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Quest Storyteller Script Week of April 15

Jesus is #1

Main Point: God sent Jesus to be my friend forever.
Bible Story: Jesus Died and Lives Again – Matthew 26:20-30, 27:45-50, 28:1-7
Memory Verse: “God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son.”
John 3:16

VIDEO: “Quest Rules Video”

SLIDE: “WCLU Campus Screen Graphic”

STORYTELLER: “Hello, friends! It’s so great to see you today! I am so glad you’re here because it’s Easter! On the count of three, everyone say, ‘Happy Easter’, with me. 1, 2, 3!”

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “Happy Easter!”

STORYTELLER: “Happy Easter, everyone! Easter is when we celebrate Jesus, God’s amazing gift to us, so when I ask you this very important question, ‘Who is the best?’ I want you to say, ‘Jesus is the Best!’ Let’s try it. ‘Who is the best?’

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “Jesus is the best!”

STORYTELLER: “That’s right! We can celebrate that Jesus is the best when we worship Him! Stand up and sing with me, friends!”

SONG: “Jesus Is The Best, Oh Yes” 

Lead children in singing, “Jesus Is The Best, Oh Yes,” with the hand motions.

SONG: “My God is Number One” 

Lead children in singing, “My God is Number One,” with the hand motions.

STORYTELLER: “Thanks for worshipping with me, friends! You can sit down now. (Pause.) Today at Wonder! Clubhouse, we are having an Easter party, complete with fun games with our friend, Red Rabbit. If there is anything I know about Red Rabbit, I know Red Rabbit loves to (hop in place) hop, hop, hop! How many of you love to hop like Red Rabbit? (Allow children to raise their hands.) Me too! Let’s play a hopping game with Red Rabbit. Red Rabbit will hop around the Clubhouse popping balloons. Shout out loud which balloon you want Red Rabbit to pop. When Red Rabbit pops a balloon, a message inside each balloon will tell us what to do!

STORYTELLER: “If Red Rabbit pops SIX of the balloons and we do everything the message tells us to do, we will WIN the game and Red Rabbit will give us our first Easter egg to take back to our eGroups! If you’re ready to play Party Pop with Red Rabbit, then stand up on your feet and hop with me three times!” (Pause and allow children to stand up.)

STORYTELLER: “Ready? 1, 2, 3!”

(Hop in place three times with children. Count out loud with each hop to engage children.)

STORYTELLER: “Great job! You can sit down. (Pause.) It looks like all of my friends are ready. (Look towards the screen.) Red Rabbit, let’s play Party Pop!”

VIDEO: “Party Pop: The Game”

SLIDE: “WCLU Campus Screen Graphic”

STORYTELLER: “Amazing job, friends! (Grab the Easter basket and hold it up for everyone to see.) Red Rabbit wanted to thank you for playing Party Pop by giving each eGroup their first Easter egg, but you will have to wait until eGroup to see what’s inside.” (Move the Easter basket off to the side.)

STORYTELLER: “I’m having so much fun celebrating Easter with you, friends! Remember, Easter is when we celebrate Jesus, God’s amazing gift to us. Tell me, ‘Who is the best?’

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “Jesus is the best!”

STORYTELLER: “That’s right! Jesus is the best! Our memory verse tells us about the awesome gift that God gave us. Watch me say our memory verse with the motions first, and then you can do it with me! ‘God (point up) loved the world (circle hands over head) so much (spread arms wide) that He gave (place hands together and extend forward) His only Son. (hold arms like rocking a baby) John 3:16.” (open hands like a book.)

STORYTELLER: “Great job! Just like our memory verse says, Jesus is God’s Son and He is the best! Let’s check in with Ollie at Wonder! Clubhouse to learn more.”

VIDEO: “WCJI_LG_Episode 3”

SLIDE: “WCLU Campus Screen Graphic”

STORYTELLER: “That was great! I’m so glad we learned about how Jesus kept His promise when He came back just like He said He would. Jesus is alive and He is the best! Remind me again, ‘Who is the best?’

CHILDREN AND STORYTELLER: “Jesus is the best!”

STORYTELLER: “That’s right! Jesus is the best and God sent Jesus to be our friend forever! Jesus was such a good friend to you and me because He died for our sins, but Jesus didn’t stay dead. Three days later, Jesus rose again and now lives in Heaven! Jesus loves us so much and He wants to be our friend forever! “Jesus is the best!” Let’s pray and thank God for giving us the best gift ever! Everyone bow your heads and close your eyes.”

STORYTELLER:“Dear God, we are so thankful for Jesus and that He died for our sins, rose again and is now alive. He’s the best! Thank you for sending Jesus to be our friends forever. In Jesus’ name, amen.”

STORYTELLER: “Great listening today, friends! I had such a great time with you today. I hope you had fun celebrating Easter and learning that God sent Jesus to be our friend forever.”

STORYTELLER: It’s time for you to go back to your eGroups, but before you go, you need to take your special egg with you back to your eGroup. (Grab the Easter basket and hold it up for everyone to see.) I’m going to give the eggs to your eGroup leaders as I call out each group. Have fun at your Red Rabbit Easter party, and I’ll see you again next time. Happy Easter, everyone! Bye!”

SLIDES: “Quest Animal Dismissal Slides”

Dismiss eGroups using the Quest Animal eGroup colors, one at a time, to line up at the door.

STORYTELLER: “Where is the _________ (color of Quest Animal eGroup, ie: Yellow Yak) eGroup? You can go ahead and line up with your eGroup Leader at the door and go back to eGroup.”

STORYTELLER: “Where is the _________ (color of Quest Animal eGroup, ie: Green Gorilla) eGroup? You can go ahead and line up with your eGroup Leader at the door and go back to eGroup.”

STORYTELLER: “Where is the _________ (color of Quest Animal eGroup, ie: Purple Parrot) eGroup? You can go ahead and line up with your eGroup Leader at the door and go back to eGroup.”

Continue until all eGroups are dismissed.