Main Point: If you want to be wise, think before you act.
Bible Story: Danger Zone
Bible Passage: Proverbs 22:3; 2 Kings 22-23
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. But Daniel’s got a pretty wild imagination and we’ve seen him go to some pretty far out places so far. But it’s the final week of Eliminator and Daniel’s got one more big decision to make. Check out the screen for the finale of Eliminator!”
Eliminator Episode 4
Video Outro / Dismissal to eGroups
“Motion, put your hands together for Eliminator! It was awesome learning how we can make wise choices throughout this series.
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 ‘Already Won.’ 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 – Already Won
Game Setup – Food Fright
“Thanks Motion! Go ahead and have a seat.
In today’s episode of Eliminator, we saw pretty crazy stuff like spaghetti food fights and gross fake bugs. All those fun elements are going to lead us to our final game. Check out the screen!”
*One kid from each eGroup will be called to the stage to dig through the giant bowl full of yellow yarn trying to find the correct number and color of bugs as shown on the screen.*
Game – Food Fright
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.)
Hey Me! Promo / Dismissal Activity Setup
“Motion, we’ve had so much fun during Eliminator, but next week not only is it one of the biggest, best holidays ever, but we also begin a new series called Hey Me. In order to celebrate Hey Me! and the release of our new worship album in a couple of weeks, we’re going to issue a Lip Sync Challenge for you and your family to complete. Take a look at the slide on the screen and I’ll explain it in more detail.
(refer to the slide on the screen)
You and your family will record yourselves lip syncing to one of the songs off of our new worship album. After you finish your video, upload it to Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for your chance to win. You’ve only got a few weeks before the contest ends, so go ahead and start sending those videos in!
Now before your parents come pick you up and you tell them all about the Lip Sync Challenge, we’ve got one more activity.
Throughout Eliminator, we’ve seen Daniel make choices. And just like he made 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!”