VBS & Fall Fest

Could there be a more perfect way to reuse VBS decorations than at your church’s fall festival? LifeWay Kids had our own fall festival last week… complete with food, candy, and games. Candace & I put our own spin on the classic “fish for a prize” game and totally decked out Candace’s office door with decorations from the Great Barrier Reef (Amazing Wonders Aviation).

You can check out more of the great games, booths, and decorations from our fall office party on the Kids Ministry 101 blog all this week!

We want to hear from you… Does your church do any kind of fall festival? How have you reused VBS decorations for other church/community events? Give us all some inspiration!

Jungle Jaunt on Pinterest!

If you’re planning for Jungle Jaunt Vacation Bible School in 2013, make sure you follow our brand new Jungle Jaunt board on Pinterest!  There are lots of fun and easy craft, decoration, and snack ideas available to get your gears turning.  Check out this awesome Lime Jungle Slime!  Would make for a great VBS snack– what kid doesn’t love slime??

Source: spaceshipsandlaserbeams.com via LifeWayKids on Pinterest

Planning for Colossal Coaster World? We’ve got a Pinterest board for that, too!

Foto Friday: Sneak Peek!

In just a few weeks, we’ll be releasing the Colossal Coaster World overview video.  I can’t wait for you guys to see and hear all the details about VBS 2103.  And I’m most excited about showing you how to turn YOUR church into Colossal Coaster World!

I snapped a picture of a few weeks ago while we were shooting, and I’ve been saving it to show you!  But because I don’t want to reveal EVERYTHING juuuust yet, I’ve cut out a couple of pieces to get your wheels turning.  Getting any ideas yet?

VBS 2013 on Pinterest!

It’s never too early to start planning, right? If you’re itching to get a jump on VBS 2013, check out our Colossal Coaster World board on the LifeWay Kids Pinterest site. There are already lots of great ideas. Here are some of my favorites…

What a cute hot dog cart! I wish I’d had this for Big Apple Advenure!Source: goscoutcreative.com via LifeWayKids on Pinterest

This is the same technique we used to create an “Enter” sign for Coaster Alley (Bible study) in our decorations. Fun!

Source: ohhappyday.com via LifeWayKids on Pinterest

A perfect roller coaster experience for younger preschoolers!

Source: ikea.com via LifeWayKids on Pinterest

What ideas have you come up with?  If you’re on Pinterest, leave us a link to your VBS 2013 board in the comment section!

Foto Friday!

Can you believe it’s Friday again already?  I just keep getting so many great pictures from you guys!  I love it!  Here’s this week’s VBS 2012 photo roundup!  Make sure to continue to share them with me so I can share them here on our blog with everyone else!  It’s so much fun to see all the creative ideas you guys come up with for making your church’s VBS unique and special!

An A-M-A-Z-I-N-G worship rally hangar shared with us by Delores Frymire Lund via Facebook. “Once again Bro. Kevin out did himself. Wonder what will come next year with Colossal Coaster World as the theme. Roller coaster in the Sanctuary maybe???” We sure hope so, Delores!!

Ken Webb from Crosspointe Baptist Church in Concord, NC shared this picture of the airplane they built inside their worship area! Way to think outside the box!

Here’s another view from inside the “plane” at Crosspoint Baptist Church in Concord, NC. Photo courtesy Ken Webb.

Laura Garvin shared this photo from First Baptist Church Garden Lakes! They had lots of awesome decorations this year!

Becky Pruitt, VBS Director at Grace Fellowship Baptist Church shared this quick scene with us!

Keep sharing your photos!  Feel free to post them to our Facebook wall or email them to me at katie.decillo@lifeway.com.  Make sure you include the name of your church and a description of the photo!  Image size must be a minimum of 1024×678 in order to be shared on the blog!