Cokesbury's VBS 2023 Comparison Planning Chart

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SHOWCASE 2023


Compare options and choose the best VBS for your needs. NEW Hero Hotline

Title

One Room VBS NEW - Hero Hotline

Food Truck Party

Publisher

Cokesbury

Description

Ready for some fun with the ultimate hero team? Hero Hotline VBS invites children of all ages to answer the call to serve God together. With the help of the Professor and Super Meer the meerkat, young Heroes learn to strive for peace and the things that build each other up (Romans 14:19). Through Old and New Testaments stories about teams of supporting heroes, kids learn how to Follow Jesus, Help Others, Work Together, Listen to God, and Show Grace.

Ready to cook up some fun? Food Truck Party VBS invites children of all ages to get on a roll with God as a parade of food trucks rolls into their neighborhood for the summer’s biggest party! This VBS invites children to pray as Jesus teaches us in Matthew 6:11; “Give us this day our daily bread.” These words serve as a reminder that everything we have comes from God — and that it’s by turning to God in prayer that all of our daily needs are met.

One Room VBS can be done with as few as two leaders and in just one room and is for ages 5–12. Each of the 5 sessions include Activities, Bible Story, Science, Active Learning Option, Recreation, Crafts, and Music. One Room VBS curriculum is easy for churches to customize! The One Room VBS Kit has all you need to begin your VBS!

Bible Stories

Jesus Builds the Team (John 1:35-51); Shiphrah, Puah, and Miriam: God’s Wonder Women (Exodus 1:8 - 2:10). Jethro Mentors Moses (Exodus 18). The Magnificent Magi (Matthew 2:1-12). Unexpected Heroes Give Paul a Basket Ride (Acts 9:1-25).

God Provides Manna and Quail (Exodus 16). Elijah, the Widow, and the Endless Oil (1 Kings 17:8-16). Daniel and Friends Eating the Good Stuff (Daniel 1). Jesus Feeds the 5,000 Plus (John 6:1-13). Jesus Cooks the Catch of the Day (John 21:1-17).

Various Bible stories based on themes. www.cokesburyvbs. com/theme/one-room-vbs.

Age Levels

Preschool–Older Elementary (Grade 6)

Preschool–Older Elementary (Grade 6)

Ages 5–12

Starter Kit Prices

9781791024345. Ultimate Starter Kit (includes Digital Content): $249.99. 9781791027544. Ultimate Starter Kit Digital Access Kit: $199.99.

9781791018368. Ultimate Starter Kit (includes Digital Content): $224.99. (See One Room VBS for more)

9781791024598. Food Truck Party One Room VBS Digital Kit: $89.99. 9781791024581. Discovery on Adventure Island One Room VBS Digital Kit: $89.99. 9781791000073. Knights of North Castle One Room VBS Kit: $89.99. 9781791000400.

Music in Kit

Complete Music CD in Ultimate Starter Kit with 10 songs, instrumental tracks, PowerPoint® slides with lyrics for projection. MP3 and MP4 downloads in Digital Access Kit.

Complete Music CD in Ultimate Starter Kit with 10 songs, instrumental tracks, and PowerPoint® slides with lyrics for projection. Also available as MP3 download.

Complete Music CDs include all VBS program songs with vocals and accompaniment tracks, along with PowerPoint files of lyrics for each song.

Bible Adventure Video DVD/CD-ROM, Music Video DVD, Decorating Publicity download content, Digital Content Download Card.

Bible Adventure Video DVD/CD-ROM, Music Video DVD, and Decorating/Publicity CD-ROM.

Each kit includes Bible Adventure and Trivia Videos for each of the 5 stories included in the program.

Student Music

Student Music CD (Pkg. of 6).

NEW: “Student Music Download Card” Includes all 10 songs.

While supplies last, purchase Student Take-Home CDs, Student Music Download Cards, or tracks can be downloaded from Apple Music or Amazon Music.

Student Books

Preschool/Kindergarten Student Book, Younger Elementary Student Book (grades 1-2), Older Elementary Student Book (grades 3-6).

Preschool/Kindergarten Student Book (ages 3–5), Younger Elementary Student Book (grades 1–2), Older Elementary Student Book (grades 3–6).

Younger Elementary Reproducible Fun Pages (grades 1–3), Older Elementary Reproducible Fun Pages (grades 4–6).

Leader Books

Director Guide, Bible Storyteller, Preschool/Kindergarten Leader, Elementary/One Room Leader, Craft Leader, Music Leader, Science Leader, Assembly Leader, Recreation Leader, Decorating Guide, and Reflection Time.

