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Every Day Gospel Guarantee

The Good News of Jesus Christ shared every day. Not just day 4.

  • Gospel Shared Daily through All Educational Modalities
  • Auditory, Social, Musical Learning
  • Visual, Hands-On, Emotional learning

No Lame Craft Commitment

Science Projects Rule! Lame Crafts Drool. We Make Science Cool.

  • Powerfully Engaging Projects Instead of Weak VBS Crafts
  • Tutorial Driven for Ease of Implementation!
  • Age Appropriate Levels: Pre-School, Elementary, Upper Elementary

The One Price Promise

1 Flat Fee for All Curricular Materials, Videos, Music & Leader Books

  • Why Pay More for Add-Ons and Upgrades?
  • 100% Digital Download
  • Make and Distribute as many copies as you want!
  • Rights to Distribute All Music Tracks to All Kids!

Simple & Straightforward

A Killer VBS Program Should NOT Kill You and Your Team.

  • The - Ready, Set, Go - Leadership Plan
  • Easy Rotational Model
  • Over 40 Training Videos!
  • 11 Leader Books + Training Video for Each area

Science VBS Overview

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Believe

"And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life."

1 John 5:11-12

Daily Devotion

In the Light!” - An amazingly memorable science experience that illustrates the power of Light, being in the Light and the scriptural passage 1st John 1:3-9.

Are You Covered?” - This science illustration that defies common experience astounds kids and adults of all ages while teaching the connection of the forgiveness of our sins and the shed blood of Jesus Christ. This is one powerful illustration!

Daily Science Project

Elementary Option

"We are launching in...3...2...1..." Who wouldn't like to create their own custom rocket and launch it over 200 feet in the air? Choose from over 15 unique rocket designs. Rockets are crafted from printed color-card stock paper, complete with rocket fins and colorfully printed "flames" shooting from the base.

Outside, students launch their handmade rockets 200 feet in the sky! Detailed instructions for launching apparatus provided. Students chose the direction and pitch of launch using a telescoping arm for maximizing height or distance...their choice!

Pre-School Option

"Wait... Look out... Here it goes...!" Pre-School children will squeal with joy as the rocket they designed and colored is on the launching pad, "Pops" and flies into the sky! Kids will run home with great stories of building and launching their very own rocket. The project, "Pop-Top Fly High Rockets" uses simple household items are transformed into an unforgettable science experience!

Ask

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."

Matthew 7:7

Daily Devotion

White as Snow!” - A wondrous and unforgettable visual and tactile science lesson from Isaiah 1:18 ad Romans 10:13 illustrates how God can transform His people’s red-stained sins into something - as white as snow!

The Prayer Tube” - A simple and yet impressive science tool powerfully encourages how we should “Keep Asking, Keep Seeking, Keep Knocking” and not give up in prayer! This lesson focuses on Matthew 7:7, Luke 18:1-8, and Luke 11:5-10.

Daily Science Project

Elementary Option

"Oooh... Gross... This is Awesome!" Kids try their hands as REAL scientists as they measure, pour, mix and test two unique variations of "Super Slime". Students learn about how to set up scientifically controlled tests to determine how changing one variable will affect the outcome of their slime. These "Non-Newtonian Solids" are fun for all ages...including the leaders!. Students learn about measurement, scientific testing, gravity, viscosity, elasticity and polymers...with their hands!

Pre-School Option

This project is a highlight of the week as little ones become BIG scientists by mixing, exploring and handling a unique...and awesomely gross substance... that THEY made! This highly engaging tactile exploration is easy for leaders and fun for kids. Using simple and safe household substances, kids and leaders easily make an unforgettable science experience!

Serve

"Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms."

1 Peter 4:9-10

Daily Devotion

OK, then Show Me!” - A surprising contrast is drawn between two identical science items...well, almost identical! Important lessons around Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 7 about being watchful for wolves dressed as sheep comes alive...in your very hands!

Let’s Keep it Together, People!” - This thrilling lesson about unity in the Body of Christ is taught through a spectacular yet small science contraption. It will leave leaders and kids shocked and amazed!

