Cool Games for VBS
Need cool games for VBS? This list is perfect for anyone teaching or volunteering for vacation bible school. Whether you teach classes or just support the ministry this summer, we have you covered.
You will find games that you can use for Vacation Bible School indoor or outdoor games, Sunday School, Youth group, Camp, and activities that will help teach kids more about God.
What is Vacation Bible School (VBS)? VBS is a time for kids to grow in their spiritual growth, make crafts, eat snacks, and have fun!
Fantastic Prize Ideas for VBS
Christian Toys & Party Favors – Fly with The Lord Airplane Gliders (Really COOL!)
10 Best VBS Games for Kids
Are you ready to intertwine faith and entertainment?!?!
In fact, I may have missed my calling as a PE teacher, lol.
However, I’m not missing this opportunity to share with you all of these really cool games for VBS.
Glow Bowling Game
For example, this first game is called Glow Bowling.
How to Play
You will need to fill up 10 empty bottles of Powerade Zero, or something similar.
If you’re looking for a sample size go here!
Fill the bottle 2/3 the way up with water and add these jumbo glow sticks.
After that, grab a ball and let the glow games begin!
You’ve just created a DIY bowling ball game that lights up for Jesus! What an awesome party game that will be! 🙂
Jesus where are you? Party Game
Can you picture the kids finding secret messages from Jesus?
This game is really interesting!
What you will need to play this activity is this invisible ink marker and LED black lights.
Prior to the kids starting their daily adventure at VBS.
You will want to write secret messages on a white piece of paper like in this picture below and hang them on the wall.
Tip: First part of this activity you will not want to give the children the LED lights.
Just ask the children to look around and see if they can see what Jesus is trying to tell them?
Next, Let them know he is sending them messages can anyone find them?
Nobody will be able to find the messages during the first stage of the game.
That’s when you’ll need to start the second part of the activity.
This time allow the kids to use the LED lights and ask them to look again.
This time they will find the secret messages on the wall from Jesus.
It could say, “I’m here!” or “I love you! – Jesus
Lastly, they could find bible verses that the kids could also find during their search for secret messages from God.
The important message is that this will help teach the kiddos that even though you can’t see Jesus, he is always there.
Musical Chairs is always a fun game for kids at a party.
It’s also really easy to do because most likely you have access to chairs to use.
In fact, for Vacation Bible school or Sunday school, it’s always fun to play Christian themed songs during musical chairs too.
Water Balloon Games
My kids highly enjoy playing with water balloons.
We are always trying to come up with fun ways to play.
If you haven’t found the SECRET to water balloons yet, you will want to go here!
Water Balloon Fight
Who doesn’t love a good old fashion water balloon fight? This is perfect for getting the kids outside and running out their energy.
Tip: You may want to make sure they have a change of clothes with them that day!
Water Balloon Toss
A fun water balloon game is to have two team members stand across from each other.
Both players will take turns tossing the balloon back and forth and will try to catch it.
Hence, the last team (or player) remaining with a balloon that has not popped are the winners.
We all know that the water balloon will fall and it will break.
But reminding the children that being a Christian doesn’t mean we won’t fall… it means that Jesus will be there to catch us when we do.
FUNNY Game for Youth Group or VBS
My kids have a blast playing this Funny Foot game and it’s perfect for small or large groups.
It’s easy on the wallet to make and hilarious to watch the kids play!
Get those camera’s ready and click here for more details!
Parachute Game For Kids
This parachute game is perfect for large group sizes. There are 12 handles on this 12 ft parachute here!
Not only is this a great exercise game for kids it also promotes group play!
It also encourages team building skills while at play.
An extra fun way to play this game, you could place bean bags on top of the parachute and shake them up and down.
It will be similar to watching it pop like “popcorn”.
Tip: You could use the ball pit balls from the Funny foot game to pop like popcorn too! The balls won’t be as heavy but you would still see them pop up. 🙂
Duck Duck Goose
Ah, it’s been so long since I’ve played Duck Duck Goose but I wanted to add that in this terrific bunch! It just happens to be one of those games people forget about (I do too) but it’s absolutely FREE to play!
Yes, that is what we all love to hear right… FREE!!!!
And of course SUPER easy to play and really FUN!
Jesus is our Super Hero Games
Zap! Pow! Bam! Show the kids to the Jesus Superhero Training Academy with these Superhero games. You will find games and activities from Flip the Cup to Balloon Smash. Go here for more details!
Flip the cup is super easy to play.
Players are divided into teams.
Standing across the table from each other.
Two players will race against each other to see who can flip the cup the fastest.
In this game, we used 4 cups and the team with the racers with the most cups reset right side up won!
Be STRONG & COURAGEOUS Do NOT Be Frightened Do Not Be Dismayed For The LORD Your GOD Is With YOU.- Joshua 1:9
If you’re looking for more game ideas you may want to try some of the following:
Also, if you want to purchase your games here are some fantastic ideas that you may want to use and reuse again. 🙂
Flickin’ Chicken (Have you seen this? It looks hilarious!)
I know it’s your mission to bring cool games to VBS. I hope at least one of these family-friendly ideas help create extra fun this summer at your Vacation Bible School.
What sort of games do you like to play during VBS week? Please leave them in the comments, I’d love to hear about them. 🙂