Special Needs Friendly—Include Every Child at VBS!
Every child can dive deep into God’s presence at Deep Sea Discovery. All leader resources were reviewed by special needs experts who provided adaptations and alternatives that are built right into the program. These tips will help you involve every child in a growing relationship with Jesus. Just look for the Special Needs Friendly icon throughout.
This special needs friendly VBS:
- Supports special needs settings that are either self-contained or inclusive
- Provides suggestions for creating a sensory station for kids with special needs
- Devotes an entire section of the Director’s Guide to including kids with special needs
- Includes extra activities, modified discussion questions, age-level characteristics, Sensory Inventory Forms, and much more on the Planning & Missions DVD and Age-Level Resources CDs
There’s a place for everyone at Deep Sea Discovery!
Relax and refocus in a specially designed space!
Deep sea exploration can be hard work! For kids with special needs or anyone who just wants a break, the Sensory Station provides an oasis of calm in the busy world of VBS. Kids can stay here all day and learn and play with the same lessons and activities all the other kids are doing, or they can come and go with their Diving Buddies as needed. But no matter what they choose, they will be sure to learn that God is with them—wherever they go!
Meet Our Special Needs Experts
We pray these Special Needs Friendly lessons and ideas will provide the help you need to include everyone in your 2016 VBS program!