SING & PLAY SPLASH OPENING
START SPLASHING!!

RING THE BELL TO GET ATTENTION.. MAY WANT TO WISPER "CAL-L-L-L-M SEAS" (YOU MAY HAVE TO REPEAT BEFORE YOUR SEAS ARE CALM.)
"WELCOME TO HIGH SEAS EXPEDITION WHERE WE ARE GOING TO EXPLORE THE MIGHTY LOVE OF GOD.
AN EXPEDITION IS AN EXCITING TRIP! EACH DAY AT HIGH SEAS EXPEDITION WE WILL BEGIN SING & PLAY SPLASH BY SINGING COOL SONGS AND DOING MOTIONS TO THE SONGS.
LET'S SING OUR THEME SONG NOW. IT IS CALLED 'VAST VOYAGE" THAT MEANS A HUGE TRIP!"

TERRY PLAY TRACK ONE "VAST VOYAGE".

"AT HIGH SEAS EXPEDITION, WE ARE ON A HUGE, EXCITING TRIP. (MOTION TOWARDS THE DECORATIONS) LOOK AT OUR SHIP! THE WATER! THE SAILS!. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SO MUCH FUN THIS WEEK. BEFORE WE LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR FIRST DAY, LET'S GET TO KNOW THE PEOPLE IN YOUR CREW A BIT."
"TAKE TURNS TELLING EACH OTHER YOUR NAME AND THE MOST FUN PLACE YOU'VE EVER BEEN THAT HAS WATER."

(AS AN EXAMPLE TELL THE CREWS YOUR NAME AND A FUN PLACE YOU HAVE BEEN SUCH AS A CRUSE OR WATER PARK)

CREW LEADERS, YOU GO FIRST THEN LET CREW MEMBERS SHARE TOO!
AFTER A COUPLE OF MINUTES, SOUND THE SHIPS BELL.
"EACH DAY ON OUR HIGH SEAS EXPEDITION WE WILL EXPLORE THE MIGHTY LOVE OF GOD. ONE WAY WE LEARN ABOUT GOD'S LOVE IS THROUGH HIS WORD-THE BIBLE HOLD UP A BIBLE.
EACH DAY WE WILL LEARN A BIBLE POINT. TODAY WE WILL LEARN THAT GOD'S WORD IS TRUE. WHEN EVER YOU HEAR SOMEONE SAY TODAY'S BIBLE POINT "GOD'S WORD IS TRUE "YOU'LL POINT FORWARD AND SHOUT, "LET'S GO" (YOU WILL POINT FORWARD AND SHOUT "LET'S GO".)
"LET'S PRATICE."
GOD'S WORD IS TRUE "LET'S GO!"

ALL WEEK LONG WE WILL GET TO KNOW BIBLE MEMORY BUDDIES WHO WILL HELP US REMEMBER OUR BIBLE POINTS. LET'S SEE WHICH BIBLE MEMORY BUDDY WILL HELP US REMEMBER "GOD'S WORD IS TRUE." LET'S GO!"

PICK A VOULENTEER TO STAND NEXT TO THE BIBLE POINT POSTER ON THE MAST.

SAY: "ON A SHIP SAILORS SAY "HOIST THE SAIL" WHEN THEY WANT TO RAISE THE SAIL HIGH UP. WHEN WE SHOUT: "HOIST THE SAIL, HOIST THE SAIL, YO HO HOIST THE SAIL!"(NAME OF THE VOLUNTEER) WILL RAISE OUR SAIL HIGH. THEN WE'LL GET TO SEE TODAY'S BIBLE MEMORY BUDDY!

LEAD THE KIDS IN SHOUTING: "HOIST THE SAIL, HOIST THE SAIL, YO HO HOIST THE SAIL!"

SAY "THAT'S SCULLY, HE IS A FRIENDLY RAT. (USE MOP AS A POINTER) NOTICE THE COMPASS SCULLY IS HOLDING? A COMPASS POINTS A PERSON IN THE RIGHT, TRUE DIRECTION. NORTH, SOUTH, EAST OR WEST. SCULLY WILL HELP US REMEMBER "GOD'S WORD IS TRUE" LET'S GO!
DO SAILOR JACK SKIT DAY 1 AT THIS TIME.

