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Quest LG :: Dec 12/13

Goody Goody Gumdrops

Bible Story:

John Is Born
Luke 1:5-25, 57-80

Main Point:

I believe
(pat heart)
God’s promises!
(make book with hands)

Memory Verse:

Everyone who is (spread arms up and out)
a child of God (points to others)
has the power (shows muscles one at a time)
to win. (cheer)
1 John 5:4

SERIES OVERVIEW

The Goody Gumdrops board game will come to life as we learn who Jesus is and how we can be like Him.
We’ll all WIN as we sing songs, hear sweet stories and learn about Jesus!

CHARACTERS

Kit (LIVE) Kit loves to play games! He/she doesn’t care if he/she wins or loses, but just wants to have fun.
Grandma Ginger (VIDEO) Grandma Ginger tells the Bible Story each week from inside her gingerbread house.

PROPS

CANDY BAG:  Flash carries the flashlight on stage at the beginning of Large Group.
GAME JAR AND AND DICE: A jar Kit uses to shake the game dice in to see how many spaces to move on the Goody Goody Gumdrops game board.
(3) CANDY PIECES: Candy cut outs with the Remember, Think, Follow questions on them. Before Large Group begins, the three candy pieces should be velcroed to the trees in the Candy Forest.

Quest Rules Video                                              [1:45]

Video: Quest Rules Video

Goody Goody Gumdrops                                 [1:00]

SLIDE: GGGU Screen Graphic

(Kit runs on stage excitedly, carrying the candy bag.)

Kit: 
Hi friends, my name is Kit! Welcome to the Goody Goody Gumdrops board game! The Goody Goody Gumdrops board game is my absolute favorite game to play. We always have so much fun shakey-shake-shaking the dice, visiting all the wonderful places on the game board, and hearing Grandma Ginger’s Bible stories.

Kit: 
I have a great idea! Would YOU (point out to children) like to play the Goody Goody Gumdrops board game with me?(Wait for children to respond “Yes!”)


Kit: 
Hip-hip hooray!(Swings the candy bag back and forth and looks at it sit swings by moving his/her head side to side dramatically.)


Kit:
 I’m sure you are wondering what’s in my bag! This bag contains some yummy candy! (Rubs belly.) Yummy, yum yum! You know what? I PROMISE to share of my candy with all of you if we win the game! If you want to win the game and eat some of my favorite candy, then let me hear you cheer loud for all to hear!(Allow children to cheer loudly.)

(Sets the candy bag down in the Candy Forest.)

Let’s Play!                                                                     [1:15]

SLIDE: GGGU Screen Graphic

(Picks up the game jar.)

Kit: 
To play the game, we have to give our game jar a good shakey-shake-shake! It will show us where to move on the game board. Everyone hold up one finger.(Allow children to hold up one finger.)

Kit: Everywhere we stop, we have the chance to collect one gumdrop. When we collect all three (hold up three fingers) gumdrops, we win the game! Friends, will you help me give our game jar a good shakey-shake-shake?(Allow children to respond – “Yes!”)

Kit: Great! Put your hands together above your heads like you are holding your game jar (holds game jar up high over his/her head). Let’s all shakey-shake-shake it up high!(Kit holds the game jar up high and shakes it.)

Kit: Now let’s shakey-shake-shake it down low!(Kit holds the game jar down low and shakes it.)

Kit: And shake it around and around!(Kit shakes the game jar in a circle.)

Kit: Lets see where to go!(Kit looks at the top of the game jaras it comes up on the screen.)

VIDEO: GGGU Dice – Lollipop

Kit: Yipee! We get to move to the La La Lollipop Spot! On this spot, we get to sing a fun song and dance, dance, dance! Friends, stand up and hop to the the La La Lollipop Spot with me!(Allow children to stand.)

Kit: Let’s hop, hop, hop until we land on the La La Lollipop Spot! Here we go.

(Kit leads the children to hop in place while hoping on the game board spots, stopping when he/she gets to the yellow Lollipop Spot.)Kit: We did it! Now, let’s sing together!

Song: Power To Win                                                   [1:20]

Video: Power To Win

(Kit dances around with the children, leading them in the hand motions to the song.)

