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.

8 comments:

  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.

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  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?

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

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  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.

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  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

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

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

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  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.

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