Vacation Bible School Overview:
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Vacation Bible School Length:
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Vacation Bible School Themes and Activities:
Sample themes kids may experience at VBS include:
- Beach party
- Road trip
A typical day at Vacation Bible School may include:
- Bible stories
- Arts and crafts
- Puppet shows
- Sports activities
- Snack breaks
- Team lessons
- Character-building activities
- Children learn about religion through fun, age-appropriate activities.
- Life lessons help every child learn how to be a good person and a friend to others.
- Perfect for younger children to get a feel for camp without having to go away overnight.
- Kids meet new friends who share their beliefs.
- You don't have to be a church member to attend VBS.
Volunteering for Vacation Bible School:
You can help with snacks, crafts, childcare at the church, registration, setting up, breaking down, storytelling, coordinating other volunteers and more. If you prefer a hands-off approach, churches also ask for donations of household items, such as used toilet paper rolls or popsicle sticks, for some of their crafts or decorations. Call your local church to find out what their needs are so you can help with VBS.
Finding a Vacation Bible School:
You can also check newspapers, local magazines, message boards and the church's website. VBS dates, registration info and fees (if any) can typically be found through these resources as well.