Lesson Ideas for Moses, Plagues, and the 10 Commandments

Lesson Ideas for Moses, Plagues, and the 10 Commandments

We've been making our way through the major stories in the Bible (I wish we had time to hit them all!) as part of our Big Summer Plans.  This past Wednesday, we covered Moses (early life and beyond), the 10 Plagues, and the 10 Commandments.  During story-time, I used a lesson from the "Forget-Me-Not Bible Story Activities" book.  Kids swatted flies, repeated the famous "But Pharoah said No!" line over and over, and generally acted out the plagues from their seats. When it came to the Passover, … [Read more...]

Great Egyptian Websites

Great Egyptian Websites

This week, in "The Big Story", we're covering much of Moses' life, life in Egypt, the 10 Plagues, and the 10 Commandments.  Some of the kids are making brochures for ancient Egypt, so I wanted to find some kid-friendly, safe sites.   For those of you who might be doing EGYPT VBS, these would be some great resources as well.  Check them out! Ancient Egypt This site starts with some fact facts, but the real strength lies in the many links it has.  Here's a few … [Read more...]

God’s Big Story: Bible Lesson Ideas for Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph

For our summer Wednesday night program, we’re doing a Story Time approach (check out all our summer plans here).   We will be covering the major stories in the Bible and showing how they are all one big part of God’s redeeming plan of love.  Sometimes I read out of the Read and Share Bible, sometimes the kids act out the story using the Big Action Bible Skits book, and sometimes leaders act it out for the kids.  After the story, the kids head to stations.   What are Stations? Each … [Read more...]

Highlight Videos from Egypt

Celebration Video: This is what we showed families at the big Celebration on Sunday: [ad#Small rectangle inside post] Egypt Day One Egypt Day Two Egypt Day Three Be sure to check out the Decorating Video too for ideas in your own church! … [Read more...]

Vacation Bible School decorating ideas (Egypt and more!)

Vacation Bible School decorating ideas (Egypt and more!)

I picked up some of these ideas at Group's VBS U.  They are ideas for Egypt, but could work for many themes.  Green umbrellas and carpet rolls make great palm trees.  If you want to go really crazy, here are some umbrellas that really look like palm fronds! Here's another site that's a little cheaper. Carpet rolls also make great pillars Often stores like Rite-Aid will clearance tents at the end of the season (those 10x10 pop up ones).  These can transform a gym into a vibrant … [Read more...]

Egyptian Costume Ideas

Egyptian Costume Ideas

Walk like an Egyptian... and look like one too! Looking for some Egyptian Accessories for your Vacation Bible School?  Check out some of these sites: From CostumeDiscounters.com: Bald head covering - for the Joseph who doesn't want to shave his head for the role (or has been forbidden by his wife to do so!)  $3.47 Arabian Mantle Head covering - great for male shop keepers or family leaders $9.97 Gold Egyptian Crown Headpiece - $29.97 Cleopatra Beaded Headpiece - $22.97 From … [Read more...]