David Lapbook, Lesson Notes and Activities

This particular lapbook was created for a Bible School (5 Sunday School sessions) for a 6-8-year-old class.  It could also be used in Sunday School when covering the lessons about David, or even at home as an activity to do with your own children.  You can choose to add other things to the lapbook if needed, or even scale it back and include fewer flaps.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with lapbooks, please refer to this post where we explain what a lapbook is and how to put one together!

Lapbook Files

There are a few files which make up the lapbook:

  • This PDF document is the front cover for the lapbook.
  • This PDF document is the page for the back of the lapbook (key lessons).
  • This PDF document contains the lapbook flaps. The instructions on how to assemble each flap is included within the document.
  • This PDF document is the harp template (see instructions below for assembling the harp).

Instructions for the Harp

  • Print the harps on cardstock or thicker paper. 
  • Cut around the outside and also the piece out of the middle. 
  • Punch holes where indicated. 
  • Thread string, fishing line or yarn through the holes to make a harp, and secure either end with tape.


Lesson Notes

These are the lesson notes that go along with the lapbook.  At the end of each lesson, there is a list of what lapbook flaps were done for that particular day.


Additional Class Activities

If you have time in your class, these additional activities could be done each day to go along with the lesson.

Day 1

  • Hold up 5 or 6 pencils … some that are plain, some that are fancy on the outside. Ask the kids what is the most important part of the pencil.  Is it the wood or plastic on the outside?  No!  The most important part is the lead inside.  Without that, the pencil couldn’t do what it is meant to do.
  • What is on our inside is the most important thing.  No matter where God has placed us – on paper, cardboard, plastic, wood … He wants us to make a mark … make a difference for Him!

Day 2

  • Measure in a tree how tall Goliath was … to give the kids a visual of just how big he really was.
  • Use a slingshot to shoot marshmallows at Goliath’s head.

Day 3

  • Hold up a salt and pepper shaker and ask what they are used for.  To complement/go along with food.
  • They don’t look the same at all and they don’t taste the same either.  But despite their differences, they go together perfectly!
  • True friendship is like salt and pepper.

Day 4

  • Don’t Take Shortcuts Maze
  • Even though God had Samuel tell David he would be king of Israel someday, David let King Saul chase him around the desert for many years.
  • This object lesson teaches about what we miss out on when we take shortcuts in reaching God’s will for our life.
  • You have to go around the maze and collect all the good characteristics. No shortcuts!
  • Maze taken from this source.


Other Lapbooks

If you are interested in other lapbooks we have created, please have a look at:

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