Operation Arctic VBS 2017 Curriculum

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Welcome to Operation Arctic! Every day, our kids are bombarded with the message that the Bible isn’t the true Word of God, that it can’t be trusted to tell us the truth about the past or, more importantly, about how we can receive the gift of eternal life. With the Operation Arctic VBS 2017 theme, your kids will warm up to the Word as they explore the coolest Book on the planet and discover how we can know for sure that the Bible is God’s written word to us!

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Grab your parka and snow boots! With this VBS 2017 curriculum, we’re headed deep into the stunning Arctic Circle that is filled with treasure and thrilling to explore! And be sure to pack your Bible—we’ll be learning all about that breathtakingly beautiful Book that is filled with treasure and thrilling to explore! As we venture into the cold tundra, we’ll discover that the BIBLE:

  • Is the Book of Books, unique in every way!
  • Has had an Incredible Impact upon our world!
  • Is the Bedrock Base of our lives!
  • Is a Letter of Love in which God tells us how we can become His children!
  • Is Exciting to Explore as we learn it, love it, and live it!

Let’s plunge on in to this cold world and God’s wonderful Word! Operation Arctic promises to be a flurry of fun and excitement! Let’s go!

Day 1: Book of Books

Blizzard the polar bear helps to teach kids the Bible is unique, like the polar bear.
Blizzard the Polar Bear

Bible Passages

Selected Verses

Lesson Focus

The Bible is the coolest book on the planet, unique in so many ways.

Bible Gem

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God. 2 Timothy 3:16

Apologetics Focus

Did you know the Bible isn’t like any other "religious" book?

Discovery Pass Science and Crafts

Experiment: It’s S’now Unique!
Craft: Icebreaker Fishing

Klondike Corner Snacks

Scripture Scrolls / Snowflake Cookies

Cool Contests

Frosted Food Fun

Glacier Gap Games

Welcome to the Arctic / Silly Snowmen

Day 2: Incredible Impact

Snowball the Arctic hare shows God's transforming power.
Snowball the Arctic Hare

Bible Passages

Acts 9:1–22

Lesson Focus

The Bible's message has had an incredible impact on the earth.

Bible Gem

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105

Apologetics Focus

Did you know the Bible’s teachings have positively influenced cultures around the world?

Discovery Pass Science and Crafts

Experiment: Slip and Grip
Craft: Northern Lightscape

Klondike Corner Snacks

Snow Balls / Tundra Transformers

Cool Contests

Chilly Cheers

Glacier Gap Games

Snowball Fight / Mad/Glad Game

Day 3: Bedrock Base

Spike the narwhal conveys the importance of having a firm foundation.
Spike the Narwhal

Bible Passages

Matthew 7:24–29

Lesson Focus

The Bible is the bedrock foundation to build our lives on.

Bible Gem

Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock. Matthew 7:24

Apologetics Focus

Did you know science, history, and fulfilled prophecies confirm the Bible?

Discovery Pass Science and Crafts

Experiment: Solid Ground
Craft: Lil' Log Cabin

Klondike Corner Snacks

Happy Hearts / Ocean Jammers

Cool Contests

Polar Dress Up Day

Glacier Gap Games

Battle for the Base / Make It or Break It

Day 4: Letter of Love

Shaggy the musk ox reminds us that God cares for us and has given us a letter of love!
Shaggy the Muskox

Bible Passages

Selected Verses

Lesson Focus

The Bible has a thrilling theme running throughout its pages.

Bible Gem

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

Apologetics Focus

Did you know the earth didn’t start out with polar ice caps?

Discovery Pass Science and Crafts

Experiment: H2Ohhh!!!
Craft: "White as Snow" Globe

Klondike Corner Snacks

Gold Nuggets / Snow S’Mores

Cool Contests

Bible Books Challenge

Glacier Gap Games

Circle Up / Finding Your Way

Day 5: Exciting to Explore

Dash the husky invites kids to explore the treasures of God’s Word.
Dash the Husky

Bible Passages

Luke 10:38–42

Lesson Focus

The Bible is exciting to explore. Let'’s learn it, love it, and live it!

Bible Gem

I rejoice at Your word as one who finds great treasure. Psalm 119:162

Apologetics Focus

Did you know we need the Holy Spirit to help us understand the Bible?

Discovery Pass Science and Crafts

Experiment: Arctic Exploration
Craft: Amazing ACE Dogsled Race

Klondike Corner Snacks

Treasure Treats / Husky Puppy Chow

Cool Contests

Mission Money Mania

Glacier Gap Games

Iditarod Race / Broom Hockey

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