April 2018 Editor’s Notes

Hello, First Look Friends!

We have some BIG NEWS for you! Are you ready for it?


Okay, okay. You already know that, but for many of the preschoolers who will be celebrating Easter with us, this will not only be BIG NEWS, it will be NEW news as well!

We have the awesome privilege of telling preschoolers that Jesus is God’s Son, He is alive, and He wants to be their friend forever. It truly is BIG NEWS!

In week one, we will hear the wonderful story of how Jesus lived, died, and came back, just like He promised. We want every preschooler to remember the big news that Jesus is alive and He wants to be their friend forever!

Not only do we want our preschoolers to know the BIG NEWS, we want them to feel comfortable telling others the BIG NEWS as well. We’re going to practice doing just that all month long.

During week two, we will learn how the early church didn’t just tell others the big news about Jesus. They showed them by taking care of one other. Telling others the BIG NEWS doesn’t just have to be shouting it in our outside voices. We can show others Jesus’ love in many ways—including the preschool favorite, sharing.

In week three, we get to hear the amazing story of how Saul changed when he met Jesus. He went from hurting people who loved Jesus to telling everyone about Jesus! Talk about a change! Saul’s change to Paul is a drastic one, but everyone changes when they learn about Jesus. We want to teach our preschoolers to tell others about Jesus so everyone has a chance to know Him and be changed by His love.

Week four, Paul and Silas show us that no matter how hard it is, we can tell others about Jesus. While we may never have it as rough as Paul and Silas had it, there will be times that it’s hard to tell other about Jesus. We want our preschoolers to know that God is with them in every circumstance, including telling others about His Son.

We will wrap up the month with week five learning about how to give the best gift, just like Peter and John did. And what is the best gift? Well, Jesus of course! Telling others about Jesus is the best gift we can give. Nothing is as precious and life-changing as the gift of Jesus. We want our preschoolers to know that telling others about God’s Son is like giving a gift to everyone.

We need to get ready to tell the BIG NEWS that Jesus is alive and He wants to be our friend forever! Imagine preschoolers running around telling the BIG NEWS that Jesus is alive—now THAT would be awesome.

Manny and Aija are in our clubhouse this month on the Wonder! DVD, and they’ve created their own news show on Manny’s computer. The DVD 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 Story section of the curriculum.

April’s Preview Video will be on the First Look website. You can download the video from the matrix—it is located in the Prelude 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 made them, loves them, and wants to be their friend forever.

Kathy Hill
Director of Preschool Curriculum
The reThink Group

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