Wow! These ideas are great. Jan, I did end up purchasing the Good News Clues VBS. I love all of these ideas and will incorporate them all. Thank you all you wise and wonderful WoRMs!
Love to all,
Moderator adds some lesson posted later on this site that may inspire others:
Detective Themed Workshops found on this site:
Easter - Investigating the Trial of Jesus Theme
by ZBCC posted in 2014
Summary: We created a themed rotation studying Jesus’ trial. Children were recruited as investigators and collected evidence that Jesus was innocent of his charge of Blaspheme. Each workshop helped students gather evidence and learn more about the story of Jesus’ trial.
I've noted this here as it may interest people wanting to do a mystery theme for Easter. It is found in our Easter Forum @ https://www.rotation.org/topic...sus-theme-lesson-set. Some of these same ideas may be adaptable to other bible stories where you wish to do a mystery theme.
Philip and Ethiopian Games Workshop
by Jan Napa from: First Presbyterian Church posted in 2012
Summary: Children will learn about Philip through an interactive game like “Where in the World is Carmen San Diego”. See this link for full lesson https://www.rotation.org/topic...1#295011598215940031
Nicodemus: Brand New Life - Nic at Night Science Workshop
by Staci Woodruff from: Jenks Church of Christ posted in 2012
Summary: As kids enter your workshop welcome them to the “Nic at Night Detective Agency”. Tell them that you were expecting some new recruits and that you’re glad that they’re here to help with this case. Tell them that your name is Detective _________ see link for full lesson https://www.rotation.org/topic...7#295011598215938397
The Last Supper Bible Adventure (Games) Workshop
by Cat Blue 2015
Summary: The students will learn some important things about The Last Supper: who the main characters are, where and when this event happened, what happened and why it’s important. They will become sleuths who investigate to find these answers. They will do a Word Search and Crossword Puzzle to complete their Detective work.