Friday, July 24, 2009

Gotta Share: Summer Faith Adventure

A FREE Catholic Vacation Bible School (VBS) you can do from home! You have to sign up for a specific week (you can also sign up for the Advent and Lent Adventures and they will e-mail you in time for those). For more information from their site:
Register now for the "at-home," FREE, week-long Catholic vacation Bible school: Holy Heroes Summer Faith Adventure! Choose your week to receive 5 daily emails full of short videos, activities, prayers, songs, all-new coloring pages, quizzes, and puzzles, everything you need to have a summer camp in your own home or backyard. New this year: The Story of the "Sel-fish" and the "Generous Fish." (Mom and Dad: you'll love the effect on your children!) Don't forget: register now.
Supplies you will need for this journey (you will get an e-mail the weekend before you sign up with this list but in case you want to plan ahead):

Supplies for making all the week's crafts:
  1. White paper or white card-stock
  2. Colorful construction paper
  3. Black construction paper (one piece per child)
  4. Tape
  5. Markers
  6. Scissors
  7. Wax paper
  8. Colorful tissue paper
  9. Glue
  10. Stapler or hole punch and string/yarn/ribbon
  11. Paper cups

Ingredients for making all the week's snacks:
  1. Pre-made sugar cookie dough: This is only if you do not want to make the dough from scratch for the first two days of snacks. If you choose not to make the dough yourself but instead buy pre-made dough, you will not need any powdered sugar, almond extract, cream of tartar, baking soda, or sugar.
  2. Butter
  3. Sugar
  4. Eggs
  5. Vanilla
  6. Flour
  7. Baking soda
  8. Salt
  9. Hard candy (Jolly Ranchers, Life Savers, or any colorful hard candy)
  10. Powdered sugar
  11. Almond extract
  12. Cream of tartar
  13. Yeast
  14. Pretzel salt or cinnamon mixed with sugar
  15. Marshmallows
  16. Rice Crispies cereal
  17. Animal crackers
  18. Gold fish
  19. M&M's
  20. Oyster crackers
  21. Pretzel sticks
  22. Pretzel twists
I just signed us up for the first week of August! There are only two more weeks of this left so don't wait! Let me know what you thought of it, if you decide to do it! I can't wait because my kids did a VBS at our Parish (I volunteered and they got to go for free, which I am very thankful for) but the program was VERY saints, no Mary, no Sacred Heart of Jesus...I've seen it advertised at Protestant churches around here, unfortunate that they choose this program over a Catholic one. Anyway, this is my opportunity to do it the "right way" or, I should say, "what I was expecting from the one at our parish." Enjoy!

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