Jungle Safari VBS Kit 2015Standard Publishing
Teach children that God is creator, provider, protector, Savior and King! Kids will know what's so great about God, explore the nature of God and serve God in practical ways. Features new music by Yancy and a missions focus with Beth Guckenberger, founder of Back2Back mini... Read More
Teach children that God is creator, provider, protector, Savior and King! Kids will know what's so great about God, explore the nature of God and serve God in practical ways. Features new music by Yancy and a missions focus with Beth Guckenberger, founder of Back2Back ministries, an organization dedicated to helping orphans around the world. There is also a new Serve & Missions site (Slug-a-Bug S.W.A.M.P.), focused on outreach and special service projects just for kids. Program adaptations for special needs learners is also included. Plus, Standard VBS materials are compatible with all Bible translations, so you may use your church's preferred version! Scroll down to learn more about these new unique features of Standard's Jungle Safari.
- Theme: Kids will Know what's so great about God, Explore the nature of God, and Serve God in practical ways.
- Memory Verse: Psalm 86: 9-12
- Ages: Preschool to Teens, Adult Bible study also available.
1. Jungle Safari Scope & Sequence
Day 1: God is Creator (God creates an amazing world. - Genesis 1)
Day 2: God is Provider (God provides for Elijah. - 1 Kings 17)
Day 3: God is Protector (God protects Daniel. - Daniel 6)
Day 4: God is Savior (God saves us through Jesus. - John 3, 19, & 20)
Day 5: God is King (God rules forever in heaven. - John 14; Revelation 1, 2, 21, & 22)
2. Jungle Sites:
Sing, shout, praise, and pray as kids discover the greatest treasure of all. High-energy music, engaging skits, video mission moments, and fun large-group challenges will start your safari party off on the right foot as kids explore the nature of God together. Then they’ll journey back at the end of the day for powerful reminders that they can always count on God…the greatest treasure of all!
Zip Line Bible Time
Zip right to the point with hands-on activities and small-group discussion to help kids work through how and why they can always count on God. High above the jungle floor, amid a dense tangle of treetops, kids experience the sights and sounds of the jungle canopy as they learn who God is. They’ll dig into Bible stories to discover that no one but God could be their Creator, Provider, Protector, Savior, and King. Hands-on activities and meaningful small-group discussions will help kids work through how and why they can always count on God.
Serve With A Mighty Purpose through activities and projects that help kids put their faith into action and impact the lives of others. Slug-A-Bug S.W.A.M.P. is a one-of-a-kind destination where kids impact the lives of others—in their communities, countries, and around the world! As they learn what it means to count on God, kids have the opportunity to put that faith into action by participating in practical mission projects to help out kids across borders or friends just down the block. With daily and weeklong service ideas designed for all ages, and accompanying discussion material, you’re sure to find something that meets your needs—and someone else’s!
Fuel up, jump up, and get moving with games that focus on what’s so great about God. Run with the big cats and eat like them too! Fuel up on a wide variety of yummy, low-prep snack options at the Jaguar Junction snack hut, then jump up and get moving with games that challenge the mind and muscles. Food and fun are designed to pair up just right with the theme and keep kids focused on what they can KNOW—they can count on God, their Creator, Provider, Protector, Savior, and King! Choose from indoor and outdoor games, and even special science-based fun! Whether they are getting soaked, running relays, or testing their Bible memory might, kids will learn to count on God while building teamwork, confidence, and excitement!
Jump to the jungle beat and make musical crafts while learning lyrics and matching motions. Watch kids’ imaginations grow by leaps and bounds as they take creativity to new levels—sound levels, that is! Through the challenge of creating instruments, learning lyrics and matching motions, kids will stretch their talents and strengthen their passion to praise God—the greatest treasure of all! And with affordable options for all age levels and lots of flexibility, you won’t strain your budget!
Lily Pad Playland
Preschoolers will explore the nature of God through Bible stories, songs, games, crafts, and service projects designed just for them. Big things happen for all the little people of Lily Pad Playland! It’s a preschool paradise, with enough fun to fill a giant lily pad! Preschoolers will understand God is their Creator, Provider, Protector, Savior, and King through Bible stories, songs, and games made just for them. Simple crafts and service projects will remind them what they KNOW (I can count on God!), help them EXPLORE the nature of God, and learn to SERVE Him with every inch of their preschool hearts, minds, and hands.
3. NEW Music & Videos by Yancy
Sing, shout, and praise with all-new, all-reproducible worship by Yancy! Connect with kids through music as they discover the greatest treasure of all! Written and produced specifically for Jungle Safari, Yancy returns with 8 new, fun jungle beats that focus on the nature of God to get your VBS worshipping God! Everything you need is in the kit, including reproducible songs, split tracks, music videos, sheet music, MP3s and MP4s. With a variety of styles to choose from, kids will love the songs, fun motions, and relevant videos at your VBS.
4. NEW Service & Missions featuring Back2Back Ministries
Share compelling, kid-friendly mission videos during your Opening & Closing time to help kids see how they can serve other kids around the world. Partnering with Beth Guckenberger and Back2Back Ministries, kids and adults at your church will hear the incredible true video story of Ben and Joseph, orphans in Ethiopia. Show kids how they can count on God no matter what—that He always has great things planned for them! Jungle Safari can get your church involved in caring for orphans around the world.
About Beth Guckenberger and Back2Back Ministries: Beth Guckenberger, the author of Tales of the Defended Ones, is the Executive Director of Back2Back Ministries, a non-profit, Christian organization dedicated to serving orphaned and impoverished children around the world. Since 1997 Back2Back has been providing “Care for Today, Hope for Tomorrow.” Their holistic plan is designed to meet each child’s needs so that they might overcome their life circumstances and break free from the cycle of generational poverty.
5. NEW Special Needs Adaptations
It doesn’t take a miracle to teach kids who learn differently—just a teacher or leader who is willing to take a chance and shape a heart. Jungle Safari gives you confidence to welcome children who have special needs into your church. Partnering with Vangie Rodenbeck, special needs expert, your team will be equipped with teaching tips, informational forms, and ways to encourage families during VBS. The Director’s Guide, Leader’s Guides and Site Cards feature lesson and activity options so you can include children with special needs at your VBS.
Bring everyone along on the safari and make a difference in the lives of children with special needs this year!
5. Included in your VBS Kit
The Jungle Safari Vacation Bible School Kit is super simple because it already has everything you need to lead and plan without having to buy separate components. Kit includes everything you need to lead and plan your VBS, including all the service and missions resources referenced above:
- Director’s Guide and Leaders’ Guides for all age levels—Preschool to Teen
- Planning & Music Disc Set featuring new songs and music videos by Yancy, sheet music, split tracks, MP3s, MP4s, and new video stories from Beth Guckenberger of Back2Back Ministries
- Student book samples for four age levels
- Age-Level Resources Disc Set with teaching resources, PDFs of Director and Leader Guides, and more!
- Skits, Games, Craft and Snack ideas
- Samples Pack
- Fully-resourced decorations including posters for Bible stories, missions, site locations, and more!
Still want to know more? Learn more about Standard's Jungle Safari VBS program >
- Product type: Curriculum
- Format: VBS Kit
- Release Date: Dec 1, 2013
- UPC: 9780784774809
- Height: 0
- Width: 0
- Length: 0
- Publish Date: Jan 6, 2015
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