Welcome to Virtual Vacation Bible Camp 2020!
We hope you have fun with the Bible stories, videos, and crafts.

Virtual Vacation Bible Camp - recap

Thank you to the 40 children and their families who participated in VVBC 2020.  It was wonderful to connect with families in our congregation and wider community.  We had a great group of volunteers who prepared videos of the Bible stories - Captain America as Mordecai was a sight to behold - and we had Patty Chen who planned and prepared backpacks filled with the daily crafts, and recorded how to videos to explain how to make them.  Videos of the Bible stories and crafts were sent out each morning and then in the evening we had a group Zoom meeting where the children had show and tell with their craft projects, we re-capped the Bible stories and sang songs with Paul Sanner.

All of the videos are on this page, in case your family wasn’t able to participate or if you just want to re-live the week.  We also gave the kids their own plain face masks to design - some pictures are, below.

It was a wonderful week to remember “Emmanuel - God With Us”.  We are never alone!  Thank you families and volunteers!

JULY 6, 2020

The story of Esther, the Brave Queen.

Let's talk about Esther.

Crown Craft
All ages
Supplies in your bag:
  • Crown template
  • "Jewels" to decorate
Supplies you’ll need:
  • scissors
  • glue or glue stick
  • tape
1. Follow the lines to cut out the crown template. You won’t need to cut all the sections, just enough so that the crown can fit on your head.
2. Line up two sections of the crown and tape them together.
3. Wrap it around the top of your head to see if the crown will fit. Either trim it to fit your head or tape another section until you have enough of the crown to fit your head. Don’t tape the ends yet to form a crown. It’s easier to decorate the crown first.
4. Glue the “jewels” onto your crown to decorate it. You can also draw cool designs on the crown. Be creative!
5. After allowing the jewels to dry, tape the ends together to form your crown.
JULY 7, 2020

The Story of Jonah and the Whale.

Jonah & the BIG Fish Craft Directions
Supplies in your bag:
  • clothes pin
  • blue fish
  • Jonah print-out
Supplies you’ll need:
  • scissors
  • glue or glue stick
  • crayons or colored pencils
1. Color Jonah with crayons/colored pencils (it’s easier to color in Jonah before cutting).
2. Cut out Jonah.
3. Now cut out the blue fish.
4. Follow the line in the middle of the fish to cut the fish in half.
5. Put glue on the clothes pin from the closed side until you reach the metal pin.
6. Glue the fish halves onto the clothes pin by placing the top half of the fish onto the top half of the clothes pin. Now place the bottom half of the fish on the bottom part of the clothes pin. The tail should just cover the metal part of the pin.
7. Now it’s time to wait for the glue to dry.
8. Once the glue is dry, you should be able to open the fish’s mouth by pressing on the clothes pin.
9. Put a little glue on Jonah’s stomach (the colored side)
10. Turn the fish over and glue Jonah onto the bottom half of the fish. His arms should be positioned just above the bottom half of the fish’s mouth.
JULY 8, 2020

The Story of the Prodigal Son.

The Prodigal Son and Pigs Craft Directions.

Supplies in your bag:
  • Printout of scenery, father, son and 2 pink pigs
  • 4 small craft sticks
  • 4 googly eyes
  • 2 small pink foam circles
Supplies you will need:
  • A black and a pink/red marker
  • Crayons
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
Instructions to make pigs
1. Cut out the two pigs (pigs were pre-cut in the 3 to 6 year old craft bags).
2. Glue the googly eyes onto the pigs.
3. Glue the small pink foam circles where the pig’s snout should be.
4. Use the pink marker to draw small triangles in the pigs ears. Then draw two lines on the pig’s snout.
5. Use the black marker to color in the pig’s hooves.
6. Glue each pig onto the top of the craft stick. Now you have two pig stick puppets!
Instructions for the scenery, father and prodigal son
1. Color in the scenery, father and son
2. Cut out the father and son
3. Glue the father onto the top of a craft stick and then glue the son onto the last craft stick.
4. In the scenery, you will see a pre-cut slit along the road. You can put your stick puppets in the slit so they can “walk” down the road.
5. Now you can listen to the Bible story again and act out it out using the puppets in your scenery
JULY 9, 2020

The Story of Paul and Barnabas.

Directions for Binoculars and Flip Flops.

Binoculars Craft
All Ages
Supplies in your bag:
  • 2 Craft Tubes
  • Construction Paper
Supplies you’ll need:
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Markers
1.      Cut a piece of construction paper so that it will wrap completely around one of the craft rolls. To do this, line up a craft tube along the edge of the construction paper and mark the other edge of the roll on the paper with a pencil so you know where to cut. Then fold the paper along the line you marked so that you have a straight line. Cut along the line. Repeat to cut another strip of paper the same size. These will cover your craft rolls. These strips are already pre-cut in craft bags for ages 3-6.
2.      Tape one end of the paper strip to the craft roll and wrap the paper around the roll. Then tape the other end of the paper to the roll.
3.      Roll a piece of scotch tape into a donut and stick the two craft rolls together.
4.      Using the other piece of construction paper, cut a piece of construction paper that is long enough to wrap around the two craft rolls. This piece is what will actually hold them together.
5.      Before wrapping this piece around the craft rolls, use markers to decorate the paper. This will be the outside of your binoculars so be creative.
6.      Tape one end of the decorated strip to the paper roll and tightly wrap the piece of construction paper around rolls and tape the ends together. Use your binoculars as you travel through today’s bible story.
Flip Flop Craft
All ages
Supplies in your bag:
  • 2 Pieces of Cardstock Paper
  • 2 Pieces of Map Paper
  • 2 Pipe Cleaners
  • Yarn
Supplies you’ll need:
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick
  • Hole Puncher
1.      Trace your foot onto each piece of the cardstock paper. Ask someone in your house to help you trace your feet. It’s easier to trace with socks on.
2.      Cut out the foot shape. Put glue on the top of the cardstock foot and lay the map paper (facing up) on top of the glue. The cardstock makes the flip flop stronger.
3.      Now flip the map paper over and follow along the cardstock foot and cut the map paper so it forms the shape of the flip flop. The map reminds us of the many places that Paul and Barnabas traveled.
4.      Using hole puncher, punch one hole closer to the side of the flip flop where the big toe would go. Then punch two more holes directly across from one another further down.
5.      Fold your pipe cleaner in half and thread the center through the top hole. Twist the pipe cleaner on the back of the flip flop a bit and then fold down so it stays in place.
6.      Now you will thread the two remaining ends of the pipe cleaner into the other two holes. Turn the flip flop over and twist the ends and then fold down the pipe cleaner so that they stay secure.
7.      You can use the yarn to hang both flip flops as a reminder of the first missionaries that spread the gospel.