Activity Array

Here you'll find an array of activities for elementary children that can be used in Children's Ministry, after-school programs, in the classroom and by homeschoolers.

King Saul

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King Saul, his son, Jonathan are examples to us. Will we, like Saul, trust in our own wisdom and power or will we, like Jonathan trust in God? This decision is often a battle within us.  It is a battle which is not over getting the biggest or best, nor politics, nor showing our strength; the real battle is in our minds and hearts.  It is in overcoming temptation with God’s help.  It is overcoming our doubts, fears, and pride. We can win this battle by accepting the armor of God. It is with God help, that we will win the battle! 
Read Ephesians 6:10-18

Samuel Speaks for God and anoints Saul as King

God is King over all the earth. Israel had had judges but they wanted a king like the other nations. Samuel was God’s representative, his priest. God was not happy that the people wanted a king, but he chose Saul. Saul looked like a king. Would he be strong and brave? Would he obey and honor God? Samuel relayed God’s message: “22 But the Lord will be true to his great name. He won’t turn his back on his people. That’s because he was pleased to make you his own people. 23 I would never sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you. I’ll teach you to live in a way that is good and right. 24 But be sure to have respect for the Lord. Serve him faithfully. Do it with all your heart. Think about the great things he has done for you. 25 But don’t be stubborn. Don’t continue to do what is evil. If you do, both you and your king will be destroyed.”

Jonathan Fights in Faith — Winning With God

The Israelite army was far outnumbered. Saul and his army were scared to death. Jonathan and his armor bearer decide to go forward and see if God was willing to give the Philistines into their hands. With God they won the victory! How can we win against the evil and temptation that assail us each day? We can put on the armor of God! We don’t win by our strength, we win with God as our strength and shield. This presentation includes a fun game of Simon Says, and an umbrella shield activity along with the Bible story, songs and a craft. Have fun!

Continue the story of David >>> David, a Shepherd Boy, Becomes a King

David the Shepherd Boy; Anointed to be king; Slays Goliath!

This presentation covers a lot of ground. We review the Armor of God while reading about David. David is anointed then is invited to play the harp for Saul. The lesson culminates with David having the victory over Goliath. God is with him each step of the way as all along he portrays what it means to wear the full armor and fight a fight of faith, tho our fight is against evil.

Ziklag Raided and Burned, but David, with God, gains the Victory — 1 Samuel 30

David and his men are stuck in a hard place. They have sought refuge from the Philistine king, Achish, in the city of Ziklag, but now all the Philistines are going to go fight Israel. Must they fight their own people? God gives a way out. However now their city is burning and people have been taken away by the Amalekites. David seeks God and gets the victory after a long chase and fight with two thirds of his men. The others watched the baggage. Should they get a share of the loot? Learn that God is with us during hard times and that we work together as a team doing what we can. All will get the reward. Join in with songs, activities, and snack.

David gets a Crown, a City, and a Kingdom — 2 Samuel 5

God had promised David he would be king. David waited patiently and honored King Saul. After Saul died, there came a time when the people were ready and they crowned David king! In this presentation we get to make a crown and learn more about King David. We learn God gave him many victories and established his kingdom. David conquered Jerusalem and made it his capitol. There he built a palace. We’ll have fun going thru tunnels and building too. God is strong! He strengthens us!

David brings the God’s Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem —

David honors Jonathan and Mephibosheth —


Author: Janelle C

I enjoy planning lessons, directing VBS and child care programs. Children's ministry is my passion. God Almighty is my strength and inspiration. For fun I choose hiking, canoeing, camping, cooking, and reading.

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