Camp Genesis – Your affordable curriculum option for VBS 2016!

Good Things Come in Small Packages!Camp Genesis Business Card - Final Edited

When you order your VBS curriculum from our online store (for less than $35), a small package will be delivered to you. Shipping is free! Inside the package, you’ll find a flash drive containing all of your VBS curriculum files. Simply plug the device into a USB port on your computer and open the folder to view the contents. From there, you can print a hard copy or send them to your phone or mobile device. All files are reproducible for your local church use.

So get ready to lead kids on an exciting exploration of God’s wonderful Creation with Camp Genesis VBS from Small Publishing! Good things really do come in small packages!

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Free Lesson Plan for Children – Ezekiel and the Dry Bones (Ezekiel 37:1-14)

Below are some activity ideas for a children’s lesson based on Ezekiel 37:1-14 and the Valley of Dry Bones. These ideas could be used during Sunday School, children’s church, or mid-week programs, for after-school or preschool programs, or for some Bible-based fun at home.

Skeleton Dot-to-Dot: Print copies of the dot-to-dot puzzle found at this link. This would make a good early arrival activity. Students can work on completing and coloring the puzzle as they enter your classroom.

Bone Template: Print copies of the blank bone template below, and cut out the bones. Words of a Bible memory verse can be written on the bones, or you can use the blank bones as a visual aid during the Bible story.

Dry Bones - Template

Dry Bones Song: The action song in the video below summarizes the story of the dry bones. Encourage children to point to the various parts of their body mentioned during the song.

Cotton Swab Skeleton Craft: This craft, demonstrated in the video below, requires only a few simple supplies. Encourage children to write the reference of the Bible passage on their paper, or you can print out a paper with the reference on it for them to glue on their finished craft.

Bones Snack: Cheetos has created a seasonal snack shaped like bones. Give children a handful and see if they can put the bones together like the bones came together in the Bible story.

Dry Bones - Cheetos Shapes

Bone Candy: As children are leaving, you can give them some bone-shaped candy as a take-home reminder of the lesson.

Check out the “Fall Activity Ideas” board on our Pinterest page for more fall crafts, games, snacks, and more!

Freedom

This Independence Day, as we celebrate the founding of our nation, we also reflect on this week’s Supreme Court decision helping ensure freedom for Hobby Lobby and other companies to act on religious beliefs. As a small, family-owned business also founded on Christian principles, we at Small Publishing are thankful for our First Amendment freedoms of religion, speech, and press that allow us to proclaim God’s truth freely and fearlessly. Happy birthday, America, and may God bless the USA!