POINT AGAIN TO SCULLY'S COMPASS. SAY "SEEING THAT COMPASS I AM REMINDED OF A SONG CALLED 'SHOUT TO THE NORTH'.
TERRY PLAY TRACK 3 "SHOUT TO THE NORTH".

BIBLE VERSE AND BIBLE STORY
BRING OUT YOUR BIBLE AND SAY:
"EACH DAY ON OUR HIGH SEAS EXPEDITION, WE WILL EXPLORE GOD'S WORD AND LEARN A BIBLE VERSE. TODAY'S BIBLE VERSE IS FOUND IN PSALM 119:151: "BUT YOU ARE NEAR, O LORD, AND ALL YOUR COMMANDS ARE TRUE"

LETS' DO SOME MOTIONS TO HELP US REMEMBER OUR BIBLE VERSE.

HAVE KIDS LOOK UP, CROSS THEIR HANDS ON THEIR CHEST "BUT YOU ARE NEAR, OH LORD" THEN PLACE POINTER FINGER ON THEIR LIPS AND MOVE IT FORWARD"AND ALL YOUR COMMAND ARE TRUE."
SAY "GOD'S WORD IS TRUE! LETS GO"!
HOLD UP YOUR BIBLE AGAIN AND SAY:

"TODAY YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT PETER WHO WAS TELLING ABOUT THE MIGHT LOVE OF GOD IN SENDING HIS SON JESUS. NOT EVERYONE BELIEVED IN JESUS, SO THEY LOCKED PETER UP IN JAIL. YOU'LL LEARN THAT GOD FREES PETER FROM PRISON. IT'S ALL TRUE, AND IT'S IN THE BIBLE!"

SAY: IN TODAYS' BIBLE STORY, YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT PETER, WHO'S LIFE WAS CHANGED WHEN HE LEARNED HOW MUCH GOD LOVED HIM. LET'S SING "YOUR LIFE WILL CHANGE"

TERRY PLAY TRACK 5 "YOUR LIFE WILL CHANGE".

AFTER THIS SONG TERRY CAN GO TO PRE SCHOOL CLASS ROOM FOR CHATER'S THEATER.

WHO'S WHO IN THE CREW.

IT TAKES A LOT OF PEOPLE TO MAKE OUR HIGH SEAS EXPEDITION AS SUCCESS. THIS WEEK, EVERY CREW MEMBER WILL HAVE AN IMPORTIANT JOB. THEY ARE: PRAYER PERSON, GUIDES, MATERIALS MANAGER, THANK YOU PERSON AND SCHEDUAL SUPERVISORS. LEADERS, IN YOUR CREW BAG YOU WILL FIND A SET OF BADGES AND A DISCRIPTON OF EACH JOB. A CREW MEMBER CAN HAVE A NEW JOB EACH DAY, OR THE SAME ONE ALL WEEK. LETS TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO ASSIGN CREWS THEIR JOBS.

AFTER A FEW MINUTES SOUND THE SHIPS BELL.

YOU ALL HAVE IMPORTIANT JOBS NOW. THE FUN AND ENTHUSIASM YOU BRING TO THESE JOBS WILL HELP US HAVE AN AWSOME WEEK ON OUR HIGH SEAS EXPEDITION.

STOP SPLASHING!

INTRODUCE THE DIRECTOR. "BEFORE YOU LEAVE, YOUR VBS DIRECTOR MS PEASE, WOULD LIKE TO SAY A FEW WORDS." "BEFORE WE SET SAIL ON OUR HIGH SEAS EXPEDITION, I WANT TO WISH YOU ALL SMOOTH SAILING. EVERY CREW MEMBER HAS A PASS PORT ATTACHED TO THEIR NAME TAGS. YOUR SCHDUAL IS IN THERE. BE SURE TO HAVE EACH STATION LEADER STAMP YOUR PASSPORT BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR YOUR NEXT STATION.

HAVE FUN AND REMEMBER "GOD'S WORD IS TRUE!" "LETS GO!"


THE FLOATING FINALE

START FLOATING!
SAY "WHILE WE ARE WAITING FOR CREWS TO ARRIVE, LET'S SING A SONG. WHEN PEOPLE HEAR US SINGING THEY'LL KOW THAT THE FLOATING FINALE IS ABOUT TO BEGIN!
TERRY PLAY TRACK 1 VAST VOYAGE