Random Tip 1404 - Begin the Evening with Rec

As more churches move their Bible schools to evening (approximately 65%) they discover that it is difficult to fit all the traditional activities of VBS into the time allotted. I have heard of and witnessed an interesting variety of optional schedules, but one of my favorites is using recreation as an arrival activity instead of a rotation. With this schedule the front lawn becomes the rec field and the fun begins 30 minutes before the official start time. Divide the rec field to allow for ... Continue Reading

Decorating Recreation at the Grand Canyon!

Recreation is more fun with the Grand Canyon as your playground. Even if you utilize an outdoor area for your recreation time, you can apply these decorating ideas to hallways and entrances in your church. If you want to make something that looks like this . . . . . . complete instructions are found in the Decorating Made Easy book. Tip #1: Two-inch Styrofoam® makes a great canyon. It’s affordable. It’s easy to work with, and it’s easy to paint. Be sure to use wall paint rather than spray ... Continue Reading

New and Improved Idea Banks

We heard you! The VBS Idea Banks are back, and they are better than ever. This is the place where you can “deposit” your ideas and “withdraw” other people’s ideas on all aspects of Vacation Bible School 2011. The Idea Banks are different than the VBS Forums—the forums are a place for discussions and conversations. Our Idea Banks provide a place for you to upload your own photos, videos, and text about any VBS topic—crafts, snacks, decorations, Bible study, missions, Worship Rally, recreation, ... Continue Reading