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Wonder! Clubhouse All Aboard – Week 3 #Quest

Bible Story: Creation Day 3: Land, Plants, and Sea | Genesis 1:9-13
Main Point: God made land, plants, and sea!
Memory Verse: “You made the world and everything in it.” Psalm 89:11

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Lesson Overview
During Wonder Clubhouse: All Aboard we’re heading to Creation Station to make discoveries and learn about the world around us and that God made everything – the sun, moon, stars, planets, clouds, rain, oceans, animals, flowers, you, me … everything!

We learned on day three of creation:

God made (point up)
land, (march)
plants, (pretend to dig)
and sea. (pretend to swim)

God separated the land from the ocean, formed giant mountains, and created so many kinds of plants. God is so amazing!

This week, remind your child to thank God for giving us land, plants and sea. Because God created the land, plants, and sea, we have dry ground to live on, fruits and vegetables to eat, and oceans to explore! Go outside with your child and smell a flower, sit under a shady tree, or hike up a mountain and thank God for what He created!

All Aboard
Each weekend children visit Quest during this eight week series they can collect main point train cars to add to their All Aboard poster. These train cars will help remind them of all the things God created. Children can collect six train cars and bring their poster back to Quest to receive a special prize.

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Memory Verse – Psalm 89:11
Join us in helping your child learn our memory verse, Psalm 89:11. Children can recite this verse every week during the series to earn bonus train cars to put on their All Aboard poster.

You (point up)
made (fist on top of fist)
the world (form a circle with arms over head)
and everything in it. (spread arms wide)
Genesis 89:11 (open hands like a book)

Knowing this verse helps children remember to thank God for what He created! Help your child practice this verse. Then ask them to Remember, Think, and Follow to review what we learned this weekend.

1 REMEMBER: What did God create in today’s Bible story? (land, plants, and sea)
2 THINK: Did God create land, plants and sea on day THREE or day FIVE? (day three)
3 FOLLOW: What will you thank God for today that he created on day three? (land, plants, and sea)


Motion Large Group 6.26.16

The Force Of Kindness

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

Countdown

Welcome

“Hello and welcome to Motion! My name is _________ and I’ll be your guide as we travel throughout the galaxy in our series called The Force of Kindness. We’ll be traveling throughout the Star Wars universe as we look to uncover acts of kindness shown by some of Star Wars’ most famous characters. Before we dive into our epic story for the day, I’d like to introduce a special group of people who are visiting eKidz for the first time today. Motion, put your hands together for 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 orange 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.”

Game Setup – Force Speed

“During The Force Of Kindness, we’re training to become better Jedi Knights like how Anakin, Ahsoka, and Obi Wan Kenobi trained for so many years. One often forgotten ability of the most highly trained Jedi is the ability to move with super human quickness. This ability is called Force Speed and in today’s Jedi Training, you’ll learn to move with the quickness of a seasoned Jedi Knight.

In this game you’ll find a partner. Once you partner up, we’ll give each pair a cup that will be placed on the ground between the two of you. I will start to call out parts of your body and as I call them out, you’ll place both hands on that body part. Let’s practice now.

‘Knees!’

(instruct kids to put hands on knees)

‘Feet!’

(instruct kids to put hands on feet)

‘Shoulders!’

(instruct kids to put hands on shoulders)

‘Head!’

(instruct kids to put hands on head)

Looking good so far, Motion! After I call out a few body parts, I’ll then yell out ‘Force Speed!’ and when I do, the first person to grab the cup off the ground wins that round. Find a partner and let’s play a few rounds of this game now!

(Help kids find a partner, begin playing a few rounds of the game with the kids. Encourage them to find a new partner after each round.)

Motion, you guys are doing a great job so far, but I think it’s time we found our Jedi Champion for the day. Now as we play this game, the kid who loses the round must follow around the winner and become their biggest fan and cheer for them every time they compete against a new opponent. Right now I want you to find a partner and in just a moment we’ll begin our Force Speed Tournament!”

