Continuing the excitement of Agency D3
And, we wanted to conclude the program with an event that would continue the interest in the program and its content beyond the kidmin walls. Little did we realise that, on Sunday morning, the parents and church family would become as interested and involved as the kids.
Rocket Pack Jack movie
We decided to show the full version of Rocket Pack Jack video, a faith-based adventure film. Segments of this video have been built into the Agency D3 lesson material so the kids already knew the movie and were looking forward seeing to the whole thing. You can view the trailer below.
Since a movie presentation was planned, we thought we'd also have popcorn.. but add some flair. So we organised a 'Popcorn Bar', based on the wonderful ideas of Cheryl Style. You can find the information here. There are free printables to create the tags, labels and popcorn cones.
When our pastor heard of our plans, he decided that the whole church family would enjoy sharing this closing event and asked if we could make enough popcorn for everyone. I definitely needed to enlarge my popcorn popping team. But it created a real buzz with many of the church family talking with the kids and asking them about everything they had learned. They really enjoyed it... and the popcorn.
But more followed...
The final activity of the morning was the creation of a shield, since we had equipped the kids now to defend the truth. So, each child was given a basic cardboard shield to label with Discover-Decide-Defend and decorate. We'd printed the Agency D3 badge for them to cut out and adhere to the shield and we provided colourful washi tape to cover the shield edges and metallic paper to cut out and use.
Cardboard handles were attached to the back of the shields using packaging tape. We had planned to use the shields in a final game but ran out of time.
Parents helped out
But, when parents came to collect their kids, they wound up helping the kids to create the shields and, I suspect, having as much fun as the kids.
I loved watching the kids and their families carrying these large shields home and imagining the comments and discussions from other kids in their neighbourhood.