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VBS Activities: Adventures on Promise Island

Updated on August 18, 2014

Make Summer Vacation Fun

Welcome to Adventures on Promise Island!

Part of any church outreach needs to be focused on the children. More than 80% of people surveyed said that they had come to the Lord as a youth, and most during children's activities.

If you haven't planned on summer activities for your church or neighborhood, take a look at these Vacation Bible School ideas. They can be as simple as you want or plan an extravagant activity for the entire community. You decide which plan fits your budget, but what ever you do, do something.

Get kids involved with studying and learning the Bible and what God promises to those who believe in Him. What are you waiting for? Come let's take an Adventure on Promise Island!

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Adventures on Promise Island Curriculum

An interactive curriculum you'll enjoy!

The Promises of God are learned in 5 fun packed sessions.

Sesson 1: God Promises - I Am with You (Daniel 3:1 & 4:28)Sesson 2: God Promises - I Care about You (John 11:1-2 & 17:44)

Session 3: God Promises - I Give You What You Need (Mark 2:1-12)Session 4: God Promises - I Will Save You (John 19:16-18, 29,30; 20:29-31)Session 5: God Promises - I Will Answer You (Acts 16:22-34)

Adventures on Promise Island in Action

Original Songs by Yancy for Adventures on Promise Island

Power Pack: On Promise Island - Item featured in introduction.

This power pack is great. It includes the beginning starter kit plus it comes with lots of extras you will need for your event.

In this particular pack you will receive: everything that's in the Starter Kit, plus Ultimate Decorating Pack & Guide, Publicity & Recruiting CD, God's Promises Poster Pack, Lifeguard Lagoon Bible Story Poster Pack, Activity Pad, Art & Decorating CD, and the Kid Views DVD.

Power Pak (Vacation Bible School 2012: Adventures on Promise Island)
Power Pak (Vacation Bible School 2012: Adventures on Promise Island)

Music and Activites DVD/CD's are included with the packet. A savings indeed.

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Why pick Promise Island?

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Have you ever imagined yourself stranded on some tropical island with nothing but coconuts, bananas and fish for food? What would it be like to live in a place that had everything you ever needed? This summer you can take your youth group on a great adventure with swaying palm trees, exotic animals, sandy beaches and where the sun always shines.

On Promise Island the children will take a look into God's word to learn about the promises He has given to those who love and trust in Him. They will learn songs, memory verses and play games that are full of adventure making this a summer they will never forget.

The Adventures On Promise Island Kits come in several sizes to fit the needs of the church or community. Choose from many resources to help your event to be the success God wants it to be. Although the activities and adventures in life may change, one thing we can be sure of is that God's promises never change. They are the same yesterday, today and forever.

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Photo by Pastor Cher

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Publicity & Recruiting CD

It doesn't matter how well you have planned, how great the decorations are, or even if you have a super cool craft idea - without the kids you have nothing. Be sure to plan your event by including the media and local newspapers. Learn all you need to do in order for your event to come off big with the kids in this CD kit.

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Name Tags & Lanyards

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It is a good thing to be able to call each child by their name.  Part of helping a child fit in is recognizing the individual by their name. 

I have always made it a point to learn my students names right away.  Using name tags and lanyards will help you to learn the child's name quickly.

Participation Chart - Click on photo for details.

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Promise Island Backer Board Vacation Bible School - Adventures on Promise Island

What will children see when they first enter the building? Dress up any area with this large backdrop. You can be sure that if a child walks up to the registration area where there are large displays it will send their imaginations soaring. What a better way to build excitement.

Life Like Palm Trees - Click on photo for details.

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Want to make your island look real? Try adding some palm trees to your scenes.

Seaside Celebration Leader's Guide Promise Island

In order for any event to come off looking good, it has to have a great director or leader. In this leader's guide and handbook it will help your leader to stay focused from beginning to closing ceremonies.


Seaside Celebration Leader’s Guide (Vacation Bible School 2012: Adventures on Promise Island)
Seaside Celebration Leader’s Guide (Vacation Bible School 2012: Adventures on Promise Island)

Music by Yancy, group challenges, and skits to start off and wrap up the fun on Promise Island. Includes scripts, music scores, and a closing program.


Seaside Celebration Dual CD Set Music & More CD Rom Pack - Click on photo for details.

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Two reproducible CDs! It has 10 reproducible praise and worship songs, power point, chord sheets, video and MP3 files, skits and of course music with split track formats.

