Just a few days after school is out comes our annual VBS. This year's theme was different than any other we've done....a TRAIN theme with the name of "All Aboard! Staying On Track". I was surprised that there wasn't an abundance of train items, but I managed to find some that were pretty neat. This big train stand-up came from Shindigz.com. It was great to take pictures of the kids as the conductor!
For attendance, I made "tickets" to be punched each day. The tickets slid into pockets made from card stock. The cloud paper was ordered online and made a perfectly pretty background for the room.
The students had fun punching their tickets each morning!
One thing I do almost every year is incorporate black light stories into the lessons. Just for fun, I made this fluorescent train. We pretended to be on a train traveling to our destination (where the Bible story was taking place that day) along an electrical tape train track.
This railroad crossing sign also came from Shindigz.
This train is a peel and stick train sold for children's room wall art. It was a circus-looking train, so when I told the kids the Bible story about Daniel and the lions den, I teased that maybe the lions had to go to the circus since they didn't do what they were supposed to do by eating Daniel. Of course, I made sure they knew this was just a silly thought and not biblical truth!
Another black light effect was the "Fiery Furnace" along the right side of this photo. I'll show more about each lesson in the next few days.
What a fun week it's been sharing God's Word with these 1st and 2nd graders! Teaching them about "Staying On Track" has been very rewarding. I pray that the lessons they've learned with help them in life each and every day.