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Quest eGroup: April 11/12

DREAMS COME TRUE

MAIN POINT

I can live (hands on hips)
like Jesus! (point one finger up)

BIBLE STORY

Joseph’s Rise to Power
Genesis 39-45

MEMORY VERSE

1 Timothy 4:12 (open hands like a book)
Set an example … (hold out left fist then right fist)
in what you say (talk with your hands like a puppet)
and how you live. (bow head and clasp hands then
shake hands in air while saying “weeeee!”)

KID CONNECT

WHAT IS KID CONNECT?
Kid Connect is all about eGROUP CONNECTIONS: for you to make connections with the kids and for the kids to make connections with each other. Activities are listed in the order they are to be completed. It’s okay if you don’t complete all the activities – some activities will work better for your group than others. Begin Kid Connect when doors open. KID CONNECT ENDS WHEN THE WORSHIP EXPERIENCE BEGINS.

Words in italics, whether on lessons or in handouts, are meant to be said out loud to your group.  Anything not in italics is an instruction that does not necessarily need to be read aloud.

SNACK ATTACK
COLORING ACTIVITY

SUGGESTED TIME
10-15 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
crayons, popcorn bucket coloring page (1 per child), color die, number die

WELCOME children to your group. Let them know how happy you are they are in Quest and how much fun we are going to have today!

SAY: Today we are headed to Quest Cinemas to learn how we can be a good example like Jesus! But before we head to the theater, we need our favorite movie snack – popcorn!

PLACE crayons in the center of the circle and GIVE each child a popcorn bucket. INSTRUCT children to color the popcorn bucket. As children color, talk about the picture they are coloring.

CONTINUE until the popcorn buckets are colored or as time allows.

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

  • Use the color die to determine the crayon color the group will use. Allow children 10-30 seconds to color using this color. Roll the color die again and switch crayon colors.
  • Use the number die to determine the part of the picture to color. Allow children to color the corresponding number rolled on their coloring page, then roll the die again.
  • Have children take turns rolling either die. Children will compete to be the first to color their coloring page, only coloring what was rolled on their turn.

KID CONNECT

POPCORN! GET YOUR POPCORN!
ENERGIZER ACTIVITY

SUGGESTED TIME
10-15 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
popcorn bucket coloring page, number die, color die, popcorn stickers, popcorn sticker

SAY: We are almost ready to head to Quest Cinemas, but what’s missing from our popcorn buckets? (popcorn) Let’s see who can fill their popcorn bucket with the most popcorn!

EXPLAIN children will take turns ROLLING the number and color dice and FILLING their popcorn bucket with popcorn or COMPLETING an action. If the color yellow is rolled, the child will collect popcorn stickers to add to their popcorn bucket. For any other color rolled, the child will complete an action.

The number die determines how many repetitions of an exercise or the number of popcorn stickers to add the popcorn bucket.

To win the game, a child needs to have filled their popcorn bucket with eight pieces of popcorn.

CONTINUE until one child as a full popcorn bucket! CONGRATULATE the child and GIVE the child a popcorn sticker. ENCOURAGE the child to scratch the sticker to smell the delicious popcorn smell!

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NOTE: Collect the coloring pages/game boards after playing Popcorn! Get Your Popcorn! This will cut down on distractions and allow children to focus on the next activity. Each child will need to take his or popcorn bucket to large group to enter the Quest Cinemas theater.

KID CONNECT

POP!
GAME ACTIVITY

SUGGESTED TIME
5-10 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
seek and find tube, popcorn question cards, number dice, hidden object list, timer

DIVIDE the group into two teams and PLACE the seek and find tube in the center of the eGroup. EXPLAIN teams will compete to see who can collect the most popcorn (popcorn questions cards) by finding the most objects from the seek and find tube.

CHOOSE one team to go first. ROLL the number die to determine how pieces of popcorn the team can collect for finding an object in the seek and find tube.

