By Joye Smith on February 28, 2017
I introduced four-year-old Barrett, a first-time visitor, to Maverick and Charlie as they built in the Blocks area. I needed to speak to Barrett’s mom, and when I looked back over at the boys, they were playing, laughing, and building together. For the rest of the Mission Friends® session, the three boys were inseparable. I was so glad to see how easily our Mission Friends befriended a new preschooler.
One of the purposes of the WMU emphasis, By All Means, is to encourage those who follow Christ to cultivate relationships with the people around them. For preschoolers, we can help them to know how they can be a friend to others. How can you lead preschoolers in being friends with others?
Give preschoolers opportunities to work together. Encourage them to build or make something together.
Plan activities in which preschoolers cooperate with one another. For example, they make a mural together.
Pair preschoolers to do movement activities together.