Continuing our daily post this week on easy to use VBS themes,
today we have one that is uber easy to plan!
When I Grow Up Theme
Kids have fun talking about what they want to be when they grow up! Here’s a fun theme that helps kids explore what they’d like to do in their futures and remind them that God is with them every step of the way.
Here are some When I Grow Up books and Bible resources:
The Plans I Have for You by Amy Parker http://www.zondervan.com/the-plans- i-have- for-you
The Plans I Have for You Devotional by Amy Parker http://www.zondervan.com/the-plans- i-
Baby Wren and the Great Gift by Sally Lloyd-Jones http://www.zondervan.com/baby-wren- and-
Adventure Bible: Joseph the Dreamer (an I Can Read book) http://www.zondervan.com/joseph-
Adventure Bible: Noah’s Voyage (an I Can Read book)-
http://www.zondervan.com/children/children-s- bibles/noah-s- voyage
Adventure Bible: Paul Meets Jesus (an I Can Read book) http://www.zondervan.com/paul-
Kids Quest Study Bible (NIrV) http://www.zondervan.com/nirv-kids-quest-study-bible-4
Here are Bible stories that relate to this theme:
God calls Noah to Build an Ark
God calls Moses to lead His people out of Egypt and write the 10 Commandments
Joseph, the dream interpreter
Jesus calls His 12 Disciples to minister with Him
Jesus calls Paul to be a Disciple
|Courtesy of Oriental Trading|
Here are some craft and décor ideas for the When I Grow Up theme, that can be purchased:
Create Your Own Puzzle from Hobby Lobby http://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Kids-
Crafts-Activities/Classroom- Supplies/Create-Your- Own-Puzzle/p/29830- PE0397
Jobs if you Like Career People Craft Sticks from Oriental Trading -
http://www.orientaltrading.com/jobs-if- you-like- career-people- craft-idea- a2-13750051.fltr?Ntt=career
Police Party Hanging Swirls from Oriental Trading http://www.orientaltrading.com/police-party-hanging-swirls- a2-13715842.fltr?Ntt=police
Firefighter Party Hanging Swirls from Oriental Trading-
http://www.orientaltrading.com/firefighter-party- hanging-swirls- a2-13628441.fltr?prodCatId=90000+2451
Doctor’s Office Stickers from Hobby Lobby http://www.hobbylobby.com/Scrapbook-Paper-Crafts/Stickers/Doctors-Office- Stickers/p/18184
Child’s Aprons from Oriental Trading http://www.orientaltrading.com/childand-s- aprons-a2-14_358.fltr
Here are some fun activities for this theme that can be done with items on hand:
Invite parents and members of the church community to come in each day of VBS and talk about their careers
Have children dress up in the uniform for the career they would like to have
Honor different careers each day: bake cookies and make tasty snacks as a group in honor of those who cook and bake, using these helpful recipes from Real Simple
http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/recipe- collections-favorites/kid- friendly-recipes;
Have a pet visit day in honor of veterinarians;
Practice safety demonstrations in honor of police, firefighters and first responders;
Help people in need with a group charitable activity in honor of pastors, missionaries, and social
Host a special lunch where kids serve their parents to honor all that parents do for them
Host a “Talent Show” where children can sing a song, recite a poem, tell a story, or do a dance
that honors the career they want to have.
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