CALL OUT an object from the hidden object list and turn the timer over. The team has 30 seconds to find the object to earn pieces of popcorn.

AFTER 30 seconds, award popcorn if the object was found and GIVE the seek and find tube to the other team.

CONTINUE as time allows.

GET TO KNOW YOU

ONCE THE WORSHIP EXPERIENCE BEGINS
(5:00, 6:00, 9:30, 11:30)

PICK THE POPCORN

SUGGESTED TIME
7 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
popcorn bucket, popcorn question cards (crumbled and inside the popcorn box), Quest animal stickers

INTRODUCE the series using the series overview:

Join us each weekend at Quest Cinemas as we go on a Bible Adventure! We will discover new things in the Bible, learn our memory verse, pray and talk to God, and sing songs to God!

SAY: We can’t go an a Bible Adventure at Quest Cinemas without one of my favorite things – popcorn!

SHOW children the popcorn bucket. PICK a piece of popcorn from the popcorn bucket and introduce yourself. READ the question from the piece of popcorn and SHARE your answer with the group.

CHOOSE one child to pick a piece of popcorn and have the child SHARE his or her name. READ the question out loud and have the child answer the question. PASS the popcorn bucket to the next child. CONTINUE for each child.

AFTER all children are introduced, PASS out a Quest animal sticker to each child. Have each child place it next to their name tag.

SAY: We are the (insert group name) today! There are two very special rules to remember so we can have fun today. The rules to follow are:

  1. Be Safe – How can we be safe? (keeping our hands to ourselves, sitting when others are sitting, walking instead of running, following the rules)
  2. Be Kind – How can we be kind? (listening when others are talking, sharing, obeying leaders, sitting on our bottoms so others can see)

SAY: If you can obey our special rules and are ready to have fun then put one hand in the center and repeat after me:

I am (allow response)
A (insert group name) (allow response)
I will (allow response)
Be kind and safe! (allow response)
On the count of three everyone, say ‘Go (insert group name)!’
1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . .
Go (insert group name)!

BIBLE CONNECT

WHAT IS BIBLE CONNECT?
Bible Connect is all about BIBLE CONNECTIONS: for kids to make connections with the Bible and learn to love the Bible! Children will make connections to the Bible in two ways: by hearing and talking about the Bible story and practicing the memory verse. Begin Bible Connect after the Get To Know You activity. AFTER BIBLE CONNECT CHILDREN HEAD TO FREE PLAY AND LARGE GROUP.

DREAMS COME TRUE
BIBLE STORY

SUGGESTED TIME
8 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
Bible story cards

TELL the children we can find stories about Jesus in God’s book, the Bible! 

SHOW and READ the Bible Story using the Bible story cards.

ASK and SAY the following to review the Bible story. Give children a high five when he or she answers!

  1. Who wanted Joseph to sin against God? (Potiphar’s wife)
  2. Potiphar believed the lies about Joseph. Where did he send Joseph? (to prison)
  3. In prison, Joseph met two of Pharaoh’s servants. Did Joseph’s explanation of the dreams come true? (yes)
  4. Later, when Pharaoh was having bad dreams, who did he call for help? (Joseph)
  5. Did God show Joseph the meaning of Pharaoh’s dreams? (yes)
  6. The dream meant there would be seven years with lots of food followed by seven years with very little food. Who put Joseph in charge of storing up all the food? (Pharaoh)
  7. During the seven years with very little food, Joseph’s brothers came to Egypt to buy what? (food)
  8. Did Joseph’s brothers recognize him? (no)
  9. When Joseph was a boy, his brothers were very mean to him. When his brothers asked Joseph for food, did he treat them badly or give them lots of food to eat? (he gave them lots of food to eat)

SAY: Even when things weren’t fair, Joseph made right choices. Joseph is a good example to follow because he lived like Jesus. We can follow Joseph’s example and be a good example for others, too! Repeat our main point after me:

I can live (hands on hips)
like Jesus! (point one finger up)

HEAD TO FREE PLAY, THEN LARGE GROUP.

