Our church took a slightly different approach to a traditional week-long Vacation Bible School this year.
We attend a small country church about 30 miles away and we’re not the only ones that drive that far! The church is centrally located with people driving in from all directions.
With the price of gas so high, it was just too expensive for everyone to drive back and forth all week. Not to mention the gas the church bus would eat up transporting the kids nightly!
So it was time to think outside the box. We decided to do a one day, all day, VBS, at our place.
We advertised heavily, planned carefully and had a wet and wildly fun Saturday of VBS. We had 34 kids attend (amazing since there are only 12 kids in the church!) and focused the day on water.
We studied Bible stories that dealt with water, launched water balloons, had squirt gun fights and took a nature walk out to our ponds. We made beaded fish and sailor hats, had silly skits and ate hot dogs for lunch.
The kids were all over our large farmyard, chasing the chickens, watching the Amish neighbors drive by in buggies, and playing!
We set up a screened-in tent as our main meeting area and used our walk-out basement for crafts.
It was a very busy and exhausting day! But at the end, the kids all loaded the bus wet and tired but very happy! They kept saying, “This was the best Bible School ever!”
We might just have to do it again next year!