I don't know about the boys, Arthur said they enjoyed it, but the girls loved the tea party with punch and cupcakes. While the boys learned about being godly young men, Naomi did a "Princess Talk" for the girls. She shared with them some of the things she learned as far as how to behave as a dairy princess and then related it to being Princesses of the King. She went over good manners, etiquette, how to behave around boys, etc. and finished with a gospel presentation for those that were not yet princesses of our heavenly King. It was fun later in the day when I saw some girls trying to walk like princesses and not march around like the boys! (an example Naomi used and these are just some cute girls enjoying themselves)
Karen was a great worker and like the other workers, spent lots of time listening to children say verses. Don't ask why the little boy is wearing mismatched gloves! We have no idea why!! I think we had more children say verses than we ever have as well.
Amos gave a lesson on Jesus choosing the 12 disciples and used the "12 Disciples" song to visualize it. All the lessons were so good and I'm always amazed at the guys creativity in teaching them so that they hold the kids interest.
Lunchtime is always the one time of day you can relax, at least for some of the workers. Others get busy getting games going, prepare for lessons, or whatever.
On Fridays we always do water balloon games. The weather cooperated and it was nice and hot so the water felt really good.
Imagine kids trying to catch water balloons as they fly through the air!
And of course tug of war is always a good game. For some reason the kids always want to be on Arthur's side!
We had a program today for the parents where the kids sang about eight songs, said some of their verses, answered questions like, "what was your favorite thing about VBS?", and got final prizes.
Well the week is over and we are exhausted from watching, playing, and listening to 70+ children for hours! We all came home and crashed in the living room. Another year over and we and thankful for the salvation decisions that were made and the lessons everyone learned along with the verses the children and leaders hid in their hearts. Thanks for praying everyone!