The Best!

Scripture: 1 Samuel 17

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn anything is possible if it is in God’s Plan.
  • Students will learn God often uses people the world would consider unlikely to do special things for Him, perhaps to help us remember the power is God’s, not man’s.
  • Students will learn it sometimes requires faith and bravery to do what God wants us to do.
  • Students will learn how to use superlatives properly in sentences.

Guiding Question: How does one form superlatives in English?

Materials: None needed

Procedure: Share the story of David and Goliath. Explain that in the story, David’s plan seemed impossible yet because it was part of God’s bigger plan, it was made possible. Nobody thought David would be able to handle Goliath but David did not give up. David had great faith in God that God would work in what He was being called to do.  Emphasize how using a sling shot was a special talent that he would have developed protecting his sheep. God used this talent that He had developed in David to later defeat Goliath. Remind students that we need to have faith and be brave when God calls us to do things we are unsure of or do not understand.

Introduce the activity. Introduce the word superlatives and explain what they are to the students. Give examples such as “the best cooking”, “the smallest dog”, “the largest pizza”, etc. After reviewing, have the students play charades acting out various superlatives that you give them.

Additional Support: How can students apply knowledge about superlatives?

Supplemental Activity: Have students create illustrations about superlatives. For example: a good ice cream cone, a better ice cream cone, and the best ice cream cone.

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