Backyard VBS: August 2-5
Hey parents! We are so excited to announce that VBS WILL BE HAPPENING this year! With one modification, though. Instead of you bringing your kids to VBS, we’re bringing VBS to your kids.
This summer, on August 2-5, we’ll be using a quarantine-friendly VBS called BOLT. With minimal preparation, easy-to-follow instructions, and a video that leads you and your kids step-by-step through each of the 3 days, BOLT is designed for you to perform with your family at home. It’s so simple!
During BOLT, your family will participate in fun games that illustrate what it means to listen to, focus on, and follow Jesus. Depending on your pace, you can expect that each day’s experience will last about an hour and a half. It’s great for kids 4 and up. Even middle and high school kids can enjoy it!
BOLT is a quarantine-friendly way VBS that you can do with your kids from the comfort of your own home! Check out today’s video and make sure to download the leader guide!
What Happens at Bolt VBS?
Fun & Games
Have some fun in the backyard with these low set-up games. You might get a little messy!
These illustrated stories from the Bible will teach your kids to Bolt to faith in Jesus Christ!
Arts & Crafts
Your kids will have a blast with arts and crafts projects like origami and coloring! (Most supplies are included)
Clear, simple explanations of the Bible stories to help your kids understand the big idea of the day.
Sing along with Ben Calhoun from Citizen Way. Plus–bonus songs from our Westside volunteers!
VBS isn’t complete unless someone gets messy! Get ready to have some fun and make some memories together.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Backyard VBS?
BOLT is a 3-day VBS that you do as an individual family from your own home. You’ll need a supply packet (provided free of charge) and a way to play the videos each day.
When is It?
VBS starts with a car parade at Westside Church of Christ on August 2nd at 11:00 am. You’ll pick up your supplies and be greeted by our awesome team of volunteers. Plus, kids will get some goodies and see some silliness from their cars! After the parade, we recommend doing one video per day for three days.
Who Can Participate?
This VBS is ideal for kids age 4-12. Younger kids will be able to participate most of the activities but you might need to modify them for the best experience.
How do the Videos Work?
Each day has its own video. It contains different activities and all the instructions you need. To watch the videos, you can visit WestsideLife.org/Media, download our mobile app (WeststsideLife.org/app), or add the Westside Church of Christ TV channel to your Roku or Apple TV. Please contact us if you need help setting up the videos in your home. Click here download the mobile app.
What Supplies Do I Need?
Families are encouraged to attend our kickoff parade August 2nd to pick up the leader guide and supply packet. We are providing the supplies you’ll need for the main activities. There are some additional activities in the leader guide that involve supplies that many people already have. You shouldn’t need to go out of your way to find anything specific.
How Much Does it Cost?
Backyard VBS is free! We want this to be a blessing to you and your family and we want to encourage as many kids as possible to have fun and learn about the love of Jesus.
Do I Need To Register?
Yes! All participants must register to ensure we have enough supply packets for each child. Click Here to Register Today!
Join us for our Kickoff Parade August 2nd!
We Can’t Wait to Meet You!
Be our guest Sunday August 2nd from 11am-noon at Westside Church of Christ. Families will receive their supply packets and visit fun booths set up around our parking lot. All families mist stay in their cars for the duration of the parade.
Sign Up Today!
Registration is now open! Sign up by July 27th to ensure your supply packet will be ready.