Finders 4: Fool’s Gold
Virtue: Responsibility: Doing what you are supposed to do.
Main Point: Doing what you are supposed to do by not giving up.
Bible Story: Parable Of The Persistent Widow
Bible Passage: Luke 18:1-8
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 / Worship Bumper Intro
“Welcome to week three of Finders 4: Fool’s Gold, Motion! I recognize a few new faces today, which means we have first time guests here. We call them VIPs. Motion, make them feel welcome by making a little noise for our VIPs!
VIPs, if you have any questions, find someone in a blue eKidz shirt and we’ll help you figure things out.
Motion, it’s time for us to worship today and we’ll do that as we sing, dance, and praise God for the great things He’s done. Check out the screen!”
(walk off stage)
Worship Leader Intro Video
Worship Song – This Is Living
Worship Song Intro
“We’re not done with worship quite yet. Stay on your feet as we sing ‘For Your Glory!’”
Worship Song – For Your Glory
“Stay standing for just a second, Motion. Have you ever heard the term ‘pins and needles?’ It means you’re super excited for something and it makes you jittery and wiggly.
(host jitters and wiggles)
That is how I’ve felt all week looking forward to the next episode of The Finders. Everybody show me your best jitters and wiggles for the next five seconds. Go!
(five seconds of jitters and wiggles)
And stop! For our VIPs, The Finders are a group of mystery-solvers who are on the trail of their archenemy Goldman. Last week, the Finders almost caught him, or someone who might be him, but because one of the Finders, Hannah, has been struggling with keeping her word and being responsible, he plan didn’t work!
Now Motion, I’ve got a feeling this is the week The Finders solve this mystery once and for all. Motion, make some noise for episode three of Finders 4: Fool’s Gold!”
(initiate applause, walk off stage)
Finders 4 Episode 3
Video Outro / Dismissal to eGroups
“Motion, that is one of the coolest Finders episodes yet! Animated versions of The Finders characters? Amazing! Hey, how many of you wish you could spend Thanksgiving at Carowinds like Caleb did? I’m surprised we didn’t see Caleb riding down The Intimidator eating a giant turkey leg.
But really, I am just so amazed that The Finders never give up. Last week, their plans for finding Goldman fell apart, but here they are, still on the case. That makes me feel like maybe when I face problems, I shouldn’t give up either.
Now The Finders have a load of new clues in their hunt for Goldman. They get closer and closer every week. Let me tell you, there is no way I’m going to miss being here next week for the fourth episode of Finders 4: Fool’s Gold.
For now, we are going to head back to our eGroups, where our eGroup leaders are going to help us learn all the tools we need to never give up just like the Finders. When I call your eGroup leaders’ name, they’ll lead you back to your group. Listen carefully as I call their names.”
(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.”
Game Setup – Quick Change Ray
“Throughout Finders 4, we’ve seen the assimilation ray being used to change the shape of things inside of the bakery. The assimilation ray can be used to change things into food, but did you know that the ray can be used to change the shape of clothing, too? Check out the screen!”
*In this Quick Change game, kids will divide into their eGroups and one kid will be tasked with wearing the items shown on the slides on the screen while the rest of their eGroup must dress that person. The round begins when the sound of the assimilation ray fires. The eGroup must dig through the bag provided, pull out the correct clothing, and dress one person in the outfit shown on the screen. The first kid to come to the front of the theater wearing the correct outfit wins the round and the eGroup that wins the most rounds wins the game and earns an extra trading card.*
Game – Quick Change Ray
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 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. Remember, next week is the final episode of part 1 of Finders 4: Fool’s Gold which means that if you collect all the cards released during this series, you’ll earn a special, limited edition, location card to carry you into our Christmas series.
We’ve handed out the base packs for The Finders: The Game but if it’s your first time here, you’ll get a base pack today, too. Also, your eGroup leaders are going to give each one of you a new trading card to add to your deck. 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!”