Memory Verse Review                                            [2:30]

SLIDE: GGGU Screen Graphic

Kit: Great job friends! Let’s all swirl like a lollipop and have a seat.(Kit leads the children in spinning and sitting down. Kit sit’s down on the Lollipop Spot.)

Kit: That was such a fun song about how we have the power to win if we are children of God. Whenever I play games, one of my favorite things to do is to memorize Bible verses so I can keep going when things get hard! Let me teach you one of my favorite verses.


SLIDE: GGGU Memory Verse

Everyone who is (spread arms up and out)
a child of God (points to others)
has the power (shows muscles one at a time)
to win. (cheer)
1 John 5:4 

Kit: This verse helps me remember God is with me and gives me the power to win! Friends, can you say this verse with me?(Allow children to respond – “Yes!”)

Kit: Great! Repeat after me:
Everyone who is (spread arms up and out)
(Allow children to repeat.)
a child of God (points to others)
(Allow children to repeat.)
has the power (shows muscles one at a time)
(Allow children to repeat.)
to win. (cheer)
(Allow children to repeat.)
1 John 5:4
(Allow children to repeat.)

Kit: You all did such a razzle dazzle job we earned our first gumdrop

SLIDE:GGGU Collect Gumdrop 1

Kit: We only need to find TWO more gumdrops, friends!(Kit is still sitting and picks up the game jar.)

Kit: Let’s give the game jar a shakey-shake-shake to find out where we go next. Put your hands together above your heads like you are holding your game jar (holds game jar up high over his/her head). Let’s all shakey-shake-shake it up high(Kit holds the game jar up high and shakes it.)

Kit: Now let’s shakey-shake-shake it down low!(Kit holds the game jar down low and shakes it.)

Kit: And shake it around and around!(Kit shakes the game jar in a circle.)

Kit: Lets see where to go!(Kit looks at the top of the game jar as it comes up on the screen.)

SLIDE: GGGU Dice – Gingerbread House

Kit: Look! We get to visit Grandma Ginger’s Gingerbread House! She tells the best Bible stories and makes the sweetest treats. To visit Grandma Ginger in her Gingerbread House, we need to march across all these game board spots. Friends, stand up and march with me!(Allow time for children to stand up. Kit leads the children to march in place as he/she marches on the game board spots, stopping when he/she gets to Grandma Ginger’s house on the video screen.)

Kit: One, two, three, four … let’s all knock on the gingerbread door! (Kit leads children in pretending to knock on a door.)

Kit: 
Great job friends! You all can have a seat.(Allow time for children to sit down.)


Kit: 
Knock, Knock, Knock! Grandma Ginger, we’re here! (As the video plays, Kit sits down and listens to Grandma Ginger with the children.)

Story Time With Grandma Ginger                       [6:00]

VIDEO: GGGU WK1 BibleStory

Main Point Review                                                       [2:30]

SLIDE: GGGU Screen Graphic

Kit: Thank you so much Grandma Ginger! Grandma Ginger always has so many wonderful Bible stories to share. We learned God promises us so many good things and we can believe them all!

Kit:
Today she taught us:

SLIDE: GGGU WK1 MainPoint

I believe
(pat heart)
God’s promises!
(make book with hands)

Kit: 
Friends, say that with me on the count of three. 1 … 2 … 3!(Kit leads the children in saying the main point along with the hand motions.)

I believe (pat heart)
(Allow children to repeat.)
God’s promises! (make book with hands)
(Allow children to repeat.)

SLIDE:GGGU Collect Gumdrop 2

Kit: We just earned another gumdrop! Only ONE more to go, friends.(Kit picks up the game jar.)

Kit: Friends! I’m going to need your help to finish the game. I need one special friend to come up and help give the game jar a final shakey-shake-shake! (Looks around the room.) Let me see! Would the _____________ (eGroup color and animal, ie: Green Gorilla) eGroup Leader choose someone who has been kind and safe to help me finish the game?

(Give the eGroup Leader some time to choose a child and send them to the stage. Encourage the eGroup Leader to choose quickly and the child to make their way to the stage quickly.)Kit: (To the child) Hello friend! What’s your name?

