September 2019 Editor’s Notes

When was the last time you really looked at everything God made? Taking a moment to walk outside or search for the wonders of the world online will totally change the way you share this month’s Bible stories with preschoolers.

Learning Through Play

One Sunday, we chose to not do a craft in our 2-year old small groups. As a parent picked up her child from small group, she asked the leader where her child’s craft was. Upon the Small Group Leader explaining to her that her son was learning today about how God made people and that he created a person using play-dough, the mom took her son’s hand to “inspect” if there were traces of play-dough. The mom clearly wanted evidence that her child was learning in his small group, and she felt the best way for her to know that was through her child completing a craft. That’s a lot of pressure for a Small Group Leader.

Orange Kids Curriculum Additions for Supporting Children with Special Needs

You may have noticed some new files in the August 2019 curriculum downloads. We’re excited to offer more resources to support the children with special needs in your ministry. We know that as you work to reach all families, there often needs to be some customization to your environments, messaging, and activities when considering the experience of a child with special needs.

One Voice: Weekday And Weekend Preschool

We all know the joys of constantly trying to teach our sweet preschoolers about sharing. We couldn’t even count the number of times we have said, “Please share the fire truck. Please share the crayons. The kitchen is for everyone. Let’s play together.” But, as we teach our children to share every day, the question lingers—are we modeling sharing?


Setting the Stage – Count With Me (September 2019)

Setting the Stage – Count With Me (September 2019)

When is the last time you took the time to really look at everything God made? Taking a moment to take a walk outside or look up the wonders of the world online will totally change the way you share this month’s Bible stories with preschoolers. We need that WONDER dial turned way up! ALL the way up! And the best way to do that is to experience some of that wonder! When we take the time to look at this amazing world God made, we are filled with awe and wonder. It’s that feeling of wonder we... read more
Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting August 11, 2019

Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting August 11, 2019

Here is the First Look Social Media Plan for influencing parents to interact with their preschoolers. If you missed the first post explaining our plan, please click here.  The following information will be 7 tweets/Facebook posts, 2 pictures or ideas for Instagram, and 2 articles to pin on Pinterest.  Feel free to use any and all of this information but don’t feel tied to these updates word for word.  These are simply examples that you could copy and paste if you wanted or you can add your own... read more
Introducing… The Barnyard Project!

Introducing… The Barnyard Project!

Raise your hand if you started Christmas shopping on Amazon Prime Day. What? Just me? Okay, I’m not judging you Christmas Eve shoppers. But I do know that if you lead a children’s ministry, you’re thinking Christmas—right now. You’re planning ahead for ways to help the kids and families in your ministry experience joy, both at Christmastime and throughout the year. That’s why we’re excited to introduce this year’s Christmas giving partnership! Through THE BARNYARD PROJECT, kids and families... read more
October 2019 Editor’s Notes

October 2019 Editor’s Notes

Hello, First Look Friends! We love our superheroes. We love their strength and bravery and how they use their special powers and super weapons to save the day. Whether it’s a lasso that forces truth telling or a trident that manipulates water, it’s always exciting to watch! What about in real life? We all want to be strong and courageous. We all want to say we would be brave when faced with fear. But how? What can help us be brave? How can our preschoolers be strong and courageous SUPER KIDS... read more
Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for August 4, 2019

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for August 4, 2019

Sunday mornings can go at a fast and furious pace. If we aren’t strategic, we can miss key relational connections. Gather your team of volunteers for a brief gathering before the serving begins. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion before praying for the day: What’s worth more than gold? The answer can be found in Psalm 119 verse 72. God’s word, what He teaches us through the Bible, is worth more than thousands of pieces of... read more



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