Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Kids in the Word: David & Goliath

Wednesdays in the Word Kids in the Word Wednesday ~ October 5

Time for another edition of Kids in the Word! This week, we've talked about David and we've especially focused on the story of David and Goliath. This has long been a favorite of Jonathan's so I was excited to talk about the story this week.


First, we read the stories of David from our favorite toddler Bible. And then we supplemented with these books:

David and the Giant from The Beginner's Bible I Can Read! series

This along with David & God's Giant Victory (a 2nd level reader) are two of Jonathan's absolute favorite bedtime Bible stories. I like how the books emphasize that God was the true hero of the story and they contain just enough action to be very exciting to little boys!

Bing! David and Goliath by Mary Manz Simon

This is another easy reader series that we've enjoyed in the past. This story also tries to tell the story of David and Goliath in a few words. It's a decent revision, but not as good as other books in this series. Jonathan preferred David and the Giant over this one.


Well, this was a fail. This is the craft we attempted to make:

Super cute, right? Well, we learned that rocks don't glue onto paper very well. Even pipe-cleaners (for a slingshot) didn't glue down. We tried tape, but that didn't work well either. Oh well, he still liked playing with the glue. Maybe I'll have a better idea next time we learn about David...

Pretend Play

We acted out the story-- Jonathan has a foam sword and had fun fighting Goliath (mommy or daddy). What boy wouldn't love this story?


We learned the song "Little David, Play on Your Harp"... this one was okay. I personally found the song annoying, but Jonathan didn't care. I think "Only a Boy Named David" would be a better choice, but we don't own that one.


We wrapped up our David & Goliath study with a viewing of the Classic Dave & the Giant Pickle. This was the first Veggie Tales episode I ever saw and I'm glad to say Jonathan enjoyed it very much!

So that's been our week about David--- next week, it's time for Solomon! I still haven't found a craft for this one, so we'll see what I can come up with!


Ticia said...

Now I'm trying to think if I know of any other crafts for David and Goliath.....

Giggly Girls said...

Wonderful theme!

Popping in from Tot School.

Beth said...

I love Bible ideas, after all that is the MOST important thing to teach my kids!! Thanks for sharing.

I am starting a Linky Party if you want to link up at

jess_hak said...

Cute. Bummer that your craft didn't turn out....I'm so disillusioned sometimes when I think things are going to work out perfectly. lol

Aimee from Classified: Mom said...

What a wonderful post full of great ideas! Thank you for linking up to the The Sunday Showcase

Carolyn said...

You've got some fantastic ideas for bring this story alive. Well done! Looking forward to trying some with my grandkids!

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