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Helmet of Salvation Object Lesson: 10 Armor of God Activities

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A helmet of salvation object lesson is key to the armor of God. In Ephesians 6:10-18, the apostle Paul describes what Christ’s followers should “put on” to defend against Satan and his evil schemes. Thankfully, God doesn’t leave us to fend for ourselves. Instead, he provides us with all we need to stand strong in faith.

For younger children, learning about the armor of God might seem scary. So use age-appropriate descriptions and activities. Emphasize that God protects us when we trust in him and his power.

Thanks to Paul’s vivid imagery, it’s exciting to teach (and learn) about the helmet of salvation and God’s armor. The Bible passage is essentially an object lesson built into Scripture. So Sunday school teachers have many opportunities to incorporate visuals and illustrations.

To get started, use these helmet of salvation for kids activities.

Helmet of Salvation Object Lesson: 10 Sunday School Activities

These creative ideas are very versatile. Try them for children’s church, small groups, and family devotions.

1. God’s Protective Gear

First, try this kidmin object lesson. It features something children can relate to: protective gear for riding a skateboard. Bonus: For older kids memorizing the Ephesians 6 Bible passage, use this fill-in-the-blank worksheet.

2. God’s Armor: Helmet of Salvation

This lesson plan explains why guarding our thoughts and minds is so important. At the end are questions for small-group discussions, plus a Bible verse challenge.

3. Protect Your Head

Use this brief video to remind kids why the helmet of salvation is so crucial. It’s the last item soldiers put on before heading into battle. Plus, the helmet protects our mind from Satan’s many attacks.

4. Salvation Hats

Play this active game in an open area. It’s a version of Freeze Tag and comes with discussion points for an Armor of God lesson.

5. Nature Walk

When weather permits, use this helmet of salvation nature walk to learn about God’s amazing (and free!) gift.