Before heading to Large Group, hand each child his or her popcorn bucket coloring page.

YOU CONNECT

WHAT IS YOU CONNECT?
You Connect is about the eGroup leader (YOU!) helping children make connections with the main point and their lives. You Connect activities reinforce the main point with fun and engaging activities. BEGIN YOU CONNECT AFTER LARGE GROUP.

MAKE IT LOUD
APPLICATION ACTIVITY

SUGGESTED TIME
10 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
microphone, situation card

SAY: Joseph is a good example to follow because he made right choices and said kind words. What is something we use to make our words really loud? (a microphone) HOLD UP the microphone and EXPLAIN children will USE the microphone to practice making right choices.

PASS the microphone around the circle from one child to the next as fast as possible. After the microphone has been passed to several children, SAY: Make it loud! The child holding the microphone will SAY how to make a right choice in the situation.

CONTINUE passing the microphone around the circle and SAYING: Make it loud!, allowing different children to answer a question.

AFTER all questions have been discussed, SAY: We can be a good example when we live like Jesus. We can be a good example by making right choices and saying kind words! Let’s say our main point together:

I can live (hands on hips)
like Jesus! (point one finger up)

YOU CONNECT

QUEST CINEMAS MOVIE POSTER
COLLECTIBLE ACTIVITY

SUGGESTED TIME
5-10 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
Quest Cinemas movie poster, movie ticket (1 per child) popcorn bucket, popcorn question cards (from From Get To Know You activity), crayons

HOLD UP a Quest Cinemas movie poster and SAY: Each weekend you visit Quest Cinemas you can collect another movie ticket for your movie poster. Collect four movie tickets and bring your movie poster back to Quest. Flash has a special prize for you at the concession stand!

If a child does not have a Quest Cinemas movie poster, the child will receive one when he or she leaves.

To receive today’s movie ticket, each child will find a piece of popcorn with a picture of a movie ticket. HOLD the popcorn bucket (with the popcorn question cards in the bucket) in the air and SAY: Movie popcorn is much more fun when it’s shared with everyone! When you SAY: “everyone!” THROW the pieces of popcorn in the air to land in the center of the group.

ENCOURAGE children to grab one piece of popcorn and LOOK to see if it has a picture of a movie ticket. GIVE each child holding a piece of popcorn with a picture of a movie ticket a movie ticket. Children holding a piece of popcorn that does not have a picture of a movie ticket will POP in the air five times like they are a popping piece of popcorn.

COLLECT all popcorn question cards in the popcorn bucket and REPEAT. CONTINUE until all children have received a movie ticket.

WRITE each child’s name on the back of the movie ticket and ALLOW children to color their tickets.

SAY: Take your movie ticket home and glue it to your Quest Cinemas move poster. Look at your poster everyday to help you remember what we learn in Quest and to spend time with Jesus. Today we learned we can set a good example when we make right choices and say kind words! How can we be a good example? Let’s say our main point together:

I can live (hands on hips)
like Jesus! (point one finger up)

DISMISSAL ACTIVITIES

QUEST CINEMAS COLORING PAGE
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

SUGGESTED TIME
5-10 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
coloring page (1 per child), crayons

GIVE each child a coloring page and ENCOURAGE children to color.

As children color, USE the coloring page to review the day.

BUCKET OF POPCORN
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITY

SUGGESTED TIME
5-10 MINUTES

SUPPLIES
number die, popcorn bucket cards (24)

EXPLAIN children will try to get the biggest bucket of popcorn.

CHOOSE one child to start the game by ROLLING the number dice to determines how many repetitions of an action to complete. The child will then PICK a popcorn bucket card after COMPLETING the action. CONTINUE until each child has completed an action and PICKED a popcorn bucket card. The child with the most popcorn in their bucket (has the highest ranking card) is the winner.

COLLECT all cards and REPEAT.

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