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VBS 2018 may have just started in your neck of the woods, but the brilliant minds at Lifeway have been getting the ball rolling on their quest to make VBS 2019 the very best one yet! Earlier this afternoon I was anxiously awaiting their theme announcement on Facebook Live (shown on their Facebook page) and was ooh-ing and aah-ing at all of the magnificent fun it’s going to be!
If you’re a fan of the Lifeway curriculum, you’re probably getting in the game right now with their 2018 theme Game On! Game On: Gearing Up for Life’s Big Game will take kids on an epic adventure in a league of it’s own as they learn about God the Father who is always with us through every obstacle and challenge we face through life. He will never leave us and never forsake us, and this theme is all about cheering for the REAL MVP who came to die on the cross and save us from our sins!
In 2019, we’ll be switching gears and heading deep into the brush on a quest to encounter some of the Earth’s most marvelous creatures while learning about real-life encounters with Jesus in scripture with the brand new theme, In The Wild!
They’ve already posted a teaser video, music that is SO fun and catchy, and a place to pre-order your In The Wild starter kit so you can get in on the action early! In the mean time, I’ve put together a few fun decor ideas (one of my favorite parts of VBS is all of the funky and fun decor!) to help you get your mind rolling about how you want to set the scene at your church for VBS 2019!
Keep in mind: Many items shared here are from Amazon (you know how I feel about my beloved 2 day shipping) and many items are from Oriental Trading, who each year does an OUTSTANDING job of keeping VBS supplies relevant to the yearly theme. I will make a note of where each item is listed in case you have a preference of where to order. Oriental Trading frequently has free shipping deals, most often on orders over $49.
Safari Jeep Cardboard Prop – Amazon
Wild Encounters Truck Stand Up Prop – Oriental Trading
Wild Encounters VBS Directional Sign – Oriental Trading
Jumbo Inflatable Lion -Oriental Trading
Wild Encounters Bear Stand Up Prop -Oriental Trading
Wild Encounters Sloth Cut Out Prop – Oriental Trading
Wild Encounters Moose Stand Up Prop – Oriental Trading
Wild Encounters Orangutan Stand Up Prop – Oriental Trading
Wild Encounters Iceberg Stand Up Props – Oriental Trading
Wild Encounters Snow Capped Rocks – Oriental Trading
Wild Encounters Bear Cup Stand Up Prop – Oriental Trading
Wild Encounters Eagle Stand Up Prop – Oriental Trading
Mountain Tent Stand Up Prop – Oriental Trading
Wild Encounters Door Curtain – Oriental Trading
Artificial Jungle Vine Decor – Amazon
Artificial Ivy Jungle Vines – Amazon
5 Pack Artificial Palm Leaves – Amazon
48 Piece Tropical Leaves – Amazon
8 Pack Paper Pom Pom Decor – Amazon
Paper Leaf Garland – Amazon
4 Pack Green Foil Curtain – Amazon
30 Pack Safari Animal Whirls – Amazon
Jungle Wall Mural Backdrop – Amazon
Jungle Trees Backdrop – Amazon
Jungle Foliage Backdrop – Amazon
Wild Encounters Jungle Backdrop – Oriental Trading
Jungle Bridge Backdrop – Oriental Trading
Wild Encounters Biomes Backdrop – Oriental Trading
Wild Encounters Arctic Backdrop – Oriental Trading
Wild Encounters Mountain Cliff Backdrop – Oriental Trading
Wild Encounters VBS Poster Set – Oriental Trading
Wild Encounters Banner – Oriental Trading
Wild Encounters VBS Caution Tape – Oriental Trading
Animal Safari Photo Backdrop – Amazon
Safari Photo Booth Kit – Amazon
13 Piece Jungle Prop Cut Outs – Amazon
Wild Encounters Animal Tracks Floor Decals – Oriental Trading
Personalized Wild Encounters Vinyl Banner – Oriental Trading
2 Pack Inflatable Palm Trees – Amazon
6 ft Jointed Palm Tree Wall Decor – Amazon
50 Count Jungle Safari Balloons – Amazon
Palm Leaf Table Cloth – Amazon
12 Count Plastic Toy Binoculars – Amazon
12 Count Plastic Safari Hats – Amazon
12 count Jungle Animal Sunglasses – Amazon
Mountain Explorer Helmets (1 dozen) – Oriental Trading
Please Pass On The VBS Love!
After your VBS has come to an end, please reach out to a fellow church in your area to see if they could use your leftover VBS supplies. Many churches (often small congregations) elect to not have a VBS because funding is too tight. Just think about all of the additional children that could be presented with the gospel because donated decor made VBS at a church possible!
Will your church or your children be participating in Lifeway’s In The Wild this year? Do you have other fun decor ideas you’d like to share with us? Leave a comment below and share the VBS love!
You mentioned passing on the love. It is now 2022 and we are using this VBS material because someone passed it on to us. It’s going to be fun!