Art & Decorating CD

Need some ideas that will make this a promise land they won't forget? Take a look at this program that includes banners, bulletins, t-shirt ideas and more. Ideas for every age to meet your needs this summer.

Art & Decorating CD (Vacation Bible School 2012: Adventures on Promise Island)
Art & Decorating CD (Vacation Bible School 2012: Adventures on Promise Island)

Bold colors and decoration ideas for making this a successful event that the kids won't forget.


Sea Shells Make it Look Real. - Click on photo for details.

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Bible Memorization Helps

Visual aides are a good resource for memory learning. This kit includes 6 bright and bold posters that will help the students in learning their daily memory verses.

The Ultimate Prize! The White BIble! - Click on photo for details.

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Only One Could Win. Who would it be? When I was a child the most wonderful thing I remember about going to VBS was a prize I had won for bringing the most kids during the week. It was a white Bible. Each night the team leader of the song service would hold up the white Bible and tell of its glory. That first night I made up my mind that I was going to win that precious white Bible; and I did. I worked hard for that Bible and never forgot what it meant to me. Will you be a part of making a memory like that for a child?

Meet Cooper - Life size friend! - Click on photo for details.

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Years ago when I was in a play for our youth group I was able to wear the costume of Snoopy. The kids loved being able to talk and play with their new friend pup. In Adventures on Promise Island, Cooper will be the life of your event when he comes to greet each of the children.

Puppet Pack - Meet Cooper at Adventures on Promise Island

Children love to play pretend, and they learn skills through various methods. One of the best visuals you can use for teaching a lesson is through a character puppet.

Puppet Pack (Vacation Bible School 2012: Adventures on Promise Island)
Puppet Pack (Vacation Bible School 2012: Adventures on Promise Island)

Kit includes a puppet and CD with audio skits, printable scripts, instructions for building a puppet stage, pattern for making the frog, plus ideas for engaging preschoolers.


Cooper's Cookie Cutters - Click on photo to buy.

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Part of the excitement of VBS is the snacks. Help the children remember more of the lessons by including cookies shaped like their favorite new character Cooper.

Adventures on Promise Island Color-It Mural - Click on photo to buy.

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The kids will love decorating their own island with this 3 foot high by 9 foot long wall mural.

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What about the workers?

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God's promises are for everyone.

Your crew leaders, workers and volunteers have done a fabulous job here on Promise Island. Why not reward them with a nice tote bag letting them know how much you appreciate their efforts?

Be a blessing to those that have blessed you with their time and talents.

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Ready to go to Promise Island? - Whether or not you choose Adventures on Promise Island, you can be sure of the Promise that God loves YOU!

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    • Elaine Chen profile image

      Elaine Chen 4 years ago

      seems like great fun for kids :-)

    • wiseriverman profile image

      wiseriverman 4 years ago

      Great information. Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I would have loved Adventures on Promise Island when I was in VBS years ago, what a fun curriculum and what is learned having fun sure stays with us. Kids will want VBS to never end! You have a very beautiful and inviting presentation! :)

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      DuaneJ 5 years ago

      This reminds me of my VBS days! Those were good days

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      VspaBotanicals 5 years ago

      I love these activities...great ideas.

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      Takkhis 5 years ago

      Interesting! it would be fun, no doubt.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      What fun VBS activities - I love the Promise Island theme!

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      squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

      Great resource here!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for your info.

      Love your lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      As an interesting read, I recommend it to my lenses.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Sounds like lots of fun for kids.

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      acregmed 5 years ago

      Great lens!

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      Pastor Kay 5 years ago

      This looks like a wonderful program.

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      OliviaDaughter LM 5 years ago

      Great lens. Thanks for sharing.

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      iijuan12 5 years ago from Florida

      Nicely done!

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      sandi_x 5 years ago

      Looks interesting.

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      Shelly Sellers 5 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Nicely done and Vacation Bible School rocks! Thanks for linkin to my VBS lens! I will return the link :)

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Really fun program that the kids will enjoy. God's promises are forever.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Adventures of Promise Island sounds like a wonderful VBS theme. Ours this year is Operation Overboard but I will sure share this page with our Children's Director. Thank you.

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      Heidi 5 years ago from Benson, IL

      Looks interesting. Unfortunately the number of kids in our church has gone down in recent years :( but if we go with a couple of other area churches, we can usually get a good VBS going.