Posted by: Louise | November 19, 2010

Bible Memory for Children – the Armour of God

After we finished learning 1 Cor 13:4-8 together, we were encouraged that our kids could learn longer chunks of scripture. So we decided to choose Eph 6:10-17 as our next set of verses. As this set is long (for a 3 and 4 year old) I thought we might need some fun activities to help with the repetition it is going to take to memorise them.

The first thing we decided to do, was make a life sized poster of each kid and make armor for them to take on and off. I had originally thought I would draw around the kids on card and paint it to look like them. But then Mark got involved and we came up with a much better idea!

We took pictures of the kids and used a program called Double Take and turned it into an almost life sized poster of the kids.

After we printed the pages we had to arrange them in the right order,

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then trim two edges on each page, stick, and cut it out.

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I added velcro for sticking on the bits of Armour on.

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I used foam board to make all the bits of Armour that are mentioned in Eph 6 and colour coded the velcro, so we would know what went with each poster. I wrote on each bit what it is because Ewan is starting to sound out words and wants to be able to read EVERYTHING!


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Here are Ewan and Lydia in action!

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As we read out the passage they do actions at the start and then stick on the bits of Armour as I read them out. They repeat over and over what it is that they are sticking on: “the breastplate of God’s Righteousness”, “The shield of Faith”….

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Here’s Ewan helping Lydia put “the shoes of peace that come from the Good News” on the right way.

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The finished product!
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This took longer than I was anticipating to make, but after two weeks they are still supper keen to do it every night, so I think it was well worth the time investment of a few hours. I’ll write later about what other activities we get up too.

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