Volunteers Setting up Small Groups to Win

Volunteers Setting up Small Groups to Win

Imagine a world where your Small Group Leaders walk into their room on Sunday morning and everything they need for that morning is in one place. It’s all in a neatly organized box complete with unbroken crayons and a list of your children’s names, addresses and birthdates! Does this world really exist, or is it right up there with a winter without runny noses, or a time-change Sunday when all your volunteers show up—on time? Believe it or not this can be a part of your Sunday morning—it just... Read More
First Look Activities : Bible Story Review

First Look Activities : Bible Story Review

Last week, we introduced the activities that are planned for the Make It Stick section of the curriculum. A movement activity is always included along with one that reviews the monthly memory verse. The next activity will intentionally review the Bible story—it is the Bible Story Review activity. You will know you are looking at the right activity when you see “Bible story review” in parentheses on the weekly overview page! You may be thinking, These kiddos just heard the story. Why are we... Read More
Preschoolers CAN Serve!

Preschoolers CAN Serve!

As we approach the Christmas season, the opportunities for serving people around us abound. There is everything from the canned food drive at school and church to the bell-ringing Salvation Army workers at the mall. Everywhere you look, you can give. We want our preschoolers to give. We all want our preschoolers to grow up knowing that everything they have is a gift from above, and we are meant to share with those in need. However, that is a REALLY hard concept for preschoolers. The majority... Read More
First Look Activities : Memory Verse Review

First Look Activities : Memory Verse Review

This post is part of an ongoing series on the different types of First Look activities. During the past few weeks, we focused on Make It Fun Small Group activities. These activities are planned to welcome your preschoolers and introduce them to the Bible story and all that they will hear and experience during Make It True, the Large Group time. After Make It True comes Make It Stick—and that is what we want to have happen. We want the Bible story, memory verse, and Bottom Line to stick in... Read More
First Look Activities : Role Play

First Look Activities : Role Play

This post is part of an ongoing series on the different types of First Look activities. Last week we talked about investigation activities that are planned for Make It Fun each week. Role-play activities are the other half of that duo. And, sometimes they work hand-in-hand. An investigation activity may call for your preschoolers to act as detectives, look for clues, and carry a flashlight as they explore God’s world. The children will enthusiastically assume a different identity just because... Read More
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