Ark Kids Junior: Power Up (Easter Series)

Power Up For Easter Week 1: I Can Be humble!

Lionel won the big soapbox derby race at the Train Station. When the newspaper wants to take his picture, Lionel chooses the wrong attitude. It's up to his friends to help Lionel choose to be humble.



Large Group

Large Group Instructions

Countdown from 10
Materials: Lesson Plan
Materials:
Materials: Overalls (2), Train Hat (2), Handkerchief (2)
Hosts
  • Host enters

Host Welcome to the Train Station, Jr. Conductors! I’m so glad that you are here.

  • Co-Host enters. He/she stumbles back and forth across the stage.

Co-Host I’m here too!

Host Be careful! You might hurt yourself.

Co-Host I can’t be careful. I have to help the Jr. Conductors learn today’s Big Point.

Host But you’re stumbling all over the Train Station.

Co-Host That’s what we’re learning. I can stumble.

Host We’re not learning to stumble; we’re learning to be humble. If you are ready to learn with Conductor Carl and his friends, say a loud, “Choo-choo!”

Materials:
Materials: Overalls (2), Train Hat (2), Handkerchief (2), Balloon (2), Small Rocks
Hosts
  • Host and Co-Host enter.

Host Lionel won the race. Would you like to race in a car like Lionel? Let’s say, “Vroom, vroom!”

Co-Host Did Lionel make a wise choice when he said that he was the best race car driver? What about when he chose not to thank his dad?

Host Yeah, that wasn’t very truthful. Lionel is not following our Big Point.

Co-Host I think we should practice our Big Point together. Let’s stand up and put our hands by our ears,

Co-Host I Can Be Humble!

Host Good job! You can sit down on your pockets. Humble is a big word that means to think of yourself and others the way God does. Humble people fill themselves up with the good words that God says about them. Those good words lift them up.

Co-Host What if you use words that aren’t humble?

Host Let me show you. Saying true things like, “God loves me,” “God made me,” “God helps me do good things” is like filling this balloon with air. (Blow up a balloon) Look how it bounces. (Bounce the balloon up in the air) Pretend to bounce your own balloon.

Co-Host If we say words that aren’t humble like “I’m the most important,” or “Everyone loves me the most,” or even “No one is better than me” then it’s like being filled with rocks. What will happen if I put rocks in this balloon? Let’s try it. (Fill a balloon with small rocks and then blow it up)

Host Yep, it crashed. Negative words pull us down, like this balloon. Humble words lift us up and please God. These words help us. Let’s see if Lionel says things that are humble or not humble.

Materials: Overalls (2), Train Hat (2), Handkerchief (2), Stuffed Animal, Toy Car
Hosts
  • Host and Co-Host enter.

Host Was it humble when Lionel told Farmer Faith that she wasn’t important enough to hold his trophy? No, I’m glad Conductor Gordon shared the Big Verse to help Lionel understand the Big Point,

Host I Can Be Humble!

Co-Host Let’s read the verse from the Bible.

Co-Host Philippians 2:3 (NIrV) says, “Instead, be humble. Value others more than yourselves.”

Host Valuable means that something or someone is important to you.

Co-Host Let’s think of something most of us have that is valuable. Do any of you have a favorite toy or stuffed animal? (Show the stuffed animal and toy car) Let’s pretend to hug and squeeze a fluffy stuffed animal. Would you throw your favorite toy on the ground? Let’s pretend to throw it.

Host No, that might break it. Would you stomp on it? Stand up and stomp. No way! Would leave it out in the rain? Let’s sit on our pockets and use our fingers to make raindrops.

Co-Host If something is valuable, you treat it carefully. So, when we follow our Big Verse, we treat our friends, family, and anyone we meet as valuable.

Host That means we won’t try to be the most important. Being humble means that you show everyone that they’re important, too, because we are all special and loved by God. Let’s stand and sing a worship song to Jesus.

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Leader

Jesus showed us how to be humble, and He gives us the power to make that choice. Let’s practice being humble by thinking about what our friends need. I want you to pray for your friend. Quietly ask Jesus to help your friends. You can do that now. (Pause) Good job. I’m going to be humble and pray for you.

Materials:
Materials: Overalls (2), Train Hat (2), Handkerchief (2), Various items (Toys, Papers, Boxes, etc)
Hosts
  • Host and Co-Host enter. The stage is covered with various items such as toys, papers, boxes, etc.

Host I’m glad that Lionel told everyone how much his dad helped him. It was nice of him to let Engineer Kelly hold his trophy. He learned our Big Point,

Host I Can Be Humble!

Co-Host Oh no, look at the Train Station. It’s mess. We didn’t make this mess, but I have an idea. What if we cleaned it up to help Conductor Carl?

Host That would be a humble choice. Cleaning up someone else’s mess shows that person we love them.

Co-Host Doing that would show that we don’t think that we are the most important. It reminds me of how Jesus washed stinky feet even when He didn’t have to.

Host Would you like to help? Let’s choose some friends to help us clean up. Everyone else can help us by pointing to all the trash so we can clean everything up.

  • Have kids help clean up the stage. Make it a fun, non-competitive game.

Host You did a great job! I know that we will follow our Big Point,

Host I Can Be Humble!

Co-Host Let’s hurry over to Lionel’s garage. Farmer Faith is throwing a party to celebrate his big win.

Materials:
Leader
  1. Let’s Practice our Big Point again. Hmm, did our Big Point say I Can Be Humble or I Can’t Be Humble?

  2. Let’s pretend to drive a fast car. What color is your car? Turn the wheel. Make the sound of a car engine. Who won a big race today? Lionel Did Lionel choose a humble attitude, or did he brag about himself? Bragged

  3. Let’s wiggle our feet. Pretend to count your toes. How many do we have? Let’s pretend to smell our feet. Do yours smell good, or are they stinky? Who had stinky feet in our Big Story? Jesus’ friends Did Jesus’ friends want to wash each other’s feet? No.

  4. Pretend to pour some water on a dirty foot. Splash more water on it. Use your towel to dry it off. Who decided to wash everyone’s feet? Jesus Was that a humble choice? Yes

  5. Pretend to take a picture with your phone. What are you taking a picture of? Did Lionel ask Engineer Kelly to be in his picture? Yes Did Lionel tell everyone that his dad had helped him? Yes

  6. What is your favorite toy? Do you take good care of it? It is valuable to you. What does our Big Verse say? Philippians 2:3 (NIrV), “Instead, be humble. Value others ____ than yourselves.” a. More b. Less

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