Unless the Lord builds the house, those who built it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Praise be to God that He has worked in and through the ELS heroes when they built all their cities and their playhouse throughout their Architecture Quest! The heroes sought the Lord each morning before they did their work, starting each day dancing to worship songs, singing Bible verse songs, laying their hearts before the Lord in prayer, and spending quiet time in the Word. Thus, the heroes did not labor in vain. They worked countless hours researching about different structures all around the world, allowing their creativity to flow as they sketched designs in their Architect’s Journal, and facing the challenge of constructing buildings using only materials available to them to turn their imagination into reality. All their work brought joy to their families during the Architecture Quest Exhibition. And it brought the heroes even much more joy to build something together with their families. Surely, all the work they accomplished during this quest was not in vain for it is the Lord who works His miracles and wonders in each and every hero.

Architecture Quest 

Week 7

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Launch What does it mean to Love the Lord with all your heart? What would you like to focus on more, loving God or loving others? What does it mean to Love the Lord with all your soul? Think of a time God’s answer to your prayer was yes, no, or not yet.  What does it mean to Love the Lord with all your mind? How do you think good thoughts when a friend makes you sad? What does it mean to Love the Lord with all your strength? What do you do when you feel tired of doing good? How does a hero balance faith and works?
Relaunch What is the main goal of the exhibition: for you to showcase your hard work and creativity, to demonstrate your learning in architecture, or to inspire a high standard of excellence? What is our plan for preparing the studio this week? What do we need to do first? What role will each of you play? What do you want to make sure your parents learn? What is the most important lesson for them to walk away with? How can we keep parents engaged and focused on the tour? What were you curious about the most during the quest? How did you find out about it? How would you make the quest better?
Close Town Hall meeting How did you seek feedback to improve your work? Exhibition What new ideas will you try in a future quest? What risks are you willing to take during the next quest?

Upcoming Quest: Life Skills Quest

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week 1

Care for Self

Dressing self buttons, snaps, hook and eye, zipper, buckle, bow, lacing, safety pins

Choosing own clothes to wear

Dress and undress self


Brush teeth, comb hair, wash face

Helping with the laundry – putting clothes away, folding clothes

Know your address and parents’ phone number

Know how to make emergency calls

Family emergency plans

Fire Safety

Money management – saving, spending, charitable giving Entertaining self while waiting – car ride, waiting room, waiting in line

Buckling themselves in a seatbelt

Riding a bike

Bike day

Week 2

Care for Others

Make a grocery list

Put groceries away

Arrange refrigerator and pantry

Learn good nutrition habits


Prepare a simple recipe

Make a sandwich and toast

Mix, stir, cut with a dull knife


Serving food

Pour milk into a cereal bowl

Pour drinks into a cup

Caring for the sick

First aid basics

Pet day

Caring for pets

How to set up a play date

Week 3

Care for the Environment

Setting the table

Cleaning up after meals

Take out the trash


Make their bed

Change sheets


Wet mopping

Dust mopping

Outdoor sweeping

Raking leaves

Weed flower beds and garden

Wash dishes

Load and unload the dishwasher

Keeping the bathroom clean

Organize closet and drawers

Wash the car

Exhibiton Quest Reflections


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