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Why Choose God’s Backyard Bible Camp Under the Stars?
What Is SuperSimple™. . . . . . . . . 3
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Get ready for an outdoor adventure under the shimmer of starlight that starts in your own backyard and gets bigger each day as kids take the love of Jesus into their homes, neighborhoods, and communities! Complete with Bible stories that take place in the evening, this VBS will transport your kids to a fun-filled world where they’ll learn to serve under the stars. Everything you need to lead a SuperSimple™ and super fun VBS is in just one kit.
Inspire your kids to serve with the life-changing worship, missions, and Bible fun of God’s Backyard Bible Camp Under the Stars!
Your SuperSimple VBS Kit . . . . . . 6
For the Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Leader Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Student Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Challenge kids to serve family, friends, neighbors, community, and Jesus! Lead kids in meaningful Bible teaching, reading the Bible, and learning how to apply God’s truths to their lives.
Missions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Decorating and Publicity . . . . . . . . 12
Backyard Essentials . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Everything You Need to Lead Introducing the SuperSimple VBS! It’s EVERYTHING you need to plan and lead your VBS all in one easy-to-use kit. With user-friendly resources and leader’s guides, you and your team can spend more time teaching kids about serving Jesus and less time getting everything in place to do it. Here’s what makes this year’s VBS SuperSimple:
What Is SuperSimple™?
one kit with a simple-to-follow content map, bundled age-level resources, directors’ binders, and all the music, reproducible CDs, and DVDs included
NEW Mission Outreach! Todd and Beth Guckenberger and Back2Back Ministries show kids the power of reaching beyond their backyards with the Kids Serving Kids™ mission outreach.
a simple-to-use director’s 3-ring binder with tabbed dividers
effortless leader resources like ideally sized leaflets, colorful cards, and booklets that tuck inside your Bible or fold into your pocket
all teaching resources available on CD or DVD in the kit
ready-to-use missions project with everything you need
ALL NEW all reproducible songs by award-winning artist Yancy!
simple-to-find or simple-to-make decorations
NEW Backyard Bible Pals™ by Floppets™ These fun reminders of each lesson have a service focus and Scripture reference. They attach easily with a color tether strap to the 3-in-1 Lanyard—or to shoes, fingers, and just about anywhere! Your kids will look forward to collecting a new one each day!
OPENING & CLOSING AT
BIBLE STORIES AT
BACKYARD BIBLE CLUB
B IB LE MEMORY M a r k 12:29- 31
S E SS I O N 1
S E SS I O N 2
Mission and Music Videos!
Joseph forgave and fed his brothers.
Jesus washed the feet of His disciples.
GENESIS 37, 45
CRAFT PROJECTS AT
SNACKS & GAMES AT
BACKYARD FOOD & FUN
Serve Family Magnets
Fun Family Cookies
Funny Friend Faces
Friendly Fig Pops
Burst Your Bubble Pillowcase Pals
SERVICE PROJECTS AT
Sweet Surprises *Kit includes additional options
Along for the Ride Friends on a Mission
Teaching Kids to Serve S E SS I O N 3
S E SS I O N 4
S E SS I O N 5
Rebekah showed kindness to Abraham’s servant. GENESIS 24:1-27
Gideon led God’s people in battle. JUDGES 6:1-16; 7:9-21
Paul told about Jesus wherever he went. ACTS 27, 28
Light Switch Plates Stained-Glass Plate
Rocky Road Pudding Cups
Community Mix In
Roll and Go Snacks
Pour Water Sideways It’s in the Bag
ABC’s of Serving
Community Dash Thank You Treats
Soggy Joggy Race Banking on Service
Thank You Cards
Your SuperSimple™ VBS Kit!
Packed with everything you need to plan and lead your VBS, this kit includes the Director’s Guide, PreSchool Director’s Guide, Planning & Music Disc Set, all leader’s guides and activity cards, Age-Level Resources Disc Set, student books for four age levels, Decorating Pack & Guide, three OVER more poster packs, and lots $500 of awesome samples!
