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Jungle Jaunt Music CD - By Lifeway

Club VBS 2013 Music CD contains the four songs used in the Worship Rally. Use as background music during the rotation so kids will learn the songs even faster. Also makes a great award or giveaway-stock up at this price!

See the Jungle Crafts Page




CD8486: Jungle Jaunt Music CD

HayDay! VBS Starter Kit
By Group Publishing

Hay Day: Growing in Friendship with Jesus, the Weekend VBS 2013 from Group.

Key Verse: Our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God. (Romans 5:11)

Hay Day Bible Point: Jesus will always love us.
Day 1: Jesus befriends Zacchaeus (Luke 19: 1-10)
Day 2: Jesus dies and comes back to life. (John 19 - 21)



700454: HayDay! VBS Starter Kit

Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God--VBS Ultimate Starter Kit By Group Publishing

490118: Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God--VBS Ultimate Starter Kit

Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God! 2013 Easy VBS from Group.
Stand Strong in God's Power with help from: God's Love, Family and Friends, Prayer, Trusting God, and The Bible.

Bible Translation: New Living Translation (NLT)

Ages: Preschool to Teens VBS curriculum New Bible Memory Buddies Interactive Feature! Read "More Information" above to learn all about it.

Kingdom Rock Bible Points (and Bible story):

Day 1: God's love helps us stand strong. (King David: Psalm 23)
Day 2: Family & friends help us stand strong. (Mordecai & Esther: Esther 1 - 9)
Day 3: Prayer helps us stand strong. (Nehemiah: Nehemiah 1 - 6)
Day 4: Trusting God helps us stand strong. (Jesus: Luke 22:39 - 24:12)
Day 5: The Bible helps us stand strong. (King Josiah: 2 Kings 22:1-23:23)


Athens: Escape to Athens with Paul--VBS Ultimate Starter Kit
By Group Publishing

481901: Athens: Escape to Athens with Paul--VBS Ultimate Starter Kit

Athens: Paul's Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth, the Holy Land Adventure 2013 VBS by Group.

Come to Athens and join Apostle Paul on his Second Missionary Journey! Visit Paul and Silas in prison, learn of their miraculous escape, face angry mobs and hear the Gospel of Christ preached. At Athens, children will be encouraged and inspired to share the immeasurable love of Jesus with everyone.

Bible Translation: New Living Translation (NLT)

Athens Bible Points (and Bible story reference):

Day 1: God loves us all. (Acts 15:36-16:5)
Day 2: God loves us and takes care of us. (Acts 16:16-40)
Day 3: God loves us when others don't. (Acts 17:1-9)
Day 4: God loves us and sent his Son, Jesus. (Acts 17:16-34)
Day 5: God loves us and wants us to share his love. (Acts 18:1-5)



Craft Ideas for Any VBS

Folding Craft Sticks Bible Verse Memory Game

The craft sticks are taped together so that when the craft sticks are pushed together from the top and bottom of the stack they fan fold up into a compact stack of sticks for storage. This craft is great to use as a memorization tool. Children can test themselves by unfolding one section at a time to reveal the next part of the verse.

What you will need:

WoodsiesWoodsies Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks -4.5" 50/Pkg - Use good quality craft sticks that lay flat. The 5/8" work perfect with the one-inch tape. *You can use the Woodsies Jumbo Craft Sticks with the 1.5 Inch - 3M Scotch Masking Tape for a bigger Canvas.

3M Scotch Masking Tape, 1-Inch - Other brands will work, but this tape works great! It is the exact color of the craft sticks. (Staple's Tape works better with the washable markers, but it is lighter than the stick and more transparent and doesn't cover the stick as well.)

Permanent Markers, crayons, or colored pencils - (The washable markers don't work well because the smear.)

How to Make the Folding Craft Stick Canvas:

1. Cut the one-inch masking into 4-inch pieces.

2. Place two sticks together, side by side, and tape them together covering both the sticks with the tape.

3. Turn the two sticks over so that they are diaganal to you.

4. Place another craft stick next to and below the two sticks that you taped together. Use another piece of tape to tape the bottom two sticks together.

