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EKIDZ VALENTINES ARE COMING YOUR WAY THIS WEEKEND!

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Still searching for the perfect set of valentines for your child? eKidz At Home wants to help!

First – Download your child’s set of Quest or Motion themed valentines.

Then – Help your child print and personalize his or her valentines. (Be sure to print double-sided.)

Finally – Encourage your child to hand out to friends, kids in your neighborhood or at school.


Wonder! Clubhouse Buckets of Love Memory Verse backgrounds – #Quest

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Jesus loves everyone! Since Jesus loves everyone, we should love everyone, too! Our Bible verse during Buckets of Love helps remind us to love everyone. It says:

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

Join us in helping your child learn John 15:12. Children can recite this verse each weekend to receive an additional heart for their Buckets of Love poster! Use the phone or computer memory verse backgrounds to help your family learn John 15:12.


Motion eGroup :: February 6/7

eGROUP LESSON PLAN

WEEK 1: FEBRUARY 6/7
BIBLE STORY
The 10 Commandments
Exodus 20

WEEK 1 FOCUS

You shall have no other gods before me. (20:3)

You shall not make for yourself an image … or worship them. (20:4)

You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God. (20:7)

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. (20:8)

WEEK 2 FOCUS

5. Honor your father and mother. (20:12)6. You shall not murder. (20:13)

7. You shall not commit adultery. (20:14)

WEEK 3 FOCUS

8. You shall not steal. (20:15)

9. You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. (20:16)

10. You shall not covet … anything that belongs to your neighbor. (20:17)

ENGAGE

Engage is a time to welcome kids to your eGroup with a fun activity to help them feel comfortable and get to know each other.

TIME
30 MINUTES

DO: Start by introducing yourself and welcoming kids to the eGroup. Ask them about their week and interests. Once you have five to six kids begin the Engage activity.

PHASE 10: MOVE IT!

SUPPLIES
PHASE 10 DECK OF CARDS

NOTE: Before playing the game, pull out the cards listed below. Set aside the remaining cards; they will not be used for Move It!
All blue cards numbered one through five (there will be two of each number).
All red cards numbered one through five (there will be two of each number).
eight WILD cards and four SKIP cards

Divide the eGroup into two teams: the red team and the blue team. As kids join your eGroup, assign them to the red or blue team. Have teams face each other.
Have each team select a “RULER.” The RULER will choose a movement for the other team to complete each time a WILD card is drawn. OPTIONAL: A new RULER can be assigned each time a WILD card is drawn.
Shuffle the blue, red, WILD, and SKIP cards. Place the cards facedown in the center of the teams.
Flip over the top card on the pile.
If a red card is drawn, the red team must complete the corresponding movement from below. If a blue card is drawn, the blue team must complete the corresponding movement from below. The team must continue the movement until a new card of their color is drawn.
CARD MOVEMENTS
“1” CARD: jumping jacks
“2” CARD: stand on only your right leg
“3” CARD: spin around
“4” CARD: pat your head while rubbing your stomach
“5” CARD: BOTH teams must skip from one side of the room to the other
WILD CARD: The ruler gets to pick a movement for the other team to complete.
After the team has completed the movement, the team collects the card.
If a team chooses a SKIP card, the team collects all of the other team’s cards.
Continue until no cards remain in the pile. Have each team add up the numbers on their cards. WILD and SKIP cards do not count for points. The team with the highest point value wins!

 

BEGIN THIS ACTIVITY AT THE START OF THE WORSHIP EXPERIENCE (5:00, 9:00, 11:00)

MEMORY VERSE | THE 10 COMMANDMENTS

During this time introduce your eGroup kids to the memory verse. Spend time teaching and practicing the 10 commandments.

SUGGESTED TIME
5-8 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
COMMANDMENT POSTERS (10)

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!

This week we begin a new series called Motion Presents: Superbook! We’ll check in with our Superbook friends and learn about God’s rules for His people. Everyone has rules they’ve been given to follow. Rules from parents, teachers, coaches, or even the government! But did you know the most important rules come from God? God created a list of 10 rules for His people to follow called the 10 commandments.

God gave these rules to the Israelites thousands of years ago. But they weren’t just for the Israelites; those rules still apply to you and me today! The 10 commandments are found in Exodus 20. During this series we are going to learn the 10 commandments to help us know how God wants us to live our lives.”

DO:
Arrange the 10 Commandment posters around the eGroup space. Read each poster out loud, including the commandment and the explanation.
Practice the 10 commandments with kids. You can use the following methods to help kids learn the memory verse:

REPEAT AFTER ME: Have kids repeat the words after you.
PAIR UP: After practicing the commandments as a group, have kids pair up to practice the verse.
MOTIONS: Come up with motions to help remember the commandments as a group. Practice it together.
FIND IT FIRST: Mix up the order of the Commandment posters. Call out a commandment number and have kids race to see who can find it first.

