Armor Of God Preschool Lesson

Armor Of God Theme Activities For The Senses

The Armor of God | Early Childhood Lesson 3

Sinking Slowly

Provide items that will float at first but then sink such as pieces of different types of paper cardboard a cup.

They float but as the water gets to them more and more, they sink.

We are strong and saved and protected by God. We need to continue to learn about him and live our lives as he has shown us in His word, the Bible, or slowly, we will become weak and give in to temptations.

For example: God does not want us to lie. It is displeasing to Him and hurts others. If we stop thinking about these Godly things, it will become easier for us to just tell a little lie, then a bigger one.

Teaching Point : Armor Of God

Discuss about each piece of Godly Armor that we should wear each and every day. Can watch a video or discuss the points below with props or drawings of armor. .

HELMET of Salvation

  • Protects our minds- always remember that God loves us and wants the best for us.

BREASTPLATE of Righteousness

  • Protects your heart. When we love God, we try to keep His commandments.

BELT of Truth

  • A belt protects our body- helps us to stand in Gods truth.

Gospel of Peace SHOES

  • Shoes protect our feet and help us to walk safely where we want to go. We want to follow in Jesus & True Parents footsteps– live how they live.

SHIELD of Faith

  • When we believe in and have faith in God, He can protect us like a shield.

SWORD of the Spirit

  • The sword represents the Word of God & Gods Spirit in us.


Learning Activity : Truth And Lies

Supplies: Truth and lie cards

  • The object of this activity is to help show the kids how they can use Gods Word to fight against sin.
  • Choose 10 kids from the class. Hand 5 of them one of the lie cards and 5 the scripture truth cards. Each student with truth cards should hold up their sign, and read it out loud to the class. Tell the class that they will need to match each lie card with the correct scripture truth card. One at a time have the kids with the lie cards hold them up and read them out loud. Have the rest of the class figure out which scripture corresponds to the lie.
  • Ask: Which one of the pieces of armor did we use in this game to fight Satan?

Truth Cards:I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Nothing in all creation is hidden from Gods sight. Do not lie to each other.Children obey your parents in everything.Do not steal. Lie Cards:You will never make it. You are too weak.Go ahead and sin. God doesnt know.It is ok to lie as long as its just a little lie.Stealing is only wrong if it hurts someone.You only need to obey your parents when they are looking.

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This Is A Tried & True Method Of Teaching The Bible

Last year at our summer Bible camp we used the exact method Im sharing in this free Armor of God email series.

At the end of the camp week, we played a review game. The kids had to tell us details from all the lessons to earn points. And we realized, as the kids played, at they really did understand & remember the lessons theyd been taught that week!

Thats why I want to share this method with you in the free Armor of God email series! Its a proven method. I know it WORKS.

The Armor Of God Sunday School Lesson

Armor of God Mini Book

Title: The Armor of GodScripture: Ephesians 6:10-17Target Age Group: 3rd-5th gradeMain Point: God gives us armor to help us fight against Satan.Supplies: Pictures of football player, soldier, firefighter, and scuba diver, belt, helmet, sword, large boots, breastplate, shield , truth and lie cards, armor of God coloring pagesLesson Opening

  • Hold up a picture of a football player and ask the kids if they know what he is. Next show a picture of a solider, then a firefighter, and lastly a scuba diver.
  • Ask: Does anyone notice what these pictures have in common?
  • Say: In many jobs or activities its important to have the right gear to protect us. What would happen if a firefighter walked into a burning building without his gear? What would happen to a scuba diver without his gear?
  • Ask: What other things can you think of that we need protection from?
  • Ask: What about Satan? Do we need protection from him?
  • Say: Just like people do things to protect themselves from harm in their jobs, God has given us certain types of gear or tools to protect us from Satan! In the Bible Paul writes that this gear is like the armor of a solider. Today well hear about how God gives us armor to help us fight against Satan.

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Armor Of God Sample Lesson Overview:

Memory Verse: So put on all of Gods armor. Evil days will come. But you will be able to stand up to anything. Ephesians 6:13a

Belt of Truth Put on the Belt of Truth. We want truth all around us. We will speak truth. We will learn God’s word which is truth. We will obey the truth of what God says. Little Ones will learn, God’s word is truth. John 8:28-40, The Truth Will Set You Free

Who This Armor Of God Lesson Series Is For:

  • Sunday School teachers, VBS leaders, or kids club teachers. These lessons are perfect for classes or groups.
  • Christian moms. Teach your kids the Bible without losing a huge chunk of time from your day.
  • Busy Christian women who still want to teach the Bible. Ill give you the tools you need to quickly pull solid lessons together.
  • Christian women who dont know how to teach the Bible . If youre uncertain about teaching the Bible, Ill hold your hand and guide you through the lesson.

