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Quest eGroup Week of September 29

COLORIFIC

Main Point: God Keeps His Promises
Bible Passage: Noah (God’s Promise) ● Genesis 8:1-9:17
Memory Verse: “Trust the Lord with all your heart” Proverbs 3:5, NCV

KID CONNECT

COLORING PAGE

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: crayons, coloring pages, Quest check-in sheet
What you do: Place the crayons in the center of the circle and give each child a coloring page. Write children’s names and tag numbers on the Quest check-in sheet as children arrive.

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “This week is RAINBOW WEEK in our Quest Color Craze! Since the rainbow includes all of the colors, this week you got to wear your favorite color to Quest! Since you got to choose your favorite color, you can also choose your favorite Quest animal as you color today. As you color, search the picture for some of your Quest animals’ favorite things. That would mean you’re looking for anything in your picture that is the same color as the Quest animals on your page. If you see anything around them in the Clubhouse that should be the same color as your Quest animals, circle it!”

What you do:
Instruct children to color their coloring page and circle any objects that should be the same color as the Quest animals on their coloring page. As children color, get to know them by asking what they have done today or what they are going to do.

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Make sure children’s names are on their page and set the pages aside until children are picked up at the end of the worship experience.

COLORIFIC I SPY

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: no supplies
What you do: Encourage children to sit in a circle.
What you say: “Since it’s Rainbow Week in our Quest Color Craze, let’s see if you can spy some of the colorful things around us!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Find something that is visible from your eGroup space and give children a clue to help them spy the same item. You can use the following prompts or make up your own, depending on the items in your area:

“I spy something red that is round like a basketball!”
“I spy something orange that is bigger than a squirrel!”
“I spy something yellow that is soft like a pillow!”
“I spy something green that is smaller than my hand!”
“I spy something blue that makes a noise!”
“I spy something purple that could fit in my pocket!”
“I spy something pink that has four corners!”
“I spy something white that I could eat!”
“I spy something black that could roll under a table!”
“I spy something brown that would fit in Max’s doghouse!”

Repeat with other items as long as time allows. If you run out of ideas, or if children begin getting bored, let children take turns naming their favorite colors and try spying something in that color. With older eGroups, you could also try letting children spy and describe something for the rest of the eGroup to look for.

GET TO KNOW YOU

COLORFUL QUESTIONS

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: paintbrush (1)
What you do: Seat children in a circle.
What you say: “This month we’re learning about trusting the promises God makes to us, because He always keeps His promises! We’re also participating in our Quest Color Craze this month, and I’m so excited to see many of you wearing your favorite colors today for our Rainbow Week! Before we get started, let’s take turns telling each other about the colors you chose to wear this week!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Encourage the first child to say his/her name to the eGroup and share their favorite color, then ask the child, “What is your favorite thing that is [child’s favorite color]?” Give the child the paintbrush. Explain the child will give an answer to the question by “painting” their answer with the paintbrush in the air or on the floor. Older children may want to paint the word; younger children can paint a picture. Allow other children to guess the child’s answer before moving on to the next child. Repeat 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.
What you say: “We are the (insert animal name) today! There are two very special rules to remember so we can have the most fun. 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)
If you can obey our special rules and are ready to have fun then put one hand in the middle and repeat after me:
I am (allow response)
a (insert animal 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)!”

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “Now that we all know each other and we know the rules, we’re ready to hear a Bible story about a special promise God kept!”

