David's people, the Israelites,
are at war with the next country. David has seven older brothers, and the three
oldest are away at the war.
Ask three boys (or girls) to
come out and take the parts of the siblings. If you want to, you can tell them
their names: Eliab, Abinadab and Shammah.
The fighting was quite a long way
Take the three brothers on a
walk around to the other side of the hall, representing the battle area, and leave
Explain that the enemy had a champion,
called Goliath, who was huge. Every day Goliath would walk by the camps, challenging
the Israelites to fight him.
The teacher playing Goliath
walks along in front of the three boys, challenging them by waving a fist.
One day, David's father sends David
with some food to the camp. David sees Goliath's challenge.
Walk David to the camp. Goliath
repeats his challenge.
David can't believe that no one
is prepared to fight Goliath. So he goes to the King, and asks if he can fight
David goes to the King, who
So David goes to fight Goliath.
He doesn't want the King's armour; he simply picks up a few stones from the river
David mimes picking up the stones.
-- and goes out to face Goliath.
Goliath laughs at David, and says he will kill him. David takes a stone, puts
it in his catapult and throws it at Goliath.
David does mime.
Goliath is hit on the head by a
stone. 'Oh, my head!', he cries, falls to the ground and dies.