(play a ‘Biggest Fan’ version of the game and determine one final victor)

Congratulations to ____________ our inner for the day. Everybody give _________ a hand!

(initiate applause)

Game – Force Speed

The Force of Kindness Episode Setup

“Great job during today’s game, Motion! In all the games we play during this series, we’ll be working on skills that every Jedi uses, so keep coming back and we’ll turn you into the best Jedi since Luke Skywalker!

Now, it’s time for today’s episode of The Force of Kindness! Today we’re following the Republic army as they work to rescue a planet from the clutches of the Droid army. Motion, put your hands together for The Force of Kindness!”

(initiate applause, walk off stage)

The Force of Kindness Episode 3

Video Outro / Dismiss to eGroups

“Now Motion, you’re going to head back to your eGroups now to talk more about kindness and how we can be kind to those who are overlooked. When I call your eGroup leaders’ name, you can stand up and follow your eGroup leaders back to your groups.”

(dismiss kids back to their eGroups by calling their eGroup leaders’ names)

eGroups

Worship Intro

“Welcome back from your eGroups, Motion! Today we’ve got the great opportunity to praise God and thank Him for bringing us here today. Check out the screen!”

Worship Leader Intro Video

Worship Song – Generation For You

Bring It! Challenge Setup

“Great job, Motion! Everyone can have a seat.

(wait for kids to be seated)

Throughout The Force of Kindness you can earn prizes for saying your memory verse and finding it in the Bible. In just a moment you’re going to circle around your eGroup leaders and you can say it to them to earn a prize from the Force Field Candy Bin. Circle around your eGroup leaders now!”

Bring It! Challenge

Pass Out Snacks / Part 2 Movie Setup

“It’s almost time for us to begin the second part of today’s episode of The Force Of Kindness. Before we do, though, we’re going to hook you up with a snack to make sure your stomachs don’t growl as loud as Chewbacca from Star Wars.

(cue Chewbacca growling noise)

Let’s check out the rest of the episode while we start handing out the snacks. Take a look at the screen!”

Pass Out Snacks / Part 2 Movie


Motion eGroup :: June 25/26

eGROUP LESSON PLAN

WEEK 3: JUNE 25/26

KINDNESS

Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them.

MAIN POINT
Be kind to people who are overlooked.

MEMORY VERSE: LUKE 6:31
Do to others as you would have them to do to you.

BIBLE STORY
Least of These
Matthew 25:35-40

Look for these eKidz Values icons in the lesson plan!

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 your eGroup. Ask them about their week and interests. Use the following questions to generate discussion:
What’s something cool that happened this week?
What was the favorite part of your week?
Have you ________ (seen/eaten/listened to/read) any good _________ (movies/TV shows/food/music/books) lately?
What are you looking forward to next week?
Once you have five to six kids begin the Engage activity.

LIGHTSABER TRAINING

SUPPLIES
STAR WARS FINGER TATTOOS, WET WIPES

SAY: “In the movie Star Wars Jedi’s are members of the mystical knightly order, trained to guard peace and justice in the universe. They use lightsabers to defend and protect their galaxy, but are required to go through Jedi training to use a lightsaber.”

DO: Give each kid a Star Wars finger tattoo and wet wipe. Help kids apply tattoos.
STEP 1: Peel off the plastic top sheet and place the tattoo face down on their right index finger.
STEP 2: Place the wet wipe on top of the tattoo and hold for 15-30 sections. Make sure the entire tattoo design is covered by the wet wipe.
STEP 3: Peel off the backing and let dry.
After all kids have a tattoo, have kids find a partner and explain kids will compete in Jedi training duels, trying to be the last Jedi standing.
Both partners will face one another and place their right index finger (light saber) pointing out. With their other right hand fingertips, partners will grab their opponent’s right hand fingertips and clasp them tightly together.
Jedi’s win their light saber duel by ‘tagging’ or touching their opponent with their light saber finger.
When a Jedi loses a duel, the Jedi has to cheer on their opposing Jedi until this Jedi loses. If this Jed loses, they cheer for the Jedi who beat them. Each Jedi who wins will find another winning Jedi to duel.
Play continues until there is one Jedi left standing.

