Quest Cinema Presents:
I can give thanks
(point to self)
with my ACTIONS!
(hands on hips)
And whatever you do (point up)
whether in word of deed (cup hands around mouth)
do it all (CLAP each word)
in the name of the Lord Jesus (point up)
giving thanks to God the Father through him. (prayer hands)
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.
QUEST CINEMAS CASH
Quest Cinemas Cash (1 per child), crayons
CONTINUE until the Quest Cinemas Cash is colored or as time allows.EXTENSION ACTIVITIES
•Use the color spinner to determine the crayon color the group will use. Allow children 10 30 seconds to color using this color. Spin the spinner again and switch crayon colors.
• Use the number spinner to determine how many items to color with a certain color crayon. Allow children to color the number of items then spin the spinner again.
• Have children take turns spinning the spinner. Children will compete to be the first to color their coloring page, coloring the number of items rolled each turn.
LET’S TAKE A SPIN
Quest Cinemas Cash, spinner, car stickers (4 colors), movie tickets
NOTE: The Let’s Take A Spin game board is on the bottom of the Quest Cinemas Cash coloring page, used during the Quest Cinemas Cash activity.
ASK: When you go to the movies, what do you need to buy a ticket and movie snack? ALLOW children to respond.
SAY: Wave your Quest Cinemas Cash in the air. ENCOURAGE children to WAVE their cash. SAY: You have some Quest Cinemas Cash and are now ready to head to the theater to watch a movie! Let’s get in our cars and tack a spin to see who can get to the theater first!
POINT to all the purple game board on the bottom of the Quest Cinemas Cash. EXPLAIN children will try to be the first to collect 10 car stickers, one for each space on their game board.
Children will take turns SPINNING the spinner and COLLECTING the corresponding number and color of car stickers. ENCOURAGE children to PUT one sticker on each spot on the game board.
ALLOW children to take turns SPINNING the spinner and collecting car stickers.
To win the game, a child needs to have 10 car stickers on their game board.
CONTINUE until one child has a full game board! GIVE a movie ticket to the first child to collect 10 car stickers!
Movie Memory cards (2 sets- each set has 11 pairs)
GET TO KNOW YOU
ONCE THE WORSHIP EXPERIENCE BEGINS
(5:00, 9:30, 11:30)
ME IN THE MOVIES
spinner, leader sheet, animal stickers
Today we are heading to Quest Cinemas to 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.
SHOW children the spinner. SPIN the spinner and introduce yourself. READ aloud a question from the leader sheet corresponding to the color spun and SHARE your answer with the eGroup.
CHOOSE one child to SPIN the spinner and have the child SHARE his or her name. READ aloud a corresponding question from the leader sheet and have the child answer the question. PASS the spinner 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 animal name) today! There are two very special rules to remember so we can have fun in the castle. The rules to follow are:
- Be Safe – How can we be safe? (keeping our hands to ourselves, sitting when others are sitting, walking instead of running, following the rules)
- 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 animal name)!’
1 . . . 2 . . . 3 . . .
Go (insert group name)!
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.
God’s Story For Me Bible, movie tickets
ASK the following questions to review the Bible story. Each time a child answers a question, GIVE the child a movie ticket.
MEMORY VERSE ACTIVITY
star sunglasses (5 of each color), spinner, memory verse stickers, memory verse sheet
SAY: Knowing this verse helps us remember to be thankful to God by giving thanks in everything we say and do! Some of you have been working hard to learn this verse. Would anyone like to try and recite the verse by themselves ALLOW children to take turns reciting the verse by themselves. If a child can recite the memory verse PLACE a memory verse sticker on the child’s shirt. RECORD the child’s first and last name on the memory verse sheet.
PRACTICE the memory verse. Do the motions and say the verse together a few times. PLACE the star sunglasses in the center of the group. When you SAY: Movie stars! each child will race to GRAB a pair of star sunglasses to.
PLACE on his or her face. Once all children are wearing sunglasses, SPIN the spinner. SAY: Movie stars wearing [insert spinner color] sunglasses stand up! These children will REPEAT the memory verse after you.
Have children SIT DOWN and all children will RETURN the sunglasses to the center. REPEAT for a few rounds until all children have recited the memory verse.
BEFORE heading to free play, GIVE any child who has not recited the memory verse by themselves an opportunity to recite the verse to earn their own pair of movie star glasses
HEAD TO FREE PLAY, THEN LARGE GROUP.
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.
I HAVE, WHO HAS
reACTION cards (4), action cards (10)
SAY: Elmo used his ACTIONS to give thanks to Rosita for being his friend. When someone uses their ACTIONS to give you a present, show me how you react. ENCOURAGE children to SHOW you their reactions.
EXPLAIN children are going to REACT to different actions we can do to give thanks. HOLD UP and REVIEW each reACTION card. Have children PRACTICE making the face on each reACTION card. PLACE the reACTION cards in the center of the circle, face up, for children to reference during the activity.
READ a question from an action card and ENCOURAGE children to react with one of the faces on the reACTION cards. DISCUSS the action card.
CHOOSE another action card to READ. CONTINUE until all action cards have been READ and DISCUSSED.
SAY: We can show others how thankful we are for them with our ACTIONS! When we give thanks with our ACTIONS, it shows others we care! If you can use your ACTIONS to give thanks, let’s say our main point together:
MY MOVIE POSTER
TAKE HOME ACTIVITY
My Movie Poster: Paw Patrol (1 per child), Rubble stickers, crayons
SAY: Take your movie poster home and hang it in a place you can see it every day to help you remember what we learn in Quest and to spend time with Jesus. Today we learned we can give thanks with our SERVICE! Let’s say our main point together:
I can give thanks (point to self)
WHAT MOVIE / CHARACTER AM I?
Movie Memory cards
Movie Memory card