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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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!

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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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Easter Bible Lesson

We just posted a NEW Bible lesson for Easter!

Yes, it’s just around the corner, but you’re sure to find some last minute resources to round out your lesson!

Our preschool theme is Opposites, which is a great way to introduce the concepts of “life” and “death” during your Easter lesson.

Here is a sneak peek at the lesson:

Animal Babies and Mommy Visuals
(young and old)

Opposite Matching Cards

Bible Verse Bracelets

Songs and Activities

and more!

Click Here for the complete Easter lesson!

And be sure to bookmark it for next year too!

Blessings,

Valerie

Unconditional Love

1 John 3:1a “Think how much the Father loves us. He loves us so much that he lets us be called his children, as we truly are.” (CEV)

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we have a perfect opportunity to teach young children about God’s love for us. I have a new storytime lesson up over at Groovy Storytimes. This lesson uses the story about a parent’s love for his child, and the child’s insecurities about that love, as a springboard for discussing our relationship with our Heavenly Father.

Enjoy the lesson with your children, and remember how much we are loved, even though we are imperfect and weak. The famous children’s song really does sum it up best:

“Jesus loves me! This I know,
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong;
They are weak, but He is strong.”

Blessings to you!
Lynn