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 begin to memorize the 23rd Psalm.


Possible Lesson Plan:


  1. Open with prayer.


  1. Read the story of the childhood of David in the Beginner’s Bible, pages 169-180, the Children’s Bible Reader, pages 126-128, First Bible 86-92, or the Read with Me Bible 173-185. If you use the Read with Me Bible, be sure to discuss the fact that David wrote Psalms, songs to the Lord, and played the harp. The Psalms are in the Beginner’s Bible 190-193, Children’s Bible Reader 132-135 or the Read with Me Bible 218-221.

Add David to your timeline. 

  1. True/False questions:

                                        True                                                     False

                  David was the son of Jesse.                      David was the son of Saul.

                  David was a shepherd.                              David was a fisherman.

                  David killed Goliath with a sling.             David killed Goliath with a spear.

                  David played the harp.                             David hated music.

                  David wrote Psalms to God.                    David didn’t know God at all.


  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. Alternate craft idea: take a small wooden plaque or blank switchplate. Draw a figure of David on it with hand upraised and add the lettering saying “NO FANCY WEAPONS OR ARMOR NEEDED TO WIN THE BATTLE FOR GOD” and “DAVID” around the edges. Take a field trip looking for a small rock. Color the switchplate or plaque and glue the rock into the circle on the hand of David. Add adhesive magnet strips to the back for refrigerator mounting.


  1. Close with prayer.