April 2017 Editor’s Notes

Hello, First Look Friends!

Happy Easter! It’s time to celebrate that Jesus is alive! He went away, but He came back! Yay, Jesus!

Remember, this Easter could be the very first time EVER for some of the preschoolers at your church to hear the true story of Easter. And for others, this could be their first time ever even going to church. We have the awesome opportunity to tell them for the first time about how Jesus washed His disciples’ feet; made His triumphal entry; died and rose again; built His Church; and gave us the Great Commission.

We get to tell them the true story of how much God loves them and how He gave them His only Son. We get to tell them that Jesus is alive, and He wants to be their friend forever. We have one of the best jobs in the world! We get to share with preschoolers that Jesus is the best! What an honor and a privilege.

We created a fun sticker chart to send home with children week one. Be sure to look in the activity pages for week one and get it printed. This sticker chart will help parents encourage their children to learn the memory verse this month. We’ve even created two notes to send home to parents. Both of them explain what the chart is for, but the second one adds that they can return the chart to get a small prize from you. You get to choose which note to send home, or you can make your own.

Gus and Madi are in our clubhouse this month on the Wonder! DVD. They’re working on completing their sticker chart of ways to help around the clubhouse. It is available at The Orange Store, and you can even sign up for a monthly subscription. Use this DVD to supplement a live Storyteller and/or Host for the Make It True section of the curriculum.

April’s Preview Video will be on the First Look website. You can download the video and script from the matrix—it is located in the Monthly Visuals tab. If you’d like to embed the video into your church blog, we have it available on Vimeo. Feel free to share the vision with everyone!

Our team will be praying for you to have moments filled with wonder as you give preschoolers a “first look” at the God who loves them, made them, and wants to be their friend forever.

Kathy Hill
Editor in Chief, First Look
The reThink Group

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