I am sitting on the couch while my kids are napping upstairs. It’s a little later than our normal naptime because we spent the first part of our day at Vacation Bible School! Our church doesn’t do a VBS, but my mom, a Children’s Pastor does a big preschool VBS and an elementary-aged Performing Arts Camp.
So, while Lydia is in Pandamania this year and Asa is in the nursery (poor little guy!), I am teaching four classes at the Performing Arts Camp. It’s a really cool idea: the kids arrive and have a devotion and learn one song from a kids’ musical. Then they travel to four different themed classes: drums, voice, dance, puppetry, prop-building, choreography, etc. (plus some games and outdoor classes thrown in for fun). These classes are all working on some aspect of the kids’ musical and on Friday night we will present the ENTIRE musical for the parents and families! It is a big big deal!
This year, I’m teaching a puppetry class, a stick ministry song, a creative movement/choreographed song and…a geocaching class. The geocaching class goes with the travel-gps-car theme of our musical. And is interwoven with a missions teaching. But oh my goodness. Geocaching with kids? I have been crawling around the woods, sweating and getting eaten alive by bugs today! And it’s just day one!
that would be only HALF of the bug bites I got today…
So, are your kids going to VBS? Or does your church do something like a Performing Arts Camp? Are you volunteering?