This page is a menu to my free VBS and Summer lesson sets.
All of these sets include software lessons, as well as, other types of media and activities, -but you don’t have to use the software lesson if you don’t want to (oy!). They also work as Workshop Rotation Model lesson sets (4 or 5 weeks on one story). You are welcome to cherry-pick.
I’m a Presbyterian minister and lesson plan writer from way back. I hope you enjoy my lessons, and would expect you to adapt them as needed.
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In addition to the VBS-Summer Lessons on this page, I’ve also posted a page of Summer Software Lesson Ideas.
A FREE four-day or four week curriculum about the importance of going to church, and coming with the right attitude. Lessons about worship.
It will includes various learning activities: Video, Science Experiments, Games, Songs, and using our fun computer game Attack of the Sunday School Zombies CD.
Great as a Summer Sunday School too!
“All about the Bible”–up to 6 weeks (or days) of lessons featuring: Bongo’s Jungle Software, Bongo’s Bakery, Bongo’s Bible Skill & Games, Worship and Music.
Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob & Esau.
Software, Videos, Art, Games.
The Exodus story from Egypt to Wilderness. Software, Art, Videos, Games. Schedules and Egyptian Village ideas.
All about the Kingdom of God
Software, Video, Drama/skits, all totaled there are 12 possible lessons!
3 classes about the story of the Man Let Down through the Roof.
Software, Games, Video
Art, Video, Computer, Game workshop lessons introducing students to the “rest of the Exodus story” found in Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.
Good Samaritan, Journeys of Paul, Daniel in the Lion’s Den
I wrote this Campout -themed Summer Sunday School back in 2001 for my church. We created some pretty cool indoor camping/tent/beach spaces for our summer classes, and others have since adapted it as a Campout-themed VBS. It features the 3 CDs by same names above, as well as, music, video and games.
A lesson set that includes software, drama, video and game lessons.
Need more Summer Software Ideas with Creative Room Designs?
Go to my Summer Software Lesson Ideas Page, Includes: “Exodus Village”, Galilee Flyer Sea of Galilee theme, Outer Space themes, and more.
In addition to the VBS/Summer-style lessons on this page, here are the links to additional lesson plans and lesson sets I’ve posted here at our site:
- My Old and New Testament Software Cross Reference Lists. Find your story, see the resources I have for it.
- My creative summer lessons list, with room theme ideas.
- Special Lesson Sets from my own lesson archives for use anytime.
- Lesson Plans & Guides specific to a CD are found on that CD’s description page.
Who wrote this stuff?
I did. I’m a teacher, minister, and software developer who writes my own lesson plans and gives them away. I also write professionally for rotation.org, a Sunday School curriculum website.
While suitable for VBS, my lessons can also be used in Rotation Model Sunday Schools, and traditional programs. I don’t tell you everything you need to say and do. I expect you will make lessons into YOUR lessons. Add to them. Modify. That’s what teachers do.
Each of the lesson sets I’ve posted feature my software, but also include other types of lessons/media. If you don’t use the software, then you need to consider what to replace them with. In most cases, the software content is a major piece of how I’d teach the subject, so be careful ripping it out and just going with the other lessons without adding something back in.
I write for elementary age children, but especially older elementary who are often sorely missing in VBS and Sunday School. In particular, I find that many VBS curriculums are too babyish for older kids. That said, you can use my lesson with younger children too! …you’ll just have to adapt the language and questions a bit, (which isn’t hard). If you choose to do any of the above curriculums, feel free to ASK FOR MY HELP with lessons and activities.
Need some software ideas for use in your Store Bought VBS curric this year?
Email me the name of the VBS program you’re using, and the Bible verses you need lesson help with.
Don’t forget to visit my SUMMER LESSON IDEAS & LESSONS webpage.