For the Director
• Director’s Guide • PreSchool Director’s Guide • Planning & Music Disc Set • Age-Level Resources Disc Set
• PreSchool Student Book • Elementary Student Book • PreTeen Student Book • Teen Student Book
Leader Resources • Opening & Closing Leader’s Guide for Backyard Bash • Bible Stories Leader’s Guide for Backyard Bible Club • Snacks & Games Leader’s Cards for Backyard Food & Fun • Service Projects Leader’s Cards for Community Corner
• Craft Projects Leader’s Cards for Clothesline Creations • Bible Stories Leader’s Guide for PreSchool Playground • Activities & More Leader’s Cards for PreSchool Playground • Bible Study Leader’s Guide for Teens
• Decorating Pack & Guide • Bible Story Poster Pack • It’s Your Serve! Poster Pack • Site Names Poster Pack
ISBN 978-0-7847-3737-8 $199.99 • 025497113
Bonus Samples Pack includes one of each: • Activity Pad • 3-in-1 Lanyard • Iron Ons • Staff Appreciation Card • Recognition Certificate • Bookmark • Backyard Bible Pals • Publicity Theme Poster • Invitation Postcard • It’s Your Serve! Stickers • Book samples: - Tales of the Not Forgotten - Beyond Your Backyard - I Am: Revealed
Director’s Guide This easy-to-use binder will guide you through every step of planning for God’s Backyard Bible Camp Under the Stars! 80 pages in 1/2-inch 3-ring binder; includes set of white tabbed dividers ISBN 978-0-7847-3778-1 Included in Kit and Sold Separately Price: $19.99 • 025501213
PreSchool Director’s Guide Give special attention to your youngest learners. This resource will guide you through every step of planning. 48 pages in 1/2-inch 3-ring binder; includes set of white tabbed dividers ISBN 978-0-7847-3779-8 Included in Kit and Sold Separately Price: $19.99 • 025501313
Planning & Music Disc Set
For the Director Age-Level Resources Disc Set 3-disc set includes: • The Director’s & Leaders’ CD—a PDF of the Director’s Guide, along with digital forms, charts, and editable docs, plus digital files for all elementary and preteen leader’s guides and cards. • PreSchool CD— a PDF of the PreSchool Director’s Guide, as well as digital forms, charts, and editable docs. Also includes audio and print files needed for teaching preschoolers. • Teen CD—audio, video, and print files referenced in Bible Study Leader’s Guide for Teens. 3-disc set in refoldable cardboard packaging Included in Kit Only
6-disc set includes: • Planning & Missions DVD with program overview and missions segments • Music DVD and CD for Backyard Bash with new music from Yancy • Bonus Music CD • Decorating & Publicity CD • Exportable Media (MP3s & MP4s) you can download for presentation software 6-disc set in refoldable cardboard packaging Included in Kit Only
Leader Resources Opening & Closing Leader’s Guide for Backyard Bash Use this handy guide to lead each opening and closing segment at God’s Backyard Bible Camp Under the Stars! Each leaflet helps you engage kids in worship with music by Yancy, fun games, and compelling missions video stories with Back2Back Ministries. 24 pages, 5 5/16” x 8 1/2” Included in Kit Only
Bible Stories Leader’s Guide for Backyard Bible Club This guide includes everything a site leader needs to create a memorable Bible story experience. Introduce kids to Bible people who served and help them think about ways they can live out Mark 12:29-31. 40 pages, 5 5/16” x 8 1/2” ISBN 978-0-7847-3782-8 Included in Kit and Sold Separately Price: $6.99 • 025501613
Snacks & Games Leader’s Cards for Backyard Food & Fun Easy-to-use, colorful cards are filled with ideas for lesson-related snacks and games kids will love. Fun science games are included! 80 pages (40 2-sided cards), 5 5/16” x 8 1/2” Included in Kit Only
