We so excited share this mixed age sports program with you. We have designed it to be as easy to use as possible in a
- a VBS / Holiday Club
- Backyard / Home Bible club
- Weekly church event,
The goal of this program is to share the Gospel message with children and introduce them to the Christian life through a sports theme.
Children will learn that God has made them special, but that we have all fallen short of His standard. They will learn that Jesus came to be a substitute for them. Children will then be reminded of Jesus’ call to follow Him and be introduced to living a Christian life. We pray this program will be a blessing to you as you use it at home or at church.
Every session included lesson guide, games, worksheets, coloring pages, story, snacks, crafts and more.
This program is designed to be used as a five day VBS (Holiday Club). It also comes with some bonus sessions which can be used as follow up. Another idea would be to split the whole program over eight weeks.
Lesson Goal: To teach that we are body, mind, and spirit.
Lesson Summary: In triathlon, it is not enough to only being good in one discipline. The Bible says that we have a body, mind, and spirit, which means we have physical health, mental health and spiritual health. It’s important we care for all three.
Lesson Goal: To teach that we miss God’s target on how to live.
Lesson Summary: In archery, we all aim for the bullseye every shot, but we often miss it. We will learn what it means to be a ‘sinner.’ The Bible teaches us that God has a target of how we should live, but we fail to reach it.
3) Football / Volleyball
Lesson Goal: To teach that Jesus took our place
Lesson Summary: In sport, few want to be the substitute and sit on the bench. A substitute is someone who takes the place of someone else. We will learn that Jesus became our substitute and took our punishment.
Lesson Goal: To teach that we need to set a direction for life.
Lesson Summary: A sailor does not just jump in the boat and hope that the wind blows them in the right direction. They look at the environment around them, check the wind and the weather and then set a direction.
Life is full of things that try to set our direction for us, but we can’t live being blown around by whatever comes in our way (what our friends want to do / what everyone else is doing / what problems we face). We need to set a direction for our life. We need to choose to follow Jesus.
Lesson Goal: To teach that we need to work together
Lesson Summary: There is no superstar in the relay team; every person there is important and has a vital part of the play. We must pass on what we have received. Jesus calls us to pass on the message of the gospel.
Lesson Goal: To teach that God gives us the ability to overcome problems
Lesson Summary: There is always going to be things that get in our way. In the Bible, there is the story of Moses and the Exodus. There is a part where God separates the red sea so that the Hebrew people can walk through the middle of it. There is another part in the Bible that says a man called Peter walked on water. In Isaiah 25:11, the Bible talks about swimming and God has given us the ability to swim.
The point is that we shouldn’t allow anything to get in the way of where God wants us. God always gives us the ability to overcome these things and be in the right place.
Lesson Goal: To teach that we must press on in our spiritual life and stay faithful
Lesson Summary: Using the famous story of the tortoise and the hare. We will think about the important of perseverance in life and faith.
Lesson Goal: To teach that we are in a spiritual battle.
Lesson Summary: We are in a real spiritual battle. We have an enemy who seeks to keep us from God and His will. We will talk about how God have given us the tools to fight.
Each session comes with a lesson guide to help you prepare your talk and Bible study.
Daily Bible memory verses
To help your children remember the key verse of the day, we’ve created these take home Bible memory verse cards.
Each Session also has an animal themed story with Bible application. These fit in with the sport of the day.
These works are all included in the download to print and use with the children in the group. Follow the link below for more free printable worksheets from around the web.
Children love playing games at VBS. It’s a great chance for them to get to know other children as they work together as a team. This VBS includes 35 games with instructions to keep the children in your club busy, having fun and reinforcing the Bible lesson.
- Hula Hoop Pass
- Three-Legged Race
- Up and Under Balloon Race
- Balloon Relay Race
- CRAB Race
- WheelBarrow relay race
- Human Hurdles
- Tunnel Relay
- PAPER PLATE Discus Throw
- Balloon shot-put
- HIGH PEG DIVE
- Thumb Wrestling
- SKI RACE
- SPORT CHALLENGES
- BALLOON KEEP it UP
- THREE PART RELAY
- Bean Bag Targets
- PAPER BOAT RACE
- CRAB FOOTBALL
- BLOW FOOTBALL
- KNOCK THEM DOWN
- Paper plate Tennis
- Egg and Spoon Race
- Slalom Race
- Jumping Games
- Don’t drop the ball
- Musical gymnastics
- Synchronized moving
- Tug of war
- Balloon Volleyball
- Rocket Balloon Archery
- Water Relay
Characters and Teams
We have 6 characters which can be used as teams. These characters will appear throughout the holiday club and can also be used for decorations. If you would like the vector files to print larger size images for decorations please send us an email.
Crafts during VBS provide a wonderful time to set down with children and talk as make together. It also gives them something to take home which provides parents and grandparent further oppurtinity to talk about the day’s lesson. Many of the Sports themed crafts included in this pack also included Bible memory verse.
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Attendance Sheets and stamps
To encourage your children to attend each session included in the pack is a attendance sheet for both a 5 day and 8 day program and stamps which match with each day.
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I am so happy and blessed tot find you guys on the internet. You are a blessing to my son and the church where I make the programs for. It is a whole pacage. I live in the Netherlands and I am so happy that almost everything is translated!!!! Do you alsof translate the VBS programs? It will be a real blessing! Gods blessing in the work that your doing for so many children!
We haven’t translated any of the VBS programs in to Dutch yet, but we would be more than willing to if you have someone who could help to translate the text. This year, we also plan to add a few more VBS / Theme typed programs. At least three new programs this year.
Is this still being updated? I love your lessons and have been using them for our kids on Wednesday nights. I would love to use these for the summer weeks!
Yes, we are working on it. I hope to add a new update very soon.
I only recently discovered your material. I LOVE IT! Thank you for all your work in developing it and your willingness to freely share. I recently became part of a new work and we will benefit greatly from this Bible study material.
Thank you so much. It is such a pleasure. Praying the lessons will be helpful to you.