I’m going to put some other silly words in sometimes, so help each other listen for the right words. And remember, if you stand up on the wrong one, you’ll need to shout our good news as loud as you can before sitting back down!”
“I can tell others Jesus is alright!”
“I can tell others Jesus is allowed!”
“I can tell others Jesus is a lizard!”
“I can tell others Jesus is alive!”
“I can tell ostriches Jesus is alive!”
“I can tell octopuses Jesus is alive!”
“I can tell umbrellas Jesus is alive!”
“I can tell others Jesus is alive!”
“I can tell others jaguars are alive!”
“I can tell others Jiminy Cricket is alive!”
“I can tell others George Washington is alive!”
“I can tell others Jesus is alive!”
“I can text others Jesus is alive!”
“I can type others Jesus is alive!”
“I can tickle others Jesus is alive!”
“I can tell others Jesus is alive!”

DISMISSAL

NEWSPAPER ACTION

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: newspaper pages (12), foam die
What you do: Give each child a newspaper page and encourage children to stand up and form a large circle around the eGroup space. Tell each child to place their newspaper page on the floor in front of them.

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Explain children will follow your directions as you tell them different actions to take with their newspaper pages. The die will determine how long or how many times children will perform each action. The child who does the best job performing each action can roll the die for the next action.
Roll the die. Read an action statement below, inserting the number shown on the die where the “[#]” is shown. After each action, choose a child who completed the action well to roll the die, then read another action statement using that number. Repeat until all action statements have been read.
What you say: “Some of our Quest animals have BIG NEWS to share this month! Let’s use our special newspaper pages and see if you can complete these newspaper action challenges!”
“Stand on one foot on your newspaper page while I count to [#]!”
“Hop back and forth from one side of your newspaper page to the other [#] times!”
“Make a bridge over your newspaper page and keep it up while I count to [#]!“
“Pick up your newspaper page and balance if on your head while I count to [#]!”
“Sit on your newspaper page and hold completely still while I count to [#]!”
“Lay your newspaper page flat on one hand. Walk around and give [#] friends high-fives without letting it fall off!”
“Lift one knee in the air and balance your newspaper on your knee while I count to [#]!”
“Leave your newspaper page on the floor. Walk to [#] friends’ newspaper pages and tap them with one finger before walking back to your newspaper page.”
“Trade newspaper pages with [#] friends, then walk back to your spot.”
“Raise your newspaper page in the air as high as you can and keep it there while I count to [#]!”
“Stand right behind your newspaper page and jump as high as you can [#] times without touching it!”


Quest Large Group Week of March 31

Big News

Main Point: I can tell others Jesus is alive!
Bible Story: The Easter Story
Bible Passage: Matthew 26:20-30; 27:1-2; 28:1-7
Memory Verse: “Go and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19, NIV

VIDEO: “Quest Rules Video”
SLIDE: “WCLU Campus Screen Graphic”

STORYTELLER: “Hello friends! Welcome to Quest and welcome to the Wonder! Clubhouse! I’m so excited because it’s Easter time and Easter is the best day because we get to tell EVERYONE that Jesus is alive, and that’s pretty BIG NEWS! On the count of three, I want everyone to yell BIG NEWS! Ready? One, two, three!”

With the kids, yell “BIG NEWS!”

STORYTELLER: “Great job, everybody! I know that in the Wonder! Clubhouse, we’re going to learn more about this, so let’s do it again! One, two, three!”

With the kids, yell “BIG NEWS!”

STORYTELLER: “That’s right, we’re going to learn more about the big news that Jesus is alive.”

STORYTELLER: “Now friends, whenever I say ‘Who can tell others about Jesus?’ You’ll say, ‘I can tell others about Jesus!’ Let’s try that now! ‘Who can tell others about Jesus?’”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “I can tell others about Jesus!”

STORYTELLER: “Great job! We can all tell others about Jesus and we can start by telling them that Jesus is alive, which is something we can all celebrate together. In fact, let’s do that now! I want everyone to sing, dance, and thank God for His son, Jesus. Let’s stand to our feet as we sing!”

SONG: “Everybody Sing”

Lead children in singing, “Everybody Sing,” with the hand motions.

SONG: “Jesus Is Alive”

Lead children in singing, “Jesus is Alive,” with the hand motions.

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

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “I can tell others about Jesus!”

STORYTELLER: “That’s right! We can share the BIG NEWS! that Jesus is alive. In fact, that’s exactly what Jesus told us to do in our memory verse this month. Watch me say our memory verse, and then we’ll practice it together:

‘Go (run in place) and make (pound fist into palm) disciples (point out) of all nations.’ (extend arms overhead in a circle) Matthew 28:19” (open hands like a book)

STORYTELLER, THEN CHILDREN: “‘Go (run in place) and make (pound fist into palm) disciples (point out) of all nations.’ (extend arms overhead in a circle) Matthew 28:19” (open hands like a book)

Repeat the memory verse with the kids two more times for understanding.

STORYTELLER: “Great job, friends! Let’s say it one more time, ‘Who can tell others about Jesus?’”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “I can tell others about Jesus!”

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

VIDEO: “BNEW_LG_WK1”
SLIDE: “WCLU Campus Screen Graphic”

STORYTELLER: “That was great! I’m so glad we learned that Jesus is alive! Because Jesus is alive, we should share that with others and let them know the BIG NEWS!”

STORYTELLER: “Remind me again, ‘Who can tell others about Jesus?’”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “I can tell others about Jesus!”

STORYTELLER: “Yes! That’s the truth, friends. We learned that Jesus is alive and that’s pretty BIG NEWS that we can share with everybody! Now, we’re going to pray to God and thank Him for sending us His son, Jesus. Everyone bow your heads and close your eyes.”

STORYTELLER: “Dear God, thank You for Your son Jesus and thank You for the big news that Jesus is alive. We love You. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

STORYTELLER: “Great listening today, friends! Now it’s time for you to go back to your eGroups, but I’ll see you again next time! Happy Easter!”

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.