Looking for some fun Bible Story Curriculum for kids? Here’s a free printable David and Goliath Coloring Page!
Whether you are teaching your children at home or in a church setting, I hope this this David and Goliath coloring sheet comes in handy!
The Story of David and Goliath comes from 1 Samuel 17. It’s a story of bravery. A boy, full of faith, fearlessly steps forward to fight the other army’s giant when everyone else is afraid.
If you aren’t familiar with the story of David and Goliath, I’m written a short synopsis below.
This free Bible coloring page is perfect for homeschooling, Sunday School lessons, kids church, or just some fun at home. I also have linked at the end of this article a fun David and Goliath themed activity pack that you also might enjoy.
I’ve taught preschool and elementary grades, but I have been a Sunday School teacher for many years. I hope you enjoy this Bible Coloring sheet!
I’ve included a short synopsis (I personally wrote) from the biblical account of David and Goliath. I hope you find it useful! If you don’t need the story synopsis, you can scroll on down to the printable David and Goliath coloring page near the bottom if you like.
Alright, let’s dive in!
Story of David and Goliath – Part 1
David was the youngest of the 8 sons of Jesse. His 3 oldest brothers went off to war with King Saul to fight the Philistines.
David took care of his father’s flock of sheep in Bethlehem. He traveled back and forth to play music for King Saul.
The Philistines had a champion named Goliath. He was HUGE. Goliath was about 9 feet and 9 inches tall.
He wore a bronze helmet on his head, a bronze coat of armor that weighed 125 pounds, and bronze armor plating on his legs as well.
He also had a javelin slung to his back and a spear with an iron point that that weighed 15 pounds.
Goliath shouted to the army of Israel, “Choose a man and have him come down to me. If he is able to fight and kill me, we will become your subjects; but if I overcome him and kill him, you will become our subjects and serve us.” 1 Samuel 17: 8-9
This terrified King Saul and his army.
For 40 days, Goliath came forward every morning and evening to defy Israel.
Story of David and Goliath Part 2
One day David’s father told him to go and check on his brothers at war and bring them supplies. When David arrived at the army camp, he saw Goliath come out to make fun of God’s army.
David asked what would be done about this and who was this Philistine who was defying the armies of the living God.
David went to King Saul and told him to not lose heart, that he would go out to fight Goliath. King Saul told David that he was too small…He was a young man and Goliath is a warrior.
But David told Saul that as a shepherd taking care of his father’s sheep, he has killed both a lion and a bear to rescue his sheep.
David told Saul that the Lord who rescued him from the lion and the bear will rescue him from the hand of Goliath.
Saul told David to “Go, and the Lord be with you.” 1 Samuel 17:37
Story of David and Goliath Part 3
King Saul gave David his own tunic, a coat of armor, and a bronze helmet for his head. David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around because he was not used to wearing these things.
David took them off because he was not used to them. They were too big.
Instead he went to a steam and chose 5 smooth stones and put them in his shepherd bag. With his sling in his hand, he went out to fight the Philistine giant Goliath.
When Goliath saw David coming out to fight him, he made fun of David saying “Am I a dog that you come at me with sticks?”
David responded, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands….the whole world will know there is a God in Israel. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves, for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” 1 Samuel 17:45-47
As Goliath came closer to attack, David reached into his bag and took out a stone and using his sling, he slung it and struck Goliath in the forehead and he fell facedown dead.
David won the battle against Goliath with a sling and a stone! When the other Philistines saw that Goliath was dead, they ran away in fear.
I hope this synopsis was helpful. This is a kid-friendly version – no cutting off the head mentioned. For the full story, you can check out 1 Samuel 17.
Free David and Goliath Coloring Page
Ready to grab this free David and Goliath Coloring Page to use with your classroom, Sunday School class, or at home?
This free printable David and Goliath coloring sheet features David with his sling and Goliath with his shield and spear. The Bible verse at the bottom of the page says “This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands…and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel.” 1 Samuel 17:46
The Download link for the Free printable David and Goliath Coloring page pdf is here:
More David and Goliath Activities and Games for Kids
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Looking for more fun ideas for the Story of David and Goliath? Here’s few fun ideas!
Make a Cotton Ball Sheep. Using a picture of a sheep, cover the sheep with fluffy cotton balls.
Measure out 9 feet and 9 inches so that kids can see how big Goliath really was!
And if you’d like a few more ideas, I have a fun printable David and Goliath Activity Pack my Etsy shop! It’s full of fun activities like:
David and Goliath Sequencing Cards – Kids can use these picture cards to retell the story of David and Goliath. They can work together as a team to put them in order. It might be fun to make a game of it by hiding the cards around the room. Have the kids find them and put them in the correct order. Also, you could add a timer to make them beat the clock!
Sheep Paper Craft – Color the picture of the sheep, cut it out and use a brad to attach the moveable head.
David and Goliath Mazes – Kids of all ages will enjoy finding their way through these mazes. There’s 2 different ones – one is easier and the other one is more difficult.
More David and Goliath Coloring Pages – There’s a coloring page with David and a sheep with bible verse 1 Samuel 17:47 to trace which says “For the battle is the Lord’s.”
Plus there’s another page featuring David and Goliath with a bible verse that says, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.” 1 Samuel 17:45
In addition, you also get a David and Goliath printable story (a printable version of the story synopsis above), a David and Goliath Word Scramble, some David and Goliath sequencing puzzles, a fun Sheep Template to glue cotton to David’s sheep!
Get your set of David and Goliath Bible Activities here. It’s made for kids preschool to 3rd grade! (Aside from the Word Scramble, which is for your kids who read, most activities in this pack are for children of all ages!)
More Bible Activities for Kids
Looking for more fun Bible Activities? You can find a fun Marble Paint Apple Craft here. It’s perfect for talking about Adam and Eve or what God made.
You can also find a fun Esther Coloring Page here – and a whole Esther Bible Activities pack as well!
Also, if you’d like to see other Bible lessons like this, drop me a note in the comments section!
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