First Look Activities : Wrap Up : One Size DOES NOT Fit All

First Look Activities : Wrap Up : One Size DOES NOT Fit All

In the past few weeks, we looked at the different types of activities that are planned for the Make It Fun and Make It Stick sections of the weekly curriculum for 2s and 3s to 5s: Movement, Games, Investigation, Role-play, Memory Verse Review, Bible Story Review, Just for 5s, and a Craft. We learned more about why these activities work for preschoolers. At the beginning of this series, we stressed the importance of making the best activity choices for your group of preschoolers. One tool that... Read More

First Look Tutorial : Crowns

We often call for crowns in the activities for First Look. There is no better way to start a discussion of kings or queens than pretending to be one. This video shows you how to make a quick crown out of bulletin board border. It’s so easy and fun! First Look Tutorial : Crowns from Orange on Vimeo.   Do you make crowns with your kids?... Read More
New Screen Graphics

New Screen Graphics

We are always looking for ways to make what we already have even better for all of the churches that we partner with, and this time is no different! We created the Parent CUE poster for you to use in your preschool ministry to help cast vision to your parents. We hope this has been a valuable resource to you as you strive to do this each week. Don’t worry, it’s not going anywhere, you can still find this poster on the curriculum website under the First Look Home panel where it’s always been.... Read More
First Look Activities : Craft

First Look Activities : Craft

The last type of activity that is planned for the Make It Stick section each week is a craft. This activity may be in the shape of a neat and clean Activity Page, a not-so-neat finger painting masterpiece, or many art forms in between those two extremes. The creation of a craft or art project in itself is quite an accomplishment. It is cause for pride in one’s work. And, whether they are aware or not, these types of projects and experiences are a basis for learning. Our preschoolers are... Read More
Incorporating Students in Preschool Ministry

Incorporating Students in Preschool Ministry

My two-year-old son comes home every Sunday talking about Aiden. He asks me at least three times a week when he wakes up if he is getting to go to see Aiden that day. The bottom line is, he loves Aiden! Aiden isn’t his little buddy, nor is he my son’s uncle or cousin. Aiden is a 16-year-old boy who has willingly decided to help serve in the two-year-old class at our church. He isn’t one of the main teachers, but he helps the other teachers facilitate the activities, hand out snacks, and most... Read More
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