Growing up, my older brother and I always loved attending VBS. We would bring home the cassette tapes of the theme songs and play them 24/7 for weeks. (I still remember the lyrics to this day!) Sadly, many VBS programs these days don’t give out physical copies of the songs because they expect the kids to be able to access them on YouTube, but that’s the way of our world.
With all the wonderful memories I made at VBS as a child, I was thrilled to get involved in our church’s program. This year, we used LifeWay’s Galactic Starveyors program, and I taught Kindergarten.
To decorate my classroom, I used the wall decorations provided by LifeWay and then came up with additional ideas by browsing Pinterest.
On Amazon, I found a few cheap, plastic tablecloths to hang on the walls.
In the story time corner, I set up a large piece of cardboard to create sort of a “clubhouse.” I also planned to have the kids color on the cardboard when we had downtime, but our week was so jam-packed that we hardly had a chance.
And what’s a galaxy theme without incorporating the cheesy phrase “out of this world”?
On the door, I created this rocket ship out of butcher paper.
Volunteering at VBS was a blast. I had 15 Kindergarteners, with two teen helpers to assist me. A few weeks later, I was thrilled to see two of my kids (siblings, although they were 10 months apart) at a random event 40 minutes away. Although I wasn’t sure they would remember me, I decided to approach their mother. I hadn’t met her, as their aunt had dropped them off and picked them up all week, but after I told her who I was, she was very happy that I had said something.
Have any of you been involved in VBS?