We are truly blessed to be a part of such a wonderful local church, Dorcas Wills Memorial Baptist. They reached out to us shortly after our arrival to town last year and Emma attended VBS and loved it! It was a great opportunity for her to learn more about the love of Jesus as well as to meet some little friends before school started! I was excited to be invited to co-lead the Kindergarten class this year! LaNan and I decorated our room from top to bottom with all things bright and bold. We created a "roller coaster track" on the floor and asked the kiddos to sit in a square each day. We attached a large hoola-hoop to the ceiling and strung streamers from it to the walls. We also covered one wall with balloon pop corn and another with bright tablecloths.
We had about 15 kiddos almost every day and it was truly a blessing to be able to share the love of Jesus with them :) The theme was Colossal Coaster World. Our motto for the week was "Facing fear; Trusting God". Through every twist, turn, and dive, Colossal Coaster World challenged the kids to face their fears and to trust God! The kiddos enjoyed snacks at Cotton Candy Cafe and learned praise songs at Tune Town. They also enjoyed recreation and missions each day.
The music was great!! By the end of the week we all had it memorized. It was definitely stuck in my head most of the week :) On the last day Emma won the song cd in a drawing!
My coaster kids :)
Owen and Levi (pastor's son) after Bible story time
Everyone at worship rally
The kids made numerous crafts this week. It certainly helped that Hobby Lobby carries a variety of them that fit the most popular VBS themes! We knew ahead of time that we would constantly need to keep these littles busy ;)
Little brother spent Monday across the street in the Pre K class but by Tuesday insisted on staying with Kindergarten.
Performing at family night