Finders 4: Fool’s Gold
Virtue: Responsibility: Doing what you are supposed to do.
Main Point: Doing what you are supposed to do by keeping your word.
Bible Story: Daniel And The Lions Den
Bible Passage: Daniel 1:1-4; 6
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 / Worship Bumper Intro
“Welcome to Motion! It is so great to see all of you here for the second week of Finders 4: Fool’s Gold. Before we get started, we need to take a moment and welcome our first time guests. We call them VIP’s. So, let’s make a little noise and make them feel welcome!
VIPs, if you have any questions, find someone in a blue eKidz shirt because we’re here to answer any questions you might have.
“It’s no mystery that I LOVE The Finders. For our VIP’s, The Finders are a group of mystery-solvers who are right now hot on the trails of their archenemy Goldman. In fact, last week, one of The Finders, Hannah, was so wrapped up in finding Goldman, she ignored her responsibilities at her uncle Xander’s bakery.
The Finders ended up finding Uncle Xander all tied up in his office. Let’s do a quick survey: if you think Goldman had something to do with Uncle Xander getting tied up, give a big thumb’s up!
(wait for response)
If you think Goldman wasn’t the one responsible, shake your head ‘no’ and give me a big thumb’s down!
(wait for response)
I’ve got a feeling we’re about to find out. Motion, make some noise for episode two of Finders 4 – Fool’s Gold!”
(initiate applause, walk off stage)
Finders 4 Episode 2
Video Outro / Dismissal to eGroups
“Motion, this is why I love The Finders. Just when you think they’ve been beat, they always have a backup plan. But they wouldn’t have needed a backup plan if Hannah had kept her word. Hannah gave her uncle Xander her word that she would lock the door, but also gave The Finders her word that she would stick to their plan.
It looks like keeping your word helps to keep you out of trouble. Will Hannah learn that lesson? We’ll find out in next week’s episode of Finders 4: Fool’s Gold.
But we don’t have to wait until next week to learn about the importance of keeping our word. Right now we’re going to dismiss to our eGroups to learn more about how following directions helps us show responsibility. When I call your eGroup leaders’ name, you can follow them back to your eGroup.”
(call eGroup leaders’ names and dismiss kids)
“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]
[VIP Slide – All Combined]
VIP Lanyard + Welcome Area = Gift.”
Trading Card Video Setup
“Now Motion, I’ve got something amazing I want to share with you. Throughout all the past seasons of The Finders, you’ve collected trading cards to 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, each trading card you collect will be a card you can add to your deck as you play against your friends to earn prizes and even more trading cards. Every week you’re here you have the opportunity to earn even more trading cards to start building an awesome deck.
Last week we handed out the base packs for The Finders: The Game and this week you’ll earn another trading card for your deck. Your eGroup leaders are going to give each one of you a new trading card this week and if it’s your weren’t here, don’t worry because you’ll be getting your base packs during this time as well! Motion, circle around your eGroup leaders because they’ve got your cards and they’ve got some instructions about prizes you can earn throughout this series.”
(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!”