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...
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!