 

ME
MORY VERSE

During this time introduce your eGroup to the series virtue and memory verse. Spend time teaching and practicing the memory verse.

SUGGESTED TIME
5-8 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
PENS

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 are in a series called Hollywood Highlight Reel: The Force of Kindness. We all have a powerful force at our disposal
the force to show others how valuable they are. The power lies in how you treat others. The world has one idea of how we should treat others but Jesus set a clear example for us.

God created kindness. No one is kinder than God: no one has ever done more to show us how valuable we are than God has done. He values us more than anyone else can. He sent Jesus, His Son, to SHOW us how valuable we are to Him. Jesus gave us the gold standard of kindness in Luke 6:31: Do to others what you want them to do to you. When we are kind to others, they notice – perhaps because kindness isn’t so common. It sets us apart and can lead to real changes in the hearts of others. Let’s memorize this verse to help us remember how we should treat others because of the example Jesus set for us.”

DO:
Read the verse out loud:
Do to others as you would have them to do to you.
 Luke 6:31
Help kids look up the memory verse in their Bibles. Encourage children to use the pens to underline the verse in their Bible.
As time allows, practice the verse with your group. 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 verse as a group, have kids pair up to practice the verse.
MOTIONS: Come up with motions to help remember the verse as a group. Practice it together.

 

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

BIBLE STORY ACTIVITY: Kids will act out the Bible story and through the story of Jesus telling us when we show kindness to one of the least of these, learn it’s as if we’re showing kindness to Him.

SUGGESTED TIME
8-12 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
BIBLES, ONE STAR WARS MASK, SCRIPTURE CARDS, NARRATOR STORY CARD

SAY: “For one reason or another, people are overlooked everyday – no one notices them, much less shows kindness to them. But Jesus says when we show kindness to one of the least of these, it’s as if we are showing kindness to Him.”

DO:
Have kids sit in a circle with their Bibles. Give scripture cards to kids who do not have a Bible.
Instruct kids to turn to Matthew 25 in their Bibles. NOTE: This may take time, but it helps them 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.
Assign the following roles to kids in the group: Narrator, Jesus, and two to three righteous person
(to complete actions … feed, give drink, etc.)
Give the narrator the Star Wars mask and story card. The narrator will wear the mask and read the
Bible story from the narrator story card in his or her best Star Wars voice. The other characters will act
out what is being read. (The Narrator may take home the mask at the end of the day.)
As the narrator reads from the narrator story card encourage kids to follow along in their Bibles or with
their scripture cards.
After the story, discuss the following:
What did Jesus mean when He said how we treat others is how we treat Him?
Have you ever been sick, hungry, thirsty, or needed a place to stay and someone showed kindness to you? How did it make you feel?
Think about someone you may know is overlooked or ignored. How might you be able to be kind and show them they are valuable?

SAY: “Some people are easier to show kindness to than others, but everyone deserves to be treated like they are valuable, no matter who they are. When you give something to eat to ANYONE who is hungry, donate coats to a local homeless shelter, or make a bed on the living room floor for someone who needs a place to sleep, it’s like you are treating God with kindness. When you do, you are not only being kind to that person, but Jesus said you are being kind to Him, too!”

DO:
Collect pens and scripture cards. Make sure kids write their names on their scripture cards. Hand scripture cards back to kids during dismissal.

KINDNESS!

APPLICATION ACTIVITY: Kids will discuss people in their lives who are overlooked and how they can be kind to them.

