Hannah Overman Koch

Monday, July 8, 2013

VBS - Day One Kingdom Rock

It is that time of year again...

Vacation Bible School!

This year's theme is Kingdom Rock.

Today's Bible Point-
God's love helps us stand strong!

Just like last year, we do craft time a little different.
If you have read this blog any, you already know I am not quite by the book!

As craft leader, I come up with various craft and project ideas for the children to do instead of always doing what is suggested in the curriculum.
I make my presentation of ideas and the VBS committee
makes the final decision.

Once the supplies are purchased, we hold "Crafty Days" where 
fantastic volunteers dedicate their time, machines, some supplies and good cheer as we 
create the crafts "from scratch" for the children attending our VBS!

So for Day One craft we wanted to devise a pouch for these darling prayer bears we purchased.

Each child receives a bear and a heart shaped pouch with a ribbon loop to hang on their wrist.

Children can write their prayer on a small note and insert it into the bear's special pocket.

These are just a few of the prayer bears inside their darling felt pouches!

We had a nice variety of felt colors to keep the hearts multi-colored and considered unisex.
This helps with distribution to all the children.

The bears were also a variety colors!

Here are heart pouches ready to distribute to the children for decorating.

Wonderful volunteers traced and cut out 720 felt hearts, 3,240 inches of ribbon and sewed them together to make-

360 heart pouches!!!

With hearts already assembled, today each child decorated 2 hearts.

Our charity project was to share these precious bears and pouches with
the children at the Methodist Home.

We provided glue, brushes, felt shapes and letters for children to decorate
one heart for a donation and the other heart for themselves.

Once the decorations have dried, the children can stuff the prayer bear inside 
and our Day One craft is complete!

This is a photo showing the decorated side of the heart pouch.

We allowed only one side of each heart to be decorated.  
It's easier with 30-40 children that way!

The children enjoyed this project very much!

We had age ranges from 4 year olds to rising 3rd graders.
And they were excited to share the prayer bears with the children at the Methodist Home!

On our last day of VBS, we will present the prayer bears to a representative of the Methodist Home for Children.

A wonderful start to a fantastic and creative week!

encouraging prayer and kindness through creativity on this artist holiday,

1 comment:

  1. The kids already have prayers on the back of the card ~ thank you for making it so special!!!