David Becomes King
Tonight's lesson will be the first official lesson on David becoming king. We will finish our David book we've been working on. They will get to take it home.
My lesson plan is:
This Little Light Of Mine -- Turn on battery candle. Use it to remind the kids to behave.
Pass out Wooden Harps. Talk to them about how shepherds (David) used them to pass the time. Emphasize that David sang songs of praise to God. Let them hold them during the next activity.
The Lord's My Shepherd flip chart. This flip chart will help the kids learn the song from our hymnal. We will just do the first verse. Take the harps back up and put away.
Magnetic David Pictures -- We used these the first couple of lessons. There is a picture of David the Shepherd, David the Warrior and David the King. This will serve as a review of past lessons and an introduction to David becoming king.
David Flip Read Chart. Read entire flip chart.
Move to Storytime area (floor. The kids have gotten accustomed to doing this. I'm able to just ask them to quietly move to the floor with their pillows and they do so.
David Flannel Graph -- This will be the first time we do all 5 scene changes. It covers David being anointed, David and Goliath, David threatened by Saul, David and Jonathan and David becomes King.
Do the activity with the pouches and rocks.
While we're on the floor would be a good time to let a few of them try on the armor.
Depending on how many kids I have and their energy level, I may let them throw plastic rocks (from my kids Fisher Price castle set) at the Goliath on the wall.
Return to seats.
David and Jonathan mini flannel graph boxes. These are pencil boxes with a piece of flannel graph glued to the inside of the lid. Each child has there own. The pieces for the story are stored in the boxes. Each child can put their own flannel graph story together. This one has a picture of King Saul, Jonathan, David and a heart. The heart is to be placed between David and Jonathan to show their love for each other.
Magnetic David and Jonathan sharing activity.
Pass out David Books. Let the kids glue a crown to the front cover.
"Trust and Obey" flip chart. This flip chart is to help teach the song by the same name. It is really for lessons with Saul, but they really like it, so we'll keep using it for a while.