This week is Vacation Bible School at our church. I’ll share 3 memories of VBS from when I was a child.
1. I remember Bible School at my grandma’s church the summer I was 4 years old. It was the summer before I started kindergarten, and I remember the classroom with the low table and little chairs. I met Dawn, who would be my friend throughout all of school and would be my college roommate for two years, plus a summer. Dawn’s mom was one of the teachers. Later, she would buy a toothbrush for me to keep at their house. Years after that, she would make pepperoni rolls and cookies and bring to our dorm room.
2. I remember Bible School on the lawn of my grandma’s church. I don’t remember the theme, but we traveled from center to center doing activities and playing games and making crafts that all related to the lesson. I think I remember something we made from brown leather. And I remember eating snacks and drinking Kool-Aid in the cool basement.
3. I remember Bible School at our tiny church. I remember Aunt Barbara helping us make bowls out of wooden craft sticks. It sat on my dresser for years holding watches and money and elaborately-folded notes my friends gave me at school.
**Bonus — I remember all the crafts from the 70’s — lots of macaroni art and things made from toothpicks or craft sticks and fuzzy little pom-poms.
How about you? What do you remember from VBS?