Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: Wisdom from the Hebrew Scriptures: A Multigenerational Program

Activity 1: David and Goliath

Activity time: 15 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Print the story and practice reading it aloud.
  • Print Leader Resource 1, David and Goliath Background Information and prepare to briefly present the information. Make copies so that interested participants can take one home.

Description of Activity

Ask the key questions: What makes you afraid? What gives you courage or makes you brave? Invite each participant to answer.

Using the information in Leader Resource 1, David and Goliath Background Information, briefly set the stage for the story. Be sure to keep the background information brief, and offer copies of the leader resource to those who wish to take one home. Say, "In this story, God is on the side of the boy David, giving him strength and courage as he confronts a bully."

Read the story aloud.