Summer Challenge 5: David and Goliath

We returned home yesterday from a family vacation to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. So much fun!

During the trip we even enlisted the whole family to march around inside the cabin for the Joshua at Jericho summer challenge last week… Natalie got a kick out of that! Hope your family is enjoying this too.

Week 5: David and Goliath

Read: 1 Samuel 17:1-50


David trusted God and stood up for God and His people when Goliath was challenging them. Sometimes we will be in situations where someone challenges our faith or even makes fun of what we believe. We need to stand strong in our faith.

God uses us just as we are. David didn’t need fancy armor or weapons, instead he fought with a slingshot knowing God was on his side. God is on your side too!

Make it Stick:

Goliath Chalk Sketch: Want to get an idea of how big Goliath might have been? There are differing opinions on this, but if you follow the “six cubits and one span” that puts Goliath at about 9 feet 6 inches tall!

Grab some chalk and a ruler or tape measure and head outside, then draw a line that measures 9 feet 6 inches. Next to this you can measure or even trace the members of your family to see how big he was compared to you!

Painted Pebbles: David picked 5 stones from the brook to carry with him into battle. Collect some small stones and let your kids paint them (or color with permanent markers) in whatever designs they like. You can even write some reminders from scripture on them, such as “the battle is the Lord’s” (v. 47).

Pray: Thank God that He is on our side, that He fights our battles.




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