Monday, May 26, 2008

SonWorld Adventure Park VBS Day 1 Teaching Tips

School is out and summer is here and that means it’s time for Vacation Bible School!

Here are some great lesson tips to super charge your Gospel Light SonWorld Adventure Park VBS! These ideas are for middler and preteen students and are intended to supplement the lesson plans in the Gospel Light Bible Story Center Guides.

Living in small town rural America, our Congregational Church joined with our neighbors at the United Methodist Church. We had 60 kids evenly divided into three groups—Pre-K to K, 1-3rd grade, and 4-6th grade—and shuffled them between 7 stations.

Day 1 Lesson
The Blind Man

Day 1 Scripture
John 9

Day 1 Teaching Tips
Warm up activity
Divide students into pairs and have each one take a turn walking around blindfolded. Ask, “Imagine that you’ve been blind since your birth. What do you think your life would be like?” “What’s the hardest thing about being blind? What would you miss seeing the most?”

Prepare a bowl of mud, a bowl of water, and a towel! Use it in one of the following way: Do a skit with the blind man giving a testimony of how Jesus spit on the ground, made a mud paste, told him to wash, and got healed miraculously. During the skit, invite a student to come forward and play the part of Jesus, putting the mud on the blind man’s face. Or, invite willing students to come forward and have mud applied to their face by other students. Be sure to show off the mud to the students before it’s applied. That’s what Jesus put on the blind man’s eyes!

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