The Sun, the Moon, and the Coming Spring!

“This is what the Lord says, he who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar— the Lord Almighty is his name!” Jeremiah 31:35

Our wonderful Creator, in his magnificent splendor and awesome wisdom, made the sun to warm us, the moon to brighten our nights, and also designed the earth to rest and reawaken with Spring. As we ponder these amazing truths, celebrate them with your children with the help of the Preschool Post’s January lesson plans on the sun, moon, and planets. These lessons offer simple ways to teach your children fundamental early childhood skills, while incorporating truths about our amazing God. While you’re there, we hope you enjoy our February lesson plans, which are all about fun, favorite stories, and fairy tales. And of course, it’s not too early to plan your Spring-themed preschool lessons, and we have lots of ideas to help, from butterflies and creepy-crawlies to Earth Day lessons and stewardship. We hope the Preschool Post helps you connect with and enjoy teaching your preschool children, and remember to tell your friends about our lessons!

And don’t forget to check out the resources available at Groovy Storytimes! Groovy Storytimes offers, you guessed it, free story time ideas and lessons that use your child’s favorite stories and library books to teach a Bible story or Christian theme. Lots of fun ideas there! Here is an example of one of the storytime lessons, an excellent resource with a winter weather theme: A Little Bit of Winter – a Winter Storytime.

Blessings to you and to your children!
~Lynn

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Happy Spring and the Very Hungry Caterpillar Day

Hi friends!

“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” (Psalm 150:6)

Thursday March 20th is The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day, honoring the 45th anniversary of Eric Carle’s classic book, and celebrations will be happening around the world. What a perfect time to teach the little ones about our awesome Creator! We have a fantastic lesson plan in our May curriculum that utilizes The Very Hungry Caterpillar, so why not have a look at it now and plan your “Caterpillar Day” festivities!

While you’re at it, take a peek over at our sister site, Groovy Storytimes, for some more unique Bible-based lessons that are organized around a story hour format. We have story times covering a wide range of popular children’s books and lots of different themes, from loving your neighbor to watching out for bad words, from winter storms to African Maasai. Groovy Storytimes always has unique ideas to offer.

Tell your friends about us! We sincerely hope our content is a blessing to you and your little ones!

Peace, blessings, and happy spring!
Lynn and Valerie

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Valentine’s Day Lessons

Romans 8:38-39 “Yes, I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor ruling spirits, nothing now, nothing in the future, no powers, nothing above us, nothing below us, nor anything else in the whole world will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (New Century Version)

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Hi everyone! Hope all of you have been enjoying our January lessons, teaching children all about the sun and moon, day and night, shadows and light, and giving God the glory for all of it! February is just around the corner, and we have your Valentine’s Day lessons covered. We have a great Valentine’s Day lesson in the February curriculum of the Preschool Post, and over at Groovy Storytimes, I have a lesson on Unconditional Love that explores the connection between parental love and God’s love for us, based on the scripture posted above. Have a look at these fantastic lesson plans, and enjoy learning with your preschoolers!

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Trains – a new Story Time lesson

Groovy Lady brand bannerThere’s a new story time lesson up at the Groovy Storylady’s blog! Using the timeless story of the Little Red Caboose, this lesson encourages little ones to believe they can make a difference, even though they’re small. This full story time lesson plan also includes a second story for longer story hours. The second story, What’s for Lunch, by Joanne Bader and Arch Books, retells the story of the boy with the loaves and fishes, and reiterates the concept of children being able to have important roles.

Matthew 19:14: “But Jesus said, ‘Allow the little children to come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of Heaven.’ ”

Be sure to check out our transportation-themed preschool lessons at the Preschool Post, too! We have lessons on boats and planes as well as trains!

Enjoy the rest of your summer and remember us as you prepare your back-to-school lessons. Check back at Groovy Storytimes and The Preschool Post often, we are always working on new lessons for you to enjoy with your children!

God’s Promises

Need a little faith-booster? Take a moment to remember God’s faithfulness. Even as we witness terrible events such as the devastating tornado in Oklahoma, violence, and unrest in many parts of the world, we often grow discouraged and fearful. And although I can offer no quick answers as to why bad things happen, I know that we have a God who loves us, is outside of time, and sees the end as well as the beginning. And this powerful God promises His faithfulness to us. As we seek Him in humility, He promises to never forsake us.

I’ve published a new story time lesson over at Groovy Storytimes about Noah’s Ark and the promise of the rainbow. What a wonderful way to teach children about God’s faithfulness and covenant with us. Take a moment to check it out, and have fun having story hour with your children!

“The rainbow that I have put in the sky will be my sign to you and to every living creature on earth. It will remind you that I will keep this promise forever.” Genesis 9:12-13, CEV

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