Daily Science Project

Elementary Option

"Students work as a team and construct a bridge from a very atypical set of resources. Students learn valuable life lessons about teamwork through planning, building and testing their bridge! Participants learn that in life we have limited time, limited resources and must work with other people different from us!

Pre-School Option

Build a colorful bridge with the help of a leader and six of your peer! Kids use bright and colorful pieces of candy to make a "sweet" bridge - pun intended! A simple step-by-step project plan takes small and simple steps and multiplies them through the power of TEAMWORK! Everyone participates, everyone contributes, and everyone has a hand in constructing an amazing bridge!

Impact

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

Acts 1:8

Daily Devotion

Take that Message and Run With It!” - The Great Commission given by Jesus in Matthew 28 and also in Acts 1:8 is captured as students explore the wonders of chromotopography. This powerful visual inspires us to go to Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the Ends of the Earth.

I Can Change Things” - This surprising science demonstration focuses on Romans 10:13-15 and is the essence of a Hands-On Experience! Participants marvel as they themselves cause a scientific transformation, right before their eyes...and hands. This illustration reinforces that they can make a difference as they boldly share the Good News!

Daily Science Project

Elementary Option

Ready... Aim... Fire...! Go back in time and become an engineer hired by the kings and build your own working catapult with your very own hands! This Hands-On Experience touches on history, is high on interaction and high on impact... literally! Two historically accurate and intriguing wooden models show how medieval kingdoms utilized technology to launch attack from great distances. Students also build a graphically rich castle from card-stock paper!

Pre-School Option

This fun and interactive experience uses household items to make a simple catapult able to launch marshmallows across the room! With the help of a leader a simple catapult is constructed...with their own hands! Students build a graphically rich castle from card-stock paper.

Celebrate

"And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."

Revelation 21:3-4

Daily Devotion

Mirror, Mirror” - An impressive and yet simple illustration using some wacky science mirrors helps kids understand how earth as it is now, is not how God originally intended it to be. This illustration looks at 1st Corinthians 13:12 and Revelation 21:1-4 to contrast life here on earth and how life will be in Heaven!

The Pressure Pullers” - This science devotional about Romans 8:38-39 and John 10:27-30 will stick in the minds of students for a lifetime! Through a totally hilarious science illustration, the powerfully serious message that nothing...absolutely nothing can separate us from the Love of God in Christ Jesus! What a concept to end this powerful week!

Daily Science Project

Elementary Option

"This is just like being a REAL Scientist!" An amazing reaction in a ziplock bag...woah...a vivid color changes...double woah...extreme temperature changes...and ends with an exciting surprise! This classic reaction is such a wonderful experience for young learners to make scientific observations, view changes and record findings! This safe, non-toxic and easily disposable hands-on experience maximizes excitement!

Pre-School Option

Similar to the Elementary Option, young learners are doing REAL science! The reaction is done completely in a sealed ziplock bag, easily set up by leaders before the preschool scientists arrive. Students squeal with joy as they watch, feel, and even hear this classic, chemical reaction do it's thing! Words alone cannot communicate the impact this reaction will have on young, budding scientists - you have to experience it!

Biblical truth + hands-on science exploration make for unforgettable faith lessons, enhanced by powerful wrap-up videos!

  • 10 Science Devotional Videos (1080, 720, iPad)
  • Small Group Leaders “Spiritual Lab Manual”
  • Extensive directions and tips for devotional supply gathering

Kids do real science as real scientists (Rockets, Catapults, Bridges, Chemical Reactions and more!). Two age appropriate versions of every project make science fun for preschool and elementary students. Video tutorials make every project engaging for kids and a breeze for volunteers!

  • 10 Science Project Videos (preschool and elementary versions) (1080, 720, iPad)
  • Extensive directions and tips for project supply gathering
  • Science Project worksheets
  • 10-page science coloring book file

Daily verse memorization made easy with scripture songs featuring Lantern Music. Make copies of all the songs for every volunteers and every child - for FREE! Includes worship song action videos and professional music videos.

