Week 19 - Give Us A King -
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Kids Bible Lesson 19 - Give Us A King

Welcome to week 19!

In this Bible lesson your children learn about the Israelites’ request for a king.

Up until this point God had been their king and he fought with then during battles and helped them have miraculous victories. The people rejected God as their king because they wanted to be like all the other nations. In this Bible lesson for toddlers, the children learn that God’s ways are best and we should keep our focus on God instead of trying to be like the people of the world.

If you haven’t read the introduction to Bible Time yet, I recommend you read the outline about the Bible lessons for children first.

Children's bible lesson about give us a king - Key Concepts
The key concepts that we focused on this week are:

  • God's way is the best.

  • We should keep our eyes on Jesus.

  • Don’t try to be like the people of the world.

You can also come up with your own key concepts.

Bible Verse for kids
The Bible verse for this lesson is 1 Samuel 8:7

It is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king”.
This Bible verse should be simple enough for your toddler to memorize after a week of practice.

Bible Story Tips

  • We read “Give Us A King” beginning on page 37 of the children's Bible Storybook called Bible-Time Stories and Rhymes.

  • During story, draw attention to the key concepts for this lesson.

  • Don't forget to ask questions related to the story, for example, “Who was Israel rejecting by asking for a king?”

  • Throughout the Bible lesson we reiterated how important it is to follow God's way and not our own.

  • After the Bible story and discussion session, we stand up and do the interactive rhyme found in the Bible storybook

After the story and rhyme, we say a prayer that is related to the Bible story. You can either have your children repeat after you or allow them to come up with their own prayer.

Bible Song about Give Us A King

  • The Bible song for this week is "He is the King of Kings".

  • We cast the song from YouTube to the television, so our children can see the motions on the big screen.

bible Activities about Give us a king

We did different Bible activities each day - related to Give us a King. We also have a selection of free Bible activities about Give us a King here.

The Bible Time Family Fun Pack includes all of the Bible activities printed for your convenience, learn more here. Some activities included:

give us a king bible coloring Page

While our daughters colored the Give us a King Bible Coloring Page, we talked about how Samuel listened to the request of the people of Israel and anointed Saul as king.