Director Guide, Bible Storyteller, Preschool/Kindergarten Leader, Elementary/One Room Leader, Craft Leader, Music Leader, Science Leader, Assembly Leader, Recreation Leader, Decorating Guide, and Reflection Time.

Hero Hotline One Room VBS, Food Truck Party Elementary/ One Room VBS Leader Guide; Discovery on Adventure Island One Room VBS Leader Guide; Knights of North Castle One Room VBS Leader Guide.

Decorating Helps

Decorating Guide; Decorating Murals; Decorating Mobiles; Decorating Pack; Decorating Curtain; Cave Wall Background; String Flags; Character, Promotional, and Large Logo Posters; Theme and Outdoor Banners; Stickers; Iron-On Transfers; Tablecloth; Capes Costume Kit; Suncatcher; and more.

Decorating Guide; Decorating Murals; Decorating Mobiles; Decorating Pack; String Flags; Character, Theme, Promotional, and Large Logo Posters; Theme and Outdoor Banners; Stickers; Iron-On Transfers; Tablecloth; Aprons and Hats; Placemats; and more.

For all: Small Promotional Poster.

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Snack and Mission guides are free in the kits. Access to FREE online registration for your church (CokesburyVBS.com).

See CokesburyVBS.com for over 70 FREE resources like free custom registration for churches, planning tools, Personalized eCards, Special Needs Leader Guide, & more!

cokesburyvbs.com/theme/one-room-vbs.

Video/ Multimedia Components

Spanish Other Notes

One Room VBS

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NEW Changemakers Lab

NEW Operation Restoration

NEW Twists & Turns

MennoMedia/Shine

Lifeway

Augsburg Fortress

An interactive VBS where children learn that everyone can make a difference in the world! Five Bible stories explore examples of people who experienced and brought about change. Provides a model for asking hard questions, working together to solve problems, reaching across differences, caring for all people, and imagining a new world. Through worship and drama, Bible study, STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art, math), and active games, children are invited to see and experience the transforming love of God.

Twists and Turns VBS is a fantastical celebration of how following Jesus changes the game. Spin the spinner, beat the clock, skip ahead, level up, and play to win! Kids will have fun with games while learning that Jesus guides us through all the twists and turns of our lives. In the end, they’ll find that even when they mess up it is never “game over.”

This VBS invites kids to be menders in God’s world. As they make connections between Bible stories and mending actions, they’ll discover simple ways to live out faith in daily life. Everyone at Operation Restoration explores language and practices to mend God’s world. Each day features a theme word, Bible story, and several activities that explore what it means to be a mender in God’s world. Flexible content for different group sizes and age levels that emphasizes relationship-building and faith connections.

How is This Possible? (John 3:1-17). Who Will Fix It? (Mark 2:1–12). Will There Be Enough? (Acts 2:42–47; 4:32–37). What Are We Building? (Acts 10). Can You Imagine? (Isaiah 65:17–25).

Jesus is Holy (Matthew 4:18-20; Luke 5:1-11). Jesus in Trustworthy (Matthew 14:22-33). Jesus is Forgiving (Luke 22:31-34, 54-62. John 18:15-18, 21:1-19). Jesus is Worth Following (Acts 3:1-4:24). Jesus is for Everyone (Acts 10).

Feed (Exodus 16:1-36). Heal (Luke 13:10-17). Forgive (Matthew 18:21-22). Pray (Luke 11:1-4). Rest (Exodus 16:23-30; 20:8-11; 23:1012).

Early Childhood (ages 3–5); Kindergarten–5th grade

Babies–Adult

Lower Elementary–Upper Elementary + All Kids & Intergenerational

9781513811635 Kit: $219.99.

9781087772127. Director’s Kit: $35.99; 9781087772509. Worship Rally Pack: $45.25. 9781087771908. Kids Grades 1–6 Kit: $109.99. 9781087771915. Kids Grades 1–6 Kit (includes Digital Content): $139.99. 9781087771922. Multi-Age Kit: $109.99. 9781087771939. Multi-Age Kit (includes Digital Content): $109.99. 9781087772448. Preschool (Babies–Kindergarten) Kit: $109.99. 9781087772455. Preschool (Babies–Kindergarten) Kit (includes Digital Content): $139.99. 9781087771663. Adult Starter Kit: $27.99. 9781087772479. Student Starter Kit: $27.99.

558961. Starter Kit: $140.00; 9781506487205. Director Guide: $60.00; 9781506487229. Art Guide: $15.00; 9781506487236. Music Guide: $15.00; 9781506487243. Science and Nature Guide: $15.00; 9781506487267. Service Learning Guide: $15.00; 9781506487250. Storytelling Guide: $15.00; 9781506487274. Interactive Kids Book: $3.00.

