Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Game Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Simple Last-Minute Activity: Soldier On In this last-minute activity, kids race across the room wearing imaginary armor as they explore being strong in God. This game helps kids explore Ephesians 6:10-18 with the Bible story: God’s armor gives us strength. Last-Minute Activity: Soldier On Say: God is strong, and we’re strong in him. God gives us armor to wear. Let’s wear it as we race across the room. Have kids line up along a wall. Explain that you’ll call out a piece of armor, and kids will wear that armor by placing their hands in the corresponding place. Demonstrate each piece of armor: belt of truth—hands on hips body armor of God’s righteousness—hands on chest shoes of peace—touch your toes shield of faith—hands out in front of you like a stop sign helmet of salvation—hands on head sword of the Spirit (the word of God) —run while swinging arms as if wielding a sword When you call out the armor, kids will assume the pose and then race across the room. (Demonstrate each piece as a reminder when you call it out.) Repeat the game with a new piece of armor. Let the game keep going as long as needed to fill time until parents begin to arrive. For a twist, call out two pieces of armor and have kids put one hand in each place. This simple, last-minute activity comes from DIG IN Children’s Church. When you have extra time you need to fill, DIG IN Children’s Church has got you covered with the Overtime Activity block, where you’ll find activities like these ones that require no supplies and no prep! For even more game ideas, check out these posts! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!