Hello everyone it’s day 2 of our ZonderKidz VBS Theme preview and resources. And today we have a really fun theme and links to share with you.
If you missed yesterday’s introduction post and our first theme, you can head over here and check it out. There were a lot of fun resources and products for you and today we have more fun products and resources to share.
Today’s theme is World Builders:
Online gaming is very popular with kids as young as five years old. Almost every kid has heard of Minecraft, and many have accounts of their own where they create worlds with their friends. There are countless other games of a similar nature available on smartphones and tablets. For VBS, take the kids away from their screens, but give them a fun game-inspired time using a theme that they know and love!
Here are some World Builder books and Bible resources:
- Minecrafters Bible (NIrV)
- Picture That! StoryBible
- The Berenstain Bears Play a Good Game
- Faithgirlz: 101 Ways to Have Fun
- Adventure Bible: God’s Great Creation (an I Can Read book)
- Beginner’s Bible: David Battles Goliath
- Faith Builders Bible (NIrV)
Here are some Bible stories that tie into online games, battles, and world building:
- The Creation
- Noah’s Ark
- Joshua at the Battle of Jericho
- Mighty Samson
- David & Goliath
- Jesus calling the 12 disciples (in online games, players call on other players to participate in battles or group events)
- The book of Revelations: Jesus’s return and the new Kingdom of Heaven
Here are some crafts and décor for the World Builders Theme that can be purchased:
- Bright Foam Blocks from Oriental Trading
- Pixel-8 Character Glasses Set from Oriental Trading
- DIY Pickaxes from Oriental Trading
- DIY Swords from Oriental Trading
- Inflatable Torches from Oriental Trading
- Cobblestone Aisle Runner from Oriental Trading
- Design-A- Room Stone Wall Background from Oriental Trading
- Minecraft Creeper Head from Party City
- Minecraft Steve Head from Party City
Here are some fun activities to do using items on hand:
- Acquire a large number of recycled, stackable boxes of all sizes. Paint them and allow kids to build scenes, rooms or objects for life size world building fun.
- Have a Learn to Code session with older kids using the free resources on Code.org
- Create your own game characters using graphing paper, from Captain Nintendo Dude
- Host a Watermelon Carving Contest for teams to create their own edible game characters, courtesy of The Jolly Tomato
- Be World Builders in your own community by planting a garden or cleaning up an abandoned lot or helping elderly church members with their yardwork.
- Plan a scavenger hunt using GPS and Geocaching for a fun new way for teams to discover hunt items on their list.
- Make your own paper using a kid-friendly activity idea from Tinkerlab
- Play a game of Creepers versus Endermen dodge ball
- Borrow Lego, Duplo and other bricks and blocks from the church community and host a “Build your favorite Bible story” activity using examples from the Faith Builders Bible
- Create Minecraft inspired MadLibs using this helpful glossary from MindMum
All these activities look like so much fun. Makes me wish I was a kid again. Remember you can come back tomorrow to see the next theme we will feature and if you missed yesterday you can see that post here.
Here is a sneak peak of tomorrow’s post. Can you guess the theme? Come back tomorrow to see if you’re right.
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