It's been a few years since I've taught VBS, so I had to dust off all the tricks I've learned from various teaching gigs. One thing I'm very grateful for--my classroom helper, my own daughter!
A successful week depends on a number of things.
* Preparing a variety of ten minute activities appropriate for ages four to six.
Our church is using a block-style, rotation schedule, but the youngest kids will be done with the "singing" block well before the allotted twenty-five minutes. It's my job to keep them occupied. :)
a. 2-3 songs with actions, like "This Little Light of Mine"
b. Foam sticker projects
c. Washable markers and paper animals to color
e. Coloring Sheets
f. A few games geared around the theme, Go Tell It On the Mountain
* Having a relaxed attitude.
My goal is for the children to learn about God in a fun environment. Aren't we trying to create happy memories? The kids aren't only hearing the lessons, they are watching our actions. Let's let our lights shine!
Children are precious to me. I pray for them to be saved, to have good home lives, and to let God's love see them through each day.
The exciting week always, always exhausts me! I will be taking naps and taking it easy.
Did you go to VBS as a child? What are your best memories?
Have a terrific day!