Themed activities provide VBS highlights
HUMPHREYS GARRISON — More than 140 children, along with 74 adult and teenage volunteers, participated in Vacation Bible School activities held at Humphreys American School from July 26 to 30.
The five-day event, entitled “High Seas Expedition,” was designed to teach children moral lessons, while engaging them in enriching activities.
During VBS, children learned about biblical messages in different ways.
Each day began with the children gathering together and singing songs. They then spent the rest of their morning visiting activity stations where they learned, acted out, and thought about themes from the biblical verses.
For instance, on the third day, the theme was “God’s word is surprising.” The children learned about this theme by performing activities where they stumble upon surprising situations. At one station, called “Bible Adventure,” the children acted out the biblical passage of Paul being bitten by a poisonous snake and surviving the experience.
Another activity was playing a game of “Duck Duck Splash.” In this game, the children sit in a circle while one person walks around and randomly pours water on someone’s head. The game demonstrated how surprising situations can occur at anytime.
The 74 volunteers, who ranged from middle school students to adults, were integral in conducting activities, leading the crews, and guiding children through the lessons.
Humphreys American School and the Commissary, along with the Garrison Chaplain’s staff, helped put the program together.
U.S. Army photos by Lee Hye-young and Jessica Ryan