A Complete Saint Joseph Vacation Bible School Kit
Teach his life and virtues in this cowboy-style Saint Joseph Vacation Bible School. A complete 102-page kit and free access to our VBS forum and daily theme integration into every activity station (even snacks and games!) makes this your go to solution to celebrate the Year of St, Joseph. This is a digital download immediately available upon purchase.
Rounding up the Virtues with St. Joseph
A Catholic St. Joseph VBS*
Ages: 4 years old through 6th Grade
Family/Evening options Included
Duration: 5 Days | 3 hours per day
Music: Open source, open license, public domain
$64.98 Pre-Order until May 1, 2021
$99.98 Regular Price after May 1, 2021
[*Protestant Trinitarian denominations should find this program simple to modify, accommodate, and implement]
Put on your boots and hats for a Ranching Round Up with Cowboy Joe and his namesake in this St. Joseph VBS!
Cowboy Joe teaches the children of your parish about his favorite Saint in this St. Joseph Vacation Bible School and how he works hard to live the virtues like him. Join Joe and his cowboy buddies around the ranch to learn about Courage, Obedience, Prudence, Justice, and Faith.
Each day begins with Praise and Worship and a lesson from Cowboy Joe (or Cowgirl Jo*), followed by splitting up into small groups (grouped by age or multi-age groups, or families, whichever works best for your parish!) to head out onto the range for stories, games, crafts, snacks, skits, and more!
*Cowboy Joe or Cowgirl Jo are integral parts of the initial setup lesson for the day, and is played by a member of the VBS team.
Sample Program Elements
A sample of the elements of the St. Joseph VBS, Not Your Average Joe!.
Each activity integrates with the overall theme for the day, with included notes for each leader to help keep the theme in the hearts and minds of the children as they move throughout the day.
Lessons about St. Joseph
Joseph Dreams (Virtue of Obedience)
Joseph Works (Virtues of Prudence and Work)
Joseph’s Faith (Virtue of Faith)
Joseph’s Courage (Virtue of Courage)
Just Joseph (Virtue of Justice)
Sleeping St. Joseph (Obedience)
Wood House Picture Frame (Prudence and Work)
God’s Eyes (Faith)
Carpenter Nail Crosses (Courage)
Wooden Tops (Justice)
Snacks (with St. Joseph Virtue Lesson integration)
Comfort Foods (Obedience)
Graham Cracker Houses (Prudence and Work)
Pretzel and Cheese Campfires (Faith)
Trail Mix and Animal Crackers (Courage)
Games with St. Joseph Virtue Integration
Ranch Boss, May I? (Obedience)
Carpentry Relay (Prudence and Work)
Set the Altar (Faith)
King Herod, May We Cross the Desert? (Courage)
Wild West Rodeo (Justice)
And more, all age-adustable!
Skits teaching the virtues of St. Joseph
The Father’s Will (Obedience)
Jesus Goes to Cowboy Camp (Faith)
Strike out: Stand up or Walk Away? (Courage)
Wild West Revue (All Virtues)
St. Joseph VBS Forum Access
ALL purchasers get free access to our Saint Joseph VBS community forum to ask questions and share ideas with each other and get advice from HOO staff! Access is granted to volunteer leaders, too!
COMPLETE ST. JOSEPH VBS PARISH KITDIGITAL DELIVERY
102-Page Printable E-Book!
Available for immediate download upon purchase
Complete Director’s Guide
Leader Guides for each Station
Exclusive Pre-K Leader Guide
Thorough Lesson plans
Detailed Craft instructions
Story outlines and sample scripts for Cowboy Joe
Game setup plans, equipment lists, and rules
Snack Shopping list, recipes, prep instructions
Skit scripts and prop lists
Original Theme Song with Chords for live playing and a recorded instrumental version
Every Not Your Average Joe! St. Joseph VBS station has notes on how to apply the activity to the theme of the day! Games, Crafts, Snacks, Skits – not just the lesson session!
These are just the beginning of what you receive in this digital package. Also included are…
Volunteer Recruiting and Training tips (Adults and Teenagers!)
Opportunities for Priests, Deacons, and Seminarians specifically noted
Suggested Schedules for half-day and evening/Family versions
Room setup ideas
Activity area setup ideas
Final/Parents Program Ideas
Reproducible take home parent notes to help parents reinforce the St. Joseph lessons of the day
PLUS: Links to royalty free publicly available “campfire” songs applicable to each day and lesson of the day if you do not have a music leader available.
Also playable from our web site at no extra cost if you do not want to take the chance with improper “advertisements” through YouTube, etc. playing in front of your attendees.
Every Station Leader and VBS Director gets free access to our exclusive St. Joseph VBS forum to bounce ideas off others, collaborate, give suggestions, and ask the Not Your Average Joe! VBS Writer and HOO staff questions and access other occasional goodies!
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