Six Tips for First Time Teachers

So, you are teaching VBS for the first time? Or the first time in a long time? You are in great company! All of us were first timers at some time! Here are a few tips that might help you: Don’t Panic! You can do this! Page 1 of your leader guide has a quick outline of the steps you need to take from preparing yourself to teach through keeping the connection with kids alive long after VBS. Pray! It’s hard to realize just how important this step is. Pray before you start, while you are ... Continue Reading

VBS C.R.A.F.T.S - More Than What You Think

Is crafts rotation one of your favorite parts about VBS? It is for lots of people. I’m one of those people and I get excited about picking which crafts I’d like to do at my VBS. However, it’s easy to get too focused on the end product and forget what we are really creating in the VBS Craft Lab – great experiences for kids. Here’s a little reminder for those of us on the crafts team.   C – Conversation: As kids work on the their crafts, leaders have a great opportunity to get to know ... Continue Reading

Zip for Kids™ Bible Content – New Testament

In this “God Is …” volume of Zip for Kids™, the Bible content introduces kids to five of God’s amazing attributes. Each attribute can be taught using an Old Testament Bible story or a New Testament Bible story. In some cases, you may choose to use both! Let’s take a look at the New Testament content featuring stories about Peter and his relationship with Jesus. Bible Study 1: God Is Loving – His Love Is Unconditional. Jesus Restored Peter (Matthew 26:69-75; John 21:1-17) Peter was confident he ... Continue Reading

Zip for Kids™ Bible Content – Old Testament

In this “God Is …” volume of Zip for Kids™, the Bible content introduces kids to five of God’s amazing attributes. Each attribute can be taught using an Old Testament Bible story or a New Testament Bible story. In some cases, you may choose to use both! Let’s take a look at the Old Testament content featuring stories about David and his relationship with God. Bible Study 1: God Is Loving – His Love Is Unconditional. God Restored David (2 Samuel 9:1-13; 11:1-12; Psalm 51) David did a lot of ... Continue Reading