 

GROW

RULES
CONNECT ACTIVITY: Kids will connect God’s rules with the Superbook: The Ten Commandments episode and connect with each other.

SUGGESTED TIME
10-12 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
PEN, NOTECARDS

SAY: “Wow! What an adventure! While camping at Pine Mountain State Park, our Superbook friends went hiking, but ended up traveling back in time to learn some valuable lessons.Have any of you ever gone on an overnight camping trip? (Allow response.) If so, I bet you had some camping rules to follow just like our friends in Superbook.”

DO:
Give each kid a pen and notecard.
Review the three campground rules: no exploring in caves, no swimming in waterfalls, and no hiking off the trails.
Have kids draw a waterfall, hiking trail, or cave on their notecard. Have kids find who drew the same rule as them and sit together in a circle.
Once kids are sitting together have them introduce themselves to their group.
Ask the following questions and have kids discuss in their groups. Share answers from different groups after each question.
QUESTIONS:
What do you think is the purpose of the camp rules? (To keep campers safe.)
If you could only follow one of the camp rules, which would you follow and why?
The main characters, Chris and Joye, had very different reactions to the forest ranger’s rules. How did each of them react? (Chris complained and disobeyed the rules. Joye was respectful and obeyed the rules.)
We’ve all heard of or had to follow rules we didn’t like or didn’t agree with. Share one rule from home or school you don’t like. Did you react to that rule more like Chris or more like Joye?
Why do you think that rule was made? (NOTE: Encourage kids to keep their comments positive, using kind and respectful language.)

 

GROW

THE 10 COMMANDMENTS | EXODUS 20:1-11 [COMMANDMENTS 1-4]
BIBLE STORY AND DISCUSSION ACTIVITY: Kids will learn the first four commandments by determining if a rule is one of God’s first four commandments.

SUGGESTED TIME
8-10 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
BIBLES, LEADER SHEET, PHASE 10 DECK OF CARDS (1 CARD PER KID)

SAY: “Just like we saw in Superbook, Chris and his friends weren’t the only ones given a list of rules to follow. Let’s look at the first four rules God gave the Israelites in Exodus 20.”

DO:
Have kids sit in a circle with their Bibles.
Use the leader sheet to instruct kids where to turn in their Bibles to find and read the first four commandments. NOTE: This may take time, but it helps them learn skills for reading the Bible on their own.
Give each kid one Phase 10 card. (NOTE: The type of card does not matter.) Use the leader sheet to read the Bible story. As you read the story, kids will flip over their card each time they hear one of God’s rules.

SAY: “Knowing God’s rules should affect how we live our lives. I’m going to read some situations. If you think it is a situation about one of God’s 10 rules, flip your card.”

DO: Read the rules below, one at a time. For each situation which describes one of God’s rules, have kids guess which rule is being described.

If you put a dish in the sink, wash it, dry it, and put it away.
Use one day each week to rest and worship. (Commandment 4)
Don’t look to anything or anyone but God for security, hope, or love. (Commandment 1)
Treat everyone with respect.
Look for ways to be kind and helpful to each other.
Only worship God, not other images. (Commandment 2)
Spend five days going to school and two days lying on the couch.
Use God’s name with respect. (Commandment 3)

SAY: “God’s rules help us determine right from wrong. It’s impossible for us to live the right way all the time and follow all of God’s rules perfectly. But God made a way for us to be forgiven when we sin and do something wrong. God sent Jesus to pay the price for our sins through His death on the cross. No matter what we’ve done, or will continue to do, Jesus will always forgive us – we just have to ask!”

 

PRAYER

PRAYER ACTIVITY: Prayer is an important way to share Jesus with passion. Spend time in prayer with your eGroup before beginning the game.

SUGGESTED TIME
8-10 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
eKIDZ PRAYER JOURNAL, PENS

SAY: “Before we begin our last activity, let’s pray together.”

DO: Take prayer requests and write them down in your eKidz prayer journal so you can pray for your eGroup kids during the week. Encourage kids to share one or two prayer requests. Invite kids to pray with you if they want.

SUGGESTED PRAYER: “Dear God, thank You for loving us so much that You gave us Your Word to show us how to live. Your rules are good. Help us to obey them with a joyful heart when at school, home, and everywhere we go this week. We love You! In Jesus’ name, amen.”

 

BRING IT! CHALLENGE

OVERVIEW: During Superbook: The 10 Commandments, kids can collect gear stickers on their bookmark for bringing their Bible and reciting the commandments.

TIME
5-6 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
10 COMMANDMENTS BOOKMARK, MOTION GEAR STICKERS

SAY: “It’s important to learn God’s rules to help us know how God wants us to live our lives. During Motion Presents: Superbook you’ll have a chance to earn an awesome Motion prize by bringing your Bible and reciting the 10 commandments!”

