Fellowship Ministries

Host a simple theme party for young children and their parents based on the content of a Davey and Goliath video or DVD.

Schedule movie nights or breakfasts with Davey and Goliath featuring an appropriate episode.

Walk down any party-supply aisle at the grocery store and you’ll see the effect of TV and movie characters on special-occasion materials for children. Having characters of faith that children can identify with can be a delight to Christian parents and a memorable marker in a child’s development.

Although Davey and Goliath became famous as characters on a children’s television series from the 1950s and ‘60s, they are timeless in their ability to engage children in adventures that interpret faith and values for daily living.

Wrap a theme party around a video presentation. Edgar Dale’s Cone of Learning theory states that “after two weeks we tend to remember 50% of what we hear and see and 90% of what we both say and do.” Keep this in mind as you plan ways to teach and learn. A program can be as simple as a snack or meal served before the video or during or after a presentation. You can take it further by adding activities such as music, drama, crafts, games, and writing exercises.

Incorporating activities that provide different ways to express an idea will also facilitate the various ways children learn. Dr. Howard Gardner has identified different strengths for learning that recognize the possibility of “multiple intelligences.” He appeals to a child’s natural passion for social interaction, personal introspection, using numbers, words, body movements, music, or nature as personal entry points to effective learning.

Introducing Davey and Goliath as special friends to your younger members will increase their sense of belonging to your faith community.

Consider the following suggestions as you shape your plans for your first event.

Available Titles on VHS and DVD:

Check your local resource centers for copies of "classic" episodes of Davey and Goliath on VHS. Browse the listing of the episodes to become familiar with their themes and content descriptions.

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