Today let's take a look at what's inside the Starter Kits. Curriculum pieces are grouped together by age and everything needed to get started is packaged together in a clear plastic bag. A giant label on the front makes it easy for the VBS Director to identify which packet goes to which leader. Everything a Bible study or rotation leader needs to get started is included … making planning super easy!
First up, let's see what's inside the Preschool Starter Kit.
Preschool Starter Kit
Inside is everything needed to get started for one class of Babies–2s, one class for 3s–Pre-K, and one Kindergarten class, plus all of the preschool rotation materials. I say "get started" because it includes one of everything, but you may actually need more than one of some things. A helpful rule of thumb is that you'll need one leader pack for each classroom, one leader guide for each teacher, and one learner guide for every child. You can purchase additional materials a la carte, or purchase multiple Starter Kits. Check out the video below to see everything included in the Preschool Starter Kit.
Kids Starter Kit
Inside is everything needed to get started for one class of 1st–2nd graders, one class of 3rd-4th graders, and one preteen class (Grades 5–6). If you have more than one class in each of these broader age groupings, you can buy multiple Starter Kits, or simply pick up the extra pieces you'll need a la carte. The teaching plans, templates, and media you'll need for rotations are also included, plus other great helps. Watch the video to see everything included in the Kids Starter Kit.
So you see, the Starter Kits are a great way to get LifeWay VBS curriculum at a bundled pricing discount. But they only save you money if you plan on using everything in the Kit. For example, if you don't offer VBS for children under age 4, it's cheaper to just get the curriculum pieces you need than to buy the whole Preschool Starter Kit and not use half of it. Make sense? Choose whatever works for you. LifeWay VBS is designed to put you in the driver's seat and make things easy on you!