Free Vacation Bible School Curriculum

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Free Vacation Bible School Curriculum

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

 Free VBS Curriculum - Armor of God / Bible Boot Camp

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.

Song about β€œThe Armor of God”

You can get a DVD with this song and memory verse song for each piece of the armor of God from Sword Smith Records.The Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-11)Watch this video on YouTube.

YouTube video

Big Heart Farms VBS

FREE VBS - Fruit of the Spirit

Based on the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5). BigHeart Farms Curriculum PDF (print friendly) or editable doc fileActivity Templates PDF (print friendly) Get more ideas on the Big Heart Farms VBS resource page.

Running for the Prize VBS

Running for the Prize - Free VBS download

This is an Olympic theme based on 1 Corinthians 9:24-25. Click here to download the 36-page VBS curriculum manual. Get more ideas on our Running the Prize VBS resource page.

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

Outlaws for God - VBS curriculum

This is a Western themed curriculum written by Kristen Schmidt. Click here to download the 48-page director’s manual. Get more information and ideas on the Outlaws for God VBS resource page.

Super Fruit VBS

Super Fruit - Free VBS Material

This hero themed curriculum teaches the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5). Download as PDF document (ready to print) or visit the Super Fruit VBS page to get more ideas.

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

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

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.

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