Teachers can decorate their doors or walls with this colorful door banner. Packaged in two 24″ x 36″ panels. When put together the panels become a 24″ x 72″ banner.
$59.95 – (Package of 6) X82912
Decorate your classrooms with the 72″ x 40″ Daily Setting Banners (one panel banners). Each has a beautiful scene of the daily destination along with a theme banner.
Decorate quickly and easily with these large banners.
Daily Setting Banner | Day 1 – Great Gorge
For more ideas about VBS Decorations, click here.
VBS VINYL BANNER
A great curbside promotion tool to advertise your VBS in the community. This colorful weather-resistant VBS vinyl banner measures 6′ x 3′ and has metal grommets in each corner for easy hanging. Add your VBS dates and other information using a wide-tipped permanent marker (not included).
The Vinyl Banner can be used indoor as a bulletin board. The one below was displayed at the VBS Seminar in Texarkana.
As the students (Passengers) travel on the Sonlight Express they can document their stops along the way in their own Ticket Book.
A colorful 7.5″ x 5″ booklet with lesson title, location and Memory Verse stickers and a page with the ABC’s of Salvation. Passengers get to place their stickers in the Ticket Book on the day they arrive at each destination: Great Gorge, Mercy Meadows, Fearless Falls, Timeless Tunnel and Sonrise Summit.
Pages in the back of the Ticket Book are for Travel Notes about their journey while on the Sonlight Express. There are also pages for notes about their VBS 2012 Memories and Autographs from friends.
Every Passenger will want a Ticket Book souvenir to take home.
$6.95 – (Package of 6) X83812
Poster Size 38″ x 24″
VBS 2012 SERIES AIM
The student will learn how to receive Christ as Savior, follow His leadership, trust His care and believe in His resurrection and return.
THE FIVE LESSONS
DAILY FOAM CRAFTS
These easy to do crafts will be great mementos of VBS 2012. Each daily craft is prepackaged. The crafts have precut, assorted self-adhesvie pieces ready to peel and stick. Order one package of 5 crafts for each child.
X85912 $3.95 for package of 5 crafts
To see larger pictures of the individual crafts, click here.
For more VBS craft ideas, click here.
Jesus commanded fruitfulness of His followers. He wants believers to plant seed, sow the gospel and reap the harvest. In John 15 Jesus said, “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit” (verse 8 ) and, “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain” (verse 16).
Every year Vacation Bible School provides an opportunity for churches to cultivate soil, plant gospel seeds and reap great harvests of souls. VBS offers a unique opportunity for a church to reach into its community of lost and unchurched people with the saving message of Christ. But are you careful to preserve the fruit? The Lord wants to see fruit that remains. He longs for fruit to glorify Him. All fruit has the ability to reproduce. Physically and spiritually, fruit contains the very seeds of reproduction.
If you preserve spiritual fruit from the Vacation Bible School harvest, you must prepare long before the event.
So how can you preserve VBS Fruit?
• SIGN UP – Make sure the teacher or assistant teacher fills out a VBS Registration Card for every student. Bogard Press VBS Registration Cards include helpful information like the student’s telephone number, e-mail address, home church, parent’s name, parent’s cell phone number, work number, allergies or medical conditions, emergency contact and names of persons other than parents authorized to pick up the child.
• SPEAK UP – Instruct every teacher to teach the gospel clearly. Every lesson includes God’s plan of salvation that should be shared with the students each day. Many students may only attend one or two days but still need to hear God’s message of salvation. Don’t wait until the final day or closing service to share the saving gospel.
• FOLLOW UP – Begin visiting every VBS guest within two weeks of your closing service. Knowing the name of the student, the parents and siblings, make follow-up a lot easier to do. Many VBS attenders do not regularly attend church, but because they attended your VBS and have had a great church experience, may be more open to God’s leading. VBS follow up can be the foundation on which a spiritual relationship may be built. That relationship can lead to salvation or to preserving fruit.
