The boys and I spent all week at Berea's Vacation Bible School.
I partnered with my friend D'Andrea to teach our first graders and their buddies.
We met on Sunday afternoon and had our room ready in about an hour.
We set up a large tent (with some generous help from some other friends)
and decorated it to look a little more woodsy.
When the kids got their first glance, they were excited
We worked with the table on the floor to make it feel more like camp
and it worked great. We had 8 signed up but most nights we had 16-18.
So it allowed us to all circle around the table for lessons!
Recess was a huge hit and a saver for the teachers, they get restless and
this uses up some energy. We are adding a new building at church and our playground
equipment is out of commission right now so the committee did a great job of organized games
Joe invited his friend Pax and he was able to come most nights and Sam asked Drew to come
and he and Jaelyn were able to come a couple of nights too
Water balloon toss was a hit on the hot steamy nights
The clubhouse was a great backdrop for our assembly time, songs
and a hideout for our puppet show
The lessons were very well put together and had hands on activity for the kids
to enjoy and learn from. Each night we talked about Serving Others and a bible story
connected this for us.
We had team building activities
And book work
And lessons to act out (Rebecca and the camels at the well)
And God's provisions for Gideon
And Paul's journeys
Cooper the dog was our mascot
And the beach ball bounce was a big hit, great way to get kids to come in after recess
Our first grade class!
And Joe's pre-k class, yes that is Joe back row horn in air (cringe)
Each class got to have instruments and play them during singing time
It was a wonderful week. We went 5 full nights plus the program.
But the kids got it, they really could repeat the message when asked! Love that