Day 1 Recap

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The Theme was “THE GAME PLAN.” At each of our stations, we had fun learning about the Greatest Commandments: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind… and love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:37-39)

Virtue of the Day

The Virtue of the Day was excellence. We discussed that excellence is doing your very best in everything you do! We had a demonstration that showed how we should always strive to do our best if we want to become Champions for Christ!

Saint of the Day

The Saint of the Day was Saint John Paul II. We presented each child with a saint card today, so please read the story on the back of the card with your child.

Faith Station

In the faith station, we learned our first Bible Verse of the Day song. We also had a teaching to help us reflect what our relationship is like with the greatest Champion: Jesus. As we learned about the two greatest commandments, it was clear that the ultimate goal of our lives is to get close to God and others, so we can go to heaven. We also listened to a Bible Story: Noah’s Ark.

Bible Verse Video (Jeremiah 29:11)

“For I know well the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

*repeat this scripture to your child a few times to see if they can memorize it or ask them to teach you the song they learned in the faith station.

Music Station

Our VBS theme song is called: “Champion for Christ.” We also learned another song called, “King of All.” Ask your child to sing and do some of the actions to these songs. This week, your child will receive a Music CD of the songs they learned, so that the experience of this VBS will remain in their heart all year long.

Craft Station

Have your child tell or show you what he/she made in the craft station! We made Color Me Bags and did a Saint of the Day Coloring Page.

Snack Station

The kids made Tasty Torches today in their snack station. It was a tasty snack to kick off our Cathletics VBS opening day!

Games Station

We played some fun, high-energy games (Terrific Teammates and Scripture Scavenger Hunt). Ask your child to tell you which one they enjoyed!

Take Home Items

St. John Paul II saint card

More general questions to ask your child:

  • What was the best thing that happened to you today?

  • Tell me one thing you learned about the Bible?

  • What are some areas in your life where you need to be practice excellence?

  • Which is your favorite station: Games, Snack, Craft, Music or Faith Station? And why?

The Cat.Chat Challenge today is:

Read a Bible story to your child that they’ve never heard before!

Tomorrow’s theme is:

KNOW THE RULES: Learning the 10 Commandments