This past Sunday we did our lesson on the Shield of Faith. We focused on the fact that if we BELIEVE ALL of GOD'S promises then we have Faith. We talked about how Faith helps protect us from the Devil and his tricks. We talked about how the Devil wants us to believe lies and to do the wrong things. But, if we keep Believing (have Faith) in God then we know how we should act and what we should be believing.
I showed the kiddos pictures of a Roman Shield. We talked about how BIG the shields were. I told them FAITH is a BIG thing for us too. If we want to live like GOD wants us to live then we have to have FAITH.
We sang a little song called, "Faith equals Belief." They really liked the song....and at the end of class they were all able to tell me what Faith equals.
The kiddos made Shields of Faith as their "Take Home" project. The LOVED the glitter. All in all, they kept the mess to a minimum, however there were specks of glitter through out the church building. They were easily cleaned up with the vacuum. We made a handle out of cardstock on the backs so that they could hold them the way a shield is to be held. They really enjoyed making these.
Our Memory Verse was Ephesians 6:16. However, because I have so many little ones, I shortened the "need to know before Wednesday" part down to the first line. "Above all taking the shield of faith." I was pleased that most of them had it memorized before leaving the classroom on Sunday.
Our activity for Wednesday evening was a picture of a little boy or girl that the kiddos added a 3D Shield of Faith too. They all did a great job on these and they are placed in their own Explorer Journal.
We played the cube review game....they seem to look forward to playing it each week...and are disappointed if we "run out" of time. Remember games can be great for reviewing past materials. So, I suggest you review often.