Service Projects Leader’s Cards for Community Corner With ideas from these easy-to-use cards, kids will have the opportunity to make a difference every day through practical, hands-on service projects that can be completed right where they are. Three options per session, plus additional ideas for longer projects. 40 pages (20 2-sided cards), 5 5/16” x 8 1/2” Included in Kit Only
Craft Projects Leader’s Cards for Clothesline Creations Choose from the do-it-yourself craft options or the pre-packaged options from S&S® Worldwide. Either way, kids will have fun creating craft projects that remind them to use their gifts to serve. Four options per session. 40 pages (20 2-sided cards), 5 5/16” x 8 1/2” Included in Kit Only
Bible Stories Leader’s Guide for PreSchool Playground Interactive Bible stories and activities—just the right resources to help preschoolers, ages 3–kindergarten, have fun playing and learning at PreSchool Playground. 40 pages, 5 5/16” x 8 1/2” ISBN 978-0-7847-3785-9 Included in Kit and Sold Separately Price: $6.99 • 025501913
Activities & More Leader’s Cards for PreSchool Playground Easy-to-use, colorful cards are filled with ideas for all preschool activities— games, snacks, service projects, crafts, and Cooper puppet scripts. 80 full color pages (40 2-sided cards); 5 5/16” x 8 1/2” Included in Kit Only
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Bible Study Leader’s Guide for Teens Help teens take the challenge to serve God and others with this insightful, motivating leader’s guide. 32 pages, 5 5/16” x 8 1/2” ISBN 978-0-7847-3787-3 Included in Kit and Sold Separately Price: $6.99 • 025502113
Student Books PreSchool Student Book This fun-filled book will guide preschoolers as they explore serving in God’s backyard, learn Bible verses, and play games. Includes stickers, Bible story review, and application activities.
16 pages, 8 3/8” x 10 7/8” ISBN 978-0-7847-3786-6 One Included in Kit • Price: $2.99 • 025502013
Elementary Student Book Great size and format! Helps elementary kids explore Bible stories and service through fun activities and conversation starters. Includes service challenges and journal pages for kids to complete at home! 24 full color pages; 8 1/2” x 5 5/16” ISBN 978-0-7847-3783-5 One Included in Kit • Price: $2.99 • 025501713
PreTeen Student Book Great size and format! Helps preteens explore Bible stories and service through fun activities and conversation starters. Includes service challenges and journal pages for preteens to complete at home! 24 pages, 8 1/2” x 5 5/16” ISBN 978-0-7847-3784-2 One Included in Kit • Price: $2.99 • 025501813
Teen Student Book Challenge teens to see opportunities to serve God and others each day using this student magazine designed just for them! 24 pages, 5 5/16” x 8 1/2” ISBN 978-0-7847-3788-0 One Included in Kit Price: $2.99 • 025502213
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Music Disc Set
All new! All reproducible! Planning & Music Disc Set Includes Planning & Missions DVD with program overview and missions segments, Music DVD and CD for Backyard Bash with new music from Yancy, Bonus Music CD, Decorating & Publicity CD, and Exportable Media (MP3s & MP4s) you can download for presentation software.
The music from Yancy already in your kit sold separately so you can use it in various areas of ministry. Music DVD and music CD for Backyard Bash, Bonus Music CD, and Exportable Media (MP3s & MP4s) with all the files you need to download for presentation software. 4-disc set in refoldable cardboard packaging UPC 7-07529-90180-0 Price: $59.99 • 025503613
6-disc set in refoldable cardboard packaging Included in Kit Only
All NEW songs by award-winning artist Yancy! Plant the seeds for a lifetime of worship! Kids will have fun praising God!
