K is for King David

In the Bible Alphabet series I decided on the story of David being anointed as King  for the letter k.

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


To tell the story : 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.

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.

(I’m sure you could draw a better sheep 🙂

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