We had Deaf VBS at my house July 30 - August 3 and used this Armor of God theme. The children memorized these verses, made crafts, played lots of games, ate lunch and went swimming in the afternoon. The week was fun and full of smiles.11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can fight against the devil's evil tricks.14 So stand strong, with the belt of truth tied around your waist and the protection of right living on your chest.15 On your feet wear the Good News of peace to help you stand strong.16 And also use the shield of faith with which you can stop all the burning arrows of the Evil One.17 Accept God's salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:11, 14-17
The "belt of Truth"
Jaheed and Raheem modeling the "Breastplate" which was our VBS T-shirt.
The helmet of "right living".
Here's another Bible memory aid for the shoes of the Gospel of Peace.
Water balloon volleyball....catch the balloon in a towel with a partner and send it back to the other side of the line.
We were blessed with 5 sunny days. It rained the entire week before VBS and the week after! I had a movie as a back up plan but we never used it. Everyday we swam at a different place.
One of the places we swam had a waterslide.
This is Jaheed swimming straight for the wall because in the beginning he did not know how to swim.
Here Jaheed is again on Day 4. This pool is about 4 inches over his head when he is standing on his tippy-toes...He practiced and practiced until he had it figured out. We were so proud of him.
Sulmi wants to learn to snorkel so she can go diving at the Coral Reef.
The kids were thrilled to find that one of the pools had a trampoline. It was the first time on a tramp for all of them.