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The Breastplate Of Righteousness

Lesson Summary: This lesson views two different aspects of the breastplate of righteousness. First we wear it and are protected by putting on the righteousness of Christ. Secondly we bear it as we obey and walk in God’s commands living a life or righteousness protects us and helps us stand firm in Christ. Make sure to note we are not saved by works of our own righteousness, but because we are given Jesus’ righteousness, good works should naturally be a part of our new life in Christ.

Key Take Away: Being right with God keeps our heart from being dirty with sin.

Focal Scriptures: Ephesians 6:14 Proverbs 4:23 Romans 13:14

Armor of God Bible Study #5 – Breastplate of Righteousness

Am I Qualified To Write These Lesson Overviews

The Armor of God | Early Childhood Lesson 2

Great question!

  • I earned a Bachelors degree in Biblical Studies
  • Im a certified Montessori teacher
  • I have 10+ years of experience teaching kids Bible clubs
  • Ive served as Program Director & Activities Director at Bible camps for 10+ years

All my lesson plans are backed by my training in Bible study.

And all my tips come from years of actually teaching the Bible to kids.

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Teaching The Armor Of God

You need something thats easy to teach, but fun for your kids.

Something creative, yet easy-to-prep. And meaningful, yet understandable.

Well, Ive spent hours searching for a good kids curriculum on the Armor of God, too. And the bad news? It doesnt exist.

So, I wrote my own Bible lessons from scratch. And Im sharing with youfor FREE!

Who This Email Series Is Not For:

  • Teachers of preschoolers. This series is geared for elementary-age children. Most of the materials will be too advanced for preschoolers.
  • Teachers of teens. The principles in this series are for everyone! But because these lessons are intended for 6- to 12-year-olds, they will not interest teens.
  • Women who dont care about teaching the Bible. Everything in these lessons is built on the foundation of Scripture. If you dont care about teaching from the Bible, this series is not a good fit for you.

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Armor Of God Object Lesson


  • a glass bowl large enough for two oranges to be completely submerged

Read Ephesians 6:10-17

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devils schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

The Lesson

Talk about what each piece of armor stands for and how it helps us stand against the devil.

Ask your children to pretend to put on each piece of armor as you discuss how that particular piece might help them throughout their day.

Place both oranges in the bowl with their armor on. Talk about how the oranges are floating, or standing firm in the water.

These are a few resources weve enjoyed to reinforce the importance of girding ourselves with the Armor of God:

Armor Of God Theme Science Activities

Armor of God Printable Pack

Removing the Armor

Materials needed: 2 oranges, a large clear bowl 3/4 full of water.

Place the oranges in the water. They are floating. Talk about oranges and what is on the outside and the inside.

Is the inside getting wet from the water? Why not? .

Discuss the armor of God one piece at a time. Read the Bible story one line at a time, explaining what each part means .

After you discuss one piece of armor, remove one piece of the orange peel of one orange and return to the water.

Discuss next piece of armor. Take the orange and remove another piece of peel.

Continue as you do each piece of armor.

Slowly, the orange will sink lower and lower.

As you talk about each piece and remove a piece of peel, ask the children what they think something they could do would be that would remove that piece of armor .

Let’s Review The Scripture

This theme for preschoolers is typically taught concretely and sometimes it is avoided because of the battle references.

That is not the purpose of this section of the Bible! Let’s have a mini Bible study together!

Ephesians 6:10-18:

“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lords people.”

The armor Paul is talking about here is concerning “the achievement of righteousness & justice and the proclamation of God’s truth that brings peace.”

Let’s look at each piece of armor and their biblical meanings and keep this in mind as we carry out activities with our preschoolers.

-Belt of Truth: A belt was an item put on before the others. Integrity of character, truthfulness . Preschool translation: Don’t lie!

Isaiah 59:17 and 1 Thessalonians 5:8 both refer to the breastplate as well as helmet of salvation.

Childrens Sermon Teaching Example

The Armor of God is a fun visual to talk about with students, but it is important to communicate what it truly means, as well. As frightening as it might sound, there are evil forces at work in the world around us. The good news is that we know God protects and provides for us, no matter what. This message uses some protective gear to exemplify the importance and meaning of being protected from harm. Our spiritual armor guards our souls and keeps us safe in Christ Jesus.

Sensory Centers: As Children Arrive

  • STEM: Building with toilet paper rolls and paper straws.

  • Castle Building: With blocks, duplos or legos

  • Castle Sensory Bin: Bin with little rocks and lego or playmobile knight figures.

  • Sand Castle: Build sand castles out of sand or homemade moon sand.

