Introductory Activity – Faith Walk
Take your children outside or to a large indoor area. Place everyone in a straight line, and give each child a blindfold except for the child in the front. Instruct everyone to put on the blindfold and place their hands on the shoulders of the person in front of them. The child in front is to lead the group all over the area and the rest of the group is to follow, placing their trust in her. Allow several children to lead the line. Afterward, explain how David placed His trust in God even though he couldn’t see Him. Say the Weekly Verse together.
Live It Out
Game – Target Practice
Materials: large piece of paper, pencil, paper wads (“rocks”), tape
Before class, draw a picture of Goliath on a large piece of paper. Tape this paper to a wall in your room. In class, form two teams with your children. Instruct them to stand on the opposite side of the room from the drawing. Tell them that everyone on each team will get to throw one “rock” at Goliath to try and “defeat” him. The team that hits him the most will be the winner! Afterward, remind your children that David trusted God in his battle with Goliath, and God proved his power because of David’s faith. Write the Life Point on the board and say it together.
Craft – Battle of Faith
Materials: paper, markers
Give every child a piece of paper and markers. Remind them of the fight between David and Goliath. Tell them to think about a time they had a battle of faith and had to trust in God. Direct them to draw a picture of their battle. Suggest they write the Weekly Verse or the Life Point on the top of their drawing. Allow several volunteers to share their drawings with the class.
Introductory Activity – Knock Down
Materials: toy slingshots, plastic cups
Set up two large pyramids of plastic cups in your room. Form two teams with your children and give each team a toy slingshot and several pieces of crumpled-up paper. Tell them that each child will get one shot to knock down the cups until all of the cups are knocked over. The team to knock over all the cups first is the winner! Allow time for several rounds. Tell your children that David faced an impossible situation when he faced Goliath, but he trusted God to help him. Say the Weekly Verse together.
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Game – War Cry Review
Materials: review questions
Form two equal-sized teams with your children. Instruct them to stand in two lines facing each other, like two armies facing off in battle. Using the review questions from the session (or other sessions in this unit), bring one volunteer from each team together to battle to answer a question. The volunteer who lets out a war cry first and answers the question correctly will win a point for their team. The team with the most points wins!
Craft – Goliath’s Feet
Materials: construction paper, scissors, markers
Give each child two pieces of construction paper, scissors, and markers. Instruct them to trace their feet on the paper and cut them both out. Tell them that the cut-outs represent Goliath’s feet. Remind your children that even though “giants” can scare us, we can rest knowing that God is bigger than any situation we face. Instruct your children to write the Life Point on one foot and the Weekly Verse on the other. Next, direct them to decorate the feet with their markers.