  • Daily verse memorization made easy with scripture songs featuring Lantern Music.
  • Make copies of all the songs for every volunteer and every child - for FREE!
  • Includes worship song action videos and professional music videos.

You get it all! VBS Director manual + ten specialized leader guides for every area of your program! Free access to over 40 exclusive “Training Without the Meeting” YouTube videos to send to your busy leaders!

  • VBS Director Manual
  • 10 specialized leader guides for every area of your program!
  • Promotional Leader Guide (includes all promo files of all sizes!)
  • Free access to over 40 exclusive “Training Without the Meeting” YouTube videos to send to your busy leaders!

Science-inspired snacks, science-themed games, crazy-science skits, amazing videos, engaging laboratory set-designs, faith-and-family take home cards and so much more...!

  • Small Group Leader Guide + “Spiritual Lab Manual” packed with scripture
  • Game Leader Guide (includes 5 science-themed games!)
  • Science Project Leader Guide
  • Skit and Drama Leader Guide (includes 15 skits + training guide!)
  • Snack Leader Guide
  • Science Devotional Leader Guide
  • Large Group Worship Coordinator Guide
  • Decoration and Set Design Leader Guide (includes 10 hi-res poster files!)
  • Technological Leader Guide
Yes! Science VBS is a 100% digitally downloadable curriculum. When you join Science VBS, you get access to a well-organized membership site where you can access all the content, including all videos, all leader books, all promotional material – you get it all. The best part is you can make and distribute as many copies as you want! In addition, you can save in printing costs by simply sending your key leaders digital files of all they need. You get access to this site for 365 days and can download content to two different computers.
The science devotion items are around $60 for every 30 students in rotation. I provide you three different websites where you can purchase the science devotion items. These are the same websites that I myself would use to buy these items. Rather than buying these items in bulk, storing them in my basement, marking up the price and reselling them to you, I have chosen to allow you to go directly to the source and find the best deal for you and your church. It's a win for me; it is a win for you. Most of the items needed for science projects will likely be items found in your church supply closet (popsicle sticks, toothpicks, white glue, scissors, etc.).
priceThe "One Price Promise" is our guarantee that you will not pay any additional fees to Science VBS after you purchase the download package. Unlike other publishers, who purport an "ultimate starter kit", which requires you to spend more and more of your budget on extensive and expensive add-ons and upgrades to get everything that is offered, we give all content to you for one price. I'm a full-time children's pastor, and I have never appreciated the “ultimate starter” approach. Ultimately, I am left feeling ripped off. When you purchase Science VBS, you get access to every file, video, poster, video training and more. We promise you will not pay any additional fees to Science VBS. Science Project supplies will most likely come from your church resource closet. Science Devotion supplies can be purchased from three different websites that I provide for you. These are the exact websites that I myself would use if I were purchasing these items. It's a savings for you and it's hassle-free for me. This is the "One Price Promise"

GospelThe "Every Day Gospel Guarantee" is our promise to you that each and every day of this program the good news of Jesus Christ will be clearly shared. Unlike other publishers who reserve one day, late in the week, to share the good news of Jesus Christ, Science VBS makes a solemn commitment that we will share the good news of Jesus every single day of this program. Click here for a full statement of faith (Place a link to the "meet Josh page" section about beliefs)

CraftsIf you've been in children's ministry for any length of time, you know what I mean by "Lame VBS Crafts". Your typical publisher is notorious for hokey and lame crafts that volunteers loathe, parents throw away instantly and worst of all, the craft kits are expensive. Therefore, we give you a promise. We call it the "No Lame VBS Craft Commitment". Instead of crafts, we have top quality and engaging Science Projects. Volunteers feel these projects are valuable. And the best part? Kids literally keep these projects and parents are impressed.

basic elements rotational model
Yes! Science VBS is built around a 3-hour rotational model. Explore the model here! We also provide you with several variations and suggestions for a shorter or longer timeframe. In other words, the curriculum is completely modifiable to meet your teams needs, timeframe, and physical layout of your church.
Absolutely! We provide you with three different and age-appropriate science projects for all ages. As an example, on day one, the Science Project is “Ready, Set, Rockets”. We have three unique “Ready, Set, Rocket” Science Projects, each tailored for specific age ranges. We provide you with age-appropriate versions of the projects!

