Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Build Your Own World With this World Builder Theme! (giveaway)

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this info, free of charge,from Zonderkidz Publishing, for blog posting purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.


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Continuing our VBS themes for the week- don't forget to get your daily entries!

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Online gaming is very popular with kids as young as five years old. Almost every kid has heard of
Minecraft, and many have accounts of their own where they create worlds with their friends. There are countless other games of a similar nature available on smartphones and tablets. For VBS, take the kids away from their screens, but give them a fun game-inspired time using a theme that they know and love!

The World Builders Theme

Here are some World Builder books and Bible resources:


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Minecrafters Bible (NIrV) http://www.zondervan.com/minecrafters-bible-nirv

Picture That! StoryBible http://www.zondervan.com/picture-that

The Berenstain Bears Play a Good Game http://www.zondervan.com/the-berenstain- bears-play-
a-good- game

Faithgirlz: 101 Ways to Have Fun http://www.zondervan.com/101-ways- to-have- fun

Adventure Bible: God’s Great Creation (an I Can Read book)-
http://www.zondervan.com/children/children-s- bibles/god-s- great-creation

Beginner’s Bible: David Battles Goliath http://www.zondervan.com/children/children-s-
bibles/david-battles- goliath

Faith Builders Bible (NIrV) http://www.zondervan.com/faith-builders- bible-nirv


Here are some Bible stories that tie into online games, battles, and world building:

 The Creation

 Noah’s Ark

 Joshua at the Battle of Jericho

 Mighty Samson

 David & Goliath

 Jesus calling the 12 disciples (in online games, players call on other players to participate in
battles or group events)

 The book of Revelations: Jesus’s return and the new Kingdom of Heaven

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Courtesy of Oriental Trading

Here are some crafts and d├ęcor for the World Builders Theme that can be purchased:

 Bright Foam Blocks from Oriental Trading http://www.orientaltrading.com/bright-foam- blocks-
a2-61_102- 12.fltr

 Pixel-8 Character Glasses Set from Oriental Trading http://www.orientaltrading.com/pixel-
character-glasses- set-a2- 13687000-12.fltr?prodCatId=QV

 DIY Pickaxes from Oriental Trading http://www.orientaltrading.com/diy-pickaxes- a2-13693530-
12.fltr?prodCatId=QV

 DIY Swords from Oriental Trading http://www.orientaltrading.com/diy-swords- pcs-a2- 57_6714-
12.fltr?prodCatId=QV

 Inflatable Torches from Oriental Trading http://www.orientaltrading.com/inflatable-torches- a2-
13642261-12.fltr?prodCatId=QV

 Cobblestone Aisle Runner from Oriental Trading http://www.orientaltrading.com/cobblestone-
aisle-runner- a2-3_9001- 12.fltr?prodCatId=QV

 Design-A- Room Stone Wall Background from Oriental Trading
http://www.orientaltrading.com/design-a- room-mad- scientist-wall- background-a2- 70_5617-
12.fltr?prodCatId=QV

 Minecraft Creeper Head from Party City-
http://www.partycity.com/product/minecraft+creeper+mask.do?from=Search&cx=0

 Minecraft Steve Head from Party City
http://www.partycity.com/product/minecraft+player+mask.do?from=Search&cx=0


Here are some fun activities to do using items on hand:

 Acquire a large number of recycled, stackable boxes of all sizes. Paint them and allow kids to
build scenes, rooms or objects for life size world building fun.

 Have a Learn to Code session with older kids using the free resources on Code.org
https://code.org/learn

 Create your own game characters using graphing paper, from Captain Nintendo Dude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pli8O-iWDXE

 Host a Watermelon Carving Contest for teams to create their own edible game characters,
courtesy of The Jolly Tomato http://jollytomato.com/2013/08/02/summer-watermelon- carving/

 Be World Builders in your own community by planting a garden or cleaning up an abandoned lot
or helping elderly church members with their yardwork.

 Plan a scavenger hunt using GPS and Geocaching for a fun new way for teams to discover hunt items on their list

 Make your own paper using a kid-friendly activity idea from Tinkerlab
http://tinkerlab.com/how-to- make-paper/

 Play a game of Creepers versus Endermen dodge ball

 Borrow Lego, Duplo and other bricks and blocks from the church community and host a “Build
your favorite Bible story” activity using examples from the Faith Builders Bible

 Create Minecraft inspired MadLibs using this helpful glossary from MindMum
http://www.minemum.com/glossary

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Giveaway:

One BTHM reader will win their choice of bible from the daily (5) VBS presented this week!
It's ONE giveaway for all 5 days, but their are DAILY entries! So keep entering!

You'll have this weekend for 2 extra days of entries too! 
Winner will be picked on next Monday!

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