Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

As a teenager and young adult, I participated in Community Theater. I was fortunate to have some plum roles – Hodel in “Fiddler on the Roof;” Tuptim in “The King and I:” and even got to play Cinderella!  It was fun being on stage with bright lights and special effects happening all around me, but what was happening behind the scenes was just as important as what happened on stage. If the lights didn’t come on, or the microphones didn’t work, or the special effects... Read More
Setting the Stage – Jesus is #1 (April 2017)

Setting the Stage – Jesus is #1 (April 2017)

Jesus is #1! He’s the best! We’re so excited to celebrate Him this month. And, that’s what you’re environment should look like—a celebration. Think a tailgate party with foam fingers and pom-poms and pennants that say “Jesus is #1.” Or, how about jumping off the theme art and filling the walls with stars of all colors and sizes. Remember that Easter is in the middle of the month so you’ll want your environments to be bright, cheery, and welcoming. Be sure to spruce up the place before Easter... Read More
Creating Security for our Preschoolers

Creating Security for our Preschoolers

A few nights ago I blackmailed my boys into watching Frozen with me. They had given me a run for my money that day. My husband was out of town for work, and they had pushed and cajoled and pestered to no end. I just wanted to sit in front of the TV and watch Anna save Elsa again, and I wanted my boys with me. You have to understand, my boys are 11 and 16, slightly past the prime target age for the movie. Still, they’re a lot like preschoolers sometimes (not just the tantrums!). They still find... Read More
May 2017 Editor’s Notes

May 2017 Editor’s Notes

Hello, First Look Friends! It’s time to “Come to the Castle” and hear stories from the King. We can’t wait to share both this theme and these stories with you. This month’s theme was inspired by Chris Tomlin’s new book, Good Good Father and we encourage you to get the board book version, Good Good Father for Little Ones, for your classrooms. As we travel through the stories of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, Hagar, Gideon, and Daniel, your preschoolers will learn that . . . … God is always... Read More
Maximize Your Sunday

Maximize Your Sunday

It’s here! Sunday is finally here! The day you have been working towards all week long. The crafts are prepped. The snacks are stocked. The toys are clean. Every volunteer is scheduled. Now what? It’s time to make the most out of your morning! It is so very critical for you as a preschool ministry leader to be intentional with the precious time you get on a Sunday morning. Since you have prepped every detail and prepared your small group leaders, your job changes now. Now is the time to touch... Read More
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