Friday, May 27, 2011

Aloha Friday - VBS

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday. Every Friday (well, ok, almost every Friday) I ask a simple question for you to answer--nothing that requires a lengthy response.

The kids just have a few days of school left, and the week after school gets out, I'm helping out with Vacation Bible School at our church...which is why I haven't posted since LAST Aloha Friday...I'm BUSY!

But busy with good things! I'm really excited about VBS this year. This is the second year well be doing a Holy Land themed VBS, where we recreate a place in the Bible (as much as humanly possible on a church budget) and let the kids touch, taste, and feel what it was like. Last year we did Egypt and I worked in our "marketplace" teaching the kids how to make mud bricks. This year we're doing Nazareth, and I'll be a "farmer" planting seeds with the kids. Even found some plants to sow similar to what actually grew in Nazareth. I'm really excited about it.

So, here's my question:
Does your church (if you attend a church) do VBS or some other summer camp activity for kids? If so, what are they doing this year, and will you be helping out?

You can leave your answer in a comment below.

Oh, and if you are doing VBS and happen to need 50 sunflower kits with terra cotta pots, there's a giveaway going on over here for them that ends May 27th.  Might be worth trying for...there's not that many people entered so far.


  1. This year they are having a VBS at our church that suits my children's age group.

    I signed them both up.

    Turns out it was just for Kgn and up. So my daughter is four (they told me wont be able to attend unless I was helping out with VBS) So because I want her to go. I'll be helping out.

    I don't really like to get sucked into things this way. I like to plan my life.

  2. The VBS you're helping out with sounds like fun! I haven't heard what the VBS theme here is for this year yet...I better check! :)

    "Roughing It": Camping or Motel?

  3. I don't go to Church, but it sounds like your kids will have fun.

  4. Our church has something like that too, but our daughter is too young. I'm not sure if I'll be helping out or not.

  5. No my church doesn't do VBS or any other camps. I love my church, by they are very anti-programming in that sense. And besides, my son is too young

  6. Anonymous12:22 PM

    They have a VBS and go on lots of field trips.

  7. Our Synagogue has a summer camp for children, but nothing like a VBS that my friend's have sent their children to.

  8. Yes and Yes they do. I would help out but I still have a little one. I'm not sure what theme is yet.