After a very convicting service at church, I felt the need to be more intentional about focusing on Bible stories with Q. Sure we talk about things he learns at church and school, but I feel that Matt & I need to dig a little deeper with him. So…since the story of David & Goliath is Quinn’s current favorite Bible story, I decided to make a day of it.
So, I made a trip to Mardel to collect my supplies. The Action Bible was actually something we got Quinn for Christmas, but the rest of the books/DVD were great prices. And, I also found David & Goliath action figures. Quinn was beyond excited. The morning started with working in the Activity Book. Q did most of it in one sitting. He loved it!
Then, after Nash went down for his first nap, we cuddled up on the couch and read the David & Goliath story in his Action Bible. After that, we wrote down some things on the paper slingshot I had made. … Quinn answered the questions “When are you brave?” and “When do you trust God to help you?” I loved hearing his sweet answers.
Then, after some fun “fighting” with the action figures, I asked Quinn if he wanted to draw David & Goliath. And, I was so impressed with the result! Check out Goliath's helmet and shield…and David’s slingshot…and their serious faces! Love it!!!After lunch, Quinn had a special treat of a slingshot cookie. With the five stones, of course.
Then, after watching the DVD (which I thought was pretty lame…but Quinn wanted to watch it AGAIN and again!), Daddy came home and it was time for the BEST part! Reenacting the whole story.
And, even though Quinn knew that David didn’t use a sword or a shield…he HAD to have them! And the stones (out of foil) were a must! Watching my boys play and fight and reinact the story that I’d told at least a dozen times today was absolutely priceless! Quinn LOVED every second of it…and Matt did a GREAT job of hamming it up just right.
And, this little onlooker thought it was HILARIOUS! He would belly laugh with every fight of the sword. Then we played a little game with 5 stones spelling David’s name. We put Goliath’s stone in the middle of a taped off square, and then we’d get five chances to slide the stones in the square to try to knock Goliath out!
And, soon after, Quinn wanted to fight some more. … And, Nash wanted to eat Goliath! It was a truly great day. Quinn loved the fun activities…and I loved spending so much quality time with my sweet love. And, of course, we all got the message that Goliath was the BIG loser!