an activity for preschoolers:
Put on the full armor of God!

before you begin:
Colorations® Giant Person Shapes are a fun way for children to represent themselves! Provide each child with a person shape, as well as construction paper, scissors and crayons.

activity goals:
To develop fine motor skills creating the 6 pieces of the armor of God.

Scripture Reference: Ephesians 6:10-18 "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 devil's 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."

let's get started

step 1
Use crayons to color a Colorations® Giant Person Shape to represent you.
step 2
Cut construction paper to create each armor piece for the figure: a belt, breastplate, shoes, shield, helmet and sword.
step 3
On each armor piece, write the word or words associated with each piece from the verse above (i.e., truth, righteousness, readiness, faith, salvation and spirit.)
step 4
Glue each piece to the person shape.