FREE “Running for the Prize” Olympics Themed VBS Curriculum

FREE "Running for the Prize" Olympics Themed VBS Curriculum

On your mark, get set….GO!!! Whether or not it is a year of Olympics, athletic analogies and fitness focus are always great themes to use when implementing Bible programs for kids. We as a culture honor sports stars and their endeavors quite a bit…what would it look like to give Biblical efforts the same attention? This Vacation Bible School curriculum uses the Olympics as a spring board for a dual emphasis…on one end of the journey, it looks to the body and sports as a comparison to spiritual strength. But with the Olympics topic, we will also highlight countries around the world in celebration of the international element. With this in mind, Bible stories will center on the Apostle Paul, as original church missionary. Paul also made particular use of physical metaphors. With this program, kids will travel with Paul, work on some verse memorization, play games, make crafts, and more!

As you embark on this journey, please take a moment to pray for your program. Ask that God would use the stories, activities, and songs to make lasting impressions on the lives of participants. Even more so, ask that the people leading and participating would demonstrate the love of God and be vessels of it. VBS has powerful potential to impact the lives of our children.

Outlined here are several suggested possibilities to make your Vacation Bible School terrific. The schedule lay-out is based on a week-long (five-day) program with roughly three hours of Vacation Bible School each day. Of course, these are all mere ideas. All are highly adaptable to suit the individual characteristics and needs of your groups and programs, so please feel free to adjust and alter as much as needed. This is hopefully a great springboard from which to launch with your own creative ideas and activities. Lace up!

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Author: Fred Parr

Fred is a minister and officiant for local wedding companies in Arizona

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