Setting the Stage – Zig Zag Zone (October 2017)

Setting the Stage – Zig Zag Zone (October 2017)

We know things are going to happen in our preschoolers’ lives where they will need God’s help—times when their lives will zig one way and then zag another. We want them to grow up believing that God loves them and can help them anywhere, with anything, no matter how hard it may be. He can even help them help others! This month, we’ll learn about the life of David and how even when it zigged and zagged, God was there to help him. Welcome to the Zig Zag Zone!! Does that sound fun or what? Now,... Read More
The Importance of Tone

The Importance of Tone

When my oldest son was eleven, we were blessed to go to China on a short-term mission trip. I had never been to China before, and I definitely didn’t know how to speak the language! Before our trip I learned to say “Hello,” “Thank you,” and “I love you” in Mandarin. Thankfully, a translator accompanied us everywhere we went. I loved listening to the sing-song up and down of her voice as she translated for us. Mandarin is a tonal language. It is extremely important that you use the correct... Read More
Strategy for  Volunteer Recruitment and Retention

Strategy for Volunteer Recruitment and Retention

I remember my first day on staff as Preschool Coordinator at the church my family and I had been attending for a year. “Good morning how are you? Are you serving anywhere?” I asked this very assertive looking woman checking in her kids. She looked at me like I had lost my mind. She then responded, “Do you know who I am?” I smiled and said “a future kid ministry volunteer?” She politely smiled and walked away. Immediately following, I turned to my left and... Read More
November 2017 Editor’s Notes

November 2017 Editor’s Notes

Hello, First Look Friends! This month, we want to cook up a big Recipe For Thanks with our preschoolers! Thinking about the things we’re thankful for is the key to any recipe of thanks—and a thankful heart. We chose Recipe For Thanks as our theme because we want our preschoolers to learn how to have a thankful heart. We will start the month learning about the Ten Commandments. Commandments are some of those ingredients that may not sound yummy but they are oh so good for you. Week one, we’ll... Read More
Small Group Time is Important to Preschoolers

Small Group Time is Important to Preschoolers

I’ve been working with preschoolers for a long time now, and honestly I think they are just about my favorite people on earth. When I ask others to join me in my endeavors, I get all kinds of responses. I’ve heard, “They never listen…they never sit still…working with preschoolers is a lot like herding cats.” If they only knew… I’ve learned a lot of things along the dusty trail. I’ve learned that preschoolers are learning with all their senses all the time. They don’t have to be sitting quietly... Read More
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