The Force Of Kindness
Virtue: Kindness – Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them.
Main Point: Be kind to people who are overlooked.
Bible Story: Least of These
Bible Passage: Matthew 25:35-40
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 – Force Speed
“During The Force Of Kindness, we’re training to become better Jedi Knights like how Anakin, Ahsoka, and Obi Wan Kenobi trained for so many years. One often forgotten ability of the most highly trained Jedi is the ability to move with super human quickness. This ability is called Force Speed and in today’s Jedi Training, you’ll learn to move with the quickness of a seasoned Jedi Knight.
In this game you’ll find a partner. Once you partner up, we’ll give each pair a cup that will be placed on the ground between the two of you. I will start to call out parts of your body and as I call them out, you’ll place both hands on that body part. Let’s practice now.
(instruct kids to put hands on knees)
(instruct kids to put hands on feet)
(instruct kids to put hands on shoulders)
(instruct kids to put hands on head)
Looking good so far, Motion! After I call out a few body parts, I’ll then yell out ‘Force Speed!’ and when I do, the first person to grab the cup off the ground wins that round. Find a partner and let’s play a few rounds of this game now!
(Help kids find a partner, begin playing a few rounds of the game with the kids. Encourage them to find a new partner after each round.)
Motion, you guys are doing a great job so far, but I think it’s time we found our Jedi Champion for the day. Now as we play this game, the kid who loses the round must follow around the winner and become their biggest fan and cheer for them every time they compete against a new opponent. Right now I want you to find a partner and in just a moment we’ll begin our Force Speed Tournament!”
(play a ‘Biggest Fan’ version of the game and determine one final victor)
Congratulations to ____________ our inner for the day. Everybody give _________ a hand!
Game – Force Speed
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, it’s time for today’s episode of The Force of Kindness! Today we’re following the Republic army as they work to rescue a planet from the clutches of the Droid army. Motion, put your hands together for The Force of Kindness!”
(initiate applause, walk off stage)
The Force of Kindness Episode 3
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 be kind to those who are overlooked. 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!”