We provide you with five different T-shirt designs and provide you the native files of those t-shirt designs. No, you did not read that wrong! We literally provide you with the native files of all five T-shirt designs. I'm a full-time children's pastor, I have no interest in buying hundreds and hundreds of shirts, storing them in my basement, raising the price and shipping them to you. Instead, I provide you with the file type that your professional T-shirt printer needs. You can order fantastic T-shirts for a fraction of the cost that other VBS publishers charge. This is a big deal!

We provide you with a robust promotional pack that includes printable posters in every size (11x17, 8.5x14, 8.5x11, half sheet, postcard), printable banners (3'x4' and 8'x16'), promotional videos (including five, 30-second cartoons!), powerful decoration ideas, Social Media campaigns (Facebook, twitter, Instagram suggested feeds, pictures, etc.) and more. The extensive promotional and decorations leader guide provides in-depth suggestions for deeper engagement both internally to your church and externally to the community.
Yes! We provide you 15 different skits to choose from. Five skits are silly science sketches intended for laughter and fun. Five of the skits are comedic and yet spiritual in nature. Five of the skits are a hilarious dialogue between a wacky scientist and a logical funnyman. Mix and match and take your pick! The best part is that the scripts are in editable form so you can add names, change content and adjust the skit just how you want! In addition you receive a powerful skit training guide to coach, encourage and educate a live skit team. This is a great team-building process and a great education for stage presence, blocking, use of body language and more!
Yes! We provide five science themed games with an accompanying game leader guide. The leader guide provides great tips and strategies for supply gathering, set up, crowd control, and execution of a super fun, science themed game time!
Absolutely! We provide you with a wealth of science themed snack ideas that provide mid-program burst of energy for the kids and an opportunity to reinforce your cool science theme. The snacks are simple, creative, and memorable. The snack leader guide provides an easy solution for ideas, supply gathering, set up, and execution.
Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 3.53.10 PMYes. We have fantastic follow-up materials for families. We provide you with graphically rich take-home post-cards that allow for powerful educational and scriptural recall, discussion prompts and more. In addition, we have a powerful opportunity for churches and families called, “Science Devotions @ Home”. This fantastic e-resource is a robust devotional package that acts as an intentional follow-up to your families attending your Science VBS. Check out Science Devotions @ Home on this website!
MusicLantern Music is a scripture music worship band that has created a set of original, high-energy scripture songs. We provide you with 13 original songs with the lyrics as scripture. The founder, Andy Johnson is a full-time children’s ministry associate to 4th-6th grade students in the local church. Andy is a talented musician, jingle-writer, videographer, and sound engineer. Andy created Lantern Music with a goal in mind: make Bible memorization easy. Here is what I have found - Music can be a highway to our heads and our hearts. We all want kids to memorize the Bible. Lantern Music helps us achieve this goal - easily.

Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 3.51.26 PMAbsolutely. Find out more about “The Amazing Chemistry Show” and be sure to check out a unique 3-hour family event called “The Family Experience” on this website. I travel all over the country! I must say, however, the summer months are a hot commodity and shows book really fast! Connect with us and let’s begin the dialogue!
Simple. When you join Science VBS, you instantly receive a username and unique password. You become a member of an exclusive download site. The site is well-organized and set up for easy exploration and usability. You get access to this site for 365 days and can download content to two different computers. Download the items to your computer and you are ready to go.
Science VBS does not seek to address the age-old debate about origins. Science VBS is not a curriculum centered on apologetics. Science VBS is a fun and creative method to use Science-Inspired, Christ-Focused experiments, activities and experiences to tell the story of salvation through Jesus Christ in a memorable and engaging way.
  1. First, I am a full-time Children’s Pastor in the local church. I have to find, recruit, train and educate a small army of volunteers. I get it. I am not an employee of a huge publishing house, sitting in a cubicle, wondering what it would be like to be a real children’s pastor in a local church. I live it. I am one of you.
  2. Second I have a degree in Chemistry Education, a Masters Degree in Effective Instruction and am National Board Certified in Adolescent Young Adult Science. I am a seasoned veteran in education, curriculum writing and hold degrees in science.
  3. Third, you can rest assured that I provide No Lame VBS Crafts. I am not convinced any of the major publishers can make this claim.
  4. Finally, I give you a “One Price Promise”. I do not give you an “ultimate starter package” that requires you to pay more and more of your budget on extensive and expensive ad-ons and upgrades.
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What Churches Are Saying

