Volume I of Vacation Church School (VCS) The Twelve Great Feasts explores the four Great Feasts of the Church dedicated to the Theotokos. Focusing on the theme of "Traveling on the Ark of Salvation", the program covers the Nativity of the Theotokos, the Entry into the Temple, the Annunciation, and the Dormition.
The VCS program is a five-session, half-day program for children ages five to eleven (kindergarten to 5th grade). The authors provide suggestions for adapting VCS to a parish's needs, such as alternative schedules and age groupings.
The robust program keeps children moving and engaged with the following components:
- Hymns and original songs
- Puppet theater
- Morning and afternoon prayer services
- Worship lessons
- Classroom lessons, activities, and memory verse
- Recreation and snack time
- Daily full-group assemblies and a closing program
- Spotlights on missions
The Teacher's content contains all academic lessons, classroom activities, memory verses, crafts instructions, and music. Available as a digital download.
The accompanying Director's Guide provides materials on planning, promotions, staff training, scheduling, curriculum implementation, and decoration plans. It also includes all program-wide materials, such as puppet scripts, music, printable student booklets, prayer service booklets, newsletters, and certificates. Sold separately.
Data and Music CD sold separately.
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