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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Armor of God Exploring Bible History New Testament Lessons

Today was the beginning of our new "Theme."  We are Exploring the Armor of God.  

Paul wrote the Letter to the brethren in Ephesus.  They lived under the Roman Government and were completely aware of the Armor a Soldier wore.  

The kiddos were excited to get started with this new topic.  However, I was asked SEVERAL times...."are we going to finish the Judges and learn about the Kings?"  They are so smart!!!  After lots of reassurance we went on with our new topic.

I had the kiddos put on the Explorer Hats today and we sang the song. "We Are Bible Explorers."  The kiddos love marching around the room as we sing this song.   
We then went right on with my lesson plans.  We added a BEE to their attendance charts as we sang our attendance song.  We then talked about Prayer and how we are to be REVERENT during prayer.  We then said our prayer.  Then we did some Basic Bible Review and Songs.  This is when we say our Books of the Bible.  Review how many book are in the Bible, how many main parts, how many book in the Old/New, etc.  

This is when I told them that our lesson was from the New Testament.  I told the kids it came from the Ephesian Epistle (telling them that they would impress their parents if they remembered that an Epistle is a fancy word for a letter.)    I then showed them  where Ephesus and Rome are on our NEW classroom map.  (I forgot to take a picture of the map...I will make sure to get one next week.)   I explained that Paul loved the Christians that lived in Ephesus and wanted them to be strong.   I then went on with the lesson about Armor.  

Our main focus was on the BELT OF TRUTH today.  We talked about our need for listening to TRUTH.  We talked about how the devil is filled with lies and is our enemy...and God's Word will help us defeat our enemy.

Our activity was a cardstock BELT OF TRUTH.  They were so cute wearing these as they left the classroom.


Our Memory Verse was Ephesians 6:14.  We had a little tune to sing the memory verse too.  I LOVE to have a song to go with their memory verses.  I think it helps them to memorize the verse.









Our Review Activity was a fun experience.  I coded a cube (old empty cardboard box) with all the pieces of the Armor of God.  The kiddos had to answer a question from the story for an opportunity to roll the cube.  Whatever piece of Armor the cube landed on the children added that to their "soldier."  The boys had a boy soldier and the girls had a girl soldier.  They seemed to enjoy this game.  If they do not get the answer correct I use that as the opportunity to correct any misunderstanding. BTW, this was a cheap game to make.
This is the cube...I covered the box with blue poster paper and then attached the Armor pieces.




We had our Who? What? When? Where? Where? Why? and How? cards.  And we had a card to add to our God's Awesome Plan for Man wall.  I really think this is an important part of ALL Bible stories.


This is our NEW Theme Bulletin Board.




On Wednesday Evening the kiddos will be "designing" their Belt of Truth.  They will glue on sequins after coloring their belt.  They will then add the little Bible to their belt...since the BELT OF TRUTH is the WORD OF GOD. 



I am looking forward to teaching this material.  I know the children really were excited this morning.  I hope they are always excited about learning lessons from God's Word.




Blessings,

Ronda


 


50 comments:

  1. thank you for your work! It is very interesting! I love your blog!

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  2. My Jr. Church class is preparing to do this topic this summer - thanks for the ideas!

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  3. I am doing an Armor of God unit and just found your blog. Do you have any files you could post for the belt craft? Or the memory verse tokens? Or would you be willing to email them too me? lowndeb @ hotmail dot com
    Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful ideas!

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    1. I would also be interested in any of the Armor of God crafts. We are beginning this in Sunday school in a few week. Anything you could send would be appreciated. angelconley79@gmail.com

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    2. Could you send me a link/files, as well? I am helping put together a unit for my local MOPS group and we are covering the armor of God)
      aj_frizzell@yyahoo.com

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    3. Could you send me a link/files, as well? I am helping put together a unit for my local MOPS group and we are covering the armor of God)
      aj_frizzell@yyahoo.com

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  4. Could you please email me the files you used for the belt craft (jdorhauer@rpcc.edu) . I would appreciate it greatly, as I teach 4-5 year old Sunday school and think they'd LOVE this!

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  5. Hi! I love your game idea with the cube. Could you email me the files for the "Get Your Armor On" page you used in the game? Thank you so much! katearnett@hotmail.com

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  6. I would also love any files or design templates you used for this lesson, please! Thanks! jump@alphawebsolutions.net

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  7. This is amazing and one of the best posts that I've found on The Armor of God. I, too, am getting ready to teach it to preschoolers during our summer camp session. If you have links to download patterns is it possible to list them on your blog or email them to me? My email address is californiabrenda@gmail.com. Thanks soooo much. Blessings.

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  8. I love these ideas .. God bless all the Work..Im starting this topic this week with the kids and i came across your site and i love your ideas and i was wondering if i can get the files also for the belt and the other crafts .. Thank you so much
    my email is jdarc717@gmail.com
    I really appreciate it

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  9. Hi there we are doing the Armor Of God for our Summer Bible Camp. Would you be able to email me any files you have on this lesson as well as crafts. Thank you so much for sharing God's word!

    faithtasticlyfun at gmail.com

    Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you!!! Have a blessed summer!

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  10. Are you willing to share printable versions of your belt and cube? I am getting ready to teach a small class and haven't found a resource that I like as much as yours.