SCRIPTURE:Display the weekly scripture reading, have an older child read it or use it in the lesson as you like.

Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” -Ephesians 6:14-17

Marching on Heavenly Soldiers, marching on with His love, Uniting in life eternal with our God in Heaven and Earth. -Song of the Heavenly Soldiers

Armor Of God Theme Art

The Armor of God | Early Childhood Lesson 6

Shield of Faith

Materials Needed: poster board cut out into shield shapes, crayons or markers, a cross stencil, glue and misc. arts and craft supplies

On the top of the shield, encourage the children to print the following “Trust in God” on their shield shape.

They trace a cross on the shield.

The children color and decorate the shield and print their name on it.

VARIATION: Use lighter weight paper, only use crayons or markers to decorate and make into a kite!

Self-Portrait Cards

Each child makes a self-portrait and prints their name on their paper. They can paint, color, make a collage of themselves, whichever you choose.

At the end of the day, they trade their pictures with a friend.

Send a note home that they have a prayer card and their child will be praying for the person whose self portrait they have.

Belt of Truth

Give the children a belt made from construction paper pieces taped or stapled together.

Let them paint with watercolor paints.

When dried, add their Monogram Letter to it.

Circle Time Activities

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Lesson Guide The Armor Of God

Talk about armour. Explain that it is worn by soldiers to protect their bodies when they are in battle. Look at pictures of different kinds of armour. Talk about what areas are most important to protect and which materials are most used. If the child is older, you may ask them to point out some of the pros and cons of the various armour .

Make a batch of flavoured jelly. Allow to harden in either small containers or a large dish, whatever works best to end up with several thick pieces of jelly. Put each piece onto a plate and set them out on the table along with several weapons such as toothpicks, a butter knife, or wooden spoon. Allow the child to attack one of the jelly moulds. Point out how easily the jelly is destroyed by the weapons. Create armour out of tinfoil, cardboard, or paper. Check to see how well the armours hold up against the weapons. Now, take a metal measuring cup or bowl. Place over the top of the jelly. Allow the child to try to attack the jelly. Point out that the hard metal bowl created an impenetrable armour.

Point out that we can only be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Ask your child to pick up a heavy object. They cannot do it on their own. Help them by carrying the weight, and point out that with your power and strength, they can achieve what they could not on their own.

In order to solidify the various pieces of Armour and what they represent, you may do several things.

Point out that God wants us to be prepared to serve Him.

Whats Included In The Free Armor Of God Email Series

There are six lessons in the free Armor of God series:

  • Lesson 1: The Belt of Truth
  • Lesson 2: The Breastplate of Righteousness
  • Lesson 3: The Shoes of the Preparation of the Gospel of Peace
  • Lesson 4: The Shield of Faith
  • Lesson 5: The Helmet of Salvation
  • Lesson 6: The Sword of the Spirit

Each lesson overview is formatted as a PDF, so you can easily download it, save it, and/or print it out.

Core Lesson: Shield Of Faith

Armor of God ~sign for VBS kids craft table


Ineverysituationtaketheshieldoffaith, andwithityouwillbeabletoextinguish alltheflamingarrowsoftheevilone.

Point 1 – The Shield = Faith

RemindstudentsthatasPauliswritingthisheisinprisoninRomeandmorethanlikelyheis lookingataRomansoldierguardinghim.


Sizeabout4ft.tall& about2½ft.wide sizeofasmalldoor couldfullystandbehind


Whatisfaith?Hebrews11:1 Nowfaithisthereality ofwhatishopedfor,theproof ofwhatis notseen. FaithbelievesGod& actsonit.Theresultisfullytrusting& obeyingGod.


Askforavolunteerofsomeonethattrustsyou.Blindfoldthem,spinthemaroundafewtimes, andthentellthemtotrustyoubydoingwhatyoutellthemtodo.Givethemsimpleinstructions towalkaroundtheroomwithoutrunningintoanything.

Withoutthemknowing,placeachairin thecenteroftheroom.Givetheminstructionstothechairsothattheyarestandinginfrontofit inapositiontosit,butdonttellthemthechairisthere.Askthemtositdownwithoutreaching orfeeling,butjustbytrustingitisokaytositbecauseyoutoldthemto.

ExplainthateventhoughwemaynotbeabletoseeGodorhowthingsaregoingtoworkout,we cantrustHimbecauseHecanseeallandknowsallandonlywantswhatisbestforus!Thatkind oftrustorfaithprotectsusfromSatansfierydartsthatcancauseustodoubtornottrustGod.

Sofaithcovers& protectsuslikeashield ourfaithextinguishesfirebecauseithasbeensoaked intheLivingWaterofJesus!

Point2: TheFieryDarts=Doubt

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