Before the session, search the Internet to find pictures of the following aspects of the story: a crown (King Saul), a suit of armour (Goliath), a sheep (David the shepherd), a calendar page for a month (Goliath challenged the army twice a day for a month), bread and cheese, (David’s supplies), bear, lion, pebble or stone, a sword, a shield, a catapult. Place nine of these images onto a grid three by three, print and laminate. You can vary the combination of images for subsequent grids. Retell the story in your own words or read it from the Bible and as you do the children should place a counter on each image as it comes up in the story. There will be a number of groups who complete the lotto card first, but everyone will have completed the card by the end of the story.
Collect a number of props and put them into a colourful bag or sack (eg a crown, a sheep made from cotton wool, a toy sword and shield, some bread and cheese, five pebbles). Sit in a circle around a mat or cloth. As you tell the story, take the relevant props from the bag and lay onto the mat. During the telling of the story, ask the children to imagine that they were at the scene, and ask them how they might feel, or how they would react. Make this telling interactive, but in a quiet and controlled manner.