BIBLE CONNECT

NOAH (GOD’S PROMISE)
GENESIS 8:1-9:17

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: God’s Story for Me Bible, Bible story stickers
What you say: “We can find true stories in God’s book, the Bible!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Show and read the Bible story from pages 38-43 in the God’s Story for Me Bible. Ask the Bible story review questions. Each time a child answers a question correctly, give the child a sticker. If children can’t remember the answer, take time as an eGroup to look back through the Bible story and find the answer together.
What you say: “Let’s see how much you remember from our Bible story!”
“How many days did it rain?” (40)
“Did Noah’s family work hard on the boat or did they sleep the whole time?” (They worked hard.)
“After the rain stopped, did the water go away quickly, or did it go down a little every day?”(It went down a little every day.)
“Who told Noah’s family when it was time to come out?”(God)
“Did God keep them safe until the flood was gone?” (yes)
“When Noah’s family got out, did they pray to thank God or beg Him not to make them get back on the boat?” (They thanked God.)
“What did God promise He would never do again?”(cover the world with water)
“What did God put in the sky to remind Noah’s family of His promise?” 
(a rainbow)

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “God promised to keep Noah and his family safe, and God kept that promise. He also promised He would never flood the whole world again, and He has kept that promise, too! Even today, every time we see a rainbow we can think about Noah and remember how God keeps His promises. Who keeps His promises?” (God keeps His promises.)

VERSE VOICES

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: stamper (1)
What you say: “Our Bible verse tells us we can trust God completely, with our whole hearts. We know He always keeps His promises!”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Say the memory verse and do the motions in front of the children. After showing them once, encourage children to practice the memory verse with you using different voices. You can use all of the voice options or choose a few, depending on time and interest.
What you say: “I am going to say our memory verse. Everyone watch me! (Demonstrate the memory verse as shown in the sidebar.) Now let’s do it all together! Are you ready? (Say the memory verse with the motions several times.) Now let’s try the verse in some silly voices!”
“Say the verse in a deep voice, like you’re Green Gorilla!”
“Say the verse in a quiet voice, like you’re Red Rabbit!”
“Say the verse in an energetic voice, like you’re Blue Beaver!”
“Say the verse in a roaring voice, like you’re Teal Tiger!”
“Say the verse in a high voice, like you’re Silver Squirrel!”
“Say the verse in a squawking voice, like you’re Purple Parrot!”
“Say the verse in a snorting voice, like you’re White Warthog!”
“Say the verse in a cheerful voice, like you’re Orange Otter!”
“Say the verse in a sleepy voice, like you’re Black Bear ready to hibernate!”
“Say the verse in a whiny voice, like you’re Pink Pig and you’re super hungry!”
“Say the verse in an underwater voice, like you’re Peach Penguin out for a swim!”
“Say the verse in a tired voice, like you’re Yellow Yak and you’ve been running around on a mountain all day!”

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “Great job, friends! Learning memory verses helps us remember God’s promises!”
What you do: Explain to the group this is the last week children can recite this verse to earn a hand stamp. Any child who has a stamp from reciting the memory verse can choose a prize on their way out of Quest!

Allow children an opportunity to recite the verse by themselves. Use the stamper to stamp the hand of any child who recites the verse by themselves. Mark the “MV” box by that child’s name on your check-in sheet.

YOU CONNECT

RAINBOW PROMISES

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: rainbow coloring pages (1 per child), crayons, promise strips (1 set of 6)
What you do: Give each child a coloring page and place the crayons where all children can reach them.
What you say: “God put a rainbow in the sky to remind Noah’s family of His promise never to flood the whole world again. God makes so many other great promises to us! Let’s think about some of those promises as we color in this rainbow.”

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Ask children to help you decide which promise strip to read, going in color order down the rainbow. Remind children to look at the colored dots on the rainbow to help them remember which color comes next. Read the promise on each strip and encourage children to say that promise with you as they color in that line on their rainbow.

What you say:
“Hmmm, I’m not sure which promise to read first. Look at the rainbow on your coloring page. Which color do you see in the top stripe of the rainbow? (Red) That’s right! It’s red! Let’s see what the red promise strip says. (Read the promise strip aloud.) Say that promise with me as we all color in the red stripe on our rainbows!” (Say the promise and encourage children to color in the top stripe with a red crayon. Repeat for the remainder of the rainbow.)

