Last year during a VBS clinic for Agency D3, I learned of a great idea about using Trunk-a-Treat as a creative way to promote your church's VBS. (Last year's spy theme would have made a great trunk!) The idea is simply to decorate your trunk in the theme of the upcoming VBS theme your church will participate in the upcoming summer. Hand out "Save the Date" cards for your church's VBS. This year, I decided to try it!
Lifeway's VBS theme for this year is Journey Off the Map. (Think Swiss Family Robinson.) There were no posters to be found, so I made my own with a transparency and overhead projector. I covered my back seat with burlap, added tree branches and a walking stick. Hanging from the van are fireflies. We tried putting glow sticks inside, but it didn't show up too well. I got the idea from Pinterest. My dad had made a really cool shellacked stump, so that is what the candy is sitting on. We handed out invitations for our VBS coming this summer.
As a bonus....now I've got props ready for the VBS clinics I'll be teaching this winter/spring as well as for my VBS classroom!