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Curriculum specific ideas
Underwater or water themed VBS: Check out my Pinterest board!
There are some great and simple decorating ideas for a water themed VBS. I love using other people’s creative ideas and then making them my own. I shared some thoughts and suggestions on the comments area of my pins.
Farm Theme: Check out my Pinterest board!
There are a few ideas for a farm themed VBS with more to come!
I use the YouVersion app on my phone almost daily. I love having a Bible always at my fingertips. I frequently read the passage of scripture that I’m studying in different translations.
My favorites are the
- English Standard Version (ESV)
- New American Standard Bible (NASB)
- Holman Christan Standard Bible (HCSB)
- New International reader’s Version (NIrV) – I often refer to this version when working with kids
You can download the app here for all types of users (Apple, android, and more).
When I need to dig a little deeper into God’s word, I use the Blue Letter Bible app. It is not as user-friendly as the YouVersion app, however, it has many more study options. You can get cross-references, commentaries, sermons, and many other resources as well. I frequently use this if I need to dig into cross-references. Click here to get the Blue Letter Bible App for iPhone users and here for android users.
Books and Such
The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones is one of my favorite books (probably ever). We use it frequently as a family and it has shaped a lot of the language that I use when talking about the gospel with kids…which you will be doing at VBS! It is also a great resource to look for Christ-connections in the Old Testament. You can view and purchase it here (not an affiliate link).
Show Them Jesus by Jack Klumpenhower has changed the way that I view kids minstry and VBS. It puts a laser focus on teaching the gospel to kids of all ages. It is full of practical ministry advice. This is a great resource for someone wanting to develop their teaching abilities in a gospel centered way. You can view and purchase it here (not an affiliate link).