MONTHLY FOCUS: God cares for me. VERSE FOCUS: “He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God.” Deuteronomy 10:17 (NLT) BIBLE STORY: Daniel and the Lions Daniel 6
Sit on the floor with your toddler. Say, “Let’s ing a song to remind us that God cares for us. I’m going to start by asking you a question, and you answer by saying, ‘God cares for me!’ Let’s practice.”
Say, “When I’m scared, (encourage your toddler to show you his or her scared face) ‘who cares for me?’” Hold your hands out like you are asking a question. Encourage your toddler to point his or her fingers in the air while jumping and yelling, “God cares for me.”
Other phrases to say:
• When I am hurt, (encourage your toddler to show a hurt face, like he or she has a boo boo) who cares for me?
• When I am upset, (encourage your toddler to make an upset face) who cares for me?
• When I am sad, (encourage your toddler to make a sad face, like he or she lost a favorite toy) who cares for me?
• When I am tired, (encourage your toddler to yawn a big yawn) who cares for me?
Say, “No matter what happens or how we feel, God cares for us!” Encourage your toddler to repeat, “God cares for me.”
COOPERATION: Working together to do more than you can do alone. Series Memory Verse: “Two people are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do.” Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NIrV) Main Point: Working together to do more than you can do alone. Bible Story: One Body, Many Parts | 1 Corinthians 12:12-27
It wasa very special week in Motion as we took a look back at the Camp Jupiter mystery with a special recap episode of Finders VI: The Case of Camp Jupiter! We got a second chance to find any clues and hints to help us solve this intergalactic mystery ad see what the Finders have been learning about cooperation.
In our eGroups we had an incredible opportunity to work together to do more than we could alone. We partnered with an organization called Hope Reins. Hope Reins uses horseback riding as a way to connect with and minister to kids who are hurting because of difficult situations in their lives.
On their own, one of our Motion kids could make one, or maybe a handful, of birthday cards to celebrate and encourage one of the kids at Hope Reins. But when ALL of the Motion kids at ALL of our Elevation campuses worked together, we were able to make hundreds of giant, super-fun birthday cards to encourage of kids who come to Hope Reins searching for healing and hope. When we worked together, we were able to do much more than we could do alone!
Monthly Focus: Who’s got it? (God’s got it!) Bible Story: Gideon at Battle |Judges 7:9-22 Main Point:God teaches me the way to go. Memory Verse: “He is the great God, the mighty and awesome God.” Deuteronomy 10:17 (NLT)
It’s time to come to the castle to hear stories of the King! This month, we’ll explore the stories of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, Hagar, Gideon, and Daniel. As we learn about the amazing things God did for each of these Bible heroes, we’ll see that God is always with us and He has everything under control. God’s got it!
In this week’s lesson, God tells Gideon what to do to win the battle.
Gideon probably thought God’s instructions were crazy, but he chose to follow God’s path. He’ll show us the way to go if we listen, too!
eKidz At Home Activities
Family activities to review the lesson lesson with your child this week:
At BathTime make a “path” through the bubbles with your finger. As your child plays ask, “Who taught Gideon the way to go? God did!”
At PlayTime march with your child and pretend a spoon is the torch, a pitcher is the clay jar, and their hand is a horn. Shout like Gideon!
This month our Bible verse says our God is great, mighty, and awesome! We can know that He has everything under control.”
Children can recite the verse every week in May to earn a special memory verse card. When your child receives a memory verse card celebrate with them on learning their verse and put the card on their Quest poster.
He is the great God, (point up) the mighty (make muscle with left arm) and awesome (make muscle with right arm) God. (point up)
Deuteronomy 10:17, NLT (open hands like a book)
Practice this verse together and encourage your child to recite it to their eGroup Leader this week in Quest.
COOPERATION: Working together to do more than you can do alone. Series Memory Verse: “Two people are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do.” Ecclesiastes 4:9 (NIrV) Main Point: We can work together to change someone’s life. Bible Story: Jesus Heals a Paralyzed Man| Luke 5:17-2
When a mysterious and elusive astronaut begins scaring away all the kids at Camp Jupiter, the camp is forced to consider immediate shutdown. Mr. Stone, the camp director, turns to the Finders for help.
During eGroup time we learned how some friends from the Bible had to cooperate to get a paralyzed man to Jesus. They worked together to carry him to the house on the mat, they worked together to come up with another plan when they couldn’t get through the door, and they worked together again to lower the man safely through the roof to Jesus. Because they were willing to continue working together, their friend got to Jesus and was healed! When we are willing to work together with others, we can change someone else’s life, too.
The Finders Bring It! Challenge We want kids to Bring It! to church. The Bring It! Challenge encourages Motion kids to bring themselves, their Bible, and scripture they’ve learned to Motion. Not only can kids be rewarded for bringing it, but the Bring It! Challenge is a fun way to grow and learn more about God and how He wants us to live.
During Finders VI: The Case of Camp Jupiter, kids can earn an awesome Finders trading card each week by:
FINDING Ecclesiastes 4:9 in their Bible.
RECITING Ecclesiastes 4:9 from memory.
SAYING the series virtue, COOPERATION, from memory. (COOPERATION: Working together to do more than you can do alone.)
Kids can receive prizes for collecting two different combinations of trading cards: