Friday, May 20, 2016

Discover All God's Creatures with This VBS 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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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!

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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)
http://www.zondervan.com/daniel-and- the-lions

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

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Here are some Bible stories that focus on animals

 The Creation

 Adam names the animals

 Noah’s Ark

 Daniel in the Lions’ Den

 Elijah and the ravens

 The Lost Sheep

 Jesus rides the donkey on Palm Sunday
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Courtesy of No Time For Flash Cards

Here are some animal themed craft and d├ęcor 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-
13648412.fltr?Ntt=animals

 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
http://www.partycity.com/product/animal+pinatas.do?from=Search&navSet=animals&bypass_redirect=1

 Animal Print Balloons from Party City
http://www.partycity.com/product/animal+print+latex+balloons+12in+20ct.do?from=Search&navSet=animals&bypass_redirect=1


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
http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2009/09/hands-on-chicken-craft.html

 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
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/Mask.shtml

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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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