David and Goliath
1 Samuel 17
Bible Activity: Ring Around Boy David-Have the
children hold hands in a circle with one child in the center as
“David.” Lead kids in singing the following verse to the tune of
“Ring Around the Rosie”: Ring around boy David; The giant tried to
scare him; David prayed, threw his stone, and Goliath fell
Have children fall down at the end. Then have David pick a new
David. Continue playing until children tire of the game. Then tell
them the story of David and Goliath from 1 Samuel 17.
Craft: Stones of Faith-Give each child a piece of
card stock the size of a light-switch cover and five paper circles
that can fit on the card stock. Cut a small rectangle in the card
stock to fit over a light switch. Tell kids the paper circles
represent David’s stones. Give kids glue, glitter, sequins, and
yarn to decorate their stones. Then have them glue their stones to
the card stock. Explain how to tape the light-switch cover over
their bedroom light switch.
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Remind kids that when they turn off the light, God watches over and
protects them just as he protected David.
Snack: You’ll need: Pop rock candy or rock
Directions: Give kids the candy as a reminder of the rock that
David threw to kill Goliath. Close in prayer with children taking
turns to ask God to help him or her overcome a personal giant or
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