AFTER THE ACTIVITY
What you say: “Anytime we see a rainbow, it can remind us that God always keeps His promises to us! We can trust God because He will always keep every promise! Who keeps His promises? (God keeps His promises.) Let’s bow our heads and close our eyes and thank God for always keeping His promises. Dear God, thank You for keeping every promise You make. We believe You will always be with us, protect us, love us, help us, forgive us, and give us courage. We trust every promise You make! We love You! In Jesus’ name, amen.”

What you do:
Make sure each child’s name is on their coloring page. Set them aside and return them to children as they are checked out at dismissal.

PAINT THE POINT

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: paintbrush (1)
What you do: Seat children in a circle and place the paintbrush in the center.

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Remind children our main point today is, “God keeps His promises.” Explain children will sit completely still and listen carefully for you to say the main point. Tell them you’ll sometimes put a wrong word in the main point, but they should only move if you say all the right words! When you say the main point correctly, everyone will race to grab the paintbrush. Once a child is holding the paintbrush, allow the child to choose a silly voice for the group to repeat the main point in, then lead the group in saying, “God keeps His promises,” in that silly voice.
What you say: “All right, friends, make sure you listen very carefully for me to say our main point correctly: ‘God keeps His promises.’ I’m going to put some other silly words in sometimes, so make sure you stay still and listen for all the right words. And remember, when you hear all the right words, grab the paintbrush as fast as you can!”
“Glen keeps His promises.”
“Green Gorilla keeps His promises.”
“Gecko keeps His promises.”
“God keeps His promises.”
“God counts His promises.”
“God creates His promises.”
“God keeps His promises.”
“God keeps Harry’s promises.”
“God keeps hippo promises.”
“God keeps historical promises.”
“God keeps His promises.”
“God keeps His pretends.”
“God keeps His projects.”
“God keeps His presents.”
“God keeps His playtime.”
“God keeps His promises.”

DISMISSAL

QUEST DISMISSAL CARD GAMES

BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: Quest playing cards
What you do: Choose one of the card games to play with your group as parents arrive to pick children up.

CATCH OLLIE
BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Deal the cards evenly among the children by placing cards in a face-down pile in front of each child. Stack any extra cards face-up in the center of the group.

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Instruct children to take turns turning over the top card from their pile and placing the card face-up in the middle of the group. The next child will do the same by placing the card from the top of their personal pile on top of the card in the center. Play continues this way until someone turns over an Ollie card on top of the center pile. When the children see Ollie, they will compete to be the first to “catch” Ollie by covering the card with their hand. The child who catches Ollie first takes all the cards from the middle and puts them at the bottom of their stack. A child wins when they have collected all of the cards! (NOTE: If time runs out or if children are disengaging with the game, the player with the most cards can be declared the winner.)

FACE-OFF
BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you need: Quest playing cards (1 deck)
What you do: Deal the whole deck of cards evenly among all children. Each child should have a small stack of cards face-down on the floor in front of them.

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Instruct children to flip over their top card and place it on the floor close to the center of the circle. The highest card (two is lowest; ace is highest) wins that hand and takes the cards from the center. These cards can be added to their personal stack. Continue having children flip over their top card and allowing the child with the highest cards to take all the cards from the center. When a child runs out of cards, the child is out. The player to collect all the cards first is the winner!
If two people both play the card with the highest value, they will compete in a “face-off.” Each child will lay down three cards, face-down, and then flip the fourth card face-up. The highest cards wins all the cards played!

MATCHING
BEFORE THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Spread out the playing cards face-up and encourage children to help you find 10 matching pairs of cards. Set aside the other playing cards; they will not be used in the game.
Seat children in a circle. Shuffle the matching pairs together and lay them face-down in the center of the eGroup in a 4-by-5 grid.

DURING THE ACTIVITY
What you do: Children will take turns flipping over two cards. If the two cards match, the child can hold onto the two cards until the end of the game. If the two cards do not match, the child will return them to the same spots, face-down. The child with the most matches at the end wins!
eGL Note: If there are more than 10 children in the eGroup, split children into two smaller groups. Encourage children to help you create another set of 10 matching pairs of cards. Create another 4-by-5 card grid and allow each group to play with their own set of cards.