We did a bush survival theme kids club – it was one of the best themes we’ve done in terms of kids bringing their friends along. It included lots of Bear Gryllis style survival tips each week, including how to find water, (we tied plastic bags over trees at church) how to make a fire (using flint, magnifying glass, steel wool etc), signalling for help, making bush tools etc. It was all done at our church building (not in the actual bush!) except for the final camp out.
Teaching included can we trust the bible, why Jesus came and so on based round the survival theme – see the booklet.
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