VBS 2015 Decorating Sneak Peek

Who's ready for a little sneak peek at some decorating ideas for NEXT summer's VBS? Now, I know many people are not yet finished with Agency D3. I'm not trying to steal the thunder of this summer's adventure to discover, decide, and defend… but I do want to give you a little taste of things to come. Hopefully you'll get some ideas over the next few weeks of things to start watching for that might help you with next year's adventure on your own Journey Off the Map. Here's a look at "Survival ... Continue Reading

6 Simple Ways to Quickly Decorate for VBS

Stack a few copy paper boxes or office file boxes and label each one with the words "Top Secret," "Property of Agency D3," or "Evidence." Not only are file boxes ready-made decorations, they also pull double duty as easy storage for supplies. String red yarn between two hallway walls to create a maze of "laser beams" which kids have to crawl through and/or climb over. Attach sections of dryer vent hose to drape across ceiling tracks or to arc out from walls to give any room an "industrial" ... Continue Reading

First Look: Preschool Bible Story Video

Zip for Kids: Preschool mirrors the same Bible content provided for older kids. And just like Zip for Kids, the preschool component gives teachers options for ways to tell the Bible story each day. One of those options is video. There are ten Bible Story videos included in Zip for Kids: Preschool, five for the Old Testament and five for New Testament. Each video is stylistically different, giving the teacher variety and flexibility in choosing how to present the Bible story. Check out this ... Continue Reading

6 Things You Need to Know About Teaching Preschoolers

Teaching preschoolers is THE BEST! No, seriously. It really is! There's something incredibly rewarding about rooting spiritual truths in the minds and hearts of young children and then watching the ways they so naturally apply them to their every day lives. If you're gearing up to teach babies, 1s, 2s, 3s, Pre-K, or kindergartners this summer in VBS, here are 6 things you need to know about teaching preschoolers.   If you don’t have a plan, THEY will! Preschoolers are hands-on, ... Continue Reading