Thursday, August 13, 2009

Lesson Plan- David & Goliath (1st grade on up)

David and Goliath

Objectives: The students will be able to
- retell the story of David and Goliath
- explain that we must trust in God to help us

Prayer, Take Home Sheet, and vocabulary from last week’s lesson and also Objects Used as Mass cards: (show picture cards that we have done thus far)

Vocabulary Words: (Write words on the board and discuss with class)

Shepherd- person who watches over sheep
Harp- a small musical instrument that has strings that you strum or pluck (show picture)
Israelites- people from Israel (show students this on a map or have one of the students find it on a map).
Philistines- they were people who hated the Israelites. They wanted to take their land and make the Israelites their slaves
Slaves- person forced to work for another
Giant- a very large person
Armor- a covering worn to protect you during battle
Slingshot- a weapon that is a strap or loop which is used for throwing stones (show picture)
Forehead- the part of the face between the eyebrows and hairline (show students where that is on a person)
Trust- to believe or have faith in
Faith- a strong belief in God


Read story: “David and Goliath” and ask questions from Take Home Sheet that will be sent home today.


Introduce activities: Who would fight Goliath? Five Smooth Stones object lesson with coloring and puzzles David and Goliath object lesson David & Goliath lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts and activities, etc. David & Goliath lesson with puzzles, coloring sheet, Bible readings, questions, memory verses, key points, object lesson, drama, puppets, etc. (These files are set up and formatted so that they can be easily made into weekly booklets for your children's ministry, youth ministry, etc., with 4 sheets of legal paper and two staples). David & Goliath lesson with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets. David and Goliath lesson with discussions, songs, crafts, games, questions, worksheets, memory work, etc. David and Goliath (look under Kings and Queens) with tons of resources for illustrating the story, coloring pages/activity sheets, crafts, and songs.


Introduce movie: Who did David kill with just a stone and a sling?

Veggie Tales: Dave and The Giant Pickle (25 min.) and ask questions:

Note: You can skip Silly Songs with Larry during movie.

Where did Dave live? In Israel.

What was Dave? A shepherd.

Who was attacking the Israelites? The Philistines.

Who are the Philistines? They were people who hated the Israelites. They wanted to take their land and make the Israelites their slaves.

Who put an army together to save Israel? King Saul.

Who was the Philistine’s strongest man? Goliath.

What did Dave bring to the battlefield? Food.

Who would fight Goliath? Dave.

Who were God’s chosen people? The Israelites.

King Saul game something to Dave. What was it? His armor.

What was wrong with it? His armor was too big for Dave.

How many stones did Dave get? 5 smooth stones.

How did Dave kill Goliath? His sling and a rock that hit him in the middle of his forehead.

Who did Dave trust to help him? God.

Crafts & Games:

Introduce craft and game: What was the name of the giant that David killed? Defeat Goliath
Copy and paste the Goliath picture on a piece of paper. Have the children color Goliath and cut out. Have each child glue Goliath on a 2 liter soda bottle and roll a small ball at it like bowling. (Students make this game to take home for a craft). David vs. Goliath Game
Children can help make Goliath and play a fun game. David and Goliath Games for Kids (3 are posted)

David and Goliath: The Bigger They Are The Harder They Fall Game


Introduce snack: Who was bigger, Goliath or David?

Grilled Cheese People- Have the children make one little person and one big grilled cheese person using various shapes from their grilled cheese sandwich (circle, big rectangle, long skinny rectangles for legs and short skinny rectangles for arms, etc.) David and Goliath Snacks
Scroll about ¾ of the way down to the second paragraph above the poem: Five Little Stones

Puzzles, Mazes, Worksheets:

365 Activities for Kids
May 14th- Find the six hidden helmets.
May 15th- Which line must David follow to find exactly five stones. Harp (dot-to-dot)

More 365 Activities for Kids
June 5th – Here are 6 pictures from the Story of David. Number them in the right order.

David and Goliath- No Contest! (find the hidden pictures)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word: Grade 1 – 3 by Linda Standke, page 10. David & Goliath (worksheet)
Circle the correct answer to each question, then color all the pictures. David and Goliath puzzles (anagrams, crosswords, cryptograms, maze, word-mining sheets, word searches, etc.) David and Goliath (word search) David and Goliath (crossword) David and Goliath (decoder)

Homework: Prayers and Take Home Sheet (It is in MS Word and can be changed any way you like according to your student’s abilities.)

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