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 Shipwrecked 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 palm trees, seashells and other ocean / island items.
- For Babylon use a Babylonian Brick Wall background , add some torches or vines with a foam-mounted theme logo or bible buddy in the background .
- For Splash Canyon combine the Canyon backdrop with cut-out trees and lifevest or paddle props.
- For Rolling River Rampage simply use the theme’s Photo Booth Backdrop!
- For Camp Moose on the Loose create a camping environment with sky and grass scene setters, add some cut-out trees and a few woodland critter stuffed animals as props.
- For Time Lab features 3 original photo props for kids! If these aren’t enough, combine the laboratory scene setter with decorative posters to complete the vibe.
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.