That's why we have this site! If you are going to do crafts other than the ones we provide, please share them. Who knows? If your ideas are better, we will add them to the next printing of our manual. Together we can assist children's workers everywhere!
If we pool our resources we can make this the coolest VBS ever! Give us your ideas and we'll immediately post them and let everyone know what you came up with! Thanks for your help. For a great sample of what we've been given already, check out this craft video by www.ministry-to-children.com! We are grateful to partner with so many of you to put the Bible back into Vacation Bible School.
We did Go Fish Guys for the first time this year. Tonight is the last night. Loved it!! We did changed most of the snacks as scedhuling only allowed 20 minutes for snacks in a large group (35-50 at a time). So kids did not have time to construct a snack and eat it too. Here is what we did for snacks.
Day 1 Creation: Creation Snack Mix: Goldfish, Animal Crackers, Pretzels, Gummy Animals
Oreo Dirt Cups w/ Gummy Worms
Day 2 Passover, Tabernacle: Snack Mix ( We had every night but Fri.)
Saltine Toffee (can be made with matza, flat bread for passover)
Day 3 Jesus is King, Cross: Snack Mix
Fruit Kabobs (fruit in the colors of salvation-Pineapple/yellow-heaven,and a marshmallow/white, etc)
Day 4 Solider Lord's Army: Snack Mix
Sugar Cookies decorated like shields
Day 5 Jesus is the rock: Cheese Boulders (Cheese Balls)
Marshmallow Rocks (Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows rolled in graham crackers
Tonight is day 5, so can't give feedback on that yet, but so far Snack mix, fruit kabobs and dirt cups were probably the most popular. Really though kids have seemed to enjoy them all. We had made up extra dirt cups and put them in the refrigerator and all week the volunteers have been coming back to enjoy them. They were a hit with adults and kids alike.