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  11. I love your Armor of God crafts! God bless you for the work you put into these. Would you be willing to share a printable version of these? I am getting ready to teach these lessons with my children.

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  12. Hi, we are starting this subject next Monday. Your crafts are amazing and they would definately help me to get this message accross.
    Is there anyway you could forward the belt of truth template and any other crafts that could help me. Please? mumofone@tpg.com.au. Thanks so much.Sharon

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  13. Hi! Can you please send me the template of the belr of truth craft? miracle102103@yahoo.com This is so neat!!! Thank you! Rosie

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  14. Hello, We just started the theme Armors of God last week. I love your ideas for the teaching tools. Can you possibly email the templates of the crafts that you've created? yesunym@gmail.com Thanks so much!

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  15. Would you please let me know if the links to the crafts is available? lisathatcher@gmail.com

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  16. i would love the template for the belt of truth please: gabrieladorin@gmail.com

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  17. i would love the template for the belt of truth please: gabrieladorin@gmail.com

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  18. Awesome idea. Can you send me the templates? M3illen@gmail.com

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  19. Hi Ronda,
    Are your activities and crafts available for print? Please contact me if so.
    aprilscircus@gmail.com

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  20. Hi Ronda,
    Are your activities and crafts available for print? Please contact me if so.
    aprilscircus@gmail.com

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  21. Rhonda,
    I love your ideas. I am also wondering if your activities and crafts are available to purchase and or print. Can you please let me know? Thanks.
    rmooy4@gmail.com

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  22. Love your ideas! Do you have printables or templates for the armor. Thanks! teratriv@yahoo.com

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  23. Creative Ideas! I am in need of some templates for an armor of God lesson. Could you please email them to me?

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  24. Creative Ideas! I am in need of some templates for an armor of God lesson. Could you please email them to me?

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  25. Hi Ronda! I love the outfit! We are doing a VBS over the Armour of God and I was wondering if you could send me the templates you used for each piece? My email is manikabishop@gmail.com

    Thank you!!!!

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  26. We are also doing this for summer Sunday School -- it's such a fun topic for kids! If possible, could you send the templates to me as well? bdwyerx@yahoo.com -- Thank you and God bless!

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  27. I am starting an at home bible study course for my kids, and I would really LOVE the templates that you used, you did such a wonderful job. If you wouldn't mind emailing them to me, it would be greatly appreciated!!
    c.lozanos@live.com

    Warm Blessings,
    Carrie Lozano

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  29. Could I please get the belt of truth template? Thanks!
    Girlrags4@gmail.com

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  30. Hello and blessings!

    It's possible to get the belt of truth template sent to my email:
    kiara.santana@mavs.uta.edu

    May God keep continue blessing your ministry!

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  31. Hi, I'm not sure if you are emailing your belt of truth template, but if so, I would love it for our VBS. jennhall777@yahoo.com Thank you.

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  32. Hello. I am looking for a belt of truth craft for Children's Church (Promise Land) and really like this. There are so many kids of different age levels that this "could" keep them quiet and listening for the lesson. If you are sending a file could you please send me one. I would so much appreciate it!! God Bless. Vicki at prazingthelord@gmail.com

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  33. Thank you for sharing how you teach your lessons. I like how you incorporate maps and other aspects so they learn so much more. If you are sharing your templates for the cube game and belt I'd a copy. Please email ptp813@gmail.com. Thank you. :)

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  34. Thank you for sharing how you teach your lessons. I like how you incorporate maps and other aspects so they learn so much more. If you are sharing your templates for the cube game and belt I'd a copy. Please email ptp813@gmail.com. Thank you. :)

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  35. I would love to use your use your armor of God craft ideas can you please email them to me kidventuresclag@gmail.com
    THANKS!

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  36. I would love to use your use your armor of God craft ideas can you please email them to me kidventuresclag@gmail.com
    THANKS!

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  37. Love your Armor of God craft ideas! We would love to make the belt next week. Could you please email the file? kaitanth3303@yahoo.com

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  39. Love your belt of truth! Do you mind sharing? My class is doing their chapel program on the armor of God and I would love for them to make and wear this. mtriplett@tcslubbock.org

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  40. I love your craft ideas. Could I get a copy of your craft templates for the whole armor of God unit?
    Allison.jacobson@yarmouthwc.com

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  41. I teach pre-school age at our church youth group and we've started learning about the armor of God. I have a room full of boys and they're excited already! If you would be willing, could you please email me the link to the belt of truth craft? Thank you so much for your blog! (bradandheathersmith@hotmail.com)

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  42. “Mygrandmatime” recently completed a series of 12 family & small group lessons on the book of Ephesians. The materials are free and can be found at:
    http://mygrandmatime.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/ephesians.pdf
    A companion book (based on Ephesians 6 – the armor of God) is also available for $6. You’ll find it here:
    https://www.createspace.com/6156269

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  44. Hi I would love to do this activity with my kids. Would you be able to send me the template for the activity? I would really appreciate it.
    bborman91@gmail.com
    Thank you so much!
    Blessings,
    Bethany

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  45. Would you be able to email the file for your belt of truth? Thanks
    mscarffe20@hotmail.com

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  46. Hi, Good Day, Can you please send email the file for me please? I am preparing a Love Feast this year. My email address is zakiya17@hotmail.com

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