Years ago, our vacation Bible school theme for the summer of 2004 was “Building a House.” We highlighted the verses in II Peter 1:5-7 about adding to your faith virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, and charity.
We had a house that “Todd the Builder” added a piece every day. We talked about foundations, making the walls strong, and other things.
Every day we called attention to the Three Little Pigs and the choices that they made.
I remember hearing a sermon from Bro. August Luelf about the Three Little Pigs. God really helped him!
This makes me think of Abigail’s theme this summer for Kids’ Hour at our church. Each Sunday she would highlight a fairy tale, bringing out spiritual truths.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Don’t let the devil take up residence, steal your spiritual food, and wreck your heart house. (Bible story: Saul had a good start, but he disobeyed and let “Goldilocks” slip in.)
The Three Pigs
You need to build your house out of the right material and have the fire in your heart. (Bible story: the wise man and the foolish man)
The Princess and the Pea
Don’t let things steal your peace or victory. (Sennacherib and Hezekiah…don’t let the enemy get in with attitudes or taking your mind off of a service with distractions.)
Hansel and Gretel
May we not crave or eat this world’s candy houses. Worldly desires are meant to destroy.
Little Red Riding Hood
The devil deceives us by disguising himself to look like a friend.
(Object lesson: Three sets of different drinks…looking identical but different like tea or soy sauce, lemonade or pickle juice. It may look okay, but it’s out to destroy us.)
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. I Peter 5:8-9
We worked on this memory verse all five weeks. One of the new variations that Abigail did went over really well. Instead of saying the verse and erasing it from the board a piece at a time, she put the words on pieces on construction paper–around three words on each paper. She put these papers in order. They were folded so they would stand. After the students said the verse a few times, they used a Nerf gun to have three tries to shoot a construction paper sign down.
Have you had any new ideas that you would like to share?