Here are some ideas for exploring the story of David and Goliath with 5-7s.
Tell the story from a children’s Bible or use items in a story bag…
Challenge the children to walk in ‘Goliath feet’ made from cardboard and string (see picture above).
Have a bean bag target throw competition (as a reminder of David’s throwing skills).
Have a go with some paper ball catapults. Click here to see the original idea.
Decorate some stones to remind the children that something so small had such a great impact. .
Talk about times when we need to be brave. How do you feel? What or who helps you? Talk about times when you have trusted God to help you (it’s great for adults to share their expriences with the children!)
Prayer: Write each child’s name on a different stone and give them out so that each child has thier own name. Children hold their stone and ask God to help them when they need to be brave. Swap stones with someone and pray that God will help that person to be brave. Take that person’s stone home and remember to pray for them in the coming week.