Last week our church gathered, as families, and visited Nazareth — Where Jesus was a Kid. Well, we didn't actually go there...it was the theme of our VBS. It was such a fantastic time. Kids raised money for missions, entire families worshiped together, parents blessed their children, and we all had fun together.
There were several elements to each night, and although I helped lead worship and assist with family small groups, I mainly prepared the craft items for the marketplace area. Crafts? Me? Oh, I guess that was a good fit. Here are a few marketplace pics that I grabbed. (I opted to not share photos of kids for the privacy of families.)
It is quite possible that the most popular area was where you could grind corn with rocks. Kids from ages 3-13 where all equally excited about it. So if you are looking for a messy, but cheap, activity, give your kids some dried corn and a couple large rocks! Go figure!
I'm still a little tired from last week, but also still feeling extremely blessed by the experience. Oh, and excited about next year!