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Looking for something? Here are our most popular posts: The Thrifty Egyptian: Marketplace, crafts and more! The Thrifty Egyptian: Craft ideas and resource websites Minute to Win It for Church (part one) Minute to Win It for Church (part two) Egypt Vacation Bible School: Ideas and more The Lads Preteen Curriculum … [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...]

Make Your Own Plaster of Paris

Make Your Own Plaster of Paris

Budget Friendly Project for VBS Trying to keep costs down for your Vacation Bible School?  We're doing the Egypt theme this year and I'd like to make papyrus and cartouches (with hieroglyphs on them).  Both call for plaster of paris to hold them together, so I went searching for a recipe to make our own and found the following two methods (if you'd like more information on the papyrus or cartouche, check out the Thrifty Egyptian series, or leave a comment and I'll get back to you!). First, … [Read more...]

The Experienced Egyptian: Getting Ready for VBS!

The Experienced Egyptian: Getting Ready for VBS!

Are you running an Egypt themed program this summer?  Is your church about to be decked out in hieroglyphics, pyramids and other VBS accessories?   A few years back, I met someone who had just finished up running the Egypt VBS at her church and here is some of the advice she passed along: Getting Ready for Egypt Vacation Bible School: 1. There needs to be LOTS of stuff in the marketplace. The smaller the attendance, the more stuff there needs to be. 2. Having the marketplace outside was a … [Read more...]

The Thrifty Egyptian: Decoration and Game Ideas

The Thrifty Egyptian: Decoration and Game Ideas

The book, Great Ancient EGYPT Projects: You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself) has arrived!  I quickly dove in and can certainly say that this was worth the investment.  It is filled with historical facts, an introduction to housing, agriculture, transportation, Egyptian crafts and projects, and lots more.  I've only gotten about half-way through, but I can't wait to share some of the ideas I've gleaned. Decorations Sand I don't know why I didn't think of this before, but Egypt is FULL of … [Read more...]

Egyptian Marketplace: Crafts and other Activities

Egyptian Marketplace: Crafts and other Activities

Welcome to another installment of the Thrifty Egyptian!  If this is your first stop at Growing Kids Ministry, you might want to check out all the post in this series at the end of this one. In this post, I'll be discussing some possibilities for our Marketplace Shops for this year's Egypt VBS. Some of our Team Members can't make it the whole week, so thought we have might have a few 3 day shops. I'd love to hear about your shop ideas as well! Hieroglyph Nametags: I found a website that has … [Read more...]