With all of the decorating you are doing for VBS, why not set up a small area to use as a VBS photo booth? Social media savvy parents and kids love taking photos on their phones making a photo booth a great way to interact with families before and after Vacation Bible School. Plus, we’ve thought through the details and done a bit of brainstorming for you already!
1. Choose a space.
2. Make a sign.
3. Decorate the area.
- For Maker Fun Factory mount a Bible memory buddy to foam board and place next to the logo display and use a plastic backdrop as your background. Complete your booth with a few props, such as a tools, art supplies and other maker/creative items.
- For Passport to Peru create a jungle environment with a backdrop and some vines , add a Bible memory buddy mounted on foam board, and don’t forget a few jungle stuffed animals as props.
- For Rome use a column background , add some Roman props , including a helmet , shield and sword .
- For Hero Central and Super God the cityscape backdrop works perfectly, along with a few Superhero Word signs . Don’t forget a couple of capes for props!
- For Mighty Fortress and Over the Moat use the outdoor castle props , as well as a stand up knight . A couple of crowns and armor complete the booth.
- For Operation Arctic , order the Photo-Op Scene Setter and add an Arctic background . For even more fun, include additional props, such as snowballs or skis.
4. Get the word out.
5. Assign volunteers.
6. Set a time.
7. Take silly staff photos.
8. Follow up.
With only a little bit more time spent decorating and a couple more responsibilities for volunteers you can create a family activity for before and after VBS. Building relationships is a great way to reach families with the gospel, which is one of the main goals of VBS, and a low-key photo booth is a wonderful way to create interaction with parents and children for the purpose of sharing Christ.
Don’t forget to follow your church’s photography policy in relation to children’s events.