A lack of space or time can be great challenges to a VBS schedule. While it may be impossible to add hours to the clock or additional rooms to the church building, there are ways to stretch or increase both time and space.
Use recreation as an early arrival activity. Weather and space permitting, move recreation activities to the front lawn beginning 30 minutes prior to the advertised starting time.
Serve a quick snack as kids are transitioning between two rotations, or between the opening worship rally and the first rotation.
Combine snacks with crafts, music, or missions rotations.
Alternate two rotations such as crafts and recreation. Schedule Group A to participate in crafts on days 1/3/5 and recreation on days 2/4, and Group B to participate in recreations on days 1/3/5 and crafts on days 2/4.
Utilize the same space for both worship rally and music rotation.
Use the content of missions rotation with the closing worship rally.
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