For the last month, our K-4 Sunday school class has been studying the early kings of Israel. In one of the King David lessons, they learned the little-known story of David and Abigail. In the story, Abigail is married to a mean guy named Nabal. David sends messengers to Nabal to ask for food for his men, who have been camped near Nabal’s men for a while and have helped protect them. Nabal lets out a string of insults and refuses to help. David gets mad, and he and his men strap on their swords. When Abigail finds out what is afoot, she intervenes to prevent war by bringing food and apologies to David. Later, after the death of her husband, she marries David.
The children made booklets with faces representing the feelings of various characters in the story. Then, they made the playdough food in the picture, which includes all sorts of goodies like a tomato, an omelet, a hamburger, an olive, two strawberries, a pepper, a hotdog with mustard, a very ripe banana, a watermelon, and more.