Hey y’all, I am so excited to show you some changes to the 2013 Activity Paks for preschoolers. These handle books are both keepsake books and teaching tools. They bring the theme park to life through a great story with interactive punch-out shapes.
Take a look!
The books are bigger (about 6 x 9.5 inches) and, thanks to your great feedback, we’ve kept the handle to make it easy for little ones to hold and carry. Five punch-out shapes can be tied to the handle and matched to images in the book. You’ll also find a punch-out picture frame on the back cover. For a great souvenir of the week, take a 4-by-6-inch picture of a child (or your class) and insert it into the back cover. Five activity pages follow the 15-page story and reinforce the heart of what kids need to know each day.
Another cool twist . . . books for both age-groups are about the same family as they explore the sights, sounds, and smells of a theme park. See and Hear with Your Eyes and Ears (for Babies–2s) highlights the experiences of a 2-year-old boy, while in Click, Clack, Up the Track (for 3s–Kindergarten), his big sister goes on her first roller coaster ride. Both books reinforce our Bible verse “God helps me. I will not be afraid.” Hebrews 13:6
We hope that these activity paks will help you as you teach this coming summer and as you follow up with preschoolers and their parents!
It’s tough to see when the sun’s in your eyes. No worries– your peepers will be shaded for VBS 2013 if you order these sweet Colossal Coaster World Visors!! (Available for purchase in December)
The visor even feature’s the scripture address 2 Timothy 1:7 to help kids remember their theme verse for the week. What do you think?
What a wonderful week it’s been– happy Friday!
I’m so excited to share a photo from a little shoot for the 2013 VBS catalog that we did last Friday. I won’t give you any clues as to what was going on, but I can tell you you’ll see these happy faces on something you’ll get in the mail very soon! What do you think they’re up to?
Congratulations to Paula Kellogg of Ashland, KY! Paula was one of 2,374 entrants to Silver Dollar City‘s Ultimate Coaster Getaway contest– exclusively for LifeWay VBS friends– and won an amazing trip for her family to SDC in Branson, Missouri!
Here’s what Paula won!
Her prize package consists of 4 days for up to 6 members of her family including:
Multiple Days at Silver Dollar City –
4 day 2-park pass for all family members. Play all day – and the next, and the next! – at Silver Dollar City, an award-winning 1880s-style theme park, presenting eight world-class festivals and events, and 30 rides and attractions including thrill rides and roller coasters, 100 demonstrating craftsmen, shows, hearty Ozarks food and even a tour of Marvel Cave. Plus lunch on us!
Multiple Days at White Water water park -
Take your family on an island adventure at White Water, featuring 13 acres of tropical fun and rides from mild to wild, including the tropical river adventure Aloha River at Hula Hula Bay, the 7-story, 6-slide thrill ride Kalani Towers, and speed slides like Raging River Rapids, plus a 500,000 gallon wave pool and the interactive attraction Splashaway Cay. (Open May 26 – September 3).
Dinner Cruise aboard the Showboat Branson Belle -
Take your family aboard America’s most entertaining dinner cruise, the 700-seat Showboat Branson Belle, presenting the new show Made in the USA, starring the world’s only violin-playing aerialist, Janice Martin, and the male vocal group, The ShowMen, with comedian and magician Christopher James as emcee. Each cruise aboard the authentic paddle-wheeler includes a 3-course dinner, show and lake cruise on Table Rock Lake.
3 Nights at a luxury Lakeside Resort - You’ll relax in style in a secluded lake resort with first-class amenities – a great place to rest after a day of fun!
Tickets to a Branson show of your choice - Famous as the Live Entertainment Capital of the US, Branson has 100 shows. The hardest part will be choosing just one!
$500 in travel (redeemable only with trip) to help get you here!
We want to say a great big thank you to Silver Dollar City for being such gracious partners for Colossal Coaster World! Make sure to pay them a visit next summer and check out their wonderful, family-friendly park!
And congratulations again to Paula Kellog!
I’ve been thinking about ways to bring Colossal Coaster World to life inside the church building. Besides the scream-inducing, stomach-churning that takes place during the plunge of a really fun coaster ride, one of my favorite feelings about riding a coaster is feeling the wind on my hair and face! We’ve had to re-create that feeling for a few of our 2013 photo and video shoots lately!
One way to take your 2013 VBS photo booth to the next level might be to bring in a strong fan or leaf blower to make sure your kiddos get the “wind blown” experience for their photos– it makes for some really fun pictures! What do you think? Swap some of your ideas with us, and check out some fun DIY roller coaster photo booths! (And stay tuned to purchase the official Colossal Coaster World VBS 2013 Stand Up.)