The Story of God for VBS, Camps, Home Schooling
Many people have talked about using the Bible Storying for Kids material for VBS and camps. This can be easily accomplished and could save a church or camp many dollars in published materials.
For home school teaching for children this can save parents many dollars in other published curricula. An advantage to using Bible storying as the Bible teaching part of home schooling is this material provides the children with the foundation of a chronological approach to understanding the Bible, the story of God. Hands on activities can easily be obtained and included. Numerous supplemental materials are available via the Internet for Bible story crafts and other learning activities.
In addition, using the available fabric panels can enable each child have their own panel for a long lasting reminder of that they learned.
The VBS or camp program can use this material as the main Bible teaching program. Covering just 2 stories a day, each at different times in the program, in one week the first 12 basic stories can be covered. Part of the craft time could be completing the fabric panels. Other programming time would be needed for children in groups to develop and retell the stories.
Adding some Bible learning games, fun Bible verse learning activities, games and other activities and almost an entire VBS or camp program develops itself.
Sample VBS or Camp Schedule
– 9:00 Arrival and check in –
Media- video as children arrive
9:00 – 9:15 Opening: Prayer, offering, singing, announcements, puppet or skit presentations
9:15 – 9:20 Bible verse session
9:20 – 9:35 Bible learning game and quizzes
9:35 – 9:45 Missions –Children in other lands
9:45 – 10:00 Bible storyteller (Main Bible story presentation)
10:00-10:15 Morning snack
10:15-10:45 Recreation / games
10:45-11:00 Quilt panel craft
11:00-11:20 Small group break out – storytelling planning
11:20-11:45 Groups retell and present stories to all
11:45 – 12:00 Closing - singing, story winners of the day