FREE LEADERSHIP TOOLBOX
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Just because we like you so much! And we want you to have all kinds of fun and helpful files in your VBS toolbox to make this the best VBS yet!
Looking for more information about decoration for Gadgets & Gizmos? Look no further! Our VBS team has put together some helpful information to get your inner decorator gears in motion!
Here it is…the budget planner of your dreams! Download this Excel spreadsheet and begin plugging in numbers to start managing your planned and actual expenses for VBS. Your finance committee will be OVER THE MOON!
We’ve created a fun and unique way for you to keep the message of VBS alive well after your program has ended. You’ve heard of Flat Stanley…now meet Flat Gadget and Flat Gizmo! Instructions to incorporate this activity into your VBS plans are right on the front page of this PDF.
Ready to recognize those AWESOME volunteers? Jot down a note on these cards and let them know how much they are appreciated! This file contains two versions of a printable Thank You note – one flat card and one foldover card. Select the version you prefer and print as many as you need!
VOLUNTEER TRAINING TOOLS
Your director’s guide has TONS of ideas for volunteer training meetings, agendas, topics and ice breakers. One game suggestion is called “Did I Say That?” and we thought we’d go ahead and create the cards you’ll hand out to your volunteers when they arrive. Download, print and hand out! But remember to read the rules of the game in your Director’s Guide!
If you’re wanting to add more cards with different words for your volunteer game, then we’ve STILL got you covered. Here’s a file with blank cards. Download, print, write and party!
Ready to show your volunteers all of the details they’ll need for your upcoming VBS? Here are two options for Powerpoint Slides – complete with an opening title slide and a background slide with text templates you can use to create your presentation! Files are in .pptx format.
Check out the bonus icons from Gadgets & Gizmos that you can use in about a hundred million different ways!
Put them on your web site, your signs, screens…frame them and hang them in your living room!
Meet the gang! You’ll be seeing these faces throughout Gadgets & Gizmos, and we’d love for you to get THESE kids in the mix with YOUR kids!
GADGETS & GIZMOS PINTEREST BOARD
We’ve compiled an incredible Pinterest board filled with decorating ideas so you can determine what works best with YOUR budget, YOUR space and YOUR time!
TIP: You can find MORE than decorating ideas here – check out images of the snacks, crafts and game ideas here too!
GADGETS & GIZMOS FACEBOOK GROUP
Join us on Facebook to share tips, ideas, ask questions, and get direct access to your Orange Specialist and the VBS team. Get inspiration from other leaders and be a part of our crazy Gadgets & Gizmos network!
NOTE: This is a closed Facebook group that is available to leaders using Gadgets & Gizmos.
FONT FOR GADGETS
The font used for the “Gadgets” text in Gadgets & Gizmos is PMN Caecilia 85 Heavy. You can purchase using this link.
Every once in a while, we find a file in our VBS kit that needs a little extra work to make it just right. We’ll include those files right here as well as on our Facebook page to make it easy for leaders to get everything needed for a successful VBS!
This file is found in your small group folder on Day 2 for K-1. There was some information missing from the file we included on your USB drive. Please use this version for your VBS program.
We spotted a type-o on the original ParentCue Card for elementary families. Here is the updated version to use during VBS.