5. Turn all three sticks over diagonally and place another stick at the bottom of the row and tape the last two sticks together. Keep going until you have a whole row of sticks.

Children can use permanment markers, pens, or colored pencils to write the Bible verse on the sticks and then decorate them. They can also draw a picture on the back of the sticks that represents the Bible verse or the Bible story.

If a child messes up while working on his canvas, you can pull off the tape where he messed up and replace it with new tape.

These folding craft stick canvases can also be used for other purposes. You can also be used to make greeting cards for Mother's Day, Father's Day or Birthdays.

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Folding Craft Sticks Bible Verse Review Game

The sticks can be reused by just pulling off the tape and placing new tape over the sticks.

Folding Craft Stick Bible Lesson Review Craft

Make VBS Keepsakes

Take pictures of the children using props and costumes to fit your VBS theme. Have the children decorate picture frames to go with the pictures. This idea came from Loretta Turner she wrote, "My co-teachers and I have found that parents love having a picture keepsake from VBS of their children, so each year we build a "set" in our room (last year we did the stable scene from Jesus birth) and then have the kids dress up as the main characters (i.e. Mary and Joseph).   We took the film to the one-hour photo lab and the kids had the picture and frame (that they made in class) to take home to their parents.  It also served as a great reminder of the bible story."

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Handling Craft Projects

Hand out a brown paper bag and small paper plate for each project. The children should put their names on both before they start their craft. The paper plate keeps you from having to clean paint off the table and off your hands when the children are done with their projects. You just pick up the paper plate with their projects on them and move them to a table to dry without having to touch the wet project. When the project dries stick them in the paper bag to store.  (We kept all the projects until the last day)  They were then taken to the children's rooms. After our closing program the children took their parents to meet their teachers and pick up their projects. This was a good incentive to get the children and parents to come back.

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Memory Cross-Bible Verse Craft and Memorization
Helps Using the Memory Cross

Here is a great way for your students to memorize Bible verses. This origami cross can be folded over and over changing shapes and showing a different part of the Bible verse each time. Your children will find that it is hard to stop using them once they start. Memory Cross offers Bible verses that go along with many of the most popular Vacation Bible School programs. They have one for the plan of salvation which would be a great witnessing tool for your VBS. They also have many other Bible verse packages you can pick from. If they don't have what you want, you can custom order them. Or you can order blank ones and have your children make their own. (See the pictures below.) Go to Memory Cross to order yours today!  

Memory cross


Great Craft for any VBS Program!

This origami craft is fun to play with and educational at the same time. It is designed so that each time it is folded it shows another picture or part of a Bible verse and then keeps repeating over and over. The Memory Cross will help your children remember their Bible verses as they play. They can be used with any VBS program. Children of all ages will enjoy designing their own Memory Crosses. The small Memory Crosses cost 40 cents each and the 7" x 7" cost 50 cents each. Go to Memory Cross web site to order yours today!


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VBS Crafts and Activity Ideas


Western Theme VBS - Gospel Light - SonWest Roundup 2013

Horse Planter Craft

Peat Pot Horse Craft

horse craft- Foam Marshmallow

Horse Peat Pot Planter Peat Pot Horse Foam Marshmallow
Horse Craft

Paper Bag Stick Horse or Donkey Craft

Sock Horse Craft

horse plant stake Craft

Paper Bag Stick Horse Sock Horse Made with Gift Wrap Tubes Horse Plant Stake


Group's PandaMania -VBS Kit

Panda Bear Craft Recycled Paper Panda Bear Buddy Panda Bear Milk Jug Craft

Sitting Panda VBS Craft

Children can write their memory verse on the panda bear's belly or tape a Bible verse card to it's hand. This little bear can also be used as a table place holder or decoration.

Recycled Paper Panda Bear Buddy

Younger children will love stuffing a plastic lunch bag full of recycled paper to make this cute panda bear. Attach the day's Bible verse or Bible Point to it's hands.

"Feed the Panda Bear" Collection Jug

Here's a great way to collect money for VBS. People will enjoy feeding the bear by stuffing money in it's mouth. Attach a sign that says, "I'm Hungry, Feed Me!"

