Friday, June 15, 2018

Shipwrecked VBS- Imagination Station

Today is the fifth and final day of Vacation Bible School at our church.  I've enjoyed every moment of this fun week in "Imagination Station." The setting of this year's program is a jungle island where the crews have found themselves shipwrecked.  My station involves learning about Jesus and saints while doing awesome science activities.  The program we use is Group's - Shipwrecked - Rescued by Jesus (the Totally Catholic version).
In decorating this classroom, I wanted to create the vibe of The Professor's hut on Gilligan's Island. The parrot puppet was an Amazon find.  One of the middle school volunteers enjoyed hiding behind the cardboard puppet theater to surprise the kids by saying each day's Bible theme.  I used grass skirts from the Dollar Tree to decorate the cardboard.

The borrowed paddles were made into a cross using "rope."  This is actually inexpensive cording from a fabric store.  I had the crates on hand.  The tiki torches were a Dollar Tree find.

The steering wheel is another borrowed goody. It came from a tug boat forty years ago.  When I first learned about this year's theme, I sent a sign up sheet around in my women's Bible study group with a wish list of items. Everyone came through with life jackets, shells, and more.

I created the "Jesus Rescues" life saver with a Dollar Tree float and some black alphabet stickers.

Each day I displayed a science board about that day's saint.  We also enjoyed informative daily visits from the saints.

This is the sloth sanctuary, which is part of the Shipwrecked program.  The cute little sloth is laying in a hammock made from a Dollar Tree fishing net.

The background wall is covered in a leaf patterned bulletin board paper from Hobby Lobby.  My daughter and I went a little crazy hanging vines on the ceiling.  We also covered the floor with tarps for a sandy look. I stapled grass skirts to a strip of balsa wood for the hut ceilings.

This map is the sign near the door.

Hope you enjoyed this little tour.  Wish me luck taking it all down after tonight's final session!


  1. This is so cute, Eilis! My kids loved VBS when they were young. It's because of dedicated teachers like you!

  2. Eilis,
    Brilliant! And so creative. Vacation Bible School teachers have my admiration for making the learning process so much fun.


  3. What a fun way to learn! I bet they adored you!


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