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Motion eGroup Week of February 10

Rewind

Virtue: Kindness: Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them.
Main Point: Be kind to your family and friends.
Bible Story: Ruth and Boaz.
Bible Passage: Ruth 1 and 2
Memory Verse: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31, NIV

 

KID CONNECT

PICTURE THIS!

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

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

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

BIBLE CONNECT

FIND WHAT’S KIND

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

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

WHAT YOU DO:
Have kids sit in a circle with their Bibles and instruct kids to turn to Ruth 1. 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 the Bible story aloud as directed on the Bible story sheet.
Give each kid a “Find What’s Kind” activity page and have them write their name on their paper.
Explain that together you will rewind to find what was kind in today’s Bible story.
Answer the questions together and have kids write responses on the activity page.
Who was kind? Ruth and Boaz.
How were they kind? Ruth stayed with Naomi and helped her because she was part of her family. Boaz helped Ruth because of her kindness to Naomi and because they were family.
What does it mean for me? I can be kind to the people I care about most, my family and friends.
Options for Younger Kids: Let younger kids can draw instead of write if they prefer.
Options for Older Kids: Have them answer the questions on the activity page with a partner and then discuss as a group.

WHAT YOU SAY:
“Ruth and Boaz were kind to their family. Ruth showed kindness to her mother-in-law Naomi by staying with her. Boaz was kind to Ruth and Naomi by giving them food and then a home. You might have parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, and cousins who need your kindness. You also have friends who need your kindness. Don’t take for granted the people who care about you most; show kindness to your family and friends.”

YOU CONNECT

KINDNESS AWARDS

WHAT YOU NEED:
Kindness awards (1 per kid), pens

WHAT YOU DO:
Have a discussion with your group about awards.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
What do people get awards for? Being a valuable part of a team. Being good at something. Being helpful.
Awards are a way to show others they are valuable to you. Who in your family is valuable to you? What friends are valuable to you? Why?

WHAT YOU SAY:“Kindness is showing others they are valuable by how you treat them. One way to be kind is to let them know they are valuable to you and how much you appreciate them! Those important people in our lives deserve kindness awards for the kindness they show us!”

WHAT YOU DO:
Have kids think about who in their life, family and friends, they would like to give a kindness award to.
Have kids share who they will give a kindness award to and what that person does that is kind.
Give each kid a kindness award and pen.
Help them fill out the kindness award.
Instruct them to give the kindness award to the person they chose this week.

WHAT YOU SAY:
“There are people all around us who deserve an award for the great things they do for us and others. This week, I am challenging you to keep your eyes open for your friends and family who really do an awesome job at showing kindness. And remember, you may not get a kindness award when you do something kind, but God loves when you can be kind to your family and friends, and that is an even better award!”

JOURNAL AND PRAYER

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

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

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

SUGGESTED PRAYER:
“God, thank You so much for being kind to us. Thank You for giving us the story of Ruth and Boaz in the Bible so we can learn about kindness. Help us to remember to be kind to the people around us, especially our friends and family. We love You. In Jesus name, amen.”

BIBLE CONNECT

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

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

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

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

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