(Allow child to respond with their name.)

Kit: Hi ________! Would you like to help me finish the game by giving the game jar a final shakey- shake- shake?
(Allow child to respond – “Yes!”)
Kit: Goody, goody, gumdrops!
(Hand child the game jar.)

Kit: 
Let’s give the game jar a shakey-shake-shake to find out where we go next. Put your hands together above your heads like you are holding your game jar (holds game jar up high over his/her head). Let’s all shakey-shake-shake it up high!(Kit encourages the child on stage to hold the game jar up high and shake it.)


Kit: 
Now let’s shakey-shake-shake it down low! (Kit encourages the child on stage to hold the game jar down low and shake it.)

Kit: 
And shake it around and around!(Kit encourages the child on stage to shake the game jar in a circle.)


Kit: 
Lets see where to go!(Kit looks at the top of the game jar as it comes up on the screen.)

SLIDE: GGGU Dice – Tree

Kit: Hooray! We get to skate over to Sweet Tree Forest! Thank you ________ (child’s name) for your help! You can head back to your eGroup now. And thank you friends!(Allow time for the child to go back to his/her eGroup.)


Kit: 
Everyone stand up and skate with me to the Sweet Tree Forest Spot!
(Allow time for children to stand up. Kit leads the children to skate in place as he/she skates on the game board spots, stopping when he/she gets to the yellow Sweet Tree Forest Spot.)

Kit: Whew! We made it! You all can sit your rum-pa-pa-pums back on the ground.

Remember, Think, Follow                       [1:15]

SLIDE: GGGU Screen Graphic

Kit: While we’re in Sweet Tree Forest, I want everyone to put on your thinking caps and get ready to remember, think, and follow!

Kit: 
Let’s remember  (hold hands like a book) our Bible story, think (point to head) about the good things from our story, and follow (march in place) the example set by the people in the Bible story.

AUDIO: Remember Verse Song                                                                                          [0:39]

(Kit will lead the children in hand motions, encouraging them to sit down while singing.)Kit: The candy on these trees have questions on them that will help us remember, think, and follow!

(Reaches for candy piece #1 on the Sweet Tree Forest tree.)

Kit: First let’s REMEMBER (hold hands like a book) … who was the man in our Bible story?(Allow children to answer – “Zechariah!”)

Kit: Yes, that’s right!(Reaches for candy piece #2 on the Sweet Tree Forest tree.)

Kit: Now, let’s THINK (point to head) about the good things from our Bible story. What did God promise to give
Zechariah?(Allow children to answer – “A baby boy.”)


Kit: 
Yes. Great job friends!(Reaches for candy piece #3 on the Sweet Tree Forest tree.)


Kit: 
Now, let’s say how can we FOLLOW (march in place) the example set in our Bible story. If all of God’s promises are true, can we believe them?
(Allow children to answer – “Yes!”)

Kit: 
Right again! Zechariah did not believe God’s promise, but God wanted Zechariah to know He will always keep His promises. Friends, just like God kept His promises to Zechariah, God will keep His promises to you, too!

SLIDE: GGGU Collect Gumdrop 3

Kit: Goody, goody gumdrops – we did it! We found all three gumdrops and won the game! This calls for a big celebration. Friends, stand up and let’s sing a song to worship God and celebrate!

SONG: Joy to the World                                       [2:13]

Video: Joy to the World

Game Over                                                                 [0:30]

SLIDE: GGGU Screen Graphic

Kit: Way to go, friends! You can have a seat.
Kit: I hope you had a great time playing the Goody Goody Gumdrops board game with me! And while we’re playing this game together, don’t forget to stop by my Goody Goody Gumdrop Tree with your parents to grab some of our game gumdrops before you leave today!(Picks up and swings the candy bag back and forth in front of the children.)


Kit: 
Now, a promise is a promise, and I promised to share some yummy candy with all of you! I’m going to send my candy with your eGroup Leaders so you can enjoy it together when you get back to your eGroup.
Kit: I’ll see you next time for some more Goody Goody Gumdrop fun together! Have a fa-la-la-la fantastic time in your eGroups! Bye, friends.
(Waves and skips off stage.)

Quest Dismissal Slides