K is for King David

K is for King David is a story in our Bible Alphabet series. We focus on David being anointed King by Samuel.

The story is found in 1 Samuel 16. I used a story bag that contained a crown and pictures of Samuel, Jesse, the seven brothers and David. The pictures were based on the ideas for illustrations in this book (which is full of great ideas about teaching the Bible to young children)available from Amazon (affiliate link – if you click on the link and purchase the item I will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you)


K is for King David Story Idea

Although the story is about David being anointed we did use the idea of a crown to help explain David being chosen as the new king. You also need pictures of David’s brothers and David with a sheep to take out of the story bag as you need them.

Have a crown to show. Who wears a crown? A king wears a crown

God told Samuel that he had chosen a new king and that he would show Samuel who the new king was.

Samuel was told to go to Jesse’s home. One of Jesse’s sons would be the new king.

Show the pictures of Samuel and Jesse.


In a bag have the other pictures of the seven brothers and David.

Take out these pictures one at a time and each time say

‘Was this the new King. He was big and strong and handsome?’

No! He’s not the new king’

Repeat this till all seven brothers have been taken out of the bag.


Where’s the new king?

Are there any more sons?

Just one called David. But, he’s looking after the sheep.

Encourage the children to call for David. Then take him out of the story bag.


David wasn’t big but God had chosen him. God knew he was the right one to be King because God sees what we are really like. God knows everything about us.

God had chosen David. K is for King David chosen by God.

Crown Craft

Crown craft for toddlers

Use strips of card to make a crown shape.

Make sure the card strips are long enough to fit around a child’s head but decorate them first with stickers, pieces of paper etc and then glue the ends together to make a crown. You may need to use sticky tape too!

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