The last week of July was VBS round two - the elementary aged kids turn. Of course with a large Church to have enough volunteers to run the VBS, we provide childcare and a mini-VBS for the little ones. Which means all hands on deck! We spent the week before decorating - it's a lot of work but so worth it to see the resulting transformation. I call it 'decorate ALL all things week' because that's what we do. Even the crib and stroller get decked out for the babies to ride in up to Praise and Worship time.
Our theme for the week is Championship Village and all the different tents we different countries. Our nursery babies downstairs were Team USA and Abby's tent was Spain. Our memory verse and theme for the week was Be a Difference Maker "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, in purity." 1 Timothy 4:12
Praise and worship time was held all together with catchy songs Abby is still singing.
Then both upstairs and downstairs with our Team USA, we rotated through various stations. A track time for running races. Here Abby's at the soccer station, in the background is the hockey station.
The little ones (kinder and younger) rotated through stations including races, a ball room, obstacle course, bubbles/water table/chalk, a bounce house
and the room I was in charge of The Souvenir Shop
We made Scuplty clay medals with heart thumbprints and also pennant banners with their pictures. As well they were able to write/color a Christmas card to send to a solider.
The last night we went upstairs twice - once for the Praise and Worship and once for the closing ceremonies. It was a long last night but a lot of fun.
And now we recover before doing it all again next year!