King Saul had a son and they called him Jonathan. When David conquered the giant called Goliath, Jonathan was impressed and became David’s friend.
Jonathan actually met David when he played the harp for King Saul. Jonathan and David became close friends. Jonathan was supposed to be the next king, but he knew that God had chosen David.
The amazing thing is that he knew this and there was no jealousy. Jonathan just loved David. Jonathan realized that they had lots in common, in the areas of courage, bravery, trust, strength, loyalty, faith and love for God.
Their friendship grew stronger by the day. One day Saul heard the people praise David while singing, “Saul has slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands,”
|Right-click to download this coloring picture of David and Jonathan. (includes a verse)|
Saul became jealous and wanted to kill David. Many times, Saul tried to kill David, but Jonathan would overhear Saul speaking to his men and Jonathan would go to David and warn him of his father’s plans.
David had many opportunities to kill Saul, but did not want to kill the anointed of God. Jonathan worked out a way to tell David what his fathers plans were. He would shoot out arrows into the field where David was hiding to warn David of danger.
When Jonathan died, David had to look for Jonathan’s son, to show him kindness because they made a promise to look after each others family. So David looked after Jonathan’s son, for the rest of his life.
The verses for the day:
1 Samuel 18: 4
And Jonathan took off the robe that was on him and gave it to David, with his armour, even to his sword and his bow and his belt.
1 Samuel 18: 1
Now when he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
With each Sunday school lesson, I try to give the kids special verses, activities and pictures to color in.
Here you will find the download links for the special verse of the day and more.
Please feel free to use them as you like for personal use in your own Sunday school classes.
The wording and any images on this website are not to be sold or reproduced in any publications online or offline.
I drew these pictures so that you could add your own verses to them for the day.
Color the edgings with marker pens and a little bit of glitter. You can hand them out to the children to take home as bible verses for the day, even better if each child has a separate book, they can paste it into their own book.
How to Apply Wording in White Space of Picture.
1) On adobe reader, select sign.
2) Select add text.
3) Type in verse or wording.
4) Select file and save as.
You will need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to open this pdf image. You can download Adobe Reader here (a new window will open so you can download it without leaving this page).
If you want to open the file in your browser window, just click on the link (not all browsers have this feature). However, if you want to download the file to view later, then right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save File As." Then select where you want to save the file on your hard drive.
Once you have saved the file, locate where you saved it, and double click to open it.
In order to print, open the downloaded file, and select the "Print" option from the e-book menu.
Right-click to download this verse picture of David and Jonathan. (choose a verse below)
Questions for the day.
The story of David and Jonathan is all about looking after your friendships. Ask the children who they have as friends, and what it should be like to have and be good friends.
1) Do you tease a friend and make them feel bad?
2) What do you do to keep a friend?
Answer: (a) Always be there for them.
(b) Make them feel good when they are down.
(c) Listen to a friend when they need you to listen to them.
(d) Tell your friend how special they are to you.
(e) Give good advice to a friend.
When we have friends in our lives, we need to treat them the way we would like to be treated; with respect, love, kindness and also to practice patience and honesty towards each other. To always listen to each other’s problems. To be there in good times and in bad times.
How to make a friendship card.
Size of card is on the plans.
You need the following:
Colorful paper, three different colors, colored white board markers, a scissors, pritt (glue) and glitter glue. Words for the card are below.
(Full instructions in the video below)
Let the children get creative with butterflies, squares and circles.
Children can give the card to a best friend.
Optional wording for friendship card
Thank you for being my friend.
I love spending time with you.
Please be with my friend and protect ................ in whatever they do.
Thank you Jesus
Right-click to download the friendship card pattern.
Other pages on Sunday school ideas in connection with David and Jonathan
* Devotional for the day on friendship (for the Sunday school teacher)
Please feel free to leave your own David and Jonathan bible lesson ideas and pics of your own creations...
Dear Sunday school partners, all around the world. Please refer to your Bible and compare to see if you agree with our children Sunday school lessons.
The stories are not word for word out of the Bible, they are created from my own thoughts. I am only human, so please check the stories out first before using them.
These stories are based on easy words for children to understand, and my own thoughts. You are welcome to use your Bible to add or take away. At the bottom, there is space for you to give input and comments on the subjects. You are all welcome. We are there to make a difference in a child’s life so please come and let us work together for God’s kingdom.