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David Dances (2 Samuel 6) | Character Images


David Dances (2 Samuel 6)

Here are the images you need for the hero’s attributes linked to ‘David Dances (2 Samuel 6)’- where David makes a fool of himself dancing before the ark as he brings it into Jerusalem.
Each hero set contains a high quality graphic of the character, a take home bible card and a colouring page.

The images are displayed small here, click on the image you wish to have, then save the image that loads.
(These images are not copyright free, they are for personal/classroom use only.)




Large image for illustrating the story or putting on a large screen.



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David Danced (2 Samuel 6) | Craft 2


We all dance differently, and by the reactions in this story David’s dancing style wasn’t up to much. This dancing David craft has him jiggle and wobble on the end of your finger. I can honestly say this craft has captured my home, it’s sat on the coffee table all week and been much played with! David Danced (2 Samuel 6) | Craft 2

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David Danced (2 Samuel 6) | Games


David Danced (2 Samuel 6) Games


David danced, and Dancing is the key element to most of the game suggestions here, though there is also a game for older kids about moving the Ark.




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Relocation – In this challenge, the kids must transport a small box from one side of the room to the other without touching it or it touching the floor. If working in teams, give each team some prep time.
Link: David needed to move the ark correctly. Read verses 3 and 6 to find out what happened when it was wrongly transported.

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David Danced (2 Samuel 6) | Story

David Danced (2 Samuel 6) | Story

Today’s bible hero is David because he shows us the gift of DANCE

Essential Teachers notes:
If you had to sum up this story in non religious terms it would be a guy went to collect something precious and did an embarrassing ‘dad dance’ all the way home. The story here doesn’t mention it but they also handed out cake to everyone at the end! David however would point to this event as an outpouring of thanks and joy. If even the king can humble himself and look foolish how much more should the people rejoice!

Tell this story or a similar one of your choice from a favourite bible translation or story book. This version is supplied for inspiration, feel free to omit or embellish to give it your personal voice.

Main Passage : 2 Samuel 6

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David Danced (2 Samuel 6) | Craft 1


By the reactions we get in this story the famous dance of David, in his skimpy linen slip, was much more a “dad dance” than anything technically stunning – but, partly, that is the point. The dance is an outflowing of joy and this craft captures that simply. David Danced (2 Samuel 6) | Craft 1

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