May is here! This month we will be teaching preschoolers the bottom line that God gives me good friends, along with the memory verse: “Two people are better than one. They can help each other in everything they do” (Ecclesiastes 4:9, NIrV). We will teach this message through Bible stories about David! Kids will hear the following stories and learn these main points:
- David and Jonathan • 1 Samuel 18:1-4 | God gives me good friends. David was a servant in King Saul’s household, but he became best friends with Saul’s son Jonathan! They wanted to follow God together and knew God had given their friendship as a gift to them.
- David and Jonathan Say Goodbye • 1 Samuel 20:3-42 | Good friends comfort each other. King Saul was unkind and angry at David, so David ran away from him to stay safe. David and Jonathan felt sad that they would be apart, but they promised to always stay friends, and David promised to always care for Jonathan’s family.
- David Helps Mephibosheth • 1 Samuel 20:14-17; 2 Samuel 9:1-13 | God wants friends to help each other. Many years later, David became king! King Saul and Jonathan had both passed away, but David searched for someone from Jonathan’s family. David found Jonathan’s son, Mephibosheth, who couldn’t walk. David invited Mephibosheth to live in his palace and become part of his family!
- David Praises God • 2 Samuel 6:5, 14; Psalm 149:1-5 | God made me to praise Him. David was thankful that God helped him become king and he wanted to follow God and make Him happy. He praised God by dancing and singing and playing instruments!
We are so excited to show kids this month that our friends are a gift from God, and that we can love God by being good friends to others!
Click the image below to view a video demonstrating this month’s memory verse along with some hand motions!