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Motion Large Group :: Dec. 5/6

Finders 4: Fool’s Gold

Virtue: Responsibility: Doing what you are supposed to do.
Main Point: Doing what you are supposed to do by considering others first.
Bible Story: Esther Helps The Jews
Bible Passage: Esther 1-8
Memory Verse: “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” Luke 16:10 (NIV)


Welcome / Series Setup

“Welcome to Motion! I’m so excited you’re all here to join us for the fourth episode of Finders 4: Fool’s Gold! Before we get started, we need to take a moment and welcome our first time guests called VIP’s. Motion, let’s make same noise and make them feel welcome!

(initiate applause)

VIPs, if you have any questions, find someone in a blue eKidz shirt because we’re here to help in any way we can.

Now Motion, the moment you’ve all been waiting for is here. We’ve been following The Finders as they’ve been on Goldman’s heels for the past few weeks, collecting clues and figuring out his location. This week promises to be The Finders’ biggest challenge as they hope to close this case once and for all. Let’s find out what happens next in this week’s episode of Finders 4: Fool’s Gold!”

(initiate applause, walk off stage)

Finders 4 Episode 4

Video Outro / Dismissal to eGroups

“Motion, this is crazy! I can’t believe how this episode ended! We thought that The Finders were closing in on Goldman, but it looks like he’s been in control of the situation the whole time! How will The Finders respond after this? Will they be able to hunt Goldman down? We’ll find out after we finish celebrating the most exciting time of the year!

That’s right, Motion. Make sure you’re with us next week as we begin our countdown to Christmas with Finders 4: Golden Christmas. We’ll watch some of The Finders’ favorite Christmas stories as well as playing awesome Christmas games.

Right now we’re going to dismiss to our eGroups where we’re going to learn more about how we can show responsibility. When I call your eGroup leaders’ name, you can follow them back to your eGroups.”

(call eGroup leaders’ names and dismiss kids)


VIP Welcome / Worship Intro

“Welcome back from your eGroups! Like I said earlier, we’re so happy to have our VIPs with us today. If you’re a VIP, you’ll want to check out 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.”

Hey Motion, since it’s our VIPs first time here, let’s show them how much fun we have worshipping God and thanking him for the amazing things he’s done in our lives. Check out the screen!

Worship Leader Intro Video

Worship Song – Get To Give

Game Setup – What’s That Sound Lock?

“Great job, Motion! Every body can have a seat.

(wait for kids to be seated)

In today’s episode of Finders 4, we were introduced to a Sound Lock, a device that only unlocks when the correct song is played. In today’s game we’ll work to identify some of the most common songs you might hear used in sound locks. Check out the screen!”

*Kids will circle around their eGroup leaders and each eGroup will be given a whiteboard and marker. A slide and a song will be shown on the screen and kids must choose from the multiple choice options on the screen and guess which answer shows the correct title of the song that was just played. eGroups that get the answer correct earn 100 points for that round and the eGroup that wins the most points wins the game.*

Game – What’s That Sound Lock?

Trading Card Video Setup

“Great job during the game, everybody!

(wait for kids to be seated)

Now Motion, I’ve got something amazing I want to share with you. Throughout all of The Finders seasons, you’ve collected trading cards that you could trade with your friends. During Finders 4, we’ve decided to mix things up with the trading cards and we’ve got a brand new, exciting GAME for you to play. Check out the screen!”

Trading Card Video

Bring It! Challenge Setup

“That’s right Motion! During Finders 4, you’ll collect cards to add to your deck as you play against your friends to earn prizes. Every week you’re here you have the opportunity to earn even more trading cards to start building an awesome deck.

Your eGroup leaders are going to give each one of you a new trading card this week and if you’ve collected all seven cards released during these last 4 weeks, you’ll earn the limited edition Hannah’s House Christmas card! Circle around your eGroup leader now.”

(give eGroup leaders time to hand out cards)

Bring It! Challenge

Trading Card Game Time Setup

“Now that you’ve got your new card, it’s time to play the game. Find a friend and get ready to play a game on your own! Make sure you’re playing a game with someone of your skill level, by the way. If you’re playing the beginner’s version of the game, play with other beginners. But if you’re a more advanced player, try to find other advanced players to play against.

During this time, your eGroup leaders and I will move around the room and help explain the rules, play games with you, and cheer you all on. Partner up and we’ll get started!”

Trading Card Game Time