The Force Of Kindness
Virtue: Kindness – Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them.
Main Point: There’s always time to be kind.
Bible Story: Jesus and the Children
Bible Passage: Mark 10:13-16
Memory Verse: “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31
“Hello and welcome to Motion! My name is _________ and I’ll be your guide as we travel throughout the galaxy in our series called The Force of Kindness. We’ll be traveling throughout the Star Wars universe as we look to uncover acts of kindness shown by some of Star Wars’ most famous characters. Before we dive into our epic story for the day, I’d like to introduce a special group of people who are visiting eKidz for the first time today. Motion, put your hands together for our VIPs!
If it’s your first time here, we consider you a VIP – a very important person! VIPs, turn your attention to the screen because I’ve got some special instructions just for you.
(refer to the screen)
This is a VIP lanyard. If you’re a VIP, you’re wearing this around your neck right now.
[VIP Slide – Lanyard]
When you leave Motion, you need to take that lanyard to the orange tent called the Welcome Area.
[VIP Slide – Welcome Area]
Once you get to the Welcome Area, show them your lanyard and they will give you a gift!
[VIP Slide – Gift
[VIP Slide – All Combined]
VIP Lanyard + Welcome Area = Gift.”
Game Setup – Use The Force
“If you were here last week, you’ll know that we began our journey to use the Force in many different ways by knocking over targets across the room. Today you’ll be using the Force to deflect a laser blast coming your way using a light saber. Sounds pretty fun, right? It reminds me of when Luke Skywalker did something similar on the bridge of the Millennium Falcon. Check this out!
(clip of Luke deflecting lasers)
In this game we’re going to give the kid at the front of each line a lightsaber and a blindfold. In front of the line will be the eGroup leader ready to toss some lasers your way. The kid at the front of each line will put on the blindfold, hold the lightsaber up, and when the eGroup leader yells ‘pew!’ like a laser, you’ll swing the lightsaber and try to deflect it away. If you are able to successfully deflect the laser, your team will earn one point. Then, you’ll hand the lightsaber and blindfold to the next kid in line and it’ll be their turn. There are a total of 10 lasers that will be coming your teams’ way and the team that deflects the most lasers wins that round. The team that wins the most rounds wins the game.
After each round eGroup leaders will need to help reset the game so we can play again. I know once you start using the force to deflect the lasers, you’re not going to want to stop and we’re going to try and play this game as much as we can. Line up with your eGroups and let’s get ready to Use The Force!”
Game – Use The Force
The Force of Kindness Episode Setup
“Great job during today’s game, Motion! In all the games we play during this series, we’ll be working on skills that every Jedi uses, so keep coming back and we’ll turn you into the best Jedi since Luke Skywalker!
Now Motion, it’s time for today’s episode of The Force of Kindness! Let’s check in with a team of Clone Troopers as they chase General Grievous and his droid army to a distant planet on the outer rim of the galaxy. Motion, put your hands together for The Force of Kindness!”
(initiate applause, walk off stage)
The Force of Kindness Episode 2
Video Outro / Dismiss to eGroups
“Now Motion, you’re going to head back to your eGroups now to talk more about kindness and how we can always find time to be kind. When I call your eGroup leaders’ name, you can stand up and follow your eGroup leaders back to your groups.”
(dismiss kids back to their eGroups by calling their eGroup leaders’ names)
“Welcome back from your eGroups, Motion! Today we’ve got the great opportunity to praise God and thank Him for bringing us here today. Check out the screen!”
Worship Leader Intro Video
Worship Song – Generation For You
Bring It! Challenge Setup
“Great job, Motion! Everyone can have a seat.
(wait for kids to be seated)
Throughout The Force of Kindness you can earn prizes for saying your memory verse and finding it in the Bible. In just a moment you’re going to circle around your eGroup leaders and you can say it to them to earn a prize from the Force Field Candy Bin. Circle around your eGroup leaders now!”
Bring It! Challenge
Pass Out Snacks / Part 2 Movie Setup
“It’s almost time for us to begin the second part of today’s episode of The Force Of Kindness. Before we do, though, we’re going to hook you up with a snack to make sure your stomachs don’t growl as loud as Chewbacca from Star Wars.
(cue Chewbacca growling noise)
Let’s check out the rest of the episode while we start handing out the snacks. Take a look at the screen!”