Panda Bear Craft for Kids - Paper Plates Panda Bear Craft - Soda Can Panda Bear Craft - Bookmark

Panda Bear Snack Dish

Display your VBS snacks on these cute panda bear dishes. They take only minutes to make. All you need is black craft foam, and back paint.

Crushed Can Panda Bear Craft

These little critters are easy to make and no two are the same. Children will enjoy creating their own unique bears using a crushed can, craft foam, and paint.

Panda Bear Bookmark Craft

These are so simple to make and they only take one piece of card stock each.

447617: PandaMania--VBS Kit, 2011PandaMania - VBS Kit, 2011
By Group Publishing

Where God Is Wild About You!

What happens when a pack of fun-loving panda bears invades your community? PandaMania VBS, a wild celebration of God's unconditional love! At PandaMania, kids will discover that God has a purpose and a plan for everyone and that he crafted each of us with his own loving hands. Uses the kid friendly, New Living Translation (NLT).

Day 1
Bible Point: God made you.
Bible Story: God creates the world. (Genesis 1)
Bible Verse: "Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!" (Psalm 139:14)
(See the Creation Crafts Page for Idea for this theme)

Day 2
Bible Point: God listens to you.
Bible Story: Elijah confronts the prophets of Baal. (1 Kings 18:16-39)
Bible Verse: "You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord." (Psalm 139:4)
(See the Elijah Craft Pages for craft ideas for this them.)

Day 3
Bible Point: God watches over you.
Bible Story: Jonah tries to escape from God. (Jonah 1-3)
Bible Verse: "Even in darkness I cannot hide from you." (Psalm 139:12)
(See the Jonah Craft Pages for craft ideas for this them.)

Day 4
Bible Point: God loves you, no matter what.
Bible Story: Jesus dies and comes back to life. (Luke 23:1-24:12)
Bible Verse: "Lead me along the path of everlasting life." (Psalm 139:24)

Day 5
Bible Point: God gives good gifts.
Bible Story: God gives Hannah a baby. (1 Samuel1:1-2:11)
Bible Verse: "You place your hand of blessing on my head." (Psalm 139:5)
(See the Hannah Craft Pages for craft ideas for this them.)

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2010 VBS Crafts and Activity Ideas

Answers in Genesis Bookstore - The Egypt File

Egyptian Collar Bible Craft

Egyptian Straw Bracelet Craft for Kids

Egyptian Bracelet Craft for kids

Egyptian Collar (Wesekh) Egyptian Bracelets Egyptian Straw Bracelet

Hippo Craft for kids

Egyptian Headband Craft

camel in the Sand Craft from

Foam Marshmallow
Hippo Craft for Kids
Egyptian Headband
Craft for Kids
Camel in the Sand Picture

Egyptian Falcon Amulet Craft

Dung Beetle Craft

Egyptian Falcon Amulet Craft for Kids Beetle Craft  


Concordia's Bee Theme

Bee Shape Book from

Craft Spoon Bee Craft from

Bee Mobile Bible  Craft

Bee Shape Book Craft Spoon Bee Bee Mobile Craft

Bee Shape Book from

Spoon Bee Craft

Bee Craft - Bee Foam Craft from

Bee Shape Book Plaster Bee Craft Foam Bee

Bee Craft - Bee Dish Craft from

bee balloon decoration

Beehive pinata

Bee Candy Dish Craft Bee Balloon Decoration Beehive Piñata



Gospel Light's Safari VBS Craft Ideas

giraffe craft for kids

Foam Marshmallow
Giraffe Craft

lion craft for kids

Foam Marshmallow
Lion Craft

giraffe craft

Folded Paper
Giraffe Craft



elephant craft


Hippo Craft for kids


elephant paper plate craft for kids

Folded Paper African
Elephant Craft
Foam Marshmallow
Hippo Craft
Paper Plate Elephant
Craft for Kids

paper lion craft

giraffe craft

mancala game Craft

Folded Paper Lion Craft Folded Paper
Zebra Craft
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and Activities Page


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