These Sunday school lessonsfor kids about the story of David and Goliath are great to teach children about heroes. These ideas have worked particularly well with the 6-8 year olds in my class.
Tell the story of David and Goliath to the children in the class. A picture book version isn’t necessary but a simplified version of the story will put it into the understand level of this age group. If you have a children’s bible that you use with your class, then this ought to be appropriate.
Recreate the story with the children in your class.
What is a hero? What words describe a hero? Who are the children’s heroes? Are they all superheroes? If they could be a NEW superhero – who would they be and who would they save?
Supply each child with a sheet of paper and something to write with. Have them write the name of their hero at the top of the page and the numbers 1 to 10 down the side. Now the children should write 10 reasons (1 against each number) why this person is their hero.
Ask if they can think of another superhero – one that they can’t see, who didn’t wear a fancy costume, or fought other people but who saves them just the same. Explain to them how Jesus was really the first superhero.