What a radical transformation that theme brought to the world of Vacation Bible Schools everywhere:
- A theme that permeated every aspect of the event.
- Daily songs written specifically for the theme and Scripture passages.
- Teachers enlisted for a single task instead of being responsible for every activity of a particular class or age group.
- Kids rotating out of a self-contained classroom to crafts, recreations, missions, music, and snacks.
- A VBS musical.
- And so much more.
As a tribute to the theme that started it all, here are 10 Tips for a Wild and Wonderful Good Stampede. (The tips are transferable and are relevant for any theme, including VBS 2016's exciting underwater adventure - SUBMERGED!
We're celebrating 90 - that's 90 years of providing the very best VBS curriculum, resources, and training - by going to the archives for ideas and advice that is just as relevant today as the day it was first printed. This post is an excerpt from the VBS 1997 Wild and Wonderful Good News Stampede Director's Guide.