VBS Edition


Summer 2020 Virtual Vacation Bible School Edition

Welcome to our MBI Children and Family Ministry Quarantine Newsletter! We seek to support Children and Family Ministry by providing free or inexpensive resources that inspire and educate faith in Jesus.

“Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him. “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read,” ‘From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise’?” Matthew 21:16

Books, Curriculum, etc

IncrediWorld is a free virtual VBS Curriculum that takes children through the days of creation found in Genesis. You will receive a VBS guide,resources, drama videos, music videos, lessons,crafts, and much more when you download this program. Using a theme of amusement parks, this adaptable resource teaches children to learn about God’s creation while having fun. Find out more about this resource when you visit here.
Grow Free VBS Curriculum
Take your children’s ministry on a mission in the deep sea when you download Grow’s free VBS curriculum. This program includes resources for preschool, elementary, preteen, and special needs children so every child can learn how they can deepen their faith. You will also find tutorials, planning tools, and craft ideas for small and large group settings. Learn how you can download this four-day VBS when you visit here.

Preparing For VBS During a Pandemic

How to include music into your virtual VBS
As VBS programs transition to a virtual format, churches will need to navigate whether they will need a music streaming license. This article will help your ministry livestream VBS music with just two simple steps. Find out how your church can obtain a music license when you visit here.
Pandemic-Proof Your VBS: 3 Ways to Adjust VBS for Coronavirus Health Concerns
While VBS may look different this year, there are many ways children’s ministries are continuing to prepare for their summer programs. This resource explains how you can postpone, adjust, or create a virtual VBS so each child is safe this summer. Find out more about this resource when you visit here.


4 Principles For VBS Follow Up
This article reminds readers of four principles to practice when following up with families after VBS. Find out how creating connections, training volunteers, creating a plan, and starting right away will help you follow up with families when you visit here.

10 Tips After VBS
The following days and weeks after VBS can be crucial for ministry outreach. This article provides multiple tips and reminders children’s ministry leaders can use to equip and connect with children and families even after VBS ends. Find out more here.


Kate and Mack’s Summer Adventure
This free five-day VBS teaches kids to understand God loves people around the world. During the week, children will hear stories from a missionary child’s perspective in regions like Africa and Europe. Discover how your children can learn about new cultures and create unique crafts when you visit here.

Mission Moments For Kids
Enjoy two free programs from Mission Moments For Kids. Each curriculum teaches children to love God and love one another through activity pages, memory verses, and reallife missions stories. Find out how you can access this resource when you visit here.

Arts & Crafts

Bible Verse Coloring Pages
These free coloring pages encourage children to memorize and understand Bible verses. Choose from dozens of verses in English or Spanish to add to your VBS lessons. Find out how you can access this printable resource when you visit here.

Vacation Bible School 2020 Crafts and Activities
This resource has provided crafts and activities based on popular VBS curriculums being used this summer. Discover free printables and activities that correlate to themes like “Rocky Railroad” and “Knights of the North Castle” when you visit here.