VBS themes are plentiful to find on Pinterest. When we put on our first Vacation Bible School, it was tough trying to decide what theme to go with and then pulling together a hodge-podge of ideas here and there. In addition, we are a small church and didn’t have a large budget. If you decide to go with Secret Agents, Agents of Truth, or Spies then look no further for a complete small church VBS theme.
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I don’t just write posts about Oriental Trading for free stuff. I’m not saying that isn’t a perk, but I was already looking at VBS themes online and every search at some point landed me at the Oriental Trading website. Each time it was just the right craft or decor item at a really good price. That is when I knew, when VBS planning time came upon us at the church, I needed to reach out to my friend Katie at Oriental Trading.
We steered the line of foot traffic to go straight from the door to the fellowship hall.
We made the security arch from cardboard cutout and covered it in aluminum foil.
We setup our registration desk upon entering the church.
At registration our “Agents in Training” completed their confidential paperwork and received their badges.
Here is the FREE printable for the Agent in Training badge.
I borrowed my eldest son’s iPad for VBS days. I downloaded a finger scanner app (prank app). It made for a fun ‘Access Granted’ point through security.
We continued to DIY our decor as much as possible to save the budget. Basically, its amazing what we accomplished with some spray paint, cardboard, hot glue guns and hard work. We used these items to supplement our decor.
We also got this awesome high-tech looking backdrop from Oriental Trading.
That’s Agent Betty. She’s serious about finding the Truth…and a little wacky.
Then they made for sweet take home treasure for the kiddos.