“Bible Boot Camp” Free VBS Curriculum

 Free VBS Curriculum - Armor of GodDownload and print off this free Vacation Bible School curriculum to use in your ministry. Bible Boot Camp “The Armor of God” is a VBS theme based on Ephesians 6:11-18. The links below contain all the lesson plans, craft ideas, and directions you need. Just download the following three PDF files to get started. Special thanks to Tara Merrill, a reader who wanted to share this curriculum with others.

Download this Free VBS Material

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For more help be sure to check out our tips for planning VBS, gathering VBS crafts, or some game ideas for VBS.

Tara has sent us a second free VBS program. The new one is a Fruit of the Spirit VBS. Follow that link to download this free material now.

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After you download the curriculum you will see a notice about not making copies without written permission. The curriculum creator has granted permission for you to use this in your local church ministry. So, copies in that context are allowed. For other uses, you can leave a comment on this post for the author.

One of our readers, Tara Merrill, wanted to share this vacation bible school material. I was really impressed when she sent me the files. I could tell right away that put her heart into writing this curriculum. Here is how she described it in a comment on our site. Be sure to leave a message at the bottom of this page to let her know you appreciate her efforts.

I am 22 years old trying to follow God’s call in my life. I believe He is leading me to write low-cost, Scripture-driven VBS programs. By His grace and will, I wrote one this summer centering on the armor of God passage found in Ephesians 6:11-18. It is a full program and can be adapted for any church size, as long as people are willing to volunteer. I provide craft and snack ideas, but do not include the actual materials as I believe it is cheaper to purchase the necessary items in one’s own hometown. I also provide drama scripts and dialog to help guide the leaders.

Please leave your comment below with any ideas for improvements or clarifications that need to be made. Your feedback will help Tara make improvements in future programs.



  1. Gene C Batson aka Sergeant Hart says

    We (Full Gospel Harbor Church) just finished our first VBS, and thanks to you and THE ARMOR OF GOD it was a great success. Our church is not large, but we gained soldiers daily and not one fell out. The children loved the skits (along with the adults) and would look forward to the next performance.
    We want to thank you for allowing to use the material. It was full of great ideals that we would have never been able to do on our own.
    Keep up the good work, truly God is behind you in your quest.
    Sergeant Hart

  2. Pia , Kuwait says

    i’m so overwhelmed with people like you working in the vineyard. I am so humbled by your generosity. Thank you Tara, your work is not in vain!
    (this tool) can’t wait to share with our little ones… : )
    God bless

  3. Sarah DeVries says

    I am so encouraged that there are others out there with a passion to write scripture-driven curriculum for discipling children in a way that is both faithful, engaging, and fun, and to do it freely! Me too. :)

  4. Linda Williams says

    I thank God for people like you that remembers Salavation is Free. So why should we put a price on informing others about God. I pray God will continue to bless you.

  5. Kathleen Brecknell says

    Tara, thank you for this program, I have been looking for something for camp in September and I now believe that I have found the program for it. thank you for sharing your gift from God for writing programs and giving it to us fee of charge. May God Bless you as you continue to do his work.

  6. Lorraine Hallam says

    Thank you so much for your generosity! I belong to a small church and I recently was put in charge of Junior Church. We haven’t had VBS for a long time. Your materials will come in so handy.

  7. Benae says

    I’m so thankful that people like you literally share the gifts God has given them. You are an encouragement to me. Thank you!

  8. Jen Noricks says

    Our church just finished using this curriculum. The kids had a wonderful time and the adults learned some new things, too. Thank you so much!

  9. Jaymie Sanchez says

    Thank you so much for offering this curriculum free, I wanted to to an “old school” VBS this year but just have not had time to do it the way I would really like to. I now only have 3 weeks before our VBS and I’m scrambling to find something. Thank you so much for having these available.


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