PSX_20160703_221308-tnI’ve been reading Bible stories to my children more frequently lately. I pray that in sharing His Word, God will plant the seeds of the gospel in their little hearts. 

Sometimes when we read from the actual Bible, the language gets a bit lost to them so I switch between the simplified children’s Bible and my bible. I make a point of showing them that the same story can also be found in the real Bible and that every word is inspired by the Lord!

David and Goliath lesson + craft

Today we read the story of David and Goliath, which they were both familiar with but wanted to hear again. We discussed how David did not need to know how big or strong the enemy was, he only needed to know how strong God was. We also noticed that even though David had five stones, he only needed one!

I know that the children would remember the scripture verses better with a visual reference so I got some supplies ready for a craft on the memory verse which was 1 Samuel 17:47.

1 Samuel 17:47 – The battle belongs to the Lord. 

David and Goliath craft

Joshua’s David and Goliath craft

David and Goliath craft

Alexandra added a scary-looking Goliath and a friendly little boy David drawing to her craft.

These are the materials we used:

  • Ice cream sticks
  • A piece of wool
  • Colour pens
  • Prestik

All we did was stick together the sticks to form a sling. We then tied a piece of wool to each side at the top to form a sling shot. They each drew their own illustrations on their craft and stuck the slingshot to the page.

Having them do a craft to illustrate the memory verse really helped because they can both remember 1 Samuel 17:47 now by heart.

I pray that God will bring this Scripture to mind whenever they are facing a tough situation. I hope they remember that with God on their side, they will always win!

David and Goliath craft

We did all of this in one morning and only used the materials I had on hand. The prep time was very little and the experience of learning God’s word with the children was priceless!
Have you done any fun and super easy Bible activities with your kids lately? I’d love to hear more! May we encourage each other to grow in the knowledge of our God and to impress his word on the hearts of our children!