Tina Houser

Executive Editor at KidzMatter Magazine

“EXTRAORDINARY! Churches won’t have difficulty getting volunteers. They’ll have people on waiting lists! I found myself wishing I had all the materials in front of me, so I could be the kid. Josh has created “great chemistry” in this VBS with just the right amount of video content, student hands-on discovery, and activities that build relationships with leaders … and it’s all around the Word of God.”

“EXTRAORDINARY! Churches won’t have difficulty getting volunteers. They’ll have people on waiting lists!

The detailed leader manuals are wonderful and the videos are done with such excellence. And, I love the way Josh break up the videos each step, so the kids can complete their instruction. I’m sure that will bring a great deal of order to what can be chaos when you start playing with science. 

 I was thrilled to see Josh bring this amazing science VBS theme to life.

The step-by-step videos will keep kids on the edge of their seats as they anticipate the next step of their experiment. I found myself wishing I had all the materials in front of me, so I could be the kid. Josh has created “great chemistry” in this VBS with just the right amount of video content, student hands-on discovery, and activities that build relationships with leaders … and it’s all around the Word of God. I love it when we can take what kids are naturally curious about and create moments when they become just as curious about what the Bible says.

I love what Josh put together. You’d think a big production company and full-blown writing team had done this. Josh thought of everything! Congratulations on creating a phenomenal program that is going to help lead kids into a lifelong journey with Jesus.”

Karl Bastian

Full-time Children’s Pastor and Founder of Kidology

“I’ve reviewed countless quality curriculums and VBS programs over the years, but have never seen one that offers all that Kidmin Science VBS provides. You will simply be blown away, but more importantly, your kids will LOVE learning about God through the amazing world of science and chemistry”

“In a culture that suggests science is the enemy of religion, it is refreshing to discover Josh and the KidMin Science, where God’s amazing world as well as His Truth is brought to bubbling to life for kids. Sometimes explosively! I’ve reviewed countless quality curriculums and VBS programs over the years, but have never seen one that offers all that Kidmin Science VBS provides. You will simply be blown away, but more importantly, your kids will LOVE learning about God through the amazing world of science and chemistry.”

GJ Farmer

Children’s Pastor and founder of Children’s Ministry Blog

“Science VBS from Kidmin Science is an exceptional product that will provide guaranteed fun and learning for kids of all ages. With high-quality graphics and videos, science projects, hands¬on fun, and solid, biblical learning, you cannot go wrong with this curriculum.”

“In a world where it is rare to see science and Scripture coupled together, Science VBS not only explains Scripture with fun, science object lessons, but it does so in a way that will help children remember what they have learned for years to come. It features high-quality videos and graphics. The first thing I noticed about Kidmin Science is that all of their production is top-notch, when it comes to videos and graphics. Put the flannel graph away. Kids and adults alike will enjoy these attractive, high-energy videos and the full-color photos and graphics that encompass all aspects of the VBS material.

The Science Projects are awesome. Who doesn't love a fun, science experiment? In Science VBS, kids will get to participate in science projects,every day of the week! Some of these projects include building rockets, making slime, playing with catapults, and more! Plus, the curriculum includes preschool options for all projects.

It's digital. Because this VBS is entirely digital, you can have an unlimited number of leader guides, song track files, etc. Have more than 1 classroom per grade? No problem! Simply print more leader guides. With other curricula, you often have additional costs to purchase hard-copy material for all of your classes and teachers.

