The past few weeks, we have been going through the pieces of armor along with making a craft, doing an activity and singing songs has been fun! Even the Little Ones in our Sunday school group are catching on quickly. They may get the words a little jumbled up, but they are trying and so CUTE! As one child will tell you, “today we learned about the Shield of FACE!” And now let me tell you, at first he did not believe me when I corrected him with FAITH!
Another child was quick to correct me with SALVATION, when he thought I said the Helmet of Starvation. It’s nice to know they are listening!
While preparing the curriculum for the leaders on the last piece, “The Sword of the Spirit: We must be expert ‘sWORDsmen’. The sword is the word of God, it is the bible.” See the play on words there…? Any-who, kids will learn about how memorizing scripture will help to protect them from sin. All along in the 1st & 2nd grade class they had been crafting actual armor pieces from cardboard and paper. And now we are going to have them make a sword? Do we want 1st & 2nd graders to have swords? And how does one make a sword that kids cannot hurt theirself or others with it? Turns out a paint stir-stick, 2 popsicle sticks, aluminum foil and tape does the trick. Swords were made, words written on the handle and if they dare try to stab someone the aluminum foil would buckle; helping us to truly teach the children they do need the WORD of God, not the stabbing of a sword!
“Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”