Below is a quick overview of our "Wordless Book" themed BBC, and at the bottom are links to each day described in detail with complete supply lists, instructions, printables, and pictures, so you can have five, fun filled days of activities - including Bible Stories, visual aids, songs, verses, crafts, snacks, and games!
Approximately 2-3 weeks beforehand let your neighbors know that you'll be hosting a Backyard Bible Club! Be sure to request that parents let you know if their children will be attending, so you can purchase adequate craft and snack supplies. Also, collect the parents' email addresses and cell phone numbers so you can send a reminder email and text the day before BBC begins. Below is an example flyer - feel free to click the link below to download it, edit, and make it your own!
A good time frame for a BBC is 90 minutes. We chose 10:00-11:30 AM.
10:00-10:10 Welcome/Play Time
10:10-10:20 Bible Story
10:35-10:40 Memory Verse
11:25-11:30 Play Time/Goodbye
Each day the children were encouraged to wear the theme color of the day!
We sang 4 songs daily. The Wordless Book song explains the meaning of the 5 daily colors. The 3 Bible verse songs are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday's Bible verses, so the kids are naturally hiding God's Word in their hearts as they learn the songs.
Wordless Book Song –
Aanderud’s Childrens Music
John 3:16 – The Rizers
2 Corinthians 5:17 – The Rizers
2 Peter 3:18 – The Rizers
Monday: Black – John 8:12
“Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’”
Tuesday: Red – John 3:16
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
Wednesday: White – 2 Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
Thursday: Gold – 1 Peter 1:3-4
“Through Jesus Christ we have an inheritance that is indestructible, pure, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.”
Friday: Green – 2 Peter 3:18
“Grow up in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever. Amen.”
Click the link below to download 8X10 printable verse sheets for teaching and display purposes.
Each day we explained the meaning of the daily color, used The Big Picture Story Bible to tell a relating Bible story, and had a visual aid activity to help the children remember our daily lesson. (For Visual Aid details - click the daily links at the bottom of this post.)
The Big Picture Story Bible - Pages 15-49
Visual Aid: Black Pompoms on Heart
Tuesday: Red – Jesus Death and Resurrection
The Big Picture Story Bible - Pages 359-395
Visual Aid: Cleaning Red Foam Hearts
Wednesday: White – Nicodemus’ Lesson on Being Born Again
The Big Picture Story Bible - Pages 307-321
Visual Aid: You, Sin, Christ Water Activity
Thursday: Gold – New Heaven & Earth
The Big Picture Story Bible – Pages 437-451
Visual Aid: The children pulled “jewel” facts about heaven from a treasure box.
Friday: Green – Growing
The Big Picture Story Bible – Pages 413-435
Visual Aid: Potted Flower – Give the plant Soil, Sunlight, Water
(For Craft details, instructions, printables, and pictures - click the daily links at the bottom of this post.)
Monday: Black – Blindfolds
Tuesday: Red - Jesus Saves Life Preservers
Wednesday: White – Caterpillars to Butterflies
Thursday: Gold – Heaven Door Knob Hangers
Friday: Green – Wordless Book Bracelets
Monday: Black Oreos
Tuesday: Red Jell-O Cups
Wednesday: White Popcorn
Thursday: Goldfish Crackers
Friday: Green Key Lime Cupcakes
Monday: Blindfold Maze – The children have to navigate a maze blindfolded with partner giving instructions. Lesson: Jesus is our light and guide. We are trapped in darkness without Jesus.
Tuesday: Blanket Tag – 1 child tags, 1 child has a red blanket, and the other children run. The tagger has to try to tag the running children and if they get tagged they freeze. The blanket child as to cover the children in a red blanket to unfreeze them. Lesson: Jesus blood frees us from the bondage of sin.
Wednesday: Street Cleaners – Each team gets a sidewalk square filled with sins written in chalk. The first group to cleanse their square by scrubbing it with water/rags wins. Make the bucket of water a distance away so they have to make several trips to rinse their rags. Lesson: Jesus cleanses us from sin.
Thursday: Treasure Hunt – Hide treasures (plastic eggs) filled with candy in the backyard. The children have to find the treasures. Lesson: The new heaven and earth will be filled with treasure and eternal life is a treasure worth seeking.
Friday: Tallest Tower: In this review game ask the children trivia questions about the Bible lessons from the week. When they get an answer correct they get to place a jenga block on their team’s tower. If they aren’t careful and it falls down they have to start again. The team with the tallest tower wins.
Links to Detailed Supply Lists, Instructions, Printables, & Pictures
BBC - Day 1 - Black
BBC - Day 2 - Red
BBC - Day 3 - White
BBC - Day 4 - Gold
BBC - Day 5 - Green