Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a fantastic opportunity for churches to engage with children and teach them about faith through fun and interactive games. In this blog post, we will share the top 10 VBS game ideas that will keep kids entertained and help them learn valuable lessons about Christianity.
1. Glow Bowling Game
This game is perfect for indoor or outdoor play and can be easily set up using glow sticks and plastic bottles. Kids will love the challenge of knocking down the glowing pins while learning about teamwork and cooperation.
2. Jesus, Where Are You? Party Game
In this hide-and-seek style game, one child is chosen to be Jesus, and the rest of the children must search for him. This game teaches children about the importance of seeking Jesus in their lives and encourages them to be persistent in their faith.
3. Trinity Tag
A fun twist on the classic game of tag, Trinity Tag requires children to form a triangle with their friends to be safe from being tagged. This game teaches kids about the concept of the Holy Trinity and the importance of unity in Christianity.
4. Bible Buckets
Younger children will enjoy this simple game where they must toss bean bags or soft balls into buckets labeled with Bible verses. This game helps kids practice their throwing skills while also learning scripture.
5. All Together in Christ
In this team-building game, pairs of children sit back-to-back with their arms interlocked and must work together to stand up without using their hands. This game teaches kids about the importance of unity and cooperation in the Christian community.
6. Active Encouragement Game
This game involves children cheering on their teammates as they complete various physical challenges. The goal is to teach kids about the importance of encouragement and support within the Christian community.
7. Fruit of the Spirit Musical Chairs
A twist on the classic game of musical chairs, this version incorporates the fruits of the spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control). As children move around the chairs, they learn about these important Christian values.
8. Verse Hunt
In this scavenger hunt-style game, children search for hidden Bible verses around the church or outdoor area. This game encourages kids to become familiar with scripture and helps them learn about the importance of studying the Bible.
9. Rock Paper Scissors RUN! 
This energetic game combines the classic Rock Paper Scissors game with a running element. Children face off in pairs, and the loser must run to a designated spot before being tagged by the winner. This game teaches kids about friendly competition and perseverance.
10. Tarp Toss
In this teamwork-focused game, children work together to toss a ball or bean bag onto a tarp using only their hands. This game teaches kids about cooperation and the importance of working together as a Christian community.
By incorporating these engaging VBS game ideas into your church’s Vacation Bible School program, you can create a fun and memorable experience for children while teaching them valuable lessons about faith and Christianity.