Here are some ideas to teach your Sunday school lesson God and spiritual warfare to your 6-8 year olds. These ideas help them to understand the need to strengthen their faith and to work together with family and with friends to practice their Christian faith.
Tell about spiritual warfare (Ephesians 6: 10-18) in such a way that this age group can understand.
Talk about why we need the armor. Talk about how each piece of armor will help us.
Have the children make a shield.
Before the children come in pre-cut each piece of poster board into the shape of a shield. You should cut one for each child. After you have told about spiritual warfare and talked about the importance of the armor, have each child design their shield.
Have the children show their classmates their shield. Have them explain what they drew on their shield and why they drew what they did.
Play the Verse Quest.
Chalk board, Marker board or Poster board
Write the memory verse (Ephesians 6: 10) on the board. Underneath that, draw a maze, at the end of the maze draw a picture of the pieces of armor that are in the bible reading. Cover the maze up until you are ready for it.
Practice the memory verse with the children until they seem to have it down. Then cover up several words with sticky notes and uncover the maze. Have them volunteer to fill in the missing words. Whoever fills in a word gets to choose a direction to go in the maze. When they have gotten all the way through the maze you can tell them that their teamwork has helped them get the armor that they need to fight evil.