David and Jonathon




  1. Children should identify David as King after Saul.
  2. Children should identify Jonathon as Saul’s son.
  3. Children should be able to tell the story of David and Jonathon.


Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.


  1. Read the story from the Beginner’s Bible, pages 181-189, Children’s Bible Reader, pages 129-131, or Golden Children’s Bible, pages 236-241, 252-253.

No one new to add to the timeline today, but review all the people studied so far. 

  1. True/False questions:

                                    True                                        False

      Jonathon was David’s friend.                   Saul always loved David.

      Jonathon was the son of Saul.                  David was the son of Saul.

      Jonathon saved David’s life.                    David was killed by Saul.


  1. Discuss friendship: What is a friend? Who are your friends? What qualities make a good friend? Was Jonathon a good friend to David? Are you a good friend to your friends?


  1. Take a small, toy bow and arrow set. Go out in the yard and practice shooting at a target. Can you make it miss like Jonathon?


  1. Now finish your books. Add Jonathon to your figures in the pocket. Add Saul’s tent and the archery field to your pages. Now, can you tell the whole story, from Saul all the way to David and Jonathon?

  1. Close with prayer.