SUGGESTED TIME
8-10 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
KINDNESS DECK OF CARDS

SAY: “Sometimes there are people in our lives who are easily forgotten or overlooked. Jedi Mace Windu and his Clone Troopers risked their lives to save the overlooked people of Ryloth from the Rebel army. Mace and his team could have only focused on winning the battle and beating the Rebel army, but they didn’t. They put themselves in danger so the innocent citizens of Ryloth would not be harmed. When we are kind to those who are overlooked, we are serving God. And we can start by focusing not on our needs, but the needs of others.”

DO:
Have kids get in teams of two and sit in a circle, with partners sitting across from each other.
Explain the goal of the game is collect four of the same kind of card and then for their partner to say “KINDNESS,” or for the other partner to say “KINDNESS” when their partner has four of a kind.
Have each two player team move away from the group and decide on a signal they can secretly use to tell each other when they have four of a kind. The signal can be a body movement, a gesture or hand signal, but words are not allowed. After all tams have a signal have them sit down in the circle.
The eGroup leader will be the dealer. Deal four kindness cards to each player. After everyone has looked at their cards, deal four more cards face up in the middle of the group.
When the last card has been turned over, any player can pick up one (or more) of the face up cards from the middle and add it their their hand. The player must immediately discard another card(s) face up in it’s place.
Players continue replacing cards, as often as they want, until no one wants the four face up cards. The dealer sets these four cards aside and deals four new cards. Deal four new face up cards and continue as before.
Repeat until someone yells, “KINDNESS.” The partner of the person who says, “KINDNESS” must show their cards to the group. If they have four of a kind, all other teams get a letter, starting with K. If the partner does not have four of a kind the team who incorrectly called “KINDNESS” receives a letter.
The team with four of a kind will share an example of how to meet the need on their card (“I was” cards) or name someone who is overlooked or ignored who they can meet the need for (“You gave me” cards).
If a team has four of a kind of the main point card, “Be kind to people who are overlooked.” the team will recite Luke 6:31.
Collect and shuffle all cards and deal again.
The first team to receive eight letters spelling the word K-I-N-D-N-E-S-S loses the game.

Optional Modification (for younger groups): Lay all the cards facedown on the ground and play Memory. On each turn kids get to turn over four cards, trying to find a match. Once a match is found the kid will answer who they can meet the need for or how they can meet the need.

SAY: “This week remember that whatever you do for others you do for Jesus, too. Be kind to Jesus by being kind to people who are overlooked.”

 

SPACE BATTLE

PRAYER AND GAME 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, PAINTERS TAPE, BLUE AND GREY PAPER SAY: “Before we begin our last activity, let’s pray together.”

DO: Write down any prayer requests in your eKidz Prayer Journal. Kids can share their requests out loud or can write them directly in the journal.

SUGGESTED PRAYER: “Dear God, thank You for the wise words from Jesus. Help us all to see opportunities to help others – especially those who may get overlooked often. We love You and want to be kind to You by being kind to everyone around us. We love You. In Jesus’ name, amen!”

SAY: “During this Hollywood Highlight Reel series we’re watching clips from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The Clone War is a battle between the Republic’s clone army in their struggle against Count Dooku’s Separatist forces. Let’s see who will win today in our own space battle between the Republic and the Separatist’s.”

DO: Play ‘Space Battle.’
Place the painters tape on the floor to divide your eGroup into two equal sections.
Divide your eGroup into two teams, the Republic and the Separatist’s. Use the finger tattoos kids are wearing to have kids get in teams with others who have the same tattoos. (Ex. Kids with a Yoda and Darth Vader tattoo are a team and kids with a Princess Leia and Chewbacca tattoo are a team.)
Pass out one sheet of blue paper to each kid on the Republic team and a sheet of grey paper to each kid on the Separatist team.
Help kids fold their paper to make a fighter ship (paper airplane).
When you say, “GO,” teams will have a space battle by flying their paper fighter ships to the opponents’ side. Teams will continue flying fighter ships to their opponents side, trying to get no paper ships on their side of the space.
After 2 minutes say, “STOP!” Count the number of fighter ships on each side. The team with the least number of fighter ships on their side wins!
Award this team with one piece of candy from the Force Field candy bin in large group.

