The Force Of Kindness
Kindness – Showing others they are valuable by how you treat them. Main Point: Be kind to people who aren’t kind to you.
“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 Force of Kindness. We’ll be traveling to 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] Let’s review.
[VIP Slide – All Combined]
VIP Lanyard + Welcome Area = Gift.
Game Setup – The Trench Run
“For the last three weeks of The Force Of Kindness, we’ve been training to use the force to help us become faster and more accurate. This week we’ll put everything you’ve learned to the test as we recreate the Death Star Trench Run from Star Wars episode 4. Check out the screen!
(watch the clip of the Star Wars Trench Run)
Luke Skywalker was able to destroy the Death Star, a giant machine built to obliterate whole planets. In today’s game, you and your eGroup will work together to do the same.
In front of each eGroup will be the Death Star. Each eGroup will receive 3 missiles to fire. The first person in line will shoot a missile towards the Death Star and you’ll earn points based on where it hits. If you land outside of the trench, you’ll earn 1 point. If you land on the trench you’ll earn 3 points and if you are able to shoot the missile into the weak spot, you’ll earn 5 points. After three shots we’ll count up how many points your eGroup earned and we’ll declare a winner for that round.
eGroups line up in front of a board and we’ll get ready to play ‘The Trench Run!’”
Game – The Trench Run
The Force of Kindness Episode Setup
“Great job during today’s game! 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 all into Jedi Knights!
Now Motion, it’s time for today’s episode of The Force of Kindness! Today we’ll follow a group of Younglings, or young Jedi, who have to team up with a group of people who haven’t exactly been kind to them in the past as they work to defeat a common enemy. Motion, put your hands together for The Force of Kindness!”
(initiate applause, walk off stage)
The Force of Kindness Episode 4
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 aren’t kind to you. When I call your eGroup leaders’ name, you can stand up and follow your eGroup leader 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)
During 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
Love Week Promo
“The Force of Kindness has been a series about how we can show kindness to the people around us. Well what if I told you that we’ve got a chance to put kindness in action? Next week begins Love Week – where we get to go and serve the people who live in our city. If you’ve never been a part of Love Week before, let me show you what it’s all about!
(watch Love Week Video)
When you get here next week we’re going to give you your Love Week t-shirts and we’ll explain how this awesome week is going to go down and how you can help make this city a better place.”
Finders 5 Promo Setup
“Right after we finish helping our city during Love Week, we’ve got something special for you, Motion. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, so I’ll let you check out this clip. Take a look at the screen!”
Finders 5 Promo
Pass Out Snacks / Part 2 Movie Setup
“That’s right, Motion! Finders 5 begins in just two weeks! I’m so excited to see what’s going to happen this time, as Goldman just barely slipped away from The Finders during Fool’s Gold. Make sure you’re here to join us in two weeks when we begin this exciting new series!”
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 Wampa 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!”
Pass Out Snacks / Part 2 Movie