How I Fell in Love with Backyard Kids Club

Do you ever just laugh at how God works things out? Two years ago I moved to Nashville, started work on the VBS team, and started looking for a local church to attend. In my work, there was a need for someone to oversee the putting together of all the resources that feed into our Backyard Kids Club curriculum, because they come from so many different resources and arms of VBS. I started doing that job for the time being. Not to mention that it wasn't long at all after I started working ... Continue Reading

LifeWay's New Explorer Bible

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 by Andrea Spikes       We have heard many of you comment wanting a full Bible, not just a New Testament, to give your VBS kids, and so it’s here! VBS has partnered with Explore The Bible™ to release the Explorer Bible. It is the first time we have published a full Bible for VBS, which is exciting news. What is even more exciting is that the Explorer Bible will continue to be sold after this summer and so can be bought to partner with your fall curriculum. This ... Continue Reading

Bug Glider Fun

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What's a trip into an uncharted land without some crazy new scientific discoveries? We had some fun "discovering" some different ways to use these wacky Journey Off the Map Bug Gliders during VBS. 1. Decoration- tie them up with some fishing twine or string and the bugs could easily become a part of the decor. 2. Time Filler- Standing with your kids in a line in the hallway waiting for the crafts rotation to dismiss and let them in next? Have a bug glider race, letting two kids at a time ... Continue Reading

4 Great Things About Blank Map Markers

If you've delved into some of the fun included in the VBS 2015 Kids Field Kit, the learner piece created for each kid in your VBS, you know that one of the fun things about it is that the map/game board and map markers included will allow kids to continue to experience Journey Off the Map™ long after VBS is over. The map includes games kids can play with siblings, friends, and neighbor, all the while being reminded of what they learned at VBS, and being able to share it with others! But we ... Continue Reading