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Preteen Sunday School Lesson: David and Goliath

Use this Preteen Sunday School  Lesson: David and Goliath to help kids learn to honor God with victories.


Bible Activity: Go for God — Form teams of three or four. Have each team create a cheer based on the theme “Go for God.” Then give each team a pipe cleaner, a mitten, and a bag of assorted beads. The object of the game is to get as many beads on the pipe cleaner as possible in four minutes.

Have teams each sit in a circle on the floor. On “go,” one teammate must perform the team’s cheer for God, put on the mitten, put a bead on the pipe cleaner, and pass everything to the next teammate. The next teammate must repeat the cheer and continue. Any team that forgets to say the cheer is disqualified.

Tell the story from 1 Samuel 17. Then read aloud 1 Samuel 17:45-47.

*Ask: Why did David fight Goliath? How can we honor God in our lives? What happens if we forget to honor God?

Craft: Beaded Pins-Give kids large safety pins, permanent markers, and beads. Have kids each use a marker to write “Go God” on their beads and string them on the safety pin. Encourage kids to wear their pins as a reminder to honor God.

Snack: You’ll need: Pop rock candy or rock candy.

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 problem.

Contributors: Cindy Newell, Christine Yount Jones, and Terry Vermillion

Copyright© Group Publishing, Inc. / Children’s Ministry Magazine

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