Pass-Along Music CDs All 8 songs at an affordable price. A perfect gift for every child and leader! (Stereo version only) Pack of 10 CDs in paper sleeves UPC 7-07529-90166-4 Price: $19.99 • 025500113
Missions — Kids Serving Kids™
Mission Project Pack (Kids Serving Kids) Includes everything you need to get kids involved in serving kids in Mexico. Create a Serving Hands wall with colorful hands and posters. Then follow the instructions in the leader’s guide to help your VBS kids and team to make a difference in the lives of orphans living in Mexico. 6 sheets, 19” x 27”, 16-page leader’s guide, 5 5/16” x 8 1/2”; Pack of 50 colorful Serving Hands ISBN 978-0-7847-3777-4 Price: 19.99 • 025501113
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God’s Backyard Wall Mural Create your own Serving Hands wall with these three large sheets. See more on page 13.
Tales of the Not Forgotten What’s Back2Back Ministries? Back2Back Ministries is an international Christian nonprofit organization that is dedicated to being a voice for orphans.
What Orphans in Mexico Need • Food • Clothing • Shelter • Education • Medical Care
How to Get Involved • Choose which items you want your VBS offerings to be used for. • During VBS, show the daily video stories that introduce your kids to Joel, one of the orphans. • Collect offerings that will be given to Back2Back for these items. • Back2Back will buy the items in Mexico.
By Beth Guckenberger Four real-life stories show kids how God is taking care of orphans around the world. Perfect Bound, 6 x 9, 208 pages ISBN: 978-0-7847-3528-2 Price: $8.99 • 025485212
Leader’s Guide 6-session interactive leader’s guide. Price: $7.99 • 025485112 • ISBN 978-0-7847-3527-5
Tales of the Defended Ones By Beth Guckenberger Four real-life stories reveal how God powerfully defends the defenseless as they face extreme struggles. Perfect Bound, 6 x 9, 208 pages ISBN: 978-0-7847-3697-5 Price: $8.99 • 025495113
Leader’s Guide 6-session interactive leader’s guide. Price: $7.99 • 025495213 • ISBN 978-0-7847-3698-2
Decorating Create an Exciting Nig Backyard Adventure! httime Decorating Pack & Guide Transform an ordinary room into an outdoor adventure! Includes five sheets (38” x 54”) packed with full-color art, four more sheets (38” x 54”) that go together to make a tree over 9’ tall, and a 16-page decorating guide. 9 sheets, 38” x 54”; 16-page guide, 8 3/8” x 10 7/8” ISBN 978-0-7847-3789-7 Included in Kit and Sold Separately Price: $32.99 • 025502313
Bible Story Poster Pack Five 19” x 27” posters are a great way to illustrate the Bible stories each day. Display them at Backyard Bible Club and Backyard Bash to remind kids to serve! 5 sheets, 19” x 27” ISBN 978-0-7847-3790-3 Included in Kit and Sold Separately Price: $14.99 • 025502413
It’s Your Serve! Poster Pack Five colorful 19” x 27” posters are reminders of how kids can serve every day in their own backyards and beyond. 5 sheets, 19” x 27” ISBN 978-0-7847-3761-3 Included in Kit and Sold Separately Price: $14.99 • 025499213
Site Names Poster Pack Six colorful 19” x 27” posters help you designate and decorate sites at Backyard Bible Camp. 6 sheets, 19” x 27” ISBN 978-0-7847-3762-0 Included in Kit and Sold Separately Price: $14.99 • 025499313
Gigantic Decorating Stickers Decorate your hallways, walls, windows, or rooms with these super-large, reusable stickers! Just peel and press on any surface— even fabric! Comes rolled in a tube—no creases! 3 sheets, 25 1/2” x 38 1/2” ISBN 978-0-7847-3763-7 Price: $45.99 • 025499413
Giant Tree House Create the focal point of your stage using these four large sheets. Just mount them on foam core—no cutting out pieces and parts! See the decorating guide in the Decorating Pack & Guide (025502313) for other fun ways to use it. 4 sheets, 38” x 54” ISBN 978-0-7847-3764-4 Price: $16.99 • 025499513
God’s Backyard Wall Mural Create your own backyard adventure with these three large sheets. Comes rolled in a tube—no creases! When mounted on foam core or wall, it quickly becomes a 6’ x 9’ background scene. 3 sheets, 36” x 72” ISBN 978-0-7847-3765-1 Price: $29.99 • 025499613
Invite Your Community to Your Backyard!
