VBS Themes and Ideas

It’s no secret! Vacation bible school comes around once every year. Make sure you’ve set up a spectacular and original week for all your church kiddos with these great themes. From the African savanna to ancient Bablonia, transform your church into the perfect setting to share God’s love. Each theme pairs perfectly with corresponding banners, yard signs, favors and so much more. It’s easy to personalize your VBS decor online for a truly one-of-a-kind week of fun.

1. Life in the Wild: Jungle-Themed VBS

Take a walk on the wild side with this safari decor perfect for your next week of vacation bible school. This theme features a giant mural background, balloon and water features and all your favorite savanna African animals. Each prop brings the stage to life and sets the scene for each fun-filled day of VBS. Pair this theme with fun safari-themed favors, banners, yard signs and so much more.

2. Ready to be Rescued: Shipwreck VBS Theme

Shipwrecked VBS-ers will love this tropical theme that’s ready for the stage. Shop the Ready to be Rescued kit or pick your favorite pieces for a budget-friendly production. Tropical trees and string lights set the scene - don’t forget to give each child fun tropical party favors like hats and leis! Small group time? Gather the kids under the 9 foot Tiki Hut for story time or a fun activity. Blue gossamer creates a stunning waterfall for an extra life-like touch. Fun!

3. Western Round Up: Wild West VBS Theme

Set the stage for some desert fun - without the heat! Kids will love your church’s transformation into the wild west featuring building props, straw bales, cacti and a photo booth. The Western Round Up Kit includes everything you need to make this theme come to life including string lights, cowboy silhouettes and a personalized arch. Give each cowboy and cowgirl sheriff badges and bandanas for a fun VBS favor!

4. Babylonian Bazaar: Babylonia VBS Theme

Transform your church into ancient Babylonia with a VBS theme that will transport kids to biblical times. We love all the little details that make this kit one of a kind. From the Pothos Garland to the Babylonian shrubs, the Babylonian Bazaar theme is a great way to share God’s love. Send kids home with personalized Babylonian Bazaar favors and ear-to-ear smiles. For the final touch? Drape blue and gold gossamer for a quick and easy group activity station. Fun!

Need more vacation bible school ideas? Check out all of our VBS themes, decorations, games and activities for stress-free planning and fun lifelong memories.

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