In this activity, youth make a tiny raft. This would go well with a Treasured VBS theme. It also is good for any lesson involving boats, such as Jesus walking on the water or St. Paul being shipwrecked.
Mini Raft Craft
This is both a craft and an activity. You can have the youth race against each other or you can keep it non-competitive and just let everyone show off their sailing skills.
- kiddie pool
These are suggested materials. Use what you have available to you
Cargo – Need one per raft, choose something which fits your theme
- Set up the pool and fill with water.
- Give the youth the craft materials and instruct them to use them to build a raft which will be carrying a small cargo. Show them what the cargo will be.
- When the rafts are complete, have them take turns testing how their raft carries the cargo.
- If time permits, let them adjust their raft designs.
Youth may work on this activity individually or in small teams.