God will fight for you
David and Goliath is the story of a young boy named David who wins a battle against a giant named Goliath through the power and dependence on God. Goliath is very intimidating and none of the Israeli trained soldiers dare to challenge him. Yet with God’s help David is able to take him on armed only with a slingshot and stone, without even wearing any armor to protect him. This game helps illustrate this famous story and can help teach children to allow God to fight their battles for them and to have faith in the strength of God, even against great odds.
You can use a variety of items when you play this game to try and land them on the target. A few ideas: small/aquarium sized stones, gray clay dried out to resemble stones, small bean bags, crumpled pieces of gray construction paper. If you laminate the target you can flick dimes as if you were playing shuffleboard. And for your older kids, if you trust them enough :), you can enlarge it and pin it behind a cork board. They can then try to hit the target using darts.
- Print the template on cardstock. (Template)
- Color and cut all three pieces.
- Glue the target onto the face piece.
- Finally glue the smallest piece on top of the target piece.
Optional: Laminate the target using self laminating sheets or contact paper.
Gideon is the story of a general that learned to rely on God. God proved through adversity and low odds that He helps His children. He fights for His children.
This is what we want our kids to learn. Life can be hard so we have to learn to rely on God.
“So that we confidently say, the Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What will man do to me?” Hebrews 13:6
- Print out the templates. (Template)
- Color the torch and the flames.
- Cut out all of the pieces.
- Fold both tabs backs creating a crease.
- Add glue to the tabs and join together, forming the cone. Curve the formed cone when dry.
- Glue four of the flames in a row, overlapping, on the inside of the cone.
- Then glue the remaining three flames, overlapping, above the first row.