Activity Ideas for 2018 VBS Themes


VBS 2018 Themes

This year’s VBS themes offer a lot of choices, from sports activities to time machines, there is something for every faith as well as different length programs. No matter what theme you choose, children can discover their faith with these inspirational and engaging themes. Learning has never been more fun with so many creative ways to play, craft, and decorate.

Leave us a reply and let us know what theme you are planning for this 2018 VBS Season. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking about your VBS program. Continue reading

How to Make Prayer Jars – Religious Craft Activity & Lesson


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To help kids understand the meaning of prayer, have them each create their own DIY Prayer Jar. This activity can go along with a discussion about what prayer is, why we pray, and specific Bible versus related to prayer. You can also adjust the craft to go along with your lesson. If you are teaching about how to be thankful, create Gratitude Jars. To teach them to be mindful of all the positives that God has given us, create a Blessing Jar.

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Church Activities – How to Build a Temple Wall & Boat


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If you teach children in a church setting, I’m sure you would love to hear positive phrases from the young ones that you teach, like “This is the best day ever!” or “When do we get to come to church again?” and the ultimate is “I love coming here!”. Here are two lesson extension ideas that were a bit hit with my preschool class and their parents, at our church in Dripping Springs, Texas called Austin Ridge Bible Church.

Building a Temple Wall


We are studying the building and ultimate destruction/re-building of the temple wall in Nehemiah and Ezra. The main point of the lesson for our preschoolers was that God helped His people rebuild the temple in spite of the enemies that tried to stop them. He even used King Darius to finance the project and to keep them safe. They kept building, and when it was done they had a big party and thanked God. Continue reading

Activity Ideas for 2017 VBS Themes


Celebrate God with the 2017 VBS Themes! These are great for offering meaningful enrichment. Children can discover their faith with these inspirational and engaging themes. Learning has never been more fun with so many creative ways to play, craft, and decorate.

Castles & Fortresses

VBS Themes: Over the Moat & Mighty Fortress 

These VBS themes both allow kids to use their imagination and visualize a medieval time. There are many lessons that can be taught using symbols like castles, fortresses, shields, and more. Teach children that even if they do not succeed, God is there to defend them and raise them up. He represents strength and love.

Here are some of our favorite VBS Castle Crafts and medieval decorations.

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Religious Craft Ideas for Activity Directors


With Holy Week (March 20-26) and Purim (March 23-24) fast approaching, activity directors may be looking for some ideas to use at their nursing facility. Here are a few ideas from for incorporating religious themed activities into your calendar.

  • religious activity directorsEncourage your Craft Club to use tissue paper and glue to make beautiful stained glass crafts. Use the finished pieces as works of art by taping them on a wall in your Activity Room.
  • Invite your Beading Club to string beads into the shape of crosses. Consider making the beaded necklaces as Easter gifts to those who attend Easter Sunday services in your facility.

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