Ark Kids Elementary: Power Up (Easter Series)

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

When Ethel's video goes viral, Skip convinces her to abandon her friends and live a celebrity life. It's up to Herman and Hannah to help her choose the humble attitude.

Large Group

Large Group Instructions

Countdown / Rules
Materials: Lesson Plan

Before Engage 1 Take pictures of some of the kids and/or adults at your service. Using a photo filter app change their appearance.

Materials: Lab Coat (2), Paper Grocery Bag
  • Host and Co-Host enter. The Co-Host is wearing a paper bag on his/her head.

Host Welcome to the Lab!

Co-Host Yeah, welcome…I guess.

Host Why are you wearing a bag over your face?

Co-Host So you don’t have to see such a terrible, no good, awful lab assistant.

Host Why are you saying such awful things about yourself? Are you sad?

Co-Host No, I’m feeling great! I just wanted to work on my humility. That’s why I’m covering my face and highlighting every fault I’ve ever had. My feet sweat way too much. Phew, that felt good to say out loud.

Host I think you’re missing the point about humility, but don’t worry. We’re going to discover that truth today. Let’s check in on Herman and Rusty. But first find someone and tell them something you’re good at.

Materials: Lab Coat (2), Paper Grocery Bag

Before Engage 1 Take pictures of some of the kids and/or adults at your service. Using a photo filter app change their appearance.

  • Host and Co-Host enter.

Host Do you think that Skip is giving Ethel great advice? What do you think Ethel is going to do?

Co-Host I’m confused. You said I shouldn’t be putting myself down, but you also don’t think Skip is right either. Which is the right attitude?

Host Neither. I’ll explain, but let’s first check out our Big Point.

(Host and Co-Host choose a kid to volunteer.)

Co-Host You will press that button after we count down from three and then read the Big Point. 3…2…1!

Co-Host Let’s all say it together, I Can Be Humble! That’s what the bag was helping me do.

Host Let’s explain humility with this: Have any of you ever taken pictures with your parents’ cell phone using those funny photo filters?

Co-Host They can make you look pretty silly.

Host I took some picture before we began today. Let’s show you what some of our friends look like with those filters.

(Show the pictures of kids and/or volunteers that you took using a photo filter app.)

Co-Host That made them look different than they actually look in real life.

Host That’s what happens when you aren’t humble. Pride makes you seem like you matter more than everyone else. That’s not right. Negative words make you feel like you are the worst. That’s not true either. Humility helps you see yourself the way God sees you.

Co-Host The way God sees us is the truth. If you don’t choose a humble attitude, then you can look super weird.

Host Yep, just like this mirror. Humility helps us keep our life from getting out of shape. Let’s see if Ethel makes that choice.

Materials: Lab Coat (2), Fake Money
  • Host and Co-Host enter.

Host Do you think that Ethel is making a wise choice? What is she doing wrong? Ethel has really let Skip’s advice go to her head. I wish she would listen to our Big Point,

Co-Host She’s not all bad. Look at the tip she gave me for washing her car.

Co-Host shows the Host the fake money.

Host That is money with her face on it.

Co-Host Ethel bucks?!

Host You couldn’t buy much with that, but let’s see if you guys can tell how much you would need to buy some of these luxury items.

  • Show the following slides, have the kids guess the item and then reveal the price.

Co-Host Wow, those items are super valuable.

Host They are valuable. Let’s check out the Big verse to find out something much more valuable than these things.

(Host and Co-Host choose a kid to volunteer.)

Co-Host I’m guessing the Big Verse will explain how to be humble. That could be helpful. Hit the button as we count down from three, and then you’ll read the verse. 3, 2, 1!

(Allow the child to read the Big Verse.)

Host A humble person sees other people like God sees them, as valuable.

Co-Host I never thought of valuing them more than myself. Won’t that mean I get nothing?

Host No, if everyone treats everyone else as valuable and loved by God, then everyone gets blessed.

Co-Host Sounds like a humble attitude is the way to go.

Host It is, and it’s an attitude that Jesus chose. If Jesus chose to act that way, then I think we should follow His lead. Let’s stand and worship Him now.


Humility isn’t thinking that you are a nothing or a nobody. It’s also not thinking you’re better than everyone else. Humility is seeing yourself the way God sees you. God loves you. If you’ve been thinking bad stuff about yourself, stop. Jesus wouldn’t say those things about you. Instead, speak good things from the Bible. Or, if you’ve been acting better than everyone else, stop. We’re all equally loved by God. Not one of us is loved more or less. I’m going to pray for you, and as I do, if you’ve been doing either of those things, ask God to help you change your attitude. Ask Him to give you the power to be humble. Let’s pray.

Materials: Lab Coat (2)
  • Host and Co-Host enter.

Co-Host I’m glad that Ethel is back to her old self.

Host I agree. She definitely learned our Big Point,

Host I Can Be Humble!

Co-Host Did you hear Herman’s suggestion for the Big Do? I thought that would be a good question to ask. Let’s choose an assistant to help us ask this question: Who are some helpful people we don’t always notice?

(Have a kid volunteer ask the question).

Host What could we do to show a person how much we value them?

Co-Host I can’t wait to hear what you did when you bring back your Big Do card next week.

Host I love that you guys are going to choose a humble attitude this week. Let’s gather together in our small groups and discuss what we’ve learned.

Small Group Leader
  • Gather the kids into small groups and discuss the following.

  1. How did Ethel act when her video went viral? What would have been a better choice?
  2. Jesus was the leader, and what was He willing to do that no one else would? How did that teach the disciples humility?
  3. What are some ways that you could be more humble?
  4. What did Herman tell us to do with our families in the Big Do?
  • Choose two kids from the audience to come on stage and answer the question.

  1. Our Big Point says I Can Be ______! a. Humble b. Prideful

  2. What advice did Skip give to Ethel? a. Treat everyone as valuable b. Act like a big shot

  3. What job did the disciples not want to do in the Big Story? a. Make dinner b. Wash each other’s feet

  4. How did Jesus show humility at the dinner? a. He made the disciples wash His feet b. Jesus washed everyone’s feet

  5. Why is it important to choose a humble attitude?

  6. Complete the Big Verse: Philippians 2:3 (NIrV), “Instead, be humble. _____ others more than yourselves.” a. Value b. Put down

  7. True/False: The Bible says that Jesus is equal with God. a. True b. False

  8. The Bible says that Jesus acted like a _______. a. Dictator b. Servant

  9. How could you show humility at school?

  10. What challenge did Herman give us as this week’s Big Do? Make a card for someone who wouldn’t usually get one

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