Outdoor Banner Let your community know about VBS or decorate inside your building! This large banner (approx. 3’ x 5’) features blank writing space so you can include the information you want. It’s weatherproof with grommets for rope tie-down. 58” x 34.8” ISBN 978-0-7847-3791-0 Price: $27.99 • 025502513
Publicity Posters Spread the word about God’s Backyard Bible Camp with these attractive posters! 11” x 15”, Pack of 5 ISBN 978-0-7847-3792-7 Price: $10.99 • 025502613
Invitation Postcards Help kids get excited about joining their friends at God’s Backyard Bible Camp! Four perforated postcards on each 8 1/2” x 11” sheet (two each of two designs) for easy copying. Includes a template for filling out the back. A digital template is included on the Decorating & Publicity CD too! 52 postcards, 8 1/2” x 11” sheets, pack of 13 sheets (4 cards per sheet) ISBN 978-0-7847-3795-8 Price: $9.99 • 025502913
Backyard Essentials Make Your Backyard Adventure Unforgettab le!
Serves as a name tag holder, with a pouch for student service challenge and journal pages, and kids can attach their Backyard Bible Pals™ each day! VBS team members will love the convenient pouch for keeping pens, reminders, and schedules! Black breakaway lanyard is attached to black zippered pouch that is 4-3/4” x 6”; name tag is 4 1/8” x 2 3/4”; 10 lanyards and 10 name tags packaged together ISBN 978-0-7847-3774-3 Price: $14.99 • 025500713
Use these iron ons to create your own God’s Backyard Bible Camp T-shirts for kids! Light-colored T-shirts are recommended. Try using a different color T-shirt for each age group. Pack of 10, 8” x 9” full color sheets ISBN 978-0-7847-3775-0 Price: $13.99 • 025500813 front
Bookmarks These inexpensive reminders will help kids read and learn God’s Word. Pack of 25; 2” x 6 1/2” full-color card stock ISBN 978-0-7847-3776-7 Price: $5.99 • 025500913
For Your Kids
Backyard Bible Pals™ by Floppets™ Fun reminders of each lesson with the service focus and Scripture reference, and they attach easily to the 3-in-1 Lanyard!
Pack of 5; approximately 1-1/2” x 1”; each one is attached to a color tether UPC 7-07529-90167-1 Price: $7.99 • 025501013
This activity pad has 80 pages filled with activities to remind kids of all the fun they had at God’s Backyard Bible Camp! Inexpensive send-home gift for each child!
Keep kids filled and refreshed during Backyard Food & Fun. BPA free. Holds over 16 ounces.
80 pages, 8” x 5 3/8” ISBN 978-0-7847-3771-2 One Included in Kit • Price: $1.39 • 025500413
9” tall by 2 3/4” in diameter; green with white logo ISBN 978-0-7847-3796-5 Price: $2.49 • 025503213
Recognition Certificates It’s Your Serve! Stickers Each 4” x 5” sheet includes stickers of the five service statements, five serving hands, and five Backyard Bible Pals™ stickers. Enough for 6 kids!
