The Force Of Kindness
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 Naomi
Bible Passage: Ruth 1-2
Memory Verse: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31
“Hello and welcome to Motion! I’ll be your guide as we travel throughout the galaxy in our new series called The Force of Kindness. We’ll be traveling all 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!
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]
[VIP Slide – All Combined]
VIP Lanyard + Welcome Area = Gift.”
Game Setup – Force Training
“Like I said earlier, we’re jumping into The Force of Kindness at light speed. One of the coolest things about the Star Wars universe is this fun little thing called the Force. The Force is an energy that holds all things together and can be used for a number of different purposes, including knocking things over, just like in this clip:
(watch a Force Push Clip from Clone Wars)
In today’s game, we’re going to start training in the Force by using it to knock down some targets across the room.
Each eGroup will be seated cross legged on the floor in a straight line. Across the room will be a tower of ten targets that will need to be knocked over by your team. Each team will be given one ball and the first person in the line will toss the ball at the targets when I say ‘Force Push!’
Let’s practice now. Everyone make a throwing motion after I say ‘Force Push.’
(encourage kids to do the motion)
Great job! Each round consists of three people force pushing the ball and hitting as many targets as possible. After you make your throw, you’ll move to the back of the line and let the next person in line make a throw. The team that knocks the most targets down in three throws wins. Also, if your team manages to knock down the green cup in the tower, your team will earn five bonus points towards your teams’ score. How cool is that?
After three throws we’ll count up how many targets were knocked down and your eGroup leaders will count your score; the team with the highest score wins that round. After each round eGroup leader will set back up the targets and we’ll get ready to play again! Everyone line up with your eGroups and we’ll get ready to do some Force Training!”
Game – Force Training
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 this side of Tatooine!
Motion, it’s time for the first episode in The Force of Kindness focusing on acts of kindness during a period of Star Wars history called ‘The Clone Wars.’ Put your hands together for The Force of Kindness!”
(initiate applause, walk off stage)
The Force of Kindness Episode 1
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 our family and friends just like Ahsoka was trying to get Anakin to be kind to the little gold droid. When I call your eGroup leaders’ name, you can stand up and follow them to your eGroup.”
(dismiss kids back to their eGroups by calling their eGroup leaders’ names)
“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 Song – One In A Million
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!”