Christmas is such a special time of year! Preschoolers will experience a lot of excitement and wonder. We all do! But as they get older—and as we take time to stop and remember—we hope that the good news that God gave us Jesus will become the MOST wonderful part of Christmas. So get ready because we are hopping aboard the CHRISTMAS TRAIN, and it’s carrying the true story of Christmas!
The month of November we will be teaching our preschoolers about thanking God for who He is, what He has done, and what He has given us is something people have been doing for a very, very, VERY long time. You could say that the people in the Bible make up this super long PARADE OF THANKS . . . and it’s up to us to keep it going! We want our preschoolers to continue this Parade of Thanks by teaching them they can thank God for everything—literally everything! Their light-up shoes, their new toy, their snack, their favorite rock . . . EVERYTHING! So let’s make sure the Parade of Thanks that God’s people began so long ago continues with us and our preschoolers as we choose to thank God for everything!
This or That??
An adult makes about 35,000 choices every day, but adults are not the only ones with choices to make. Children have their fair share of choices too—about 3,500 of them. Every. Single. Day. Should I eat this snack or that snack? Should I play with this toy or that toy? Should I do this and share or do that and keep it all for myself?
Knowing that our preschooler’s 3,500 daily choices will one day turn into 35,000 daily choices is why we want to teach preschoolers that, when they have a choice between This or That, they can trust that God knows what’s best for them.
In August we want to teach our preschoolers to know that God made everything because knowing God made everything makes everything very good! And since God made SO many good things, we are going to Stack It Up this month — ALL OF IT — from day one through day seven. So, let’s get ready for a whole lot of stacking!
This summer we want our preschoolers to hear over and over that Jesus wants to be their friend forever. And not only does Jesus want t be their friend, but Jesus is a friend worth following. That way, when the time comes, our preschoolers will be ready to follow Jesus here, there, and everywhere!
When given the opportunity, preschoolers are ready and willing to help because it shows the world they are big and can do things that matter. Need help stirring in the kitchen? Preschoolers to the rescue! Need help carrying groceries? Preschoolers to the rescue! Need help entertaining a fussy baby? Preschoolers to the rescue! Could it be that the real reason preschoolers want to help is that God made them to help? We think so! That is why we will be spending this month answering the question “Who made you to help?” God made me to help! That’s who! After all, God is the ultimate helper, and we are all made in God’s image.
We want our preschoolers to know that Jesus isn’t just a character in stories. Jesus is alive and wants to be their friend forever!
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Our preschoolers love to be like grown ups. They think it’s a big deal when they can do grown up things. In March we are going to teach them something else that is a big deal…How they can love like Jesus. Showing them each week how serving others, showing kindness, helping others, and loving everyone are things they can do. When they do these things they love like Jesus.
The month of February is the perfect time to teach our kids that Jesus loves them. Everything Jesus did here on earth is to show us He loved us. Week 1…”BE MINE” Jesus wants the children to come to him. Week 2….”YOUR SPECIAL” Jesus thinks we are all special and wants to spend time with us. Week 3…”HELP YOU” Jesus wants us to know we can always go to him when we need help. Week 4… “LOVE” Jesus loves us and nothing will ever change that!
In January our preschoolers will discover how Jesus is amazing!