VBS 2017

This was our first year doing VBS.  It was basically dropped in our laps in the middle of summer and we had to pull it off in a matter of two weeks. Hows that for stressful and overwhelming?

Our theme was Journey to Galilee.  We promoted by setting up a VBS page on our church website with all the even information including an online registration form.  We also printed posters and made flyers that we passed out to our junior church kids, which we also teach, and told them that we would give out a gift to the child who brought the most friends.

Even though we had little time to plan, attendance was better than expected.  We had it on a Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening towards the end of July.  

The boat was fun to do.  I made it out of cardboard boxes that I lined up and taped together.  I painted the outside with a dry brush technique and it gave it that worn look.  We covered the inside with a roll of package paper to cover up the letters of the boxes.  It was a little floppy but the pool noodles really helped hold it's shape well.

My son helping me.

Some baskets I had at home were used to hold fish.

This took forever to cut out.  I would recommend finding png images that would be easier to cut.  They looked good though.


First night: Watermelon Bar - slices of watermelon, grapes, orange slices, pineapple chunks, cantaloupe, apple slices

Second night: Popcorn Bar - bag of popcorn, pretzels, marshmallows, goldfish, Chex cereal, and m&m's

Last night: ice cream bar - cup of ice cream, syrup toppings, sprinkles, whipped cream, cherries

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