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.
- Velvet Art Castle Craft Kit – a 3D castle to build and decorate.
- Blank Shields – create your own shield to celebrate victory in Jesus.
- Medieval Insta-Theme Decorating Kit – use as a backdrop for your Over the Moat and Mighty Fortress activities.
VBS Themes: Super God & Hero Central
Become the Superhero of your VBS program when you help children discover Gods strengths and realize the superhero within themselves. By learning to use their inner strengths and God’s love, they will discover how to be great and do amazing things.
Let these VBS crafts and decorations help make your program super!
- Color Me Superhero Mini Capes – kids can express what they believe makes God a true hero and color their own superhero cape to match.
- Superhero Decorating Kit – use this “super” kit to decorate for your superhero theme.
- Face Painting Sticks – Superhero Set – transform kids into their favorite superhero characters.
View the Snazaroo Beginners Guide for step to step guide for hundreds of face painting design ideas!
VBS Theme: Artic Exploration
Operation Arctic promises to be a flurry of fun and excitement as children explore the Bible. Filled with beauty and wonder, the Artic offers some of the most thrilling places to explore. Don’t forget to pack your Bible and some of these other cool VBS crafts and decorations that will make this year one to remember forever.
- Color Me Snow Globes – design the inside of a snow globe with a message to show you are a true explorer.
- Snowflake Backdrop Wall Decoration – create the perfect scene for your artic exploration activities.
- Navigator Necklace Craft Kit – you’ll need a compass to guide you, just like God guides you in faith and life.
VBS Theme: Galactic Starveyors
The Galactic Starveyors theme makes it easy to share with your kids the marvels that God has created. God is the creator of all things, and loves and wants to create a relationship with them. Just as God has created, so can your group with unique VBS activities that fit this theme. Showing your kids how God loves them to the moon and stars has never been easier.
- May The Lord Be With You – Velvet Art Poster – our pre-printed velvet art makes it easy to color in the message with markers, crayons, or pencils.
- Stellar Constellation Viewer Craft Kit – our most popular galaxy craft! See star formations while looking through the sky tube.
- Educraft Kaleidoscopes Craft Kit – a classic kaleidoscope tube. Makes an infinite series of spectacular colored patterns!
You can also have your group create their own DIY Galaxy Shirts! View the tutorial here.
VBS Theme: Maker Fun Factory
Kids can become hands-on inventors with the Maker Fun Factory VBS theme. Spark creativity with interactive decoration and experiences, and watch as children discover they are crafted by God with love. This VBS theme offers a unique way to combine making and building inventions with making and building your love and relationship with God.
- Zoob Builderz STEM Challenge – challenges kids to build different creations using Zoob pieces and other items like wheels, rubber bands, string, and more.
- Inspire U Chalkboard Chart Pack – a pack of 6 posters with inspirational messages to encourage kids as they create, build, and learn!
- The Launcher Craft Kit – build a catapult to launch pom poms and decorate them with the cross or bible verse.