8” x 10” certificates celebrating kids’ participation at God’s Backyard Bible Camp! Pack of 12 ISBN 978-0-7847-3766-8 Price: $6.99 • 025499713
Pack of 6 sheets ISBN 978-0-7847-3769-9 Price: $1.99 • 025500213
God’s Backyard Bible Camp Pencils Kid’s love pencils! This one will remind them to serve every time they use it. Pack of 12 UPC 7-07529-09861-6 Price: $4.99 • 09861 limited quantity available
For Your Leaders Cooper Puppet Preschoolers will look forward to their daily visits with Cooper. 17” tall UPC 7-07529-09936-1 Price: $24.99 • 09936
T-Shirt: Adult Medium 50% preshrunk cotton, 50% polyester UPC 7-07529-90168-8 Price: $14.99 • 025503013
T-Shirt: Adult Large
Crew Leader’s Bag
limited quantity available
This large, sturdy, bright blue bag with shoulder-length handles is perfect for crew leaders and their daily materials! 16” high x 20” wide ISBN 978-0-7847-3424-7 Price: $2.99 • 020905512
Staff Appreciation Cards Thank all of your volunteers in God’s Backyard Bible Camp with this card of appreciation. Pack of 10 full color cards with white envelopes; cards are 4-1/2” x 6-1/4” folded ISBN 978-0-7847-3767-5 Price: $8.99 • 025499813
50% preshrunk cotton, 50% polyester UPC 7-07529-90177-0 Price: $14.99 • 025503313
T-Shirt: Adult XL 50% preshrunk cotton, 50% polyester UPC 7-07529-90178-7 Price: $14.99 • 025503413
T-Shirt: Adult XXL 50% preshrunk cotton, 50% polyester UPC 7-07529-90179-4 Price: $16.99 • 025503513
Keep the Adventure Going After VBS! Backyard Block Party Download The perfect way to send off the summer! Use after God’s Backyard Bible Camp or for any end-of-summer children’s programming. Includes suggestions for setting up, food, games, decorations, music, and more! Digital files for publicity, planning, and follow-up are also provided. ISBN 978-0-7847-3793-4 Price: $14.99 • 025502713
My Web Tools Promoting, recruiting, planning, engaging parents, and everything else that goes into a successful VBS has never been easier! Using My Web Tools, in minutes you can: • launch a customer VBS website--no web skills required • register kids • recruit volunteers • post pictures to your own photo gallery • give everyone a sneak peek of your VBS! Visit www.vacationbibleschool.com to register for your FREE account!
KIDS’ SUMMER LEARNING!
The House in the Middle of Town
The Boy on the Yellow Bus
This delightful book teaches young children to make a difference where they live. As your kids practice “loving your neighbor as yourself,” they will see the value in stepping out to help when they see a need.
This engaging picture book illustrates what it means to be a hero—simply being willing to be used by God to make a difference in any situation, no matter how big or small the task. A great way to teach kids about helping others!
Casebound, 10 1/5” x 8 1/5”, 32 pages ISBN: 978-0-7847-2098-1 • Price: $15.99 • 04737
Casebound, 10.1” x 8.1”, 32 pages ISBN: 978-0-7847-2397-5 • Price: $12.99 • 021523010
By Crystal Bowman
By Crystal Bowman
JUST FOR KIDS As your kids get to know God during VBS by learning to serve as Jesus did, your adults can also discover God’s character in these two Bible study resources that will change the way they live and serve.
Beyond Your Backyard By Tom Ellsworth
God is calling you to make a difference in others’ lives. Beyond Your Backyard explores relevant and simple ideas that can impact others in big and little ways. Perfect Bound, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 144 pages ISBN: 978-0-7847-2108-7 Price: $9.99 • 24327
Beyond Your Backyard Group Member Discussion Guide By Jonathan Weiner, Tom D. Ellsworth 8-session study guide. Perfect Bound, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 144 pages ISBN: 978-0-7847-2174-2 Price: $6.99 • 41185
I AM Revealed By Mike Baker
Dig into God’s Word as you seek to know him day by day. God knows you and calls you by name. And yes, it’s possible for you to know God—on a first-name basis. Includes group discussion questions. Perfect Bound, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 144 pages ISBN: 978-0-7847-3572-5 • Price: $9.99 • 025488213
Tales of the Defended Ones Tales of the Defended Ones Leader’s Guide Tales of the Not Forgotten Tales of the Not Forgotten Leader’s Guide See page 11.