Then, to help the story "stick" in M's mind we did some fun stuff with rocks.
We painted them:
Then put them in a little glass votive holder for a table centerpiece:
We also drew this on the patio:
And took turns tossing rocks into the squares and saying the numbers:
Whoever's rock landed in the square with the bigger number won. Simple, yet lots of fun for a 2 year old who normally isn't allowed to throw rocks!
I thought about drawing a giant and trying to hit him in the head (like David did to Goliath); but fortunately my brain kicked in just in time to realize that might not be a good idea, and might be pretty horrifying for a small child. Hee hee.
We did have a talk about how we normally don't throw rocks at people, but God told David it would be ok this ONE time because Goliath was so mean and David had to win so the people could be safe. We didn't mention death or anything very gory; neither did his little Bible, which is one of the reasons I love it so much!
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Have a beautiful day! :)