Backyard Bible Club

Bug Buddies Program Overview

June 8, 2022 – Activity Night
Introduction – Seek & Find {Nature Walk & Talk)
Biblical: God is a lot like the bugs around us. We don’t often see bugs but we know they are there because we see signs of them all around us. We can’t see God, but we can know He is there because we can see His wonderful creation.
Scientific: Children learn the difference between insects and spiders, & where to look for all types of bugs.
June 15, 2022 – Craft Night
Goliath Beetle – The Best Kind of Armor
Biblical: God gave insects armor to protect them from their enemies. He has also given us armor to protect us from our enemies.
Scientific: The Goliath beetle’s exoskeleton is like a suit of armor that protects its body.
June 22, 2022 – Activity Night
Water Strider – Keep Your Eyes On Jesus (Bubble Blowing Contest)
Biblical: Jesus is the Son of God. When we keep our eyes on Jesus instead of focusing on our problems, He will give us the strength we need to face our fears.
Scientific: God designed water stride rs so they can easily float on water. They are very light and their feet are covered by microscopic hairs that form air bubbles that repel the water which enable them to float.
June 29, 2022 – Craft Night
Golden Tortoise Beetle – Changing Colors
Biblical: Golden Tortoise Beetles change their colors when they are disturbed or stressed.
People can also change their colors, or act differently in different circumstances. Jesus wants us to always act like Christians and stand up for what is right no matter what the circumstances.
Scientific – Children learn how and why Tortoise Beetles change colors & look at other animals that change colors.
July 6, 2022 – Activity Night
Honey Bees – Created For A Purpose {Kick Ball)
Biblical: God created bees for a special purpose. They each have an important job. God loves you and knows you, and created you to do good works.
Scientific: Bees are very important to us. They help pollinate the flowers of plants that produce much of the food we eat.
July 13, 2022- Craft Night Ants – Consider The Ants
Biblical: We can learn from the ants and become wise.
The ants do their work even when they don’t have someone telling them what to do.
Scientific: Every ant in the colony has an important job to do. They work together for the good of the colony.
July 20, 2022 – Activity Night
Walking Stick Bug – Stand Out For Jesus (Bug, Bug, Big Bug/Duck, Duck, Gray Duck)
Biblical: Jesus doesn’t want us to be like stick bugs that blend in to their environment. He wants us to be an example to others. We should not be conformed to this world, but stand out so that others will see Jesus shining through our lives.
Scientific: God created stick bugs to look like twigs and branches so they would be hard to see. This protects them from predators or hides them from potential prey.
July 27, 2022 – Craft Night
Inchworm – God’s Love Is Immeasurable
Biblical: We can’t measure God’s love or ever really understand how much He loves us.
It is higher than the heavens, everlasting, never fails, and is priceless. Only His love is perfect. Scientific: There are many ways to measure and compare things, but nothing compares to God.
August 3, 2022 – VBT
DESTINATION DIG – “Unearthing the Truth About Jesus”
August 10, 2022 -Activity Night
Ladybug – Real Friends (Red Rover Red Rover)
Biblical: Jesus helped many people. He was sent to save the world. We should follow Jesus’ example. Scientific: Ladybugs are helpful insects. People like to see them around
because they know that they can help save their plants from being destroyed by aphids.
August 17, 2022 -Craft Night
Mosquitoes – What Kind Of Friend Are You?
Biblical: True friends are helpful not harmful.
Scientific: Mosquitoes seem like “bad” bugs because they bite and carry diseases, but they are also very important. They provide food for birds, fish, bats, and frogs, and help pollinate flowers.
August 24, 2022 -Activity Night
Dung Beetle – Working For The Lord (Scavenger Hunt)
Biblical: Every bug God created has a purpose, and an important part to play in this world. Every person in this world has a purpose and is important. Every job is important in one way or another; and God wants us to do our job to the best of our abilities even if we don’t like doing it.
Scientific: Dung Beetles seem disgusting because the use the waste of other animals, but they actually have a very important job. They get rid of waste that would otherwise pile up and cause a lot of other problems.
August 31, 2022 – Bug Bash! ©
Parents are invited to eat with us and see what we have done all summer with a special themed buffet and presentation boards!
• Collect bugs with them – we will use these in our presentation boards ©
• Read the devotions with them each day
• Help them memorize the weekly verse – review each morning at breakfast or at night before bedtime
• Ask them questions about the bug of the week
• Pray with them and for them!
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!
Christy Henderson