June Editor’s Notes

Hello, First Look Friends!

Or, should we say: “Ahoy, mateys!” Are you ready for the Clubhouse Pirate Adventure? We are so excited about these next two months where your preschoolers are going to learn that the Bible is better than gold. Each week will introduce preschoolers to a different snippet of truth from God’s Word and unpack what that means to them.

Week one, preschoolers will discover this amazing treasure—God’s “teachings are worth more to me than thousands of pieces of gold and silver,” Psalm 119:72, NCV. As they continue to hunt for Bible treasures, they will learn that they were wonderfully made, that God loves them all the time, and that they are part of God’s family. They’ll conclude the month with spyglasses to help them look for ways to help others. It’s going to be exciting for sure.

As we brainstormed how to teach preschoolers about the Bible, it became clear to us that an adventure was the way to go. This required a little shake-up of our typical format. There is no intro sketch for June and July. There is only an interactive Bible story sketch. In fact, you’ll notice it’s very similar to what you will see on the June and July Wonder! DVD. Feel free to change the names of the characters to those who are actually doing the sketch to make it more authentic. We highly recommend finding several leaders who could rotate through the weeks of June and July. Don’t forget to consider asking college, high school, or even middle school drama kids to help out. People with the gift of acting are always looking for an opportunity to serve in their giftedness.

With all the pirate fun comes lots of pirate graphics, tutorials and more. We’ve created a separate “Clubhouse Pirate Adventure” tab on the matrix to hold all the extras. Be sure to look through everything we’ve given you so you can make the most of your summer months. As always, feel free to contact your Orange Specialist with any questions you have. (Just a reminder, you can contact your Orange Specialist by clicking the envelope in the top bar of the matrix.)

Things got very pirate-y on our Wonder! Look at God’s Story DVD for June! Martin, Mabel and Maggie join in on the Clubhouse Pirate Adventure. In fact, Ollie leads them through a discovery of why the Bible is better than gold. The format for June and July is different with all the action taking place in the Clubhouse. The Wonder! DVD is available at The reThink 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.

June’s Preview Video will be on the First Look website. You can also purchase a download of the video for your church’s use at The reThink Store. This product includes the script we used in case you want to record it yourself. 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

PS: Here are a few items that you might want to start collecting or ask to borrow going into this series:

Pirate dress up items: such as, hats, bandanas, eye patches, and stuffed parrot, etc.

Trunk – to hold the pirate items

Gold coins

Toilet paper tubes

Clear Gatarade or juice bottles

A Bible Treasure Box – you will find instructions on the Clubhouse Pirate Adventure panel with your curriculum as well as on the June Pinterest board.

Also, there is a video of the Memory Verse Motions on Pinterest

 

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