Hollywood Highlight Reel
Virtue: Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do.
Movie: The Iron Giant
Main Point: When you lie to help yourself, you hurt yourself.
Bible Passage: Genesis 3
Memory Verse: Anyone who lives without blame and does what is right. They speak the truth from their heart. Psalm 15:2
Welcome / Worship Intro
“Hello and welcome to Motion for the final week of our blockbuster series, Hollywood Highlight Reel. Before we kick things off with our last feature film, I want to welcome a special group of movie-goers I like to called our VIPs. Motion, help me welcome our VIPs!
That’s right, you’re a VIP if it’s your first time in eKidz. VIPs, my name is ________ and myself and all the eGroup leaders in blue shirts are here to make sure you have an awesome experience at the movies. If you have any questions find us and we’ll be glad to help you out.
Now Motion, it’s time for some pre-movie worship. Check out the screen as we get ready to sing!”
(walk off stage)
Worship Leader Intro Video
Worship Song – Endless Praise
Worship Song Intro
“Motion, stay standing as we sing our next song called, ‘Get To Give.’
Worship Song – Get To Give
“Motion, thanks for worshipping today! Everybody can have a seat.
(wait for kids to be seated)
Motion, during the screenings of Hollywood Highlight Reel 3, we’ve been digging through our movie vault to find some of Hollywood’s most well known characters and we’ll learn how they can be truthful in the things they do or say.
To kick off the day, I’m going to give you a few clues to help you guess what today’s movie is.
One of our main heroes in this movie is a robot made out of a certain type of metal who fell from outer space. He’s pretty big – some might even say he’s giant! Someone take a guess what movie we’re watching today!
(give kids a few guesses)
Motion, we’re about to see a clip from the movie The Iron Giant! In this movie a giant alien robot falls from space and a young kid has to hide the robot from a government agent who will stop at nothing to find the robot and use this amazing discovery to advance his own career. Please silence your cell phones as we prepare for our feature film!”
(walk off stage)
The Iron Giant Clip #1
Video Outro / Dismissal to eGroups
“Motion, we’re headed for an intermission – a break in the movie’s action. During the intermission you’re going to head back to your eGroups and talk with your leader about how the FBI agent, Agent Mansly, lied to help himself, but ended up hurting himself at the same time.
When I call your eGroup leaders’ name, you can stand up and follow them back to your eGroup.”
(Use the Motion eGroup Leader sheet to call eGroup leaders’ names and dismiss kids.)
I Spy The Iron Giant Setup
“Welcome back from the intermission, Motion! I hope you all enjoyed the first half of our film today! I want to play ‘I Spy The Iron Giant,’ a game which tests how close you were paying attention in the first half of the film. We’re going to hand whiteboards to each eGroup and I’ll ask you a question about something you saw in the first half of the movie. I’ll give you a few options on the screen and your eGroup must choose the correct answer to earn the points for that round.
Everybody circle around your eGroup leaders and let’s get ready to play!”
(pass out whiteboards and markers)
I Spy The Iron Giant
“Great job during the game, Motion! Let’s clear our theater of game materials and we’ve got one more thing to do before we jump back into The Iron Giant.
(remove game supplies from the groups)
I want to tell VIPs about the lanyards you’re wearing around your neck. Check out the screen.
This is a VIP lanyard.
[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.”
Finders 4: Fool’s Gold Trailer Setup
“You don’t have to be a VIP to enjoy this next amazing announcement: in two weeks we begin a brand new series. But not just any brand new series! Motion, pat your legs and give me a loud drumroll.
(initiate drum roll)
In two weeks we begin Finders 4: Fool’s Gold!
That’s right! The Finders are working to hunt down Goldman after he stole The Mask of Monodios and they’ll stop at nothing to make sure Goldman pays for what he’s done. But don’t think Goldman doesn’t have a few tricks up his sleeve to throw The Finders off their game. Check out the screen as we watch the first trailer for Finders 4: Fool’s Gold!”
Finders 4: Fool’s Gold Trailer
Bring It! Challenge Setup
“That’s right Motion! In just two weeks we’ll kickoff the greatest adventure of The Finders’ have ever been on. Make sure you’re here to join them and help uncover the secrets that Goldman has in store for them.
Before we dive back into The Iron Giant, we’ve got something else special for you. Your eGroup leader wants to tell you about our awesome Bring It! Challenge during Hollywood Highlight Reel 3 and the cool prize you can earn for saying your memory verse. Circle around your eGroup leaders now.
(give eGroup leaders time to talk about the Bring It Challenge)
Since you can’t watch a great movie from the vault without having some delicious snacks, you’re going to get the best movie snack ever: popcorn!
As we get the popcorn to you, we’ll also have an extra snack for kids who have brought their Bibles. I’ll call a grade level out and if you brought your Bible, you can grab an extra movie snack out of the concession bin. Just make sure you take your Bible with you so we can see it before you get your candy.”
(during this time kids should receive their popcorn and kids with Bibles should also receive a piece of candy out of the concession bin)
Bring It! Challenge
The Iron Giant Clip #2 Setup
“Okay, Motion. You’ve heard all about the Bring It! Challenge and you’ve got your popcorn in hand. That means it’s time for us to find out what happens in the second half of The Iron Giant. Now the Iron Giant is filled with explosive action and tons of excitement, but I want to show you one of my favorite parts. Check out the screen!”
The Iron Giant Clip #2
Dismissal Activity Setup
“Motion, thanks for watching The Iron Giant today! I know you all learned a great lesson about why we should be honest and why we shouldn’t lie to help ourselves. Your parents will be here shortly but before they arrive, we’re going to play one final game.
During Hollywood Highlight Reel 3, we’ve been watching some of the best animated films in history. While some of you are really good at remembering what you’ve seen in movies, I wonder if you can remember the things you’ve heard! That’s what we’ll be testing in our final game: your ability to hear a line from an animated movie and to guess which movie it came from. The whole room will be playing together and I’ll read the quote on the screen and then I’ll go through the possible answers. After I read an answer that you think is correct, I want you to scream loudly and let me know your choice. Then, I’ll reveal the answer and we can find out who was right. Let’s get ready to play!”