Armor of God Helmet of Salvation Crafts
Bible Lesson or Children's Sermon for the Helmet of Salvation Crafts, Games and Learning Activities for Children
The following crafts and activities come from the Helmet of Salvation - Armor of God Bible Lesson on The Resource Room.
Helmet of God Coloring and Activity Sheet
What you will need:
How to Make:
1. Print out the Helmet of God coloring sheet and visor pattern sheet.
2. Use the visor pattern to cut visors shapes from poster board.
3. Cut out the slits so that the soldier's eyes can be seen through them.
4. Have your children color the pictures. When they are finished coloring, staple the visor onto the helmet at the sides. The visor will arch up over the picture a little.
Sticky Note Helmet of Salvation Bible Verse Game
What to do:
1. Before class, print the following verses and cut them apart. (Printable patterns available to members on The Resource Room.)
2. In class remind your students that Paul tells us to put on the helmet of salvation to protect ourselves from the Devil’s schemes. He wants us to believe that we aren’t saved or that we aren’t good enough to be saved. He tempts us to do things we shouldn’t do. We can put on the helmet of salvation every morning (or when we feel the Devil is scheming against us.) by remembering God’s promises. Today I am going to demonstrate how to put on the helmet of God.
3. If you have younger children, you may want to hide the verses around the room and have the children look for them. When all the children have found a verse, have them sit down. Read the verses for them one by one. Tell them what that verses mean or let them tell you what it means. Then let them tape the verse on your head to make a helmet. Keep doing this until all the verses are on your head.
4. If you have older children who read well, you can break the children up into teams. Give each team a list of the Bible verses below and a pad of sticky notes. Tell them to pick one child on their team to wear the helmet. On the word “go” have the children in the teams work together to look up the verses and write them on sticky notes. The team who writes all the verses on the sticky notes and places them on the head of one of the children on their team first wins.
1. Matthew 1:21, TLB – “And she will have a Son, and you shall name Him Jesus (meaning ‘Savior’), for He will save His people from their sins.”
2. Acts 4:12, NIV -“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”
3. John 17:3, TLB – “And this is the way to have eternal life–by knowing You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one You sent to earth!”
4. John 3:16, NIV – “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
5. Matthew 7:13-14, TLB – “Heaven can be entered only through the narrow gate! The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide enough for all the multitudes who choose its easy way. But the gateway to Life is small, and the road is narrow, and only a few ever find it.”
6. Ephesians 2:8-9, TLB – “Because of His kindness, you have been saved through trusting Christ. And even trusting is not of yourselves; it too is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good we have done, so none of us can take any credit for it.”
7. Acts 2:37-38, TLB – “These words of Peter’s moved them deeply, and they said to him and to the other apostles, ‘Brothers, what should we do?’ And Peter replied, ‘Each one of you must turn from sin, return to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.”
8. Romans 10:8-10, TLB – “For salvation that comes from trusting Christ–which is what we preach–is already within easy reach of each of us; in fact, it is as near as our own hearts and mouths. For if you tell others with your own mouth that Jesus Christ is your Lord, and believe in your own heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in his heart that a man becomes right with God; and with his mouth he tells others of his faith, confirming his salvation.”
Armor of God Paper Helmet Craft
How to make:
1. Cut out a visor from silver poster board as shown in the picture. A pattern for the visor is available to members. Cut out the slats in the middle. Use the pattern to trace the shape onto silver poster board. The silver poster board is actually silver and gold. One side is silver and one is gold. Poke a hole at each end of the visor.
2. To make the hat part of the helmet, place two or three pieces of newspaper on top of each other and fold them in half on the natural fold with the fold on your left. Fold the top half down over the bottom half. The new fold should be at the top. Fold the top two corners in so that they meet in the middle. See diagram # 1.
3. Fold up the bottom edge so that it meets the bottom edge of the triangles you just made. But only fold up 4 layers of newspaper. The other layers will be folded up on the back. See diagram # 2.
4. Fold up the bottom edge of the newspaper again so that it is folded at the bottom edge of the triangles. See diagram # 3.
5. Turn the hat over and do the same thing to the other side.
6. Fold the points that stick out back and over each other. Punch a hole in the folded-over triangles. This is where you will attach the visor. Tape it down.
7. Put your hand up inside the triangle and spread it out.
8. Paint the hat silver or a metal color.
9. Attach the visor to the hat with brads so that it can be lifted up and down.
I used the instructions for the newspaper hats, but used heavy duty aluminum foil instead. I used the wide foil. The face guard was cut from silver poster board using the pattern on the web site and attached with paper brads. Elaine
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Match the Helmets Bible Verse Review Activity Sheet
Children match up the helmets to reveal the Bible verse on this activity sheet. Printable patterns available to members on The Resource Room.
Play “Pass the Helmet”
Play this game like Musical Chairs except have the children sit or stand in a circle. The children should pass a helmet around in a circle until the music stops. When the music stops the child who is holding the helmet says the Bible verse. If you have older children who can read, you can place the following verses in the helmet cut up into separate verses. The child who is holding the helmet when the music stops, pulls out a verse, reads it, and explains what it means in his own words.
Types of Helmets Game
Break your children up into teams and give each team a sheet of paper and pencil. Have each team designate a team member to be the writer.
On the word go, teams should write as many types of helmets or hard hats they can think of such as bicycle, motorcycle, army or combat, baseball or batting, football, crusader or warriors, firemen, policemen or riot helmets, polo, jockey, cricket, rock climbing, mining, construction hardhat, medieval armor helmet, ceremonial helmets, and astronauts.
The team that lists the most wins.
To conclude ask your students why people wear helmets – to protect their heads. Then ask your children why we should wear the helmet of salvation – salvation protects us from the Devil’s schemes.