If you will Sign Up, Speak Up, Follow Up – you can Own Up to your responsibility as a steward of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and preserve the fruits of VBS!
Create room decorations, scenery and the photo spot display from these ready-to-use transparencies. (Decoration ideas are in the Director’s Plan Book.)
For more info and to order the Room Decorations Transparency Book, click here.
Excerpt from the Room Decorations Transparency Book
Now you can create an atmosphere in every classroom and around your church building for Vacation Bible School by using these traceable scenes and figures. The complete scenes may be used to create murals on your classroom walls and make the lessons come alive. Parts of the scenes and the other figures may be used on bulletin boards, in hallways, anywhere that will draw the students’ attention and excite them about learning in Bible school! There are innumerable ways to use this art. Use your imagination and creativity to enhance every nook and cranny. The blessings for your work will be eternal! (See the Director’s Plan Book for ideas on how to use these transparencies.)
For traditional format, if possible, change the mural in your classroom each day for the individual lessons. If time does not allow, make a unique mural using pieces from the existing scenes and miscellaneous figures that will remain through the entire week. Use other figures to decorate around the classroom.
For rotational format, each classroom should use the scene for its lesson to create a mural. The miscellaneous figures can be used to decorate other parts of the classroom. Since each classroom will be used to teach the same lesson each day, decorations may be more elaborate and more focused toward the aim of each particular lesson.
For both formats, do not forget areas such as hallways and doorways. Enhancing these areas keeps interest high and reinforces the theme. Create an environment that will encourage the students to attend the Sonlight Express Vacation Bible School.
With an overhead projector, project the scenes or figures onto whatever paper you are using: newsprint, table covering paper, craft paper or lightweight cardboard. To create the murals, cover one entire wall in the classroom with paper. To trace individual figures, tack paper to a wall. (Cardboard may be used to create self-standing figures.) Once you have projected the image onto the paper, you can adjust the size of the scene or figure by moving the projector closer to or farther from the paper. When you are satisfied with the size and position, trace the figure(s) with a pencil or marker.
If you are creating a mural, color the scene with crayons, colored pencils, tempera paint, markers or chalk. Markers and tempera paint may be used, but check first to make sure the colors do not bleed through the paper onto the wall. If you traced other figures, remove the paper or poster from the wall, color the figures with crayons, colored pencils, chalk, markers or tempera paint and then place or hang the figures in their location.
Design the picture at the bottom by using the art work in the Room Decorations Transparency Book and the color picture on page 84 of the Director’s Plan Book.
For more VBS Decorations ideas, click here.
VBS snacks are an exciting and memorable part of Vacation Bible School. Snacks can also provide teachable moments for children. You can find creative snack ideas for each day of VBS in our Director’s Plan Book. (See snack pages excerpts below.)
(one person in charge—extra workers as needed)
This person is in charge of organizing and planning all of the snacks for each day of VBS. The person will need to work within the budget to plan and prepare for the snacks and drinks that will be given each day. He will need to be in charge of the people that will be helping him. Your church may choose to have church members bring cookies and Kool-Aid for several weeks before VBS. Another idea would be for different church members to bring snacks each day. You may have a budget amount so that you may purchase the needed food items for each session. This person will need to be able to make these decisions with the director and get the items ready for the children each day. This person should also be sensitive to the dietary needs of the students as some may have allergies that will be affected by food choices.
Decorate the snack area as a Snack Car on the train. Don’t forget the Snack Car Location Sign. The artwork below if from the Room Decorations Transparency Book.
SHARE YOUR VBS SNACK IDEAS
Limited Quantities Available
Decorate bulletin boards, walls, doors, hallways and more! The Decoration Set consists of three 40.5″ x 72.5″ sheets of time-saving decorations. Figures will need to be cut out. Figures can be attached to the large Styrofoam sheeting boards. These boards can be purchased at your local building materials store.
DECORATION SET PANELS
(6 feet tall)
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