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Monday, July 10, 2017

Operation Artic

Our church had Vacation Bible School a week ago.  The name of it was Operation Artic and the message was that God's word is our guidebook in life.  Our classrooms were turned into a snowy artic land, and I thought I would share some photos.  The kids loved it, the leaders did too and everyone was tired at the end of the week!





There were lots of trees throughout the building.



The main hall was transformed!


When they turned on the lights it looked even better.  Someone even built an igloo that the kids could crawl through.


 This was the nurses station.  Thankfully it only was used for little boo-boo's!




Some of the rooms were decorated in a log cabin theme.


 Some rooms had icebergs in them!



They put craft paper over this whole room to make it look like a log cabin.



This is the area where the bible stories were told and they led singing.

It was a huge job to get this all set up and to run the whole week, but everyone who took part in it said it was a wonderful week.

17 comments:

Joyful said...

A beautiful job was done of the decor. I'm sure everyone had a blast.

Mildred said...

A lot of work, but everything looks very realistic. VBS was always a big part of our summers growing up.

Dianna said...

A lot of people took a lot of time and hard work to put that all together! Thank you so much for sharing, Mari!

Simply Linda said...

Whoa, first, I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the new blog look, Mari. smiles

I also the love the VBS theme. smiles

BCAUSEHELIVES.blogspot.com said...

WOW, now that took lots of work, and it looked great and I know the kids loved it too. VBS is such a good way to teach children about our Lord and have fun at the same time. Good job! I also like your new layout of your blog....

Arlene Grimm said...

I would have LOVED VBS at your church Mari. Y'all did such a great job at making it a winter wonderland. When I was a child, I enjoyed the crafts and eating cookies and drinking Kool aid with my friends. We usually had a picnic on the last day but that was long ago in a galaxy far far away.

Jennifer Hays said...

This is just awesome! The kids must have loved it. I remember Vacation Bible School when I was a kid. In fact, I was just talking about this to my husband the other day. I was thinking of some of the crafts we did. I kept them for years and years, all over my room when I was a kid. I guess I really liked VBS. :)

Sally said...

Oh, I love this. How wonderful, and the children will remember this forever! Thanks for sharing, Mari. :)

xoxo

P.S. I love your new look here too.

LL Cool Joe said...

Gosh, the amount of work that went into that is amazing! I bet the kids loved it. You have a great many talented people in your church!

Terri D said...

Wow!! You have some amazing and very creative volunteers in your church! I just know the kids loved their week of VBS. Thanks for showing us the decorations!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Oh Mari, this is awesomeness!!! I loved it all, but the area [hallway] that is covered in frozen icy walls and the igloo makes me cooled down just looking at it. It's 99 degrees here. Outside anyway.

PS....I forgot to tell you about the two children's books I did a review on and did a blog post http://hootin--anni.blogspot.com/2017/07/books-butterflies-and-beautiful-weed.html

When I was reading the first book, you and your granddaughters came to mind.

Jean said...

AMAZING!!! How I remember the VBS themes we used to do at our church in Lancaster County. So much work, but so much fun!

Amy at love made my home said...

Wow, how fantastic! You have some very creative and talented people at your church. It is wonderful and I am sure that the children must have interacted really well with it.

Jenny said...

That's absolutely brilliant, and so beautifully executed! I can hardly fathom the amount of work it took to do all of that! It makes me happy that a church family would be so dedicated to sharing the truth of God's love with children. It's wonderful. xoxo

Cherdecor said...

I bet that all the kids had a "Cool" time! I saw a few pics of your VBS from Heather's blog. They looked like they were having a ton of fun.

Alan has been working for several weeks on VBS. He is going to be the teacher in our VBS. He cut out 140 wooden fish for one of his stories and he is working on animated video to help him tell the stories. He has been working on his material now for 2 weeks.

We can appreciate all the work that goes into making VBS a success. Thank you for sharing the awesome pictures of your hallways and rooms.

Laura said...

Wow!! These VBS programs are not like I remember! Both yours and Heather's church definitely go all out. Wow! Looks like a fun time!

Sylvia said...

What a HUGE amount of work everyone has put in. Should imagine the children absolutely loved it. Prayers that the message changes lives.