Monday, February 17, 2014

Preschool Alphabet: V is for Victory for David & Goliath

Preschool at home ideas and printables for the letter V learning about David and Goliath and Victory and faith in God!
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This is a preschool version of David & Goliath found in 1 Samuel 17. There were two mountains with a valley between them. The Israelites were on one side and the Philistines were on the other side.



The Philistines had a champion on their side named Goliath. He was really, really tall and wore a lot of armor. Goliath shouted for the Israelites to come fight him! The Israelites were scared of Goliath! (I pushed the couches together and put a felt 'valley' between them. They stood on 'each side' and Goliath taunted the other side! They really had fun!)
(Armor found at Dollar Tree)
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Jesse, David's father, told David to take some bread to his 3 brothers that were in the army. David told King Saul that he would go and fight Goliath. But, King Saul and his brothers said he was too young.
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David replied that God protected him when he fought and saved the sheep from a lion and a bear and God would protect him from Goliath. 
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I made this visual for each group on their mountain. You can print the mountains and the grass, but to save ink, I used grass scrapbook paper I already had (or use fabric). I stacked up books behind the mountain and added green fabric to cover the books. The soldiers and David & Goliath could stand "on" their mountain. I found the soldiers at Dollar Tree.
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King Saul's armor was too big for David, so David took his shepherd's staff, picked up 5 smooth stones from the brook and put them into his bag, and took his sling in his hand. Goliath saw David coming and shouted "Why are you sending this young boy to fight me? He can't beat me!" David told Goliath that he had the weapons, but David has God on his side! David pulled out a smooth stone from his bag and put it in the slingshot. He flung it at Goliath and it hit him in the forehead! It went really deep and Goliath fell to the ground on his face!

(I laid out blue felt for the brook and threw in smooth stones from the Dollar Tree. They picked out 5 stones and put 4 in their bags like David. For preschool, this was a good project, since they picked out a lot of stones, then I had them lay them out and pick their favorite one, then again until they had 5. They had to make choices and they had to count.)
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We used slingshots I made for my Bible class and they flung marshmallows! I would say like David did, except David hit his mark!! I found the marshmallow idea here (from Pinterest, of course!). There is also a video and other ideas for you to check out.
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There is also a huge David & Goliath you can print to make a poster.
 If you are interested, you can click on the picture to see it.
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And, of course because she loves mazes, there is a maze. David & Goliath start on opposite sides and meet in the middle. There are always other printables in the alphabet packs which includes several pages like V is for Vacuum, etc. and not necessarily from the Bible. There are always retelling cards to print and let them tell you what they learned about the Bible. And, there are always one or two pictures to color of the Bible facts for each letter.
Click here to download all the printables for Victory.
We read Pete the Cat Valentine's Day is Cool for V this week, and since it was Valentine's Day this week, we did several crafts including this door knob hanger you find here.
(We used foamy door hangers I found at Hobby Lobby with hearts on the top.)
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Click on the above picture to see the
A-Z Bible People Pictures to Color.
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Click on the above picture to
find more A-Z God made It printables.

 
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19 comments:

  1. Oh, how fun is this?! David and Goliath is such a great lesson for kids. I'm looking forward to teaching my son all about David. Pinning it to use for when my little guy is older. So glad I was linked up behind you at Thrive @ Home! :)

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    1. What a super nice comment! I appreciate it! We did have fun with this one! And, they could really understand it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I miss these days...thanks for your service to families! And for sharing on the Thursday Blog hop!

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    1. Thanks so much! I get to do these projects with my Grandkids and it is a blessing! Thanks for hosting and I appreciate you stopping by!

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    1. Thanks so much for hosting each week, Judith! I appreciate it and I am glad you stopped by!

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  4. This is fantastic. I am pinning it now!
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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  5. Lisa @ Our Country Road has left a new comment on your post "Preschool Alphabet: V is for Victory for David & G...":

    Adorable!! I love how you acted out the story, too!

    Sorry, I hit the wrong button and deleted it! Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate the comment!

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  6. You always have such WONDERFUL units! Pinning =)

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a great weekend,
    Beth

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Beth! I appreciate you pinning the post! And, thanks for hosting TGIF! Have an awesome weekend!

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  7. All of this is fun! The slingshot is a great idea! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! They had a lot of fun with this one! I appreciate the comment!

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  8. I said I'd be by looking at preschool right? Well this looks great. Thanks for the constant help!

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate the comment! Glad you are finding something to use! ☺

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  9. Love V is for Victory… everyone always does Valentine. Love the focus on the Bible story!
    Thanks for linking up with WYWW!

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  11. Yeah my kid’s also love to know more about Alphabets and shapes. Even they used to watch Discovery channel whenever there is any program on SEA world. Last week they brought some sea shells too from Phoenix kindergarten, where they came to know about shapes of sea shells and about other sea objects. Interesting things for kid’s!!

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