"I quickly shared the story of David and Goliath and how David had faith
and the help of the Lord and he was able to conquer Goliath. I made sure
to stress that our Goliath's are not always a bad thing. The primary
program is a good Goliath but just a monumental, huge task that would
require a lot of work on our part but just like with David, with the
help of the Lord we would be successful.
I'd gathered up a bunch of stones from my back yard and numbered them
1-10, each one corresponding to one of the songs we're singing in our
program. I put the stones in a bag and let a child come up and pick a
stone. We then sang that song.
Here's the fun part, depending on how well they sang the song, they got
to take a shot at the target on Goliath. If they sang the song just
okay, I let a child come up and try to hit Goliath with a small
marshmallowt. If they sang it really well, they got to use a large
jet-puffed marshmallow. If they did it perfectly, they could use one of
the jumbo-sized marshmallows (these are kind of new but they are at a
few stores here).
While this activity could have gotten a little rowdy, the kids were
really good about keeping a reverent tone. It definitely engaged them
and got them singing. I think we did a pretty good job with conquering