Today we learned that God uses little people to do BIG things. David was just a boy, but God gave him strength and courage to fight Goliath the giant. This story was told with the help of Goliath the sock puppet and David the finger puppet.
Sanctuary preschoolers probably aren't going to be fighting a giant anytime soon, but we talked about things we can do with God's help that will make a big difference. This is a conversation that you might enjoy continuing with your preschooler throughout the week.
Some fun things we did today to help reinforce the lesson: We used measuring tape to compare our bodies to the height of a giant. We colored the poster-board-Goliath pictured here and played a pin the tail on the donkey type game with the drawing and some paper stones. We also looked at Jerry Pinkney's version of Aesop's fable, "The Lion and the Mouse." The mouse is a little creatures who does a big thing; he saves the lion from danger.
At the beginning of Sunday school, we typically sing a few songs with both classes. It is always a challenge to hold everyone's attention during this time. Today we experimented with switching song-time to the end of class. That was not as successful as we'd hoped, so Joey and I are going to put our heads together and try to figure out how to make song-time more enjoyable for all or how to replace it with something that is enjoyable. If anyone has any input, feel free to weigh in. I'd love help brainstorming from the people who know these kids best--you guys, their parents.