Simple Outdoor Games for Kids

Simple Outdoor Games for Kids

It's summer time!  During the summer, we try to take full advantage of the good weather around here by heading outside for about 20 minutes each night with the kids.  Next week, we're going to give the Bunch of Balloons a try (stay tuned for a report!), but for this week, we'll be playing some simple low-prep outdoor games with the kids. Here's a few games we're considering: Window Hopscotch This game is best played with 3-4 players and uses a rectangle about 3 x 7 feet drawn onto the pavement … [Read more...]

Weird Animals VBS Decorating Ideas!

Weird Animals VBS Decorating Ideas!

With the days growing longer and the sun starting to (finally) make an appearance, summer looks like it might actually come around!  And of course, summer means some serious ministry fun!  If you're doing a Vacation Bible School this year, you're probably already thinking about decorations, crafts, and snacks. I've been amazed at some of the fun ideas I've spotted around the blogosphere already. Here's a few of the treasures I've spotted that coordinate with Group's Weird Animal Vacation … [Read more...]

God in Action VBS (Review)

God in Action VBS (Review)

With a glimpse of warmer weather today, I'm finally starting to think of summer and of course, for many churches, that means Vacation Bible School!  Our church doesn't run a traditional VBS (read about that decision here), but I do love using VBS curriculum to shake things up a bit in the summer and bring some fresh energy to the program.   I know the Vacation Bible School model is still hugely effective for many churches, so I wanted to be sure to share this incredible program with … [Read more...]

Wacky World of Water {VBS Review}

Wacky World of Water {VBS Review}

As I look at out my window, all I see is snow, snow, snow.  Apparently winter lasts forever around these parts.  With all the cold wind and white fluff, it's hard for me to imagine that summer WILL eventually come and with it comes Vacation Bible School!   Even though our church doesn't do an official VBS, we often use Vacation Bible School curriculum in the summer in order to shake things up and provide some new excitement for the kids (read about our VBS alternatives here). Of course, kids … [Read more...]

Introducing: God in Action VBS Program

Introducing: God in Action VBS Program

Have you recovered from this year's Vacation Bible School extravaganza yet? Are you energized by the conversations and experiences you had during this summer's big event?  If so, it's time to start thinking about next year!  :)   I know! I know!  It still seems like a long way off, but I couldn't wait to tell you about David C. Cook's new God in Action VBS program!  Newly released this year, this Vacation Bible School is packed with adventure, excitement, and a whole lot of fun! As you … [Read more...]

Summer Blast Postcards {VBS}

Summer Blast Postcards {VBS}

Are you getting ready to spread the word about your Vacation Bible School or Summer Program? Here's a look at the postcards we sent out last year to advertise for our Summer Blast (VBS Alternative) Program: We ordered the postcards from Vista Print and the front was a stock image they offered. Here's a shot of the back.  We used our database and printed address labels to send most of the postcards out. Here's a close up of the message at the top. Make sure you include contact … [Read more...]