DO:
Show kids the 10 Commandments bookmark. Explain one side has the 10 commandments listed to help them learn all of God’s rules and other other side has spots to earn Motion gear stickers.
Explain how to earn Motion gear stickers on the 10 Commandments bookmark.
bring your Bible = 1 Motion gear sticker
recite a commandment from memory = 1 Motion gear sticker
Hand a 10 Commandments bookmark to each kid. If kids have a Bible have them find Exodus 20 and use their bookmark to mark this spot in their Bible.
Award Motion gear sticker to kids who brought a Bible and can recite any of the 10 commandments.

SAY: “Make sure to come to Motion the next two weekends to earn more gears during Superbook! Keep your 10 Commandments bookmark in your Bible to help you learn the 10 commandments and remember to bring your Bible and bookmark back to Motion every week!”


The Finders: Fools Gold – Week 8 #Motion

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Series Memory Verse: Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Philippians 2:3 (NIV)
Main Point: I can put others first by making things right.
Bible Story: Jacob and Esau Reconcile, Genesis 33:1-11

This was it! The last week of Finders 4: Fool’s Gold! If you missed episode 7, make sure to check it out here:

And now, the grand finale to the series.

Gasp! Goldman outwitted The Finders again! And now it looks like Less may not be just the helpful intern they thought he was. Stay tuned in the coming months for the return of The Finders!

In the end, Charlie apologized to the rest of The Finders and made things right with them. She finally humbled herself enough to reconcile. We also read in the Bible how Jacob and Esau made things right with each other, and that also required both parties humbling themselves. Forgiveness and reconciliation always require humility. Talk with your family this week about any relationships that might need restoration and see if pride could be getting in the way. Pray for Godly humility to always be able to ask for forgiveness and grant it.


Goody Goody Gumdrops – Week 7 #Quest

Bible Story: Nicodemus and Jesus | John 3:1-17
Main Point: I can be in God’s family!
Memory Verse: Everyone who is (spread arms up and out) a child of God (point to others) has the power (show muscles one at a time) to win. (cheer) – 1 John 5:4 (ERV)112315_eKidz_Quest_GGGU_MainGraphic-01

Lesson Overview
We had a Goody Goody Gumdrop of a time visiting Grandma Ginger’s gingerbread house and hearing another amazing Bible story! We learned, “I can be in God’s family!” from a Bible story about Nicodemus, a leader in the city of Jerusalem.

Nicodemus wanted to learn more about Jesus, so one night Nicodemus went to visit Jesus. Nicodemus knew Jesus was God’s Son and Jesus told Nicodemus he could be in God’s family by being born again. Nicodemus didn’t understand how he could be born again like a little baby, since he was a man, so Jesus explained to Nicodemus he needed to be born again into God’s family. Nicodemus could do this by believing in Jesus! Just like Nicodemus can be in God’s family by believing in Jesus, we can be in God’s family by believing in Jesus, too!

My Goody Goody Gumdrops
Each weekend children visit the Goody Goody Gumdrops game they can collect main point gumdrops to add to their Gumdrop Jar poster. These gumdrops will help remind us we WIN when we are a child of God! Children can collect 10 gumdrops and bring their Gumdrop Jar poster back to Quest to receive a Goody Gumdrops sweet treat.

Has your child filled up their Gumdrop Jar poster with 10 gumdrops? If so, your child can bring their Gumdrop Jar poster back to Quest to receive a Goody Gumdrops sweet treat! If not, your child can continue earning gumdrops by attending Quest, earning bonus gumdrops in Quest, or by doing an eKidz at Home activity with you to earn a special colored gumdrop!

Families are invited to visit the Goody Gumdrop tree at any of our campuses to receive an eKidz at Home gumdrop. Parents should take these gumdrops and do the activity on the back with their child then help glue the gumdrop to their child’s poster.

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Memory Verse – 1 John 5:4
Join us in helping your child learn our memory verse, 1 John 5:4. Children can recite this verse every week throughout the series to earn bonus gumdrops for their Gumdrop Jar poster.

Everyone who is (spread arms up and out)
a child of God (point to others)
has the power (show muscles one at a time)
to win. (cheer)
1 John 5:4 (ERV)

Knowing this verse helps us remember how we WIN when we believe in Jesus and obey Him! Help your child practice this verse at home. Then ask them to Remember, Think, and Follow to review what we learned this weekend.

  1. REMEMBER: Who were the men in our Bible story? (Nicodemus and Jesus)
  2. THINK: Did Jesus tell Nicodemus how to be in His family? (Yes!)
  3. FOLLOW: Can you help Nicodemus’ example and be in God’s family? (Yes!)