David and Goliath Story for Kids
The David and Goliath Story for Kids page has been specifically created to help teachers and parents introduce their children to the story of David and Goliath.
The page begins with a simplified David and Goliath kids story especially written for children, which provides them with an easy-to-understand version of I Samuel 17. This is then followed by twenty questions that are often asked by children when studying the story of David and Goliath for kids, together with the answers.
Finally, we showcase 3 of our most popular worksheet activities based on the story of David and Goliath, together with a link to the other printable PDFs in the David and Goliath Story for Kids series for teacher and parents.
The David and Goliath bible story for kids is one of the most important bible stories for kids because it teaches us about courage and bravery, as well as arrogance. Above all, however, it teaches us about faith—faith in God and faith in ourselves.
David and Goliath Children’s Story
Once upon a time, there was a shepherd boy named David who lived in Israel and took care of his family’s sheep.
One day, his father Jesse told David to take some food to his brothers who were serving as soldiers in the army of Israel, in the fight against the Philistines.
When David arrived at the camp, he could hear one of the Philistine soldiers shouting insults at the Israelites. His name was Goliath and he was a giant of a man. He challenged the army of Israel to send a soldier to fight him one-on-one.
All the soldiers were terrified of Goliath, but young David was not afraid. The shepherd boy was in fact very brave and he wanted to help his people. He asked permission from King Saul if he could go onto the battlefield and fight the giant himself.
King Saul eventually allowed David to fight Goliath, but he worried for his safety. This is because David refused the armor and weapons that the king had offered him. Instead he preferred to fight Goliath with only a sling and five smooth stones.
When Goliath saw David approach him without spear or shield, he laughed at the boy and threatened to feed him to the birds. David replied that he didn’t need such weapons, as he came to defeat the Philistine in the name of God.
Using his sling, David hurled a stone at Goliath’s forehead. The giant fell to the ground, dead. Once they saw that their champion have been killed, the Philistines became scared and fled, while the Israelites chased them across the battlefield.
David soon became famous throughout Israel and was considered to be a hero. The shepherd boy was loved by all the Israelites, as he had saved them from the Philistines.
One day, they made him king.
The story of David and Goliath is important because it shows us that we are all able to overcome the biggest challenges in life if we have faith in ourselves and God.
Questions about the David and Goliath Story
Below are twenty of the most common questions that children may have about this simple story of David and Goliath. This section can be used by teachers and parents of younger children as a good basis to discuss the David and Goliath message.
Alternatively, these questions and answers provide older children with many facts about David in the bible. They will then be able to test this knowledge via the David and Goliath Online Quiz or through the David and Goliath WebQuest. Oh, and don’t forget to check out the David and Goliath Jigsaw Puzzle.
Check out our David and Goliath Activities
Coloring Sheets & Story
Aimed at younger children, this David and Goliath Coloring Pages and Story Book Printable makes the perfect no-prep activity. Each coloring sheet tells part of a story from the bible, so when the children have finished, they will have created their very own bible story book.
WORD SEARCH + CROSSWORD
This David and Goliath Word Search and Crossword Activity Pack makes the ideal no-prep activity for your Bible Class, Sunday School, Children’s Church or as a homeschool lesson. Each puzzle comes with a gray-tone version (for easy printing) and an answer key.
WORKSHEET ACTIVITIES PACK
This David and Goliath Activities Pack comprises of four of our most popular products, but at almost half the price. Included are the Coloring Sheets and Story Activity, the Bible Character Posters, the Activity Worksheets, and a Printable Booklet.