Vacation Bible School Leader - Anna Faerber

One of my major volunteering projects was being a leader at Vacation Bible School this summer. We went to the church of St. Joseph in St. Joe Minnesota. I did it with my best friend and we were the leaders of 4-5 year olds. We would go around the parish and do different activities at different stations. There were four stations: music, story time (where we learned about God), science/art, and snack time/play time. This was an important thing to do because the kids really enjoyed it and I think they did learn more about God. We had a service project that week where we asked the kids to bring in fun stuff to give to kids at the hospital who were sick or had to be in there for awhile. The kids brought in a bunch of fun stuff like markers, crayons, coloring books, and toys and during one of our science/art times the kids put all the stuff into bags to give to the kids at the hospital. I think they had a lot of fun doing that and they liked the idea that they were giving to others.

This was definitely my favorite service project that I did because I loved working with the kids. When I work with young kids I realize just how much they look up to us. We don’t really realize that until we have a chance to spend time with kids. This project also helped me realize that we have to be role models for younger kids. They want to be like us and if we do something we shouldn’t, they’ll probably do the same thing. I think the whole experience helped me grow and I learned just how influential we are on little kids.

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