This Bible lesson all started because I wanted to work on my kids’ behavior. I brainstormed a little bit, and decided to turn an armor of God Bible lesson into a mini How to be knights and princesses of God unit.
We started while the kids were still suffering from the TERRIBLE LAUNDRY DISEASE but were too antsy to just lay there and watched The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. It made for a great introduction, and afterward we wrote down everything we learned about knights and princesses on a giant chart tablet (which you will never see because the giant mess monster ate it).
Armor of God craft: Paper clip armor
Then, because they were still very pathetic, but I needed something to entertain them, we made paper clip armor for their stuffed animals.
Which honestly didn’t go super well, and while it was a great time killer, it wasn’t all that great of an activity. But, they had fun, even if we now can’t put the armor back on the dolls.
Armor of God craft: knightly scroll
After my debacle with the Terrible Laundry Disease I decided to ease into school and we read (Future Ticia 2022 somehow the book I linked to seems to be gone, so another book series I like) Gigi, God’s Little Princess and Will, God’s Mighty Warrior and continued to add onto our chart. Then we made a scroll.
I made a ridiculously strong pot of tea (3 bags for that pan), and we soaked the paper in it for a minute or two. They take about an hour or so to dry. Meanwhile, they colored their popsicle sticks, and when it was all dry they wrote their advice for being a knight, and we rolled up their scrolls to be played with.
Active game: Find the lost toy
Next, we read Princess Grace and the Little Lost Kitten, added more to our chart, and then I told them all to find some stuffed animals, and we spent a fun time at the rock park finding our lost toys.
It was wildly successful, and we played a couple of rounds of it before I turned them loose to run around while I just sat there and concentrated on not being sick. It is incredibly hard to be sick when you’re kids aren’t. They don’t want to rest anymore.
It was a great lesson in perseverance for Batman, who couldn’t find his dolly no matter how hard he looked, or that’s what he was trying to play like…
Armor of God copywork
Finally, we finished it all off with a bit of coypwork and matching. The kids enjoyed figuring out the armor of God and didn’t grumble excessively about the copywork, even if it’s not their favorite thing.
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More Great Bible lessons
- Parable of the Sower
- Paul in Somewhere (don’t know which Paul lesson I’m gonna link to, it’s a surprise)
- David and Jonathan lesson