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Kidtropolis | 1st-4th Grades

Engaging, Biblically-Dynamic, Friendly

This is our Celebratory Experience for kids at our 10:30 Sunday Service. Children enter an environment that is specifically designed to engage each child in their relationship with Christ, Leaders and Friends. Kids simply don’t want to leave!

Here is an idea of what each child will experience as they enter Kidtropolis…

As a child walks into the room, he is greeted by a few of the leaders who might be dressed as Secret Agents or Camp Counselors (depending on our series theme). Their joyful and welcoming demeanor draws even the most timid of kids into the Kidtropolis environment. Once a child is welcomed and signed in, he is introduced to his small group leader who will guide him into the Kidtropolis Room filled with games and activities that set up the Bible Big Idea of the morning. To a child, it looks like fun and games (which it is!) but to the Kidtropolis Team, the activities are cultivating fertile ground for learning. About 15 minutes into the service, the children are all called into their small groups for an initial activity to further set up the BIG IDEA of the morning. Each small group leader works to engage their group of children in this early learning and help to connect them with one another as well. (Building friendships is important!) Soon a musical chime sounds and the children re-enter the Kidtropolis space to discover that the space has been transformed into a space for a big group lesson. The Worship Leaders come forward and begin leading in kid-appropriate, high-energy, celebratory worship songs. Next comes a learning experience where kids will see our drama team introduce the concept through a comedic skit while the big group teacher pulls the Big Idea together for the children through visuals, reenactment or a hands on activity.  Kids have been seen walking through the Red Sea like the Israelites did when they were escaping Egypt, holding Moses’ rod up like Moses did during the battle of the Amalekites, taking the Seder meal like Jesus did at the Last Supper, wearing superhero capes because God’s power makes them strong and much more! The children then return to small groups to bring closure to the morning while doing something like making manna pizzas, wrapping a gift to give away, dialoguing about the Big Idea – the kids discover the connections between the stories in God’s Word and their lives through this amazing experience!

Be sure and pick up the Parent Information Sheet and the daily Take Home Activity at the Sign in Counter. These two pieces are designed to connect the Kidtropolis Experience to your family and spiritual conversation throughout the week.

For more information contact our Kids & Families Pastor, Sharon Noble at snoble@newportmesa.org