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Theme & Lessons

Take a trip to an archaeological dig with Professor Carver Stone; his daughter, Ella; his research assistant, Fiona; and her younger brother, Finn as they discover amazing treasures! These aren’t the treasures you would find in a museum; they’re more valuable than anything else ever unearthed. As you dig into Scripture, you’ll find that what's on the inside where Jesus looks is much more beautiful than what man sees on the outside. Join us as we EXCAVATE!

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Lesson 1 – DEDICATION

Bible Text: Luke 5:1-11, Matthew 5:6

Lesson 2 – REPENTANCE

Bible Text: Luke 7:36-50, Matthew 5:4

Lesson 3 – HUMILITY

Bible Text: Luke 9:46-48, Matthew 5:5

Lesson 4 – MERCY

Bible Text: Luke 10:25-37, Matthew 5:7

Lesson 5 – GENEROSITY

Bible Text: Luke 20:45-21:4, Matthew 5:3

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Starter Kit

INCLUDES:

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Classroom Materials

At the heart of every Vacation Bible School experience are the materials that guide our classes. Teacher Manuals and Dig Journals for your students (ages 2-Teens) guide Bible-based, relevant lessons that will draw them closer to Jesus. There is also an accompanying adult study book suitable both for teachers and students.

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Crafts

The Excavate Crafts will save you time and money by furnishing you with most of the materials needed to complete each craft. You will only need to supply common household items such as glue or tape. Each craft pack contains the materials to equip twelve students with one craft each. All the crafts relate to the theme and are designed to fill each craft session with a fun activity. Because some crafts contain small pieces and are not suitable for preschoolers, additional crafts are available for these young students.

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Devoted Heart Bracelet

Designed to reinforce Lesson One, this craft includes a sticker decal, wood tile, cord, and beads. Great for most ages!

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Humble Heart Mobile

Designed to reinforce Lesson Three, this craft includes die-cut pieces, beads, and string. Great for most ages!

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Merciful Heart Photo Frame

Designed to reinforce Lesson Four, this craft includes die-cut pieces, memory verse photo, magnet, and sand. Great for most ages!

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Memory Verse Mosaic

Can be used with any lesson. This craft includes die-cut pieces and a frame-able puzzle mat. Great for most ages!

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Bible Story "Stone" Tablet

Can be used with any lesson. Includes story pieces and "stone" tablet. Just add crayons or markers. Great for all ages!

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Comforting Heart Wall Art

Designed to reinforce Lesson Two, this craft includes die-cut pieces, brad, and string. Great for most ages!

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Bea, Finger Puppet

Can be used with any lesson. Includes pom-poms, yarn, and a die-cut piece. Great for all ages!

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Giving Heart Coin Purse

Designed to reinforce Lesson Five, this craft includes a foam die-cut, button, lacing cord, and die-cut Scripture Verse coins. Great for most ages!

Support Material

Don’t forget all the extras that make VBS so special. Advertising posters, door hangers and invitation cards can spread the word that VBS is coming. Thank you cards aid in the follow-up process. Certificates and Name Badges are also available to give to each student. There are many support materials available to help make your VBS even better.

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