Ideas for Vacation Bible School

Lots of parents are busy helping with Vacation Bible Schools in their communities. It's a lot of work, but the rewards are great. I learned more about the Bible from my days as a VBS and children's Sunday School teacher than any other time in my life.

We always enjoyed games that combined Bible learning and fun competition. One year we had a Bible Baseball Tournament. I made simple question cards from the lessons, plus used some cards from the board game, The Book.

The class was divided into two teams and each player got a turn at bat. Each child got 4 questions per bat. The bases were set up in the room and the kids moved around based on their hits. Answering the first (and hardest) question was a home run, second question a triple, third question a double, and the fourth and easiest question a single. It fit well and would be a fun recap on the last day of VBS.

The most successful VBS craft project I used was a good old-fashioned salt map. I had a group of very active fourth-grade boys that year, and they really seemed to enjoy making the map of the Holy Land all week.

To make your job a bit easier I've done a Web search for you and found some great ideas you can use at your Vacation Bible School.

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Lots of parents are busy helping with Vacation Bible Schools in their communities.

It's a lot of work, but the rewards are great. I learned more about the Bible from my days as a VBS and children's Sunday School teacher than any other time in my life.

We always enjoyed games that combined Bible learning and fun competition. One year we had a Bible Baseball Tournament. I made simple question cards from the lessons, plus used some cards from the board game, The Book.

The class was divided into two teams and each player got a turn at bat. Each child got 4 questions per bat. The bases were set up in the room and the kids moved around based on their hits. Answering the first (and hardest) question was a home run, second question a triple, third question a double, and the fourth and easiest question a single. It fit well and would be a fun recap on the last day of VBS.

The most successful VBS craft project I used was a good old-fashioned salt map. I had a group of very active fourth-grade boys that year, and they really seemed to enjoy making the map of the Holy Land all week.

To make your job a bit easier I've done a Web search for you and found some great ideas you can use at your Vacation Bible School.

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  • Print and play Bible Detective, a kid-friendly Bible search game from Kids Sunday School Place
  • Find coloring pages, games, and other resources for .memorizing Bible verses from A Kids Heart. Resources are organized by verse.
  • The Upper Room's kids' magazine, Pockets features games and activities 406 you can use.
  • Fishers of Kids has several games for Sunday School classes. The authors advise you on how to use games to reinforce learning.

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Games

  • Print and play Bible Detective, a kid-friendly Bible search game from Kids Sunday School Place
  • Find coloring pages, games, and other resources for .memorizing Bible verses from A Kids Heart. Resources are organized by verse.

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Crafts

  • Bible and Sunday School Crafts About Family Crafts

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Drama and Crafts Drama

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VBS Themes and Curriculum

  • Publishers of Vacation Bible School Curriculum This category page at About Parenting of K-6 Children will guide you to the denominational and other VBS curriculum packages.
  • Vacation Bible School Planning Tips from an experienced VBS coordinator.
  • Tips for Vacation Bible School from ChildrensMinistry.net. Browse the entire site for many ideas to improve the fun and learning in your child ministry.

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Curriculum and Products VBS Themes and Curriculum

  • Publishers of Vacation Bible School Curriculum This category page at About Parenting of K-6 Children will guide you to the denominational and other VBS curriculum packages.
  • Vacation Bible School Planning Tips from an experienced VBS coordinator.
  • Tips for Vacation Bible School from ChildrensMinistry.net. Browse the entire site for many ideas to improve the fun and learning in your child ministry.
  • Rainbow Express Curriculum Backyard Bible Club curriculum from Mission Arlington that changes seasonally.

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