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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

DAILY CONTENT

Day One

Parable of the Sower and the Seed (Luke 8:4-15)

Memory Verse: Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)

Big Idea: I can listen to Jesus.

Welcome Video

Praise & Worship

Bolt Video

Coloring sheets and the bible verse journal can be done after the video.

Craft

Snack (Optional)

Games

GAME #1
Head, Shoulders, Cup
Supplies Needed: Plastic cups
Directions: Have people pair up with each other and kneel face to face. Place one plastic cup in-between each pair. When you say “head,” everyone must touch their head. When you say “shoulders,” everyone must touch their shoulders. Quickly alternate between saying “head” and “shoulders” for about 10-15 seconds, then say “cup.” When you say “cup,” the first person to grab the cup wins the round. Play as many rounds as the kids would like. If you have enough players, you can have the winners play each other until there is only one champion. (This game is demonstrated in the Day 1 video.)
GAME #2
Water Balloon Toss
Supplies Needed: water balloon
Directions: Have people pair up with one another and stand face to face. Each pair should be standing the same distance from each other. Begin by having one person from each pair toss the egg or balloon to their partner. If the partner makes a successful catch, they both take one step back and continue. Younger children can take very small steps. If the egg or balloon is dropped, but not broken, they may continue. If the egg or balloon breaks, that team is out of the game. Continue playing until only one team remains. Play as many games as interest allows.
GAME #3
Everyone’s It
Supplies Needed: None
Directions: This is a game of tag where everyone is it. Designate boundaries and tell the players they may not go beyond them. Tell everyone to put one hand on their head and to keep it there throughout the game. With their other hand, they must tag the other player’s arm or elbow that is in the air while not getting tagged themselves. The last person to get tagged is the winner. If you’re playing in a smaller, confined area, you can also have every­one play on their knees.

Day TWO

Jesus Walks on Water (Matthew 14:22-36)

Memory Verse: Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Do not depend on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5)

Big Idea: I can focus on Jesus.

Welcome Video

Praise & Worship

Bolt Video

Coloring sheets and the bible verse journal can be done after the video.

Craft

Snack (Optional)

Games

GAME #1
Soaked

Supplies Needed: Bins or buckets (2 per team), sponge (1 per team), towels
Directions: Have everyone lie on their back side by side. Place a bin of water by the person on one end and an empty bin by the person on the other end. The object is to transfer all of the water from one bin to the other using a sponge. The person by the bin full of water must dunk the sponge, then pass it down the line to the last person, who will then squeeze the water into the empty bin before passing the sponge back and repeating. The players will get wet and they’ll love it! Thicker sponges work better than small kitchen sponges/scrubbing pads. You can also substitute the sponge with a t-shirt or hand towel. (This game is demonstrated in the Day 2 video.)
GAME #2
Cracker Stackers
Supplies Needed: Bag of crackers
Directions: Have one player from each team lie down on their back. Have the other players carefully stack crackers on their team­mate’s forehead. The player on the ground will have to stay very still and try not to laugh. The team that can stack the most crackers without falling is the winner. If you don’t have enough players for multiple teams, simply challenge the kids to see how many crack­ers they can stack. Play multiple rounds and allow players to take turns lying on the ground.
GAME #3
LOL
Supplies Needed: None
Directions: Have everyone sit in a circle facing one another. When it’s your turn, you must try to make everyone laugh without laugh­ing yourself. You can make funny faces, sounds, or gestures. You have 15 seconds to make as many people laugh as possible, but if you laugh yourself, your time is up. Give players 1 point for every person they make laugh. Compare points at the end and declare a winner.

Day THREE

Jesus Chooses His Disciples (Luke 5:1-11)

Memory Verse: Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:39)

Big Idea: I can follow Jesus.

Welcome Video

Praise & Worship

Bolt Video

Coloring sheets and the bible verse journal can be done after the video.

Craft

Snack (Optional)

Games

GAME #1
Fishy Face
Supplies Needed: Whipped topping or shaving cream,  goldfish crackers (1 bag), bowls (1 per team), towels for cleanup
Directions: Choose some players to put whipped topping on their face like a beard. Place a bowl of goldfish crackers about 15 feet away from them. On “go,” have their teammates race back and forth, grabbing one goldfish cracker at a time and sticking it to their bearded partner. See which team can apply the most goldfish crackers in 1 minute. Work quickly before their beards have time to fall off! If there aren’t enough people for multiple teams, make it a simple challenge to see how many crackers can be applied in the allotted time. (This game is demonstrated in the Day 3 video.)
GAME #2
Q-Tip Cannons
Supplies Needed: Q-tips , straws , paper or plastic cup
Directions: Give each player a straw. For each team, place a paper or plastic cup near the edge of a table. On “go,” each team must blow Q-tips out of their straw like a blow dart at their team’s cup from the other side of the table. The first team to knock their cup off the table wins the round. If necessary, you can move younger kids closer and older kids further back.
GAME #3
Alpha Blast
Supplies Needed: None
Directions: Have everyone gather around you, then call out a letter. Players must scramble to find and bring back anything that begins with that letter. (For younger kids, you can use sounds in­stead of letters.) The first person or team to bring something back wins a point. Tell the players that if they bring back anything that you deem as valuable or breakable, they could lose a point. Play for as long as interest allows, then count up the points and declare a winner.