July 2017 Editor's Notes

Kids Rock! But, you knew that, didn’t you? You’re surrounded by rockin’ kids all the time! We’re excited to celebrate kids with a rocking good time this summer.


Connect Four

Remember that amazing game where you put red or black checkers into a vertical plastic game board in an attempt to get four in a row? I always tried to be super sneaky and work on a row unobtrusively, but I didn’t win very often!

I recently saw a giant version of the game in a children’s ministry classroom, and it made me think of the connections we need to be making with our small groups throughout the summer.


First Look :: Seven Segments

There are seven days in a week, seven wonders of the world, and now, Seven Segments of First Look!

First Look curriculum is getting smarter, kinder, and louder by taking on a new structure.


Curriculum Changes: August 2017

Every year, we approach the beginning of the school year as a time to improve. We look at all that we offer you, our partners and try to improve. This year is no different, and we’re excited about the changes you will see that make our curriculum smarter, kinder, louder.



New Activity Stamps

New Activity Stamps

I hope you’ve spent some time going over the changes that are happening with the August 2017 curriculum. We are super excited about them, and can’t wait for you to share all of them with your volunteers. One of the changes we’re most excited about is our new Activity Stamps. These new stamps align with the stamps in 252 Kids and educate Small Group Leaders on how children are made to learn at each phase. In the preschool phase, we have seven different stamps. Each one... read more
Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting June 12th

Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting June 12th

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


Rest seems like a four letter word these days. There is never enough time for it, we are afraid we will fall behind, or the phone rings. Well, God said it- on the seventh day- REST! We all know that day seven is rarely the day we will actually be able to stop and rest. Regardless, God intended for us to rest so that we are able to give. One of my most challenging verses that has now become my life verse is, “Be still and know that I am God.” I know God is in control. I know that He created... read more
August 2017 Editor’s Notes

August 2017 Editor’s Notes

Hello, First Look Friends! August brings a new year in First Look world, and we’re so excited about all the changes we’ve made to the curriculum to better equip you, our partners, as you introduce your preschoolers to this wonderful world God made. Please be sure to hop over to the First Look Blog and read the post “Curriculum Changes :: August 2017” to familiarize yourself with everything new! We will start our discussion of our Wonderful World in week one with the land and the plants. God... read more
First Look :: Seven Segments

First Look :: Seven Segments

There are seven days in a week, seven wonders of the world, and now, Seven Segments of First Look! First Look curriculum is getting smarter, kinder, and louder by taking on a new structure. If you are familiar with 252 Kids, this will not be a surprise to you. But, now that the First Look curriculum is going to look a bit different, we want to take some time to break it down for you. Don’t worry, our curriculum is still jam packed with great, fun activities for preschoolers! In fact, we’ve... read more



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