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April 12, 2024

Christian Formation Vacation Bible Study Recommendations

Looking for a new VBS or summer program curriculum can be very overwhelming, there are so many out there! Let Christian Formation take the guesswork out of it for you and share some that we recommend.

If you plan to host a traditional Monday-Friday or Monday-Thursday Vacation Bible School during daytime hours we recommend checking out the following programs:

Cokesbury’s Firelight
  • 5 sessions
  • Mix of OT and NT stories
  • Plug and Play
  • A variety of engaging activities
  • Good music
  • Base Price: 224.99
Compassion Camp: What Every Living Thing Needs
  • 5 sessions
  • Lots of flexibility of use including intergenerational options
  • Supportive resources including a facebook group
  • Good music
  • Plug and Play
  • Base Price: $299
Kingdom Crafters
  • 5 sessions
  • Mix of OT and NT stories
  • Fun Minecraft theme
  • Plug and Play
  • Base Price: $74.99
Seekers in Sneakers
  • 5 sessions
  • Engaging children’s curiosity and creativity
  • Teaching on the roles of Jesus
  • Plug and Play
  • Base Price: 229.99

If your VBS or Camp will be intergenerational or if it will take place in a different format than M-F during the day here are a few curriculums we recommend:

Gather Together: 8 Intergenerational Events to Explore All Creation Sings
  • ○ 8 sessions
  • Pretty much Plug and Play ○ Price: $40 (will also need a copy/copies of All Creation Sings)
All God’s Children: The Church Family Gathers for a Very Blessed Summer
  • 5 sessions
  • Plug and Play
  • Each session has a mission/outreach component
  • Includes menu suggestions and take-home activities
  • Price: 53.30
S.P.Y. Parables
  • 3 sessions
  • Fun theme
  • Con: small number of activities for each day
  • Great for a shorter VBS or an evening VBS
  • Price: 39.95

For more information on some of these recommendations and for even more options check out Building Faith’s VBS and Summer Camp Reviews 2024.

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