Quest Cinema Presents:
I can give thanks
(point to self)
with my SERVICE!
(hold hands like a book, extend forward)
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.
I can give thanks
MEMORY VERSE ACTIVITY
star sunglasses (5 of each color), spinner
SAY: Knowing this verse helps us remember to be thankful to God by giving thanks in everything we say and do!
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.EXPLAIN to the group that any child who recites this verse at the end of the series will receive 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
action cards, leader card, leader sheet
USE the leader sheet to continue with the activity. The group will DISCUSS nine more situations about who and how they can serve.
AFTER the last action card with the disciples picture has been DISCUSSED, SAY: When we serve others, we show them they are more important than ourselves. When we give thanks with our SERVICE, we show others we are thankful! If you can use your SERVICE to give thanks, let’s say our main point together:
I can give thanks
MY MOVIE POSTER
TAKE HOME ACTIVITY
My Movie Poster: Paw Patrol (1 per child), Rubble stickers, crayons
To receive today’s movie poster, children will have to Remember, Think, and Follow! SAY: Let’s REMEMBER … who were the people in our Bible story today? (Jesus and the disciples) Let’s THINK … how did Jesus serve his disciples? (He washed their feet.) Yes! By serving the disciples Jesus showed he loved them and was thankful for them. If you can FOLLOW in Jesus’ example, 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