November 2017 Editor’s Notes

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.

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First Look Has A Pinterest Page

Hello First Look Friends!

Did you know that First Look has a PINTERST PAGE?!!
We do!
And, you should be checking it out EVERY MONTH!

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Life Is A Party

Last night, I called my little twin grand-daughters right before bed to video chat. They are three-years-old and live fifteen hours away. “Hey Kitty!” they said. “We’re having a sleep party!” My daughter-in-law stepped in to explain that right now everything’s a party.

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Orange Tour 2017 Is Here

Orange Tour 2017 has launched, and it’s coming to a city near you.

Well, it might be coming to a city near you.

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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…

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Happy Birthday Jesus Cake Party Bag 2017

Happy Birthday Jesus Cake Party Bag 2017

One of the gifts that can be found on the December download matrix is the instructions on how to send home a Happy Birthday Jesus Cake Party Bag. They’re very simple to make. You copy the parent note provided and grab cake mix, icing, and wrap it up. We’ve actually given you two different printed pieces. One to insert into the bag of party supplies and one to send home encouraging parents to make a Happy Birthday Jesus cake at home. Use the second one if you don’t have the budget to send home... read more
Setting the Stage – Recipe For Thanks (November 2017)

Setting the Stage – Recipe For Thanks (November 2017)

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. As you decorate your halls and rooms, think about all those kitchen shows you watch on TV. What do they have sitting around the kitchen? Bowls? Pans? Oven Mitts? Chefs Hats? Aprons? Visit the dollar store... read more
DIY Manger Scene 2017

DIY Manger Scene 2017

As you prepare for December, you will see that we often call for you to have the Little People(R) Nativity. We love that Nativity set. However, we know that not everyone can afford to purchase the number of those sets needed for all of their classrooms. So, we wanted to make sure you were able to DIY some Nativity sets if needed. And, this art will be the same art your preschoolers will see in the Wonder videos this December. Yes, that’s right! We’re giving you the files so that you can... read more
Social Media Plan for Connecting with Parents Starting October 9th

Social Media Plan for Connecting with Parents Starting October 9th

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 6 tweets, 5 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... read more
December 2017 Editor’s Notes

December 2017 Editor’s Notes

Hello, First Look Friends! Can you believe it’s that time of year again? Time to decorate, bake cookies, buy gifts, sing carols. And, in our world, it’s time to teach preschoolers the true story of Christmas—the story of when God gave us Jesus—the best gift ever! Every year, this story is retold. God sends an angel to tell Mary the good news. Jesus is born. The angels tell the shepherds. And, once they see baby Jesus, they tell everyone! Then the wise men come and worship God’s Son. If we’re... read more

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Kathy HillKathy Hill

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Barbara GravesBarbara Graves

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Deb SpringerDeb Springer

Deb lives in the Atlanta area and is the proud mom of a very tall basketball player and wif...

Kathy WhiteKathy White

Kathy is wife to Lee, mom to Andrew, Joel & Benjamin, mother-in-law to Mary Kate and Kitt...

Brittany ComptonBrittany Compton

Brittany Compton Robertson is the Director of Preschool Strategy at Orange and lives outsid...

Kelly StockdaleKelly Stockdale

Kelly is a preschool director turned family director who’s currently serving at Grace ...

Karen AppleKaren Apple

Karen Apple is a former children’s minister who started two weekday preschools in Charlo...

Sue MillerSue Miller

Sue is a coach, leader, speaker and author with a passion for bringing out the bes...

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