July 2016 Editor’s Notes

Hello, First Look Friends!

We’re having so much fun with Creation Station that we just can’s stop! This month, your preschoolers will continue to be introduced to the days of creation one train car at a time. What’s been your favorite car so far?

As we approach day six of creation, know that we will spend two days on this super special day. Not only did God make animals on day six (and all preschoolers love animals), but God made US on day six! Yes, God made you and me! This is always such an exciting day to share with our smallest friends. I love to see their eyes get big and round when they hear that they are part of the creation story. God made people too!! Not only did He make people, but He made us to have a relationship with Him. That’s such an awesome part of the story to share.

We will finish the Creation Station unit with a Creation Station Celebration. It’s time to party and thank God for everything He made. Use this week to review all the days of creation and celebrate each and every one.

We have provided PDF and jpg images of ALL the train cars for both June and July in the Monthly Visuals folders. In addition, you can visit The Orange Store to purchase the editable files of the train cars that you can use to create enlarged images and all kinds of amazing things.

We created a one of a kind set of Creation Station trading cards that you can send home with your preschoolers to provide additional family activities surrounding the study of creation. Each card has a picture of that week’s train car on one side with an idea for family fun on the other. These too are available at The Orange Store. You can send home one card each week or send home the entire set at the end of the unit. Either way, your preschool families will have a keepsake of this incredible two months as well as a variety of family fun ideas.

Our new friends, Harper and Noah, are in the clubhouse for our Wonder! Look at God’s Story DVD this month. The Wonder! DVD is available at The Orange Store, and you can even sign up for a monthly subscription. Use this DVD to supplement a live Storyteller and/or Host for the Make It True section of the curriculum.

July’s Preview Video will be on the First Look website. You can now download the video and script from the matrix—it is located in the Monthly Visuals tab. If you’d like to embed the video into your church blog, we have it available on Vimeo. Feel free to share the vision with everyone!

Our team will be praying for you to have moments filled with wonder as you give preschoolers a “first look” at the God who loves them, made them and wants to be their friend forever.

Kathy Hill
Editor in Chief, First Look
The reThink Group


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