What age range is Cat.Chat At Home VBS designed for?
It’s designed for kids in Kindergarten to 5th grade, but can be enjoyed with the whole family.
Does the parish pay for a subscription and then send it out to potential VBS families? What is the cost?
As a special introductory offer to parishes this summer, it is available for a flat fee of only $59. This new At Home VBS experience will be at no cost to your parish families. After your purchase, your parish will send out the initial sign up email to all of your VBS families. After they sign up they will receive the 5 consecutive days of the At Home VBS, which will be sent by Cat.Chat Productions, starting on the start date your parish chose.
Do you provide a list of all those who have signed up for our Parish At Home VBS?
We understand how a list would be helpful. We are presently working on an automated system to generate lists to DREs, of their parish families who have signed up.
With so many families signing up for the At Home VBS, we cannot customize these lists for individual parishes, which is why we are currently building an automated system for this.
In the meantime, email your parish families and ask them to let you know if they've signed up.
Do families only have access to the At Home VBS during the week they selected?
No. Families have access from their start up to and ending on August 28, 2020.
Will there be an option for individual families to sign up and purchase the At Home VBS outside of a parish? I love the idea of doing something totally Catholic, interactive and fun with my kids...since we won’t be going anywhere this summer.
Yes, you can order this At Home VBS for your own personal family use (available as a special introductory offer for only $29.) Order here
What's the difference between the At Home VBS Parish version and the At Home VBS Individual family version?
The At Home VBS content is the same for both. However, with the parish version, the parish is simply 'hosting' the At Home VBS and receives a license/permission to share it with their parish families. The parish also receives an 'email tempate' to send out to the parish families to introduce them to the At Home VBS and have them sign up to receive the 5 consecutive days of the At Home VBS, which will be sent by Cat.Chat Productions.
The At Home VBS For Families is for individual family use only.
At Home VBS For Parishes:
5 consecutive days of VBS content sent directly to your parish families at no cost to them.
License to share the At Home VBS with all of your parish families.
Ready to send "Parent Email Template."
Full access all summer long (From start date to August 28th)
Customer support from the Cat.Chat Productions Team.
At Home VBS For Families
5 consecutive days of VBS content directly in your inbox.
License for a single family whose parish is not hosting a Cat.Chat At Home VBS.
Full access all summer long (From your start date to August 28th)
Customer support from the Cat.Chat Productions team
Our parish purchased your Wilderness Adventure VBS kit prior to COVID. I’m not sure if our parish will be hosting a VBS this summer or if we need to postpone until next year. Will this At Home VBS be applicable for families in either situation?
A: The Cat.Chat VBS kit you purchased comes with many great resources, including the new At Home VBS digital edition.
1. If COVID restrictions are lifted and you are able to host an awesome "on site" VBS at your parish this summer, then you can still offer the At Home VBS for families as well (at no cost to your parish for this summer only). It's a great opportunity to engage parents and kids alongside your parish VBS experience. When families sign up for the 5 Day At Home online VBS, they receive the daily songs, Bible verse music videos, Action Song videos and some printable faith, craft, game and snack activities. It's a goldmine of digital resources!
2. If you need to cancel your onsite VBS and postpone it until Summer 2021, then you can still offer the At Home VBS as a preparation and preview (sneak peak) for next year's VBS. It provides kids with a meaningful experience of faith in this opportune time. This At Home VBS is a great promotion for your upcoming VBS and it gets families excited and hopeful for next summer.
Our parish is thinking of hosting a different “At Home” Cat.Chat VBS “theme” this summer, rather than the VBS program we purchased and are postponing for next summer. Do you have another At Home VBS available?
You can order The Marvelous Mystery: The Mass Comes Alive At Home VBS. (available anytime between June 1st thru Aug. 28th). For a one time special offer to parishes, the Mass Comes Alive At Home VBS is available for a flat fee of only $59. Order here
We are thrilled that you have an online option for Cat.Chat VBS this year. To make the week easier on families, our parish is thinking about assembling an "at home" kit to accompany the daily lessons. We are considering pre-printing all the activity sheets for the faith, crafts, snacks, etc. We'd also put together a craft kit and snack kit of supplies for the families. Families could come by at a specific time to pick up their week-long At Home VBS package. As the VBS director/DRE, is there a way that I could get a list of the specific activities and supplies you feature in your At Home VBS?
Our Cat.Chat Productions team has created activities that are "at home friendly" and mostly require minimal supplies and common household items such as scissors, glue, tape, colored markers, everyday snacks, etc. and a download PDF. Each of the daily activities clearly lists the required supplies. The At Home VBS is intended to be simple and easy-to-use for parents and kids. If your parish has the time and budget to provide your families with a “pick up” package, then simply email us for a preview list of activities and supplies. ()
As our parish VBS director, will I be able to see all of the content for all 5 days prior to the start date of our At Home parish-wide VBS week? I'm considering supplementing your Cat.Chat At Home VBS with some of our own live activities on Zoom and I just want to know what will already be provided so I do not repeat any action songs, craft activities, etc.)
Perhaps just you or one of your team members could sign up to receive the At Home VBS emails starting on June 1st. This way, you will receive the daily emails from June 1st through the 5th. If you need to view all the content prior to June 1st, then simply email us and we will do our best to assist you.