One purchase and you get all VBS material for all ages. Unlike VBS sampler packs, where you will need to purchase various books and resources for all of your classroom leaders and different classroom age levels, Science VBS includes all of the leader and VBS material you will need for all classes and ages! No hidden costs or additional products to buy to resource your leaders. Simply purchase the download and you're set to go with everything, except classroom and snack supplies.

Science VBS from Kidmin Science is an exceptional product that will provide guaranteed fun and learning for kids of all ages. With high-quality graphics and videos, science projects, hands¬on fun, and solid, biblical learning, you cannot go wrong with this curriculum.

Kids will feel like real scientists while they learn all about God's love for them. Josh Denhart has discovered the secret formula for an unforgettable Vacation Bible School and shares it with you in Science VBS. You
will not be disappointed!

Jane Larson

Full-time Children’s Pastor and Board Member INCM/CPC Conference

“I have been involved with VBS at the leadership level for 20 years. I have used many different curriculums. BASIC Elements stands out! From the VBS directors guide to the science devotionals, the organization is excellent. The program is flexible & provides great ideas that will be readily adaptable to a variety of different VBS models. BASIC is uncomplicated and at the same time is solid quality. As a children's ministry veteran and professional, I give BASIC Elements VBS five stars, two thumbs-up, a high five, applause, cheers, and a standing ovation. I was impressed. It's everything I want in a VBS program and more.”

“BASIC Elements is an engaging and fresh VBS curriculum that uses natural curiosity to get and keep the kids attention. When we watch a science experiment - we have that moment of being in awe and wondering how that worked. BASIC Elements grabs you with that same sense of awe, wonder, and the "that's so cool!" factor. But even better, the amazing chemistry experiments help teach a Biblical truth to the kids & draw their attention to Jesus and His love for them.

I have been involved with VBS at the leadership level at least 20 or more times. I have used many different curriculums. BASIC Elements stands out! From the VBS directors guide to the science devotionals, the organization is excellent. The program is flexible & provides great ideas that will be readily adaptable to a variety of different VBS models. BASIC is uncomplicated and at the same time is solid quality. Josh Denhart has done an outstanding job of making the vision & purpose of VBS clear & at the same time he covers every important detail. The curriculum clearly tells the "how to" of each part of the VBS program & throughout the entire curriculum, the VBS leaders will be encouraged by the continued reminders of purpose.

BASIC Elements is quality. The ability to see everything online in files that are easy to navigate is a great help. Everything, and I mean everything is done well. The videos are delightful to watch - and everyone from children to adult will find them captivating.

BASIC Elements is loaded with Scripture and has excellent Bible teaching and application. Instead of the same stories being done in the same way time after time, BASIC Elements will let the kids experience God's Word as they 'do' the science devotions at VBS. They will remember what they are taught because they will experience the lesson through the really cool science experiments. A great strength the small group leaders will find helpful is the dialogue. The curriculum gives the leaders just enough to say but not too much. Its obvious that great conversations will take place with the kids - and that component of relationship building is so key to successfully sharing Jesus' love with them.

When VBS ends every summer - Children's ministry leaders often struggle with follow up and knowing we fall short in being able to provide ongoing encouragement and influence in the kids' lives. One of my very favorite things about Science VBS is the “Science Devotions @ Home” program. What a blessing!! Being able to offer quality, interesting, and really well done devotions for the families to do after VBS is greatly needed. How exciting that it's a reality now!

As a children's ministry veteran and professional, I give BASIC Elements VBS five stars, two thumbs-up, a high five, applause, cheers, and a standing ovation. I was impressed. It's everything I want in a VBS program and more. I am thankful this ministry exists & am pleased to know so many kids around the country will be experiencing and learning from Science VBS this summer."

Tom Bump

Full-time Children’s Pastor and creator of the KidMin Collective

“Josh has taken a fresh approach that I totally am excited about! When I consult with churches I remind them to “think blue.” This means to target boys in 3rd-5th grade, if you do this you will reach boys and girls of all ages. Josh totally gets this! His kit is filled with lots of ideas, projects and science experiments that any boy or girl will love.”

