Main Point: If you want to be wise, hang out with wise people.
Bible Story: Fools Rush In
Bible Passage: 1 Kings 12:1-15a; Proverbs 13:20
Memory Verse: Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold. Proverbs 8:10
“Welcome to Motion! My name is ________ and I’m here to make sure you have an awesome time today. Speaking of having an awesome time, I want to introduce a game we’ll be playing throughout our series called Eliminator. During this game, you’ll be working to dodge the Eliminator arms as they try to knock you off where you stand.
Here’s how you play! In just a moment, everybody will stand up and enter the Eliminator ring. On the screen you’ll see the Eliminator arm coming from different directions. Depending on the direction of the arm, you’ll have to do a different move to get out of the way of it. If the Eliminator comes from the top of the screen, you’ll have to duck real low to make sure it doesn’t knock you out. If the arm comes from the bottom, you’ll have to jump over it. If the arm comes from the left or the right, you’ll have to dodge in the opposite direction to move out of the way.
Everybody stand up and let’s play Eliminator!”
Eliminator Series Intro
“Great job! Motion, you can have a seat.
(wait for kids to be seated)
We’re in the middle of our series called Eliminator where we’re following a guy named Daniel as he’s learning to make wise choices, even when it’s hard. Daniel’s got a pretty wild imagination, and I’m wondering what we’ll see this week. This find out together in this week’s episode of Eliminator!”
Eliminator Episode 3
Video Outro / Dismissal to eGroups
“Motion, right now we’re going to head back to our eGroups where we’ll learn more about making wise choices. When I call your eGroup leaders’ name, you can follow them back to your eGroups.”
(call leaders’ names and dismiss kids)
“Welcome to back from your eGroups! Before we go any further, I want to take a moment and welcome our VIPs. You’re a VIP today if it’s your first time here in Motion. Motion, help me welcome our VIPs today!
If you’re a VIP today, I’ve got some special instructions for you. Check out the screen!
This is a VIP lanyard.
[VIP Slide – Lanyard]
When you leave Motion , you need to take that lanyard to the black tent.
[VIP Slide – Black Tent]
Once you get to the black tent, show them your lanyard and they will give you a gift!
[VIP Slide – Gift]
VIP Lanyard + Black Tent = Gift.
If you have any questions, just ask someone in a blue eKidz shirt! We’re all here to make sure you have an awesome time today.”
“Right now I want everybody to stand to your feet, high five two people and say ‘Let’s Dance!’
Let’s start by singing and dancing to ‘Endless Praise.’ As you’re singing this song, I want to see you all dancing and clapping your hands. Here we go!”
Worship Song – Endless Praise
“Motion, stay standing as we sing our next song called ‘Unstoppable God.’ This song is our offering song, so if you brought an offering today, you can place it in the bowl at the front of the stage as we sing. Here we go!”
Offering Song – Unstoppable God
Game Setup – Come and Get It
“Thanks Motion! Go ahead and have a seat.
In today’s episode of Eliminator, we met Jordan the basketball player who loves bologna. Motion, does anyone here love bologna?
(wait for response)
Well in today’s game we’re going to have the opportunity to give Jordan all the bologna he wants. Check out this video!”
*Kids will line up with their eGroups and each kid will take a turn tossing a bean bag at the game board on the floor. If the bean bag lands in the target, the team will earn a point. The kid who tossed the bean bag will retrieve it, go to the back of the line and pass the bean bag to the front in an over-under style. Once the beanbag makes it to the front, the next person makes the toss and the process continues until the end of 3 minutes. The team that earns the most points at the end of the round wins that round and the team that wins the most rounds wins the game.*
Game – Come and Get It
Memory Verse Review
“Great job during the game, Motion! Everybody can have a seat.
Throughout Eliminator we’re going to make the wise choice to memorize our memory verse. But we’re going to mix things up a little bit. I’m going to call one person on stage to choose one of three envelopes. Inside the envelope is a set of instructions telling us how we’re going to say the verse.
Let me call one person on stage to choose how we’re going to say it today!
(Call one person on stage to choose an envelope. Follow the instructions on the card.)
Dismissal Activity Setup
“Remember to keep practicing your memory verse. Learning God’s word is one of the wisest choices you can make, and it can also help you in the Bring It! Challenge.
We’ve got one more activity while your parents are coming to pick you up.
Throughout Eliminator, we’ll see Daniel making choices. And just like he makes choices, you will choose if the people you see on the screen will succeed in whatever game they’re trying to play, or if they’ll fail miserably and wipeout.
I’ll show a video on the screen and then the video will pause. After I pause it, I’m going to ask you to talk to your eGroup and tell me if you think the person will ‘Walk or Wipeout.’
Go ahead and circle around your eGroup leaders and we’ll get started!”