This was the first time I did a VBS for Hearing children who have Deaf parents. I included the two 4-year old deaf children that i teach and their sibs. We had lots of help: Kristel came to help with the babies. Angelica came to help in many ways but especially as a signing model for the hearing brothers and sisters. I asked all of the mothers to participate because I wanted the Deaf Moms to practice signing with their children...(they tend not to) and I wanted the Hearing moms of the two deaf children to learn some signs. So we were a big mix of hearing and deaf learning about God and learning ASL at the same time. I praise God for all the ideas and the way all the helpers made it run so smoothly.
This adorable guy is Glenford. He's 4.
We began with a very short singing/worship time and an introduction to the theme for the day.
The themes were Who is God? (He made the world.) God made you. God loves you. God wants us to love each other.
Every day we played games.
This is Selena's littlest (Jenay) playing with Joshue.
Everyday we made a craft related to the theme.
Kristel was invaluable as baby holder. Here she is with Alva's 8 month old Joshue.
Here Angelica is teaching Selena's oldest (named Selena) the sign for ambulance while they play with the transportation blocks for threading.