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Amazing Time Machine VBS Overview


In A Nutshell

Join Our Quest To Discover God! At The Amazing Time Machine VBS, children join scientists, Dr. Hekyll and Professor Jive, as they travel back in time TO DISCOVER GOD. Each day begins with a thought-provoking question that leads children through the story of salvation: Who is God? How do we become closer to Him? Who did God send to help us? Why didn’t Jesus save himself on the cross? What is the key to heaven?

Amazing Time Machine VBS Overview
Amazing Time Machine VBS Overview
Amazing Time Machine VBS Overview

Junior Scientists arrive at Scientific Central and obtain their color-coded ID badges (appropriate color of their lab group with names like Tiny Test Tubes, Silly Scientists, Awesome Atoms, Nifty Newtons and Big Beakers). They walk through a “Baggage” detector where they remove all their worries, concerns, anger, etc, and enter with an open heart and mind.

The opening assembly’s humorous skits introduce each day’s theme. Children then rotate through the stations of Time Machine Bible Stories, Lab Crafts, Nuclear Games, Atomic Cafe and The Acoustic Chamber which build on the day’s theme. The day ends with a wrap-up assembly and a Science to Go kit that children take home to help them share the day’s message with their families.

The Amazing Time Machine VBS program is sure to capture the attention of all those questioning little minds and teach them the wonderful story of salvation. We invite you to gather your children, put on your lab coats and goggles, and hop aboard The Amazing Time Machine TO DISCOVER GOD!

Get all your VBS volunteers excited about The Amazing Time Machine by printing and handing out, or emailing this overview. See Downloads Below for a version with more photos.

Weekly Overview Chart

A full worksheet including lists of key learnings, Bible story, memory verse, experiments, games, crafts, snacks, etc. is included in the downloads below. This is an invaluable resource for VBS directors and gives you the whole VBS layout at a glance.

Key Learnings
Bible Story
Memory Verse
Who is God?
Our creator. He created us and a perfect world, but we lost our way.
Genesis 1, 2 and 3.
Creation and Adam and Eve.
Genesis 1:27
So God created mankind in his own image...
How do we become closer to God?
We must listen for God to tell us what to do.
Exodus 3:1-15
God speaks to Moses.
John 8:47
He who belongs to God hears what God says...”
Who did God send to help us find our way back to Him?
God came himself as baby Jesus
Luke 2:1-20
Jesus is born.
Isaiah 9:6
For to us a child is born, ... And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace”.
Why didn’t Jesus save himself on the cross?
Because he was saving you and me.
Luke 23:33-46
Jesus died for us and his blood washed away our sins.
John 1:29
...“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
What is the key to eternal life with God?
Jesus. Through him we can find our way back to God, but we have to choose him.
Matthew 27:59-61, 28:1-7
Jesus arose making the way for us to follow and live forever in Heaven.
John 14:6
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father but through me.

Scientific Central Assembly Skits

Renowned scientists, Dr Hekyll and Professor Jive, along with their bumbling lab assistant, Phinneus, invite the class of Junior Scientists to embark on a scientific adventure to discover God! With the help of their newly-built Time Machine, they can travel back in time each day to find the answers they seek. Through experiments and mishaps, Phinneus learns life-lessons in the lab that mirror each day’s key learning. See ATM Assembly Skits.

The week wraps up when the scientists discover that they didn’t need a time machine after all since the answers were in the Bible all along. A short script is also included each day for closing assemblies which summarizes the key discovery for each day. A finale program includes more experiments by our scientists as well as participation by all the children singing their new VBS songs.

Time Machine Bible Stories

With the help of The Amazing Time Machine, children travel back to Biblical times to find the answers they seek in their quest to discover God. Each day is a different location. Their first stop is the beginning of time and the Garden of Eden, next is Moses and the burning bush, the birth of Christ, the crucifixion, and the empty tomb. For younger children, an engaging Harry the Camel helps tell the story. See a complete list of the The Amazing Time Machine VBS Bible Stories.

Lab Crafts

From cool tumble-dyed Lab Coats and Cosmic Cross T-shirts, to Galaxy Sun Catchers and Universe Coasters, Lab Crafts are sure to be a hit with every age group. Finish the week off with a photo of each child at Scientific Central and insert it in their own uniquely decorated Time Machine Frame. Younger children even have the opportunity to make their very own Harry the Camel Puppet.

Crafts are included for both younger and older children and include complete instructions, photos and patterns. See a complete list of the The Amazing Time Machine VBS Bible crafts.

Nuclear Games

From Beaker Bounce and Burst The Atom, to God Created, and Wash Away Sin, we have a week packed full of games where children can experiment, explore and have fun. We have included games for both younger and older children and each is centered around the daily lesson or scientific theme. See a complete list of the The Amazing Time Machine VBS Bible games.

The Acoustic Chamber

Our piggyback songs, based on familiar tunes, are easy to learn and teach. Songs like God Created, Harry The Camel, Jesus Is Key and Three Wooden Crosses are some of the great songs we have to teach children to raise their voices for the Lord. Junior scientists get to perform their newly learned songs during the finale program. See a complete list of the The Amazing Time Machine VBS Bible songs.

Atomic Cafe

Our cooks have been in the test lab experimenting with some great-tasting, healthy and crowd-pleasing snacks for the Atomic Cafe. We have Cosmic Fruit Kabobs, Camel Feed, Neon Pudding and best of all a fogging batch of Slushy Punch that fits right in with the science lab theme. See a complete list of the The Amazing Time Machine VBS snacks.

Awesome Experiments

Each Bible Lesson is reinforced with a scientific experiment such as Expect the Unexpected, Jesus Washes Away Sin and Listening for God. Children are given Science To Go Witnessing Packs to take home and share the message with their family. See a complete list of the The Amazing Time Machine VBS experiments.

Decorating Ideas

We had so much fun decorating with The Amazing Time Machine theme! From beakers filled with neon liquids, a science lab and tie-dyed lab coats, to best of all, the Amazing Time Machine itself with blinking lights and fog that rolls out when the door opens. With the ideas we provide you can decorate as little or as much as you want and with any size budget. We have included templates and patterns for backdrops for each themed area. See The Amazing Time Machine VBS Decorations.

Promotional Items

We provide everything you need to help promote your VBS including artwork for banners, posters, postcards, name tags, registration forms, sample schedules and more. We have also provided logos to create your own materials. It is all you need to print yourself or send to your local print shop. See a complete list of the The Amazing Time Machine VBS promotional items. under the Bible Programs/Events Category.

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