David (to Goliath)

DAVID (to Goliath)



  1. Students should know the story of David – his anointing, his shepherd childhood, and the story of David and Goliath.
  2. Students should identify David as the author of many of the Psalms.
  3. Students 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: 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. Do you think David was afraid when he faced Goliath? Have you ever been afraid? List some things that frighten you. 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. Make a slingshot for David. Take a small rectangular piece of leather and punch a hole in each corner. Use suede leather lacing to make the straps, about 12 inches for each side and knotted at the end after lacing through the two holes. The slingshot can hang from one of its straps.


  1. Close with prayer. Pray for the courage to face fear head-on and defeat it, as did David.