David (to Goliath)

DAVID (to Goliath)



  1. Children should know the story of David – his anointing, his shepherd childhood, and the story of David and Goliath.
  2. Children should identify David as the author of many of the Psalms.
  3. Children should memorize the 23rd Psalm.


Possible Lesson Plan:


  1. Open with prayer.


  1. Scripture Reference: I Kingdoms/I Samuel 16-17.


  1. Learning Game: What’s in the Bag? – Make up ahead of time several lunch bags with items from the story of David in them: a stone, a harp, a sheep, a spear, a piece of bread, some oil, a lion (plastic or stuffed or just a picture). Give each student a bag and have him tell a story about David based on what he finds in his bag.


  1. Discussion: Do you think David was afraid when he faced Goliath? Goliath is described in the Bible as a descendant of the “giants”. Giants??? There is archeological evidence in Gath (Goliath was from Gath), Monash, and Megiddo of huge weapons and scales from huge body armor. Have you ever been afraid? How did David deal with his fear? You? David proved that it doesn’t matter how old you are, you can do many things with God on your side! Can you think of some things you can do right now to please God?


  1. Work again on your Book of Samuel Storybooks. This time add David the shepherd boy, the anointing of David, and David and Goliath pages to your book, again with appropriate scenery. Add the figures of David and Goliath, Jesse, and David’s brothers to your collection of figures.

  1. Close with prayer.