Since I wasn’t on the blog too much last week, I thought I would let you know what I was up to!
My church hosted a week-long Vacation Bible School class last week, and we all had a blast! The whole family was involved…well, Daddy had to work…but my kids participated and I volunteered to help with the preschool class.
Visiting Kingdom Rock
Each year my church uses a VBS curriculum from Group, which is always full of fun and meaningful lessons. This year’s theme was Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God.
Our VBS director and her helpers transformed our sanctuary into a castle kingdom! All the detail they put into the decorations was amazing…they built a drawbridge and moat at the entrance into the sanctuary.
The moat was complete with crocodiles!
Each morning we met a new Bible buddy, who set the theme for each day, and learned a Bible verse.
The Bible Adventures coordinator did such an awesome job with this year’s stories! She and her helpers really grabbed the kids’ attention with their acting and props.
Just look at the decorations they made for us…
They turned one of the Sunday School rooms into a pasture, just like in David’s Psalm 23. Each child had a sheep pillow on which to sit and listen to stories.
We also got to meet King David, Esther, and King Josiah throughout the week, and had fun smashing “idols” on the last day:
Fun music and crafts
One of the best parts about VBS is the wonderful music that they have written just for the kids. Each day has its own special song, which ties into the daily Bible verse and story.
I think it really helps reinforce the theme for the kids, plus they are just so much fun to sing. We listen to the CD at home long after VBS is over.
We also made some fun crafts this past week…we painted t-shirts and made a paperweight with a rock, but my favorite was this adorable castle craft with each child’s picture in it. How adorable is that? The drawbridge really works 🙂
So that was my week….at times, exhausting, but overall very fun and rewarding. Not only do I make a bunch of new little friends (who will hopefully be in my Sunday School class in a few years), but spending each day of the week hearing God’s Word and teaching it to the children really just enriches me spiritually. I always look forward to it each summer!
Do your kids go to Vacation Bible School? Leave me a comment and tell me all about your experiences 🙂