BRING IT! CHALLENGE

OVERVIEW: During The Force of Kindness kids have an opportunity to be rewarded for using their Bibles and learning what the Bible says about kindness.

TIME
5 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
FORCE FIELD CANDY BIN

SAY: “In Motion we want you to Bring It! to church each weekend! The Bring It! Challenge encourages you to bring yourself, your Bible, your friends, and scripture you’ve learned to Motion. Not only can you be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.”

During The Force of Kindness, you can earn Star Wars candy from the Force Field each week if you can show me Luke 6:31 in your Bible AND recite it from memory!”

DO:
Encourage kids to show you Luke 6:31 in their Bible AND recite the verse from memory. Kids must do both to earn a piece of candy.
Allow kids to pick a piece of candy from the Force Field candy bin.

SAY: “Make sure to come to Motion each week to learn more about how to live out what Jesus said about showing others they are valuable. This week work on learning our memory verse, Luke 6:31, and remember to bring your Bible to Motion next week!”


Wonder! Clubhouse All Aboard – Week 2 #Quest

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Lesson Overview
During Wonder! Clubhouse: All Aboard we’re heading to Creation Station to make discoveries and learn about the world around us and that God made everything – the sun, moon, stars, planets, clouds, rain, oceans, animals, flowers, you, me … everything!

We learned on day two of creation:

God made (point up)
sky (spread arms high)
and water! (spread arms below)

God separated the waters in the clouds above from the waters in the ocean below. He called the space between them “sky.” There are so many things we see and use all the time that can be found in the sky or water. We can thank God for the sky and water because He created them!

This week, remind your child to thank God for giving us the sky and water; lay in the grass and look at the clouds and talk about what they look like, or maybe if you’re planning a trip to the beach or the lake this summer you can talk about how God made the water you’re playing in.

All Aboard
Each weekend children visit Quest during this eight week series they can collect main point train cars to add to their All Aboard poster. These train cars will help remind them of all the things God created. Children can collect six train cars and bring their poster back to Quest to receive a special prize.

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Memory Verse – Psalm 89:11
Join us in helping your child learn our memory verse, Psalm 89:11. Children can recite this verse every week during the series to earn bonus train cars to put on their All Aboard poster.

You (point up)
made (fist on top of fist)
the world (form a circle with arms over head)
and everything in it. (spread arms wide)
Genesis 89:11 (open hands like a book)

Knowing this verse helps children remember to thank God for what He created! Help your child practice this verse. Then ask them to Remember, Think, and Follow to review what we learned this weekend.

1 REMEMBER: What did God create in today’s Bible story? (sky and water)
2 THINK: Did God create sky and water on day one or day two? (day two)
3 FOLLOW: Because God made everything, we should thank Him for what He’s created! What will you thank God for today? (sky and water)


The Force of Kindness – Week 2 #Motion

TFOK Main Slide

Series Memory Verse: Luke 6:31, “Do to others as you would have them to do to you.”
Virtue: Kindness: Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them.
Main Point: There’s always time to be kind.
Bible Story: Jesus and the Children, Mark 10:13-16

In our second week of The Force of Kindness, we saw an episode of Clone Wars where a farmer went out of his way to be kind to the Clone Troopers, and even though he was attacked, he took the time to be kind.

We then read in the Bible how Jesus, who was very busy with his growing ministry, took time to be kind to a group of children who wanted to see him. Jesus was the perfect example of kindness. 

Talk with your family this week about times when you struggle to take the time to be kind. Commit to holding each other accountable to always taking the time to be kind. And come back next week for another episode of The Force of Kindness!