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Motion eGroup Week of February 3

Rewind

Virtue: Kindness: Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them.
Main Point: Be kind to others because God is kind to you.
Bible Story: Kindness Principle.
Bible Passage: Titus 3:4-7
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 the movies.
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, 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!
This week we start a new series called Rewind, where we’ll learn about kindness. Let’s dig into God’s Word together now and read about God’s kindness towards us.”

WHAT YOU DO:
Have kids sit in a circle with their Bibles and instruct kids to turn to Titus 3:4. 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 Titus 3:4-7 aloud.
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? God.
How was God kind? He sent Jesus to die for our sins. We can have life forever because of God’s kindness and love.
What does it mean for me? I can be kind to others because God is kind to me.
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:
“There are so many kind things God does for us. The kindest thing He did for us was sending His Son Jesus to save us. God doesn’t have to show us kindness. He chooses to be kind because He loves us. He gives us kindness freely. We don’t have to do anything to earn it. It’s a free gift from God. And we should also give the free gift of kindness to others. They shouldn’t have to do anything to deserve it. Be kind to others because God is kind to you.”

YOU CONNECT

KIND OR NOT?

WHAT YOU NEED:
“Kind or Not?” matching game (6 scenario cards, 12 “Kind or Not?” cards)

WHAT YOU DO:
Divide the kids into two teams.
In the center of your eGroup area, place the six scenario cards face down in a 2 x 3 grid.
Next to the scenario cards in a separate grid, place the 12 “Kind or Not?” cards face down in a 4 x 3 grid.
Explain the scenario cards show a situation where kids have the chance to be kind. The “Kind or Not?” cards describe how to be kind and how not to be kind in that scenario.
The goal is to be the team to make the most matches between the scenarios and the “Kind or Not?” cards. Each scenario card has two cards that match it – a specific way to be kind in that situation and a specific way to be unkind in that situation.
Teams will send up one person at a time to turn over a scenario card.
After turning over a scenario card, the team member will turn over two “Kind or Not?” cards.
If the scenario does not match both “Kind or Not?” cards, the team member will turn the cards back over and play goes to the other team.
If the scenario does match both “Kind or Not?” cards the team must discuss and share which option is kind and which is not. The team keeps the matching scenario and “Kind or Not?” cards for a point.
The team with the most matches is the winner!

WHAT YOU SAY:
“In most situations in life, we can choose to be kind, or we can choose to not be kind. It might not always be easy to be kind, but since God is kind to us, we should be kind to others. When you have a choice of whether to be kind or not, make the wise choice and treat others with kindness. Be kind to others because God is kind to you.”

DISCUSSION QUESTION
What are some ways you can choose kindness this week at home? at school?

YOU CONNECT

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 others because God is kind to us. When you choose kindness, you can see God do great things through you!
I want you to share a way God has shown you kindness and how you will be kind to others 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 for being so kind to us. We want to also be kind to others, but we know this isn’t always easy. Help us to be kind to others because You are kind to us. Show us and teach us ways that we can live this out each and every day. 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.