Today is the last day of our quick and easy VBS themes!
BUT you still have Saturday and Sunday to enter the giveaway to win one of the bible's featured in the 5 daily posts! So get those daily entries in!
All God’s Creatures Theme
Animals are all around us-- -in our homes as pets, on farms providing us with meat, milk and eggs, in the forests, in the sea, and even in the sky. Kids are often curious about the lives of animals and how God relates to them. This fun theme helps kids get in touch with nature and with animals.
Here are some Animal book and Bible resources
7 Days of Awesome by Shawn Byous http://www.zondervan.com/7-days- of-awesome
Goodnight Ark by Laura Sassi http://www.zondervan.com/goodnight-ark
The Beginners Bible: Daniel and the Lions (an I Can Read book)
The Beginners Bible: Adam and Eve in the Garden (an I Can Read book)
http://www.zondervan.com/adam-and- eve-in- the-garden
The Adventure Bible: Elijah, God’s Mighty Prophet (an I Can Read book)
http://www.zondervan.com/elijah-god- s-mighty- prophet
Made by God: Animals All Around http://www.zondervan.com/animals-all- around
Made by God: Curious Creatures http://www.zondervan.com/curious-creatures
Adventure Bible (NIV) http://www.zondervan.com/adventure-bible-niv-10
Here are some Bible stories that focus on animals
Adam names the animals
Daniel in the Lions’ Den
Elijah and the ravens
The Lost Sheep
Jesus rides the donkey on Palm Sunday
|Courtesy of No Time For Flash Cards|
Here are some animal themed craft and décor ideas that can be purchased:
Awesome African Animal Fact Cups Craft from Oriental Trading
http://www.orientaltrading.com/awesome-african- animals-fact- cups-craft- idea-a2-13750047.fltr?Ntt=animals
Wild Wonder Magic Scratch Color Animals from Oriental Trading
http://www.orientaltrading.com/wild-wonders- magic-color- scratch-animals- a2-
Jungle Room Background from Oriental Trading
http://www.orientaltrading.com/safari-design-a-room- background-a2- 13597009.fltr?Ntt=jungle
Forest Plant Stand Ups from Oriental Trading
http://www.orientaltrading.com/large-forest-plant-stand- ups-a2- 3_9005.fltr?Ntt=forest
Animal Pinatas from Party City
Animal Print Balloons from Party City
Here are some fun animal themed activities to do with items on hand:
Invite a Vetarinarian or Zoo staff to come and talk to your group about animals (ask if they can
bring a special animal visitor)
Take a trip to the local zoo as a group
Volunteer as a group, for a day, at a local working farm
Make these adorable Handprint Hens from No Time for Flash Cards blog
Volunteer as a group, for a day, at your local SPCA
Run a dog food and cat food drive to donate much needed food supplies to your local animal shelter
Host a “dog wash” event as a fundraiser for your church, children’s ministry or animal charity
Have an animal scavenger hunt in your church’s neighborhood to spot signs of animal life native
to your area.
Take a group nature walk in your local park or forest hiking area to spot animals and explore their habitats.
Make Animal masks using this simple craft from Enchanted Learning
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!