“Josh has taken a fresh approach that I totally am excited about! When I consult with churches I remind them to “think blue.” This means to target boys in 3rd-5th grade, if you do this you will reach boys and girls of all ages. Josh totally gets this! His kit is filled with lots of ideas, projects and science experiments that any boy or girl will love.

The best part of all of this “science” stuff is that you don’t have to have a PhD. to understand it. He provides lots of explanations and ideas of how you can make this happen.

The Basic Elements kit focuses on the BASIC’s of the Faith Believe, Ask, Serve, Impact, Celebrate! Each day’s lesson plans present a solid gospel message which is different from most kits where the gospel is really only given on Thursday. If you’re like me, (yes, I’m old school) I believe you should present the gospel each day and allow God to decide when a child takes that step of faith.

If you’re not a VBS craft fan like me, you’ll be happy to know there are NO CRAFTS!! (craft haters unite, LOL!) Josh has pulled together some awesome ideas that will have even the men in the church volunteering to work in the science projects area. The kids in this rotation will get to build a rocket that they actually get to launch! Some really cool and totally safe, chemical reactions, along with a catapult! Trust me the kids will love this and so will the volunteers! Josh even has created videos that will step by step teach how to do each project so that those who are leading don’t have to worry about how to explain the projects.

Preschoolers with love this too, Josh did a great job setting up the preschool ministry to have an amazing time too! Their activities and lessons are geared just of them and they don’t miss out on any of the cool factors.

Each element of the BASICS VBS kit is well thought out and has a reason for being a part of the kit. The music is fun, and totally scripture based, so if you want kids to learn God’s word, it will be all over the music!

I can highly recommend the kit to you because I believe it has everything you would need to have a gospel filled outreach that kids will remember for a long time. Josh provides you with all the essential elements and gives you all the access you need to conduct a fantastic outreach. With his instructional videos, lesson plans, lists of where to find all the necessary items you would need, it is a solid program and my choice for Vacation Bible School this summer at my church.”

Lynda Freeman

40-year Children’s Ministry Veteran, content contributor for Group Publishing, Veggie Tales, SuperBook, a consultant for Gospel Light, ZonderKids and more!

“Science VBS has a strong evangelistic emphasis and solid Bible teaching. I LOVE the way so much intentional learning can take place in the small group Science Devotions stations - children will participate in two devotions each day and will be opening their Bibles, reading Scripture, talking about what it says and doing science projects to help them understand and remember what they are learning - EXCELLENT!”

“I LOVE the way this curriculum involves children in science projects throughout the morning each day of this VBS - the science projects will definitely get the children's attention! I LOVE the way so much intentional learning can take place in the small group Science Devotions stations - children will participate in two devotions each day and will be opening their Bibles, reading Scripture, talking about what it says and doing science projects to help them understand and remember what they are learning - EXCELLENT!

Science VBS has a strong evangelistic emphasis and solid Bible teaching. This curriculum provides LOTS of information about how to prepare for each science project, where to find supplies and how to lead children through each project

How about this - Reproducible Music! Make copies and give to volunteers, families, children - everyone! All part of the one-time cost!

From a decoration standpoint, Science VBS has excellent resources to help churches turn their building and grounds into a science lab

I really appreciate that this curriculum available as a download and you are welcome to print as many of the resources as you need for use in your ministry.

As you might guess from the name, this VBS engages children with science projects - lots of them; which means, children are going to pay attention and will learn from the things they participate in throughout each morning.

I found Science VBS to be an excellent resource; I really LOVE all the science experiments which children are able to not just watch, but also actually have a part in performing themselves! If you do not choose Science VBS for your Vacation Bible School, definitely think about where you might use it in your ministry. Because there are so many activities and science projects in each lesson, it would be easy to stretch the five lessons into ten and use it over your summer on Sunday mornings! Just imagine what an exciting summer you would have with science projects and real Bible learning each Sunday in your church!”