David and Goliath

This story has it all. Swords, slingshots, a giant and an unlikely hero. Why would a young boy think he can defeat a mighty warrior? How tall was the giant? Can you make a slingshot? Can your class act out the story?

Using this wonderful action story from the Old Testament, the children are able to start to understand how Christian beliefs are rooted in the Bible. The story also provides exciting opportunities for maths/science/literacy etc. With options for indoor and outdoor sessions this is an active, hands on programme which allows the children to not only engage with the story but use it to help them learn to express their own beliefs. You can download our resources below.

Watch this video to see how we used some of the resources for an active outdoor lesson at Kingswells School.

This material was developed for First Level.

Overview and lesson plans

IDL – David and Goliath

David and Goliath story script

Order the story pictures

Pictures for outdoor reordering

What is God like activity

Psalm hunt

Numbers and Letters for Psalms

Sling shot instructions

Thought bubbles

Speech bubbles