After a one year break to do a Family VBS last summer, it was time to return to Backyard Bible Blasts…. but this summer we called them Backyard Bible SPLASHES!
A giant waterslide, water games and a Gospel message were our formula to help equip our families to reach their neighbors with the Good News!
Of course, I like any excuse to get my Waternator outfit on and squirt kids!
It definitely was wet!
We started with some open free time, then went into some organized water games and relays.
The Giant Water Slide was a huge hit. The kids would have played on that for the entire time if we let them! It turned out to be a great draw. Plus, its the kind of thing parents don’t want to buy for their own kids (a little big and expensive for a family, $399 at Costco) but great for the church to provide!
There’s just something fun about water. So refreshing!
The parachute games were rather pointless, but still fun.
Racing with leaky cups!
But of course, it all is for the purpose of a fun entertaining Gospel message at the end. No matter how many pictures are taken of me doing magic shows, I always have a stupid look on my face.
An object lesson on the heart…
The cumbersomeness of trying to reach God on our own.
(no I don’t use that word in the show, this is a summary)
Even Baby Luke got into the fun at the one at my sister’s house down the street. Though he seemed a little overwhelmed by it all!
In the end, we definitely has a ‘splash!’
(additional pictures and discussion at Kidology.org)
FOR MORE INFO ON HOW WE HAVE DONE OUR BACKYARD OUTREACHES IN THE PAST, SEE THIS RE-CREATED LINK FROM A PREVIOUS CHURCH WEBSITE.