God’s Word is very clear that we need the armor of God for kids to stand during spiritual battle. And God has given us everything we need to stand strong. Sometimes, though, teaching about the armor to children can be scary for them. Instead, we found 50 of the best ideas to teach the armor of God for kids. You’ll get coloring pages, videos, lessons, crafts, games, devotions, and more here!
50 Ideas to Teach the Armor of God for Kids
These coloring pages are good for kids of all ages (unless noted). And most of them are free!
Download and print these coloring pages to reinforce a lesson on putting on the full armor of God from Ephesians 6.
A young boy in the full armor with this Scripture: “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” Ephesians 6:11
A young girl on a skateboard with this Scripture: “Put on the full armor of God.” Ephesians 6:11-17
A young boy with all the armor labeled on him with this Scripture: Ephesians 6:11-18
Kids color a Roman soldier wearing the different pieces of armor, then match the items to the descriptions found in Ephesians 6:10-17.
Sunday School Lessons
In Ephesians 6, Paul gives us the image of the full Armor of God. Using different stories throughout the Bible, along with funny skits about a knight and his armor bearer kids will see each piece of armor at work. They will also complete their own miniature set of armor using the craft activities in each lesson.
Just as we need protective gear in skateboarding, the Bible teaches us that we need protection in life. The Bible calls it the armor of God and it tells us that we need the armor of God to protect us from Satan’s evil schemes. What kind of protection does the Bible say that we need?
Teach your kids to be on guard spiritually with this Bible study. This lesson includes Printable word search, coloring page activity, Scripture reading and discussion, class exercises, and application.
We teach our children to get dressed each morning…but do we teach them to put on their spiritual daily clothes? The armor of God is something we should habitually think about as we prepare for the day. Our battle is not with each other, but against the principalities of the air. This lesson will help you to teach children about the different parts of God’s armor and what to do with it.
These lessons are very user-friendly. Even a first-time Sunday school teacher can confidently teach with this! I have included teacher preparation, including Scripture to read for your own benefit and growth.
Use this Sunday school lesson with kids of all ages from the popular Kids’ Travel Guide to the Armor of God.
Games and Activities
In this game players collect all the pieces of the Armor of God while learning what they represent. It can be used to introduce or to review this important topic. This resource would be a good companion to our free lessons and coloring pages based on Ephesians 6:10-18.
Use a few simple supplies to create a unique game that will help your kids remember what the Bible says about the Belt of Truth. Plus, they’ll love this hands-on method of reviewing biblical truth! And you’ll love how easy it is to set up this unforgettable activity.
This fun, printable Armor of God BINGO game has 20 different cards plus a leaders sheet with all of the images on it that can be cut out and drawn from a hat. There are 25 tiles on each card so the winner will have to get 5 items in a row to win the game. The center tile on every card has the verse Ephesians 6:10-18 and takes the place of a FREE space.
Activities include Armor Racing where at the blow of the whistle, let children run around a designated area and find the various types of armor pictures that the teacher has hidden. Children will then come back to the table area and tape that piece of armor to their clothing, in the correct spot. Last one to come back and tape the armor is out. The teacher can then put all the armor pictures in a basket and the children will once again race to get a piece of armor and tape it to their clothing again. Continue to play as time allows.
Eight words are pulled from Ephesians 6 in this crossword for filling time before or after the lesson.
Kids decode the letters by using numbers to reinforce the Scripture and commit it to memory.
Fill in the blank worksheet helps children learn the Scripture.
Kids search for 20 words from Ephesians 6.