My First Look: a look at March 2018 for your preschool kids
This month we’ve GONE FISHIN’ and we can’t wait to see what ideas you and your preschoolers reel in to go with this theme. We’re imagining ponds and fish and little kids running in the room to see what they’re going to get to do next!
It just seems perfect since this month is all about Jesus and how He taught the disciples to be fishers of men. How did they learn to be fishers of men? Well, they followed Jesus! And, we want our preschoolers to know that they can follow Jesus too!
We’ll start the month with the man who introduced Jesus to the world—John the Baptist. He even baptized Him. John was famous in his own right, but he was just preparing the way for Jesus. When Jesus came to the river, John told everyone how special Jesus is.
On March 10/11, we’ll hear Jesus say, “Follow Me” to four different men. When Jesus asks you to follow Him, you drop whatever you’re doing and follow Him. Preschoolers will hear how four different fishermen went from fishing for fish to being fishers of men. On an unrelated note, it's Daylight Savings time on Sunday so set your clocks ahead 1 hour before you go to bed on Saturday!
On March 17/18, we’ll stick to the idea of “Follow Me” and meet Matthew the tax collector. Even though Matthew had made some bad choices and wasn’t liked by the masses, he still followed Jesus when He asked. We can all follow Jesus, even when we’ve made bad choices.
We’ll end the month with a celebration. March 24/25 is Palm Sunday, and Palm Sunday is a party! We celebrate Jesus because He is special. He is God’s Son. When the people heard He was coming to town, they were excited and they yelled, “Hosanna! Hossana! Yay Jesus!”
This is going to be a wonderful month as we help preschoolers prepare to celebrate the biggest act of love ever known to man …Easter. And when they’re old enough to hear Jesus say ‘Follow me,’ we want them to be ready to say yes!
Our team will be praying for you to have moments filled with wonder as you give preschoolers a "first look" at the God who made them, loves them, and wants to be their friend forever.