Are you looking for some great crafts, games, or activities to coordinate with an Armor of God lesson? You’ve come to the right place. Keep reading to discover ways we can teach about the armor of God and fighting sin.
Put on your Armor Relay Race:
In this game, one student will serve as the model and the rest of the kids will run in the race. Have the model student stand on one end of the playing area and have a number of props beside them to represent the armor of God (for example, have a winter hat for the helmet of salvation if you don’t have a real helmet to use). Have two teams race to put all the armor of God on the model student. Afterward, hold up each piece and discuss it’s biblical counterpart and purpose.
Ephesians 6 Bingo
This bingo-type of game has kids drawing cards to cover up each piece of armor. The first kid (or team) to cover all the pieces wins.
Dice Roll Armor
If you’ve ever played the Cootie game, you will understand this idea in a flash! For this game, have kids draw a stick figure on their paper (or use a printable picture of boy or girl). Assign numbers to each piece of army and have kids roll the dice to race to complete their armor. For example, if a child rolls a #1, they add a helmet to their figure. If they roll a #2, they add a belt of truth. You get the idea. You could even use the Ministry to Children coloring pages fo this game.
This fun (high-energy!) game requires some paper towel rolls, duct tape, and some “sin balls”. Intrigued? Read the full instructions over at Kids Sunday School.
Paper Doll Armor Kids
If your group loves paper dolls, you might want to check out these coloring pages which can be used to “dress” kids in the armor of God. You could even print them out on magnetic paper for some fridge (or cookie sheet) fun.
Shield of Faith
In days gone by, shields were often emblazoned with a family crest or special symbol. Since we learned that we’re part of the family of God once we become a Christian, it would be great to decorate a shield with a crest for God’s family.
Make a Suit of Armor
Love the idea of hands-on fun? Check out instructions to make all the pieces of armor over at Danielle’s place. Perhaps you could assign one piece to each kid (or a team of kids) and then dress a mannequin when you’re done. Now… where to find a mannequin?
Sword of the Spirit
Making Time blog has some great suggestions for Armor of God activities, including making this bejeweled sword of the spirit. Head on over to her website to read more!
More Stuff to Check Out:
- Armor of God Lessons from Ministry to Children (this takes a closer look at each piece in case your kids really like a particular piece)
- Armor of God Family Devotions: this is one of my favorite blogs (Oh Amanda) — worth taking a look at!
- Full Armor of God Figurine — a little small, but a great way to take a closer look at this passage (would be a fun Pastor gift too!)
- Armor of God Stickers — Perfect for the little ones! Amazon Prime those your house in two days flat!
- Armor of God Picture Book for Kids