Yes To VBS

If you missed out on the post, “I will be teaching a preschool!”, check it out now!

IMG_20150807_124545When I walked into the preschool, I was nervous that things weren’t going to go well and the kids wouldn’t like me.

But I was also excited.

I smiled through Worship Rally, where we sang VBS songs and did sign language. It was going okay, but none of the kids really stood up and sang with us. They just sort of stared at us, which for the first day, was fine I guess.

Next, I sat down and read our daily Bible story to the kids, which ended up being the wrong one. I thought that it was correct all the way up until the end, when my sister politely let me know that it wasn’t.

I was really discouraged, but my mom promised me that it was going to be okay. We quickly turned on a cartoon video about Jesus walking on water, w2-1hich they seemed to really enjoy.

That was good, plus the fact that the story I had read was similar to the one we were supposed to do.

After that, it was snack time. My helpers and I served up jello and gummy treats to each kid in the preschool, except one with a ton of food restrictions. The snacks were supposed to be fish in the water that Jesus walked on.

Our day continued with a sponge boat craft that represented the boat Jesus walked on water towards. Placing small buckets full of water on the table, we let the kids play with their new boats. That was a big hit, as well as trying to keep colorful balloons up in the air, a time filler we needed because we hadn’t planned enough that day.

IMG_20150805_102445We ended Day One of VBS with more worshipping, and then told the kids that we would be back the next day, and then the next day, and all the way until Friday.

The week was a lot of fun. I got to teach sweet preschoolers about Jesus, see my good friends everyday because they were helpers, and feel like I was making a difference.

As the week went on, more and more kids stood up and danced with us, an especially quiet little girl finally came out of her shell, and a serious preschooler started laughing during a fun game. I really want to go back again — maybe even volunteer this year.

And doing a VBS again next summer would be just as great.

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6 thoughts on “Yes To VBS

    • Allison says:

      A little bit. 🙂 I did it for a neighbor recently and that was fun. It was the first time I was COMPLETELY alone. I’ve also done it with a friend and with the moms around. How about you?

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  1. Mommy says:

    Allison,
    I am so proud of you. I loved watching your initial excitement as you began creating the curriculum for this vbs . You came up with some great ideas that enabled these children to learn about our Amazing God who has awesome power. Your creativity, your past vbs experience as a participant , and your resourcefulness with the internet really served you well. I especially loved seeing you enjoy yourself as you, your sister and your friends sung your heart out, had fun with the kids, and loved them well. As a result, you gave these kids a glimpse of God’s love for them. I believe this week of vbs was only the beginning of the many opportunities God will give you to create, lead and teach others about Jesus.

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  2. Mike Adamson says:

    Nice job Allison. That was a superb job of leading, serving, living by faith and making a difference in the world. Major Kudos.

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