10 Must Try VBS Snacks

Every year churches across the country put on Vacation Bible School’s as an outreach to their communities.  One of the hardest challenges can be turning snack time into a creative platform to further the daily lesson.  Children’s Pastors are always looking for creative snack options to give to their kids that take snack time to the next level.   We at Today’s Kids Ministry wanted to share some of our favorite VBS snack ideas that your kids will love.

10  Octopus Cupcakes 

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We all know that kids love cupcakes and these octopus cupcakes are perfect for the summer time and any beach themed VBS.   They are super easy to make, sour gummy worms and gum drops are all you need, and if you are feeling inspired, you can easily add eyes and a mouth as well.

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5 Ways to Spice up Your VBS

Looking for a few new ways to spice up your VBS this year?   Let’s face it, we all can get into a VBS rut from time to time so we at Today’s Kids Ministry wanted to put together 5 ideas that will help bring something new and exciting to your VBS at church.

5.  Penny Wars  

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Penny Wars is one of the most fun games you can play all week at VBS.    The goal of the game is be the team with the most points at the end of the week.  So, before you start, you have to break your groups up into teams (most churches do this anyways for VBS).   Get water jugs for each team and have the team members put pennies into their jugs.  Here’s the catch, the other team can place silver coins and dollar bills into other team jugs and have those points count against them ( a nickel is -5 point, dime -10 and so on).  We send all our money raise to a chosen missionary who we talk about throughout the week.  The winning team get a prize at the end of the week.

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Top 5 Most Common VBS Mistakes

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For Children’s Pastors, Vacation Bible School is like the Super Bowl; it’s your biggest event of the year and all eyes are on you.   While there are several different types of VBS options for you and your church, the following are the most common mistakes made by churches as they put together their VBS game plan.

5.  Follow the 6 Months Rule: Many churches wait way too long before planning out their VBS.  As a rule of thumb, you should have your curriculum picked out and recruit your head volunteers 6 months before your VBS.   If you wait too long, key volunteers might not be available to help because of vacation plans and decorations and supplies might be sold out.   Most churches around the country pick from the same major VBS companies (Group, Standard, Lifeway and Gospel Light) and so I have seen critical supplies sell out during the summer months.   I normally start working on VBS in January and set up monthly goals.   Continue reading