Welcome to Ocean Commotion! Every day, our kids are challenged to stand for God in their schools, among their friends, in our culture . . . no matter what. And they’re bombarded with the lie that God’s Word isn’t true when it talks about earthly things (rocks, fossils), so it can’t be trusted to tell the truth about spiritual things.
Noah experienced the same challenges during the time of the great Flood thousands of years ago. Yet, by God’s grace, he was able to Stand for God, Obey God, Trust God, Thank God, and Fear God . . . no matter what. The biggest watery catastrophe the world has ever known happened during his lifetime. But through it all, Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
At this monumental Vacation Bible School program, your kids will dive deep into the account of Noah and the Flood from the book of Genesis! They’ll learn to apply the spiritual lessons from Noah’s life to their own. And, along the way, they’ll uncover earthly lessons from the Flood: how all the animals fit on the Ark, how the Flood covered the whole Earth, and how we can still see the effects of this Flood today. They’ll also learn that the flood legends from around the world are based on the true account in Genesis!
Prepare for a boatload of excitement at Ocean Commotion VBS!
Genesis 1–3; Genesis 6:5–9
Just like Noah, we can rely on God to help us stand for Him.
Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13
Before the Flood: Wow! Were people really that smart back then?
Experiment: Rain Cloud in a Bottle
Main Craft: Lone Lighthouse
Whale of a Problem; Octo-Ball
Pail of Whales; "Fish" Chips and Dip
Just like Noah, we can rely on God to help us obey Him, no matter what.
If you love Me, keep My commandments. John 14:15
Preparing for the Flood: Hmm. It's a big boat, but still, how did everything fit?
Experiment: Sink or Float
Main Craft: Awesome Ark or Awesome Ark Hat
Two-of-a-Kind Relays; Match Mates
Fan-"sea" Floats; Bite-a-Boats
Just like Noah, we can rely on God to help us trust Him with our lives. (Gospel day!)
But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, "You are my God." Psalm 31:14
The Flood: Yikes! Was water really everywhere?
Experiment: Mini Volcanoes
Craft: Seashell Cross
Water World; Animal Antics
Lifesaver Rings (Versions 1, 2, or 3)
Animal Dress Up Day
Just like Noah, we can rely on God to help us thank Him in everything.
In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18
End of the Flood: Whoa! What happened to this planet?
Experiment: Fossil Finds
Craft: Ocean of Thanks Box
Team Raven/Team Dove; Fossil Fun
Cornucopia of Thanks (Versions 1 or 2)
Scripture Look Up: Thankful Verses
Just like Noah, we can rely on God to help us take Him seriously.
Blessed is the man who fears the Lord. Psalm 112:1
After the Flood: Hey! Why do different cultures have similar Flood stories?
Experiment: Rainbow Fun
Craft: Rainbow Wind Catcher or Bird Feeder
Obsta-Cool Water Course; Rainbow Soccer
Promise Pops; Rainbow Fruit Cups
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