Well, Daily Vacation Bible School is finished. I survived!
We had a great week with all of the children. I taught the 3-4 year olds and our church used the SBC curriculum (Southern Baptist). It was called Saddleridge Ranch and had a western theme.
I don't like to spend the church's money on decorations for one week, so I made my own.
Here's how I made a covered wagon for my little kiddos to pull around the classroom.
First I took my children's old red wagon and dusted off the cobwebs. Then hubs found a piece of wire garden fencing. I actually used this piece for my garden peas to grow up. Hubs bent it to form a curve and then attached it to the wagon.
The ends of the fencing were used to attach it to the wooden rails of the wagon. We simply poked them through the rails and then bent them up.
Then, I topped the whole thing with an old twin top sheet that I folded in half. I wrapped the sheet around the ends of the fencing and used safety pins to pin it to the underside of the fencing.
Now that DVBS is over, I've washed the sheet and put it back in the drawer, put the fencing back in the garden, and stored the wagon back in the garage with all of our outdoor toys in it.
This would be a fun project to add a bit of Americana to your 4th of July party! The kids would love it.