The Center Approach: Make It Real

The Center Approach: Make It Real

Part of  “The Center Approach” Series The Make It Real portion of the curriculum is designed to be a time for the Small Group Leader to connect with the same group of five to eight preschoolers each week. During this time, preschoolers and their Small Group Leader talk about what they learned during the Bible story, while reviewing the monthly memory verse and when sharing prayer requests. During Make It Real, preschoolers learn that there’s another adult in their life, other than mom and dad,... Read More
The Center Approach : Make It Stick

The Center Approach : Make It Stick

In the previous post of “The Center Approach” series, we talked about the reasons that “Make It True” should be presented as a Large Group experience. As you transition to “Make It Stick,” you may choose to do the movement activity first as it, too, can be done well as a Large Group activity. And a movement activity can give the preschoolers a chance to move around and wiggle before breaking into their Small Groups and moving on to the centers. The purpose of the “Make It Stick” portion... Read More
First Look Tutorial: Zacchaeus

First Look Tutorial: Zacchaeus

We’re telling the story of Zacchaeus this February. It’s one of those classic Bible stories that always makes me grin when I share it. Can you imagine climbing up in a tree to see Jesus only to have Him point you out. Then, He’s inviting Himself over to your house. Talk about a life changing day! If you grew up in church, you probably heard this story several times in your Sunday School rooms. In fact, you probably remember it well because there’s this catchy little... Read More
The Center Approach: Make It True

The Center Approach: Make It True

This post is part of “The Center Approach” series. Click here for an introduction to the series. Last week, we talked about how the center approach works well during the Small Group activities in “Make It Fun.”Once all the children are in the room and have been introduced to concepts for the day’s story, it’s time to move on to the “Make It True” section of the curriculum. During “Make It True” you will want to NOT use the center approach! Well, “Why not?” you may ask. This is, after all, a... Read More
April’s Editor’s Notes

April’s Editor’s Notes

Hello, First Look Friends! Jesus is alive. Wow! That news really shook up the world. It changed everything. In fact, you could call it “The Great Shakeup.” Our Bottom Line this month is, “Jesus wants me to tell others about Him.” We’re starting the month sharing the Great Commission with our preschoolers. We want them to get excited about telling others about Jesus and how much He loves them. We’re encouraging preschoolers to, “Go tell everyone, everywhere about Jesus.” Then, preschoolers will... Read More
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