Now that's it's "go time" for VBS, the temptation is great to blow through the budget on all the "cute stuff." It can be really hard to stay within budget once teacher requests come rolling in and supplies and decorations must actually be purchased. As a teacher, I want to stretch each and every dollar as far as I possibly can. So I'm always on the look out for things that are multipurpose. I want decorations that don't just sit there, but can actually be used as teaching tools or in games. That's what I call buying smart.
There are some great items available from lifeway.com that are perfect for both the theme and my budget because they are practical beyond just a tabletop or focal wall display. Check out these ideas & see what you think.
There are tons of other great ideas for buying smart. What other uses do you see in these products? What's your strategy for getting the most out of your VBS budget?
For more information on budgeting for success in VBS, click HERE.