USB contains 7 songs for use during VBS. Also included on the USB drive are song motion videos and PowerPoint slides with the song lyrics.

Director’s Kit: Music for Preschoolers CD and Music for Kids CD. Kids Grades 1–6 Kit, Multi-Age Kit, and Preschool (Babies–Kindergarten) Kit: Music Rotation Leader Guide with DVD.

Music Guide includes everything the Music Center leader needs to guide kids through 5 days of music making activities. Leaders and kids sing, play instruments, dance, and even compose their own tunes. Daily music activities for Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, All Kids, and Intergenerational groups.

Lyric videos with song motions.

Worship Rally Pack: DVD Set that includes 5 daily drama videos, choreography video’s, lyric videos, instructional videos, CD Set. Kids Grades 1–6 Kit and Preschool (Babies–Kindergarten) Kit: Choreography DVD in the Music Rotation Leader Guide.

The Director Guide includes access to a digital download with essential content including editable schedules, jumbo coloring posters, decorating helps, script PDFs, and much more.

The Changemakers Lab Student Music Album allows children to take these fun and faith-building songs home, reinforcing what they’ve learned long after VBS is over. Contains 7 songs including the theme song, “We Are Changemakers.” Available as a bundle of 10 albums in CD or MP3 formats.

Director’s Kit: Music for Preschoolers CD and Music for Kids CD. Grades 1–6 Kit and Preschool (Babies–Kindergarten) Kit: Music Rotation Leader Guide with DVD.

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Changemakers Lab Book (Grades K–5 student booklet), Spark Book (Early Childhood student booklet)

Director’s Kit: Preschool Activity Book, Kids Activity Book, and Preteen Activity Book. Worship Rally Pack: Booklet sample. Kids Grades 1–6 Kit: Kids Activity Book (2), VBX Activity Book (preteen). Multi-Age Kit: Preschool Activity Book, Kids Activity Book. Preschool (Babies-Kindergarten) Kit: Keepsake Book (Babies-2s), Preschool Activity book (2). Adult Starter Kit: Adult VBS Learner Guide. Student Starter Kit: Student Learner Guide.

Interactive Book for Children: For Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary and All Kids groups. Introduces kids to each day’s content in their small groups. Pages feature activities to try, Scripture to read together, and classic artwork by Pastor Daniel Erlander to enjoy and color. This is a great keepsake for kids to take home, show their families, and help them remember the week.

Director Guide, Worship and Drama Leader Guide, Action Lab Leader Guide (games), Bible Lab Leader Guide (Bible study), STEAM Lab Leader Guide (art & science), Early Childhood Leader Guide

Worship Rally Guide, Grades 1-2 Leader Guide, Grades 3-4 Leader Guide, VBX Leader Guide (Preteen), Missions Rotation Leader Guide, Music Rotation Leader Guide with DVD, Crafts Rotation Leader Guide. Multi-Age Preschool Bible Study Leader Guide, Multi-Age Kids Bible Study Leader Guide, Missions Rotation Leader Guide with DVD, Music Rotation Leader Guide with DVD, Crafts Rotation Leader Guide. Babies-2s Leader Guide, 3s-Pre-K Leader Guide, Kindergarten Leader Guide. Adult Reproducible Leader Guide. Student Leader Guide.

Director Guide, Art Guide, Music Guide, Science and Nature Guide, Service Learning Guide, Storytelling Guide

Ideas for decorations, including set descriptions for each day’s opening drama. Bible Memory and activity area posters are included in the starter kit and are also available for purchase separately. The Music & Resource USB contains promotional logos.

VBS 2023 Twists and Turns and Decorating Made Easy.

The Director Guide includes access to a digital download with essential content including editable schedules, jumbo coloring posters, decorating helps, script PDFs, and much more.

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Other resources: Poster Pack, Invitation Poster, Invitation Postcards Pkg, of 20, Participation Certificates Pkg, of 20, Music and Resource USB.

Other resources: Director’s Administrative Guide, Promotional Poster, and more. Kids Grades 1-6 , Multi-Age, and Preschool Craft Pack Samplers. Adult Posters and CD-ROM with teaching helps. Student CD-ROM with teaching helps and other kit items.

Other resources: Director Guide includes a Snack Guide with five days of easy-prep ideas. Science and Nature Guide, Service Learning Guide, and Storytelling Guide each feature 5 days of hands-on activities.

VS23

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