David and Goliath – Play Through The Bible – Week 10

 

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Week ten of Play Through The Bible is the story of the David and Goliath. We used craft time as an opportunity to introduce a few more elements of David’s life, since this children’s bible only mentions David fighting Goliath. We had a lot of fun and hope you do too!

If you haven’t read the introduction to this series yet I recommend going here. For all the plans in one place, go here.


Week Ten – David and Goliath


Focus Point

David trusts God.

Story Time Tips

  • We read “David & Goliath” starting on page 118 of The Rhyme Bible Storybook and “David and Goliath” starting on page 98 of The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers.
  • The first page of this story in the original Rhyme Bible is perfect for pausing and letting your child fill in the blanks.
  • We spend quite a bit of time contrasting how everyone was scared and ran away, but David was brave.

Activity

Pretend to be Goliath and have your child pretend to be the Israelites and run away from you. Then, have your child pretend to be David and be brave and fight with you.

Discussion

Parent: “Who was the big mean guy?”

Child: “Goliath.”

Parent: “What did everyone do when they saw him?”

Child: “Ran away!”

Parent: “But who wasn’t afraid of Goliath?”

Child: “David.”

Daily Craft

Day One – David Coloring Page

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Day Two – David the Shepherd

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For this first craft we talked about how David was a shepherd and not a warrior. We used the pictures on pages 120-123 of David with sheep as a reference.

 

David and Goliath - Play Through The Bible - Week 10 - www.simplelifemessylife.com If you want, cut the sheep out and glue it to the green paper. I did that to get rid of the extra words and stuff on the printout.

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Put some glue on body of the sheep.

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Then put the cotton balls on the sheep.

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Day Three – Five Stones in a Stream

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Materials needed:

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Put some glue on the back of the blue paper.

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Place in the center of the green paper.

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Glue the stones to the “river.” We’ve been doing a lot of counting lately so we took some time to count the stones and make sure there was five.

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Day Four – Giant Goliath

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Materials needed:

  • Googly eyes and glue (optional)
  • Markers
  • Large roll of butcher paper (not pictured)

The idea for this craft came from Heather Haupt of Cultivated Lives. You can check out her post here, which is more detailed than what we did.

 

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Roll out some paper and trace the outline of a giant person. As you can see I have mad drawing skills! If K was a little older I would have had him give it a go instead.

David and Goliath - Play Through The Bible - Week 10 - www.simplelifemessylife.comIf you want, add some eyes. We just recently purchased some fun googly eyes and K was really wanting to use them.

David and Goliath - Play Through The Bible - Week 10 - www.simplelifemessylife.comGo to town coloring! If you have more artistic ability than this mama, your Goliath might look less like a business man and more like a warrior.

David and Goliath - Play Through The Bible - Week 10 - www.simplelifemessylife.comAfter we were done coloring, we hung Goliath up on the wall.

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The giant on our wall has been a great continual conversation starter.

Day Five – King David

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Materials needed:

Another aspect of the story that wasn’t covered was David’s ascension to kingship. So, we talked about how David eventually became the king and made a fun crown.

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First, cut out your paper into a crown shape. I freehanded a simple shape, but if you don’t want to, you could use a template like one of the ones found here.

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Use the dot markers to decorate the crown. If you have sequins or glitter glue or the like you could use that as well.

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Tape the two piece together and then measure around your child’s head and tape again to get the right fit.

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A crown fit for royalty!

Extra Resources

We enjoyed the song Only a Boy Named David

 


It’s Thanksgiving next week so we’ll be taking a week off of Play Through The Bible!

I hope you enjoyed week ten of Play Through The Bible. I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment below or use the hashtag #playthroughthebible on Twitter or Instagram! 

 

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Comments

  1. Michelle Elenbaas says:

    I teach a Story Hour (2-5 year olds) during our church’s women’s Bible study. Last year my kids were all 3-6. This year I have most 2 year olds so I really appreciate your ideas. Thank you for sharing them.

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  1. […] had a lot of fun with the sheep craft we did when we learned about David, so I decided to search around for another one for us to do for learning about the shepherds and […]

  2. […] for more shepherd/sheep activities you can head over to our Play Through The Bible Series posts on David and Goliath and The Parable of the Lost […]

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