FIND3RS: The Mask Of Monodios
Main Point: I can stick with it, even when things don’t go my way.
Bible Story: Snakebitten
Bible Passage: Acts 27:1-28:30
Memory Verse: Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9
Welcome / Worship Bumper Intro
“Welcome to Motion! I’m so excited you’re all here! My name is _______ and I want to start the day by worshipping God. Worship is so important to us in eKidz, that’s why we just released an awesome new worship album titled Undefeated. I want to invite one of our worship leaders to talk to us about what it means to worship. Check this out!”
(turn towards screen)
Worship Leader Intro Video
Worship Song – Undefeated
Worship Song Intro
“Motion, stay standing as we sing another song off the new eKidz album. This one’s called I Am Yours.”
Worship Song – I Am Yours
“Before you have a seat, turn to 3 people, high five them and say ‘Here come The Finders!’
(engage kids, high-fiving them and repeating the phrase)
Like I said earlier, we’ve got a huge reason to be excited today: take a look at the screen behind me! We’re beginning our brand new season of The Finders and it’s sure to be full of mystery and intrigue.
Now if you’ve never seen the Finders before, let me explain what you’ve missed! The Finders first started as a Film Club meeting at Miller’s Ridge Academy, but they banded together to become the mystery solving group known as The Finders. In the last season, The Finders had to uncover the lost secrets of the Pirate Ghost hidden inside Warehouse 110, but as they were leaving, they got a mysterious message from a drone saying one of their teammates, Dani, needed help.
Motion, I can’t wait to find out what’s going to happen in our new series, so put your hands together and check out the screen because it’s time for episode one of Finders 3!”
(initiate applause, walk off stage)
FIND3RS Episode 1
Video Outro / Dismissal to eGroups
“Whoa! Motion, that was awesome!
In today’s episode, things didn’t really go The Finders’ way when they were trying to find Dani, but they stuck with it anyway. That’s called endurance – sticking with what you started, even when it gets tough. And because The Finders endured, they found Dani and now are off on another great adventure. I can’t wait to see what happens next week – make sure you’re back! Now let’s head to our eGroups where we’ll talk more about how to stick with it when things don’t go our way.
When I call your eGroup leaders’ name, you can follow them to your eGroups.”
(call eGroup leaders’ names and dismiss kids)
Trading Card Time Intro
“Motion, welcome back from your eGroups! During Finders 3 you’ll be trying to collect trading cards and earn prizes. Take a look at the screen to see the different prizes you’ll be able to earn.
(refer to the screen of combinations and prizes)
Every week we’ll be releasing new cards, so make sure you’re here to get the newest ones. Now Motion, before you came in, you received your trading cards for this week. I’m going to give you two minutes to look at your cards and trade with your neighbors. I’ve got a few of my own cards, so I’ll be trading with some of you as well. Let’s get started!”
(take two minutes and trade cards with kids)
Trading Card Time
Trading Card Teaser Video Intro
“Ok, put your cards away! I’m playing by the robber rule, which means I don’t want to see any more cards or else they’ll become mine.
(enforce kids putting the cards away)
Make sure you’re here next week, Motion! We’ve got a brand new set of cards coming out next week. Take a look at the screen and I’ll show you!”
Trading Card Teaser Video
“Those cards look so cool! Make sure you’re next week to earn the newest ones.
Before we go any further, I want to take a moment and welcome our VIPs. You’re a VIP if it’s your first time here in eKidz and we’re so glad you’re here. Motion, help me welcome our VIPs!
If you’re a VIP, 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.”
Game Setup – Frozen In Time
“Speaking of having an awesome time, let’s find out about today’s game! In today’s episode of Finders 3, we were surprised to see the statue of the old man at the end of the episode was actually a real person! He was really good at standing as still as a statue, and in today’s game, we’re going to see how statue-like you can be. Check out this video!”
*Lights will be turned down low and the host will be moving through out the group of kids with a flashlight turned off. Host will instruct the kids to be moving around and dancing, but when the Host turns on their flashlight and points it at the kids, any kid caught moving will be “out” and must stand against the wall until the next round. Hosts will be encouraged to cut rounds short and get kids back in the game as often as they feel the energy start to drop.*
Game – Frozen In Time
Send 5th Graders to Huddle / Memory Verse Review
“Great job during the game! Each member of the winning team has earned one extra trading card today. Great job!
Right now, I want all 5th graders head to the back of the room for the 5th Grade Huddle, everybody else can have a seat.
(wait for kids to be seated)
Throughout Finders 3, we’re going to focus on saying our memory verse, Galatians 6:9. Take a look at the screen and let’s say it together!
(read the memory verse on the screen with the kids)
Each week I’m going to give one of you the opportunity to come on stage and say your memory and earn one extra trading card to help you complete your set. This week, since we’re still learning it, I want us to practice it one more time, but with a partner. Turn to a neighbor and practice saying the verse one more time.
(give kids time to say the verse)
Thanks, Motion. Make sure you’re next week for your chance to earn an extra trading card by saying your memory verse!”
Dismissal Activity Setup
“Before your parents come to pick you up, we’ve got one more great game to play. Circle up with your eGroups and then I’ll explain how to play!
(give kids a moment to gather around their eGroup leaders)
Now Motion, Finders 3 takes place in a museum and while some people may find museums boring and stuffy, museums are awesome places which show us the incredible history of the people who came before us.
In our final game called ‘Horrible Histories’, I’m going to be asking your eGroups questions about some of the awesome things that have happened in history and your eGroup is going to write your answer on the whiteboard. You’ll have 15 seconds to guess the answer and hold it in the air.
The team who gets the answer correct will earn 100 points and the team who earns the most points at the end of the game will be our winner. Let’s get ready to play ‘Horrible Histories.’ Take a look at the screen for the first question!”