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When I Grow Up…

ZonderKidz VBSSo what did you want to be when you grew up? Isn’t that a great question for a kid? If you’ve been reading this week you’ve been reading about ZonderKidz VBS theme’s and resources that they are talking about right now.  If you missed our previous themes you can see the Under the Sea Theme here and the World Builders Theme here.

Today we are looking at “When I Grow Up…“:

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:9780310744856.jpg_6

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

Here are some craft and décor ideas for the When I Grow Up theme, that can be purchased:

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
  •  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 workers;
  •  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.


I hope this gets those creative juices flowing for all you VBS planner out there. Remember we have two more themes to go and so come back tomorrow and check out our next theme. Here is a sneak peak.