36 Hints from our VBS Experts

  • By Design Team
  • 06 Apr, 2016
Each VBS program is packed with tons of great resources, so what you're looking for may be hard to find. Our VBS experts have highlighted 6 hints from 6 themes (yes, that's 36 total) to help you find the instructions and supplies you'll need most when planning your VBS.

Cave Quest Hints

1. CRAFTS
Rather than crafts, get creative with hands-on science-like projects at the Imagination Station .

2. SKITS
Check out the KidVid Cinema where you get to "meet" and connect with real kids who are learning to follow Jesus. Preview here

3. DOWNLOADS
Download staff devotions for each day. 

4. NAMETAGS
Name badges and holders are available separately in packs of 10. Order here

5. SHIRTS
Browse Cave designs, and create a custom VBS t-shirt with your church name.

6. MISSIONS
Cave Quest includes a Missions program, Operation Kid-to-Kid , which provides basic home repairs for those who can't afford to live comfortably. 

Deep Sea Discovery Hints

1. CRAFTS
Crafts, science ideas and supply lists can be found in the Craft & Science Leader Cards .

2. SKITS
Find skits in the Activities & More Leader Cards ; scripts are designed to be used with Cooper the Puppet .

3. DOWNLOADS
Download the Theme Chart and Daily Schedule PDFs.

4. NAMETAGS
Use Daily Theme Stickers as stamps for each kid’s Diver’s Log  or attendance on each kid’s Name Tag Card .

5. SHIRTS
Browse underwater-theme designs, and create a custom VBS t-shirt with your church name. 

6. MISSIONS
Local service project ideas can be found in the Planning Disc Set. 

Barnyard Roundup Hints

1. CRAFTS
Each craft project is available in packs of 12. Find the Udderly Cool Craft Leader Guide in the Starter Kit .

2. SKITS
Scripts are found in the Barn Raising Storytelling Guide for Elementary Story Time. Polly the Pig Puppet is available with scripts in the Big Barn Early Childhood Leader Guide , and the skits are in the Opening & Closing DVD .

3. DOWNLOADS
Download a sample PDF of the Youth and Adult Bible Study .

4. NAMETAGS
Nametags are 4" x 2.5" cards, sold in sheets of 10.

5. SHIRTS
Browse farm and barnyard designs, and create a custom VBS t-shirt with your church name.

6. MISSIONS
Tin Roofs for Africa missions project accompanies this theme. Five videos are included in the  Opening & Closing DVD .
1. CRAFTS
The Marketplace is where you'll find Egyptian-themed activities for the whole family.

2. SKITS
The Bible story time- Joseph's Journey, is staged like a skit.

3. DOWNLOADS
Download all Leader Manuals & Sheet Music in one place.

4. NAMETAGS
Name Badges and Name Badge Holders are sold separately, each in packs of 10.

5. SHIRTS
Browse Egyptian designs, and create a custom VBS t-shirt with your church name.

6. MISSIONS
Egypt VBS includes a Missions program, Operation Kid-to-Kid , which provides basic home repairs for those in need of safer homes.

Surf Shack

1. CRAFTS
Crafts are sold in packs of 6 and listed in the Craft Leader Guide . Science projects are in the Science Leader Guide .

2. SKITS
The Adventure Video DVD/CD has PDFs of the Assembly Scripts as well as voice-recorded dialogue of Snappy the Crab puppet .

3. DOWNLOADS
Download worship songs  your kids will want to listen to again and again.

4. NAMETAGS
Nametag cards  are sold in packs of 24 and nametag holders are each sold in packs of 6.

5. SHIRTS
Browse Surf-themed designs, and create a custom VBS t-shirt with your church name.

6. MISSIONS
Check out the Snappy the Crab Mission Pillow Kit

Ocean Commotion

1. CRAFTS
The Sunsational Science and Crafts Guide comes with reproducible patterns and easy-to-find materials for crafts and science projects.

2. SKITS
The Assembly Guide comes with skits for you to perform. You can also use the Drama DVD to see the skits performed by a VBS drama team. Puppet Scripts are in the teacher guides for younger age groups.

3. DOWNLOADS
Listen to sample music to compare traditional and contemporary songs.

4. NAMETAGS
Order nametags with lanyards or special  Name Buttons .

5. SHIRTS
Browse ocean-themed designs, and create a custom VBS t-shirt with your church name.

6. MISSIONS
Children's Hunger Fund meets the physical and spiritual needs of children around the world. Look for information in the Starter Kit .

**BONUS TIPS**

Expedition Norway 

1. CRAFTS
Rather than traditional crafts, Expedition Norway invites kids to dig into surprising and authentic things that kids in Norway do, say, and celebrate at the "Experience Norway" station.

2. SKITS
Check out the KidVid stories on the Celebration Music DVD to learn about God's love in Norway.

3. DOWNLOADS
Listen to amazing worship music developed for Expedition Norway VBS .

4. NAMETAGS
Name badges and name holders are each available in packs of 10.

5. SHIRTS
Browse Norweigan designs, and create a custom VBS t-shirt with your church name.

6. MISSIONS
Expedition Norway includes a Missions program, Operation Kid-to-Kid , which provides basic home repairs for those who can't afford to live comfortably.

More Resources

Get more VBS tips and planning tools at ConcordiaSupply.com or call our VBS Experts at 1-800-521-0751.

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