Hosting a VBS shoulnd’t break the budget for small churches! That’s why we created these 7 free vacation Bible school curriculum. This material is all free download and includes lessons, activities, directors manual, craft ideas, and more.
Bible Boot Camp VBS
This was our first free VBS curriculum and is based on the Armor of God (Ephesians 6). Use the links below to download each part. Created by Tara Tegard. Scroll down this page to see more ideas for using this material.
- Director Manual (ignore the copyright notice, the author has given you permission to copy it from our website to use in your ministry) Activity Books Revised Activity Book for Younger Children and Teacher handbook
- Word Doc ZIP file
Big Heart Farms VBS
Based on the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5). BigHeart Farms Curriculum PDF (print friendly) or editable doc file. Activity Templates PDF (print friendly) Get more ideas on the Big Heart Farms VBS resource page.
Running for the Prize VBS
Minecraft Theme VBS
Another option kids will love, it’s also based on the Armor of God (Ephesians 6).
- Click here to download the ZIP file folder – includes the free VBS curriculum in printable format. Get more ideas on the Minecraft VBS resource page
Outlaws for God VBS
Super Fruit VBS
A Week With Jesus VBS
This one is designed to use around Easter time but could be a great summer option as well. There is nothing more Gospel-centered than teaching about the days leading up to the cross. Visit the Week with Jesus VBS index page to find all the materials. We’re still working on an easy download version.
More Bible Boot Camp Ideas
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.
More Suggestions & Resources
- Print our free Armor of God coloring pages
- Craft & decoration examples from a church that used this curriculum
- More army themed VBS ideas
- How another church taught about the Armor of God
- Watch the Armor of God song by Go Fish
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.