Armor of God Booklet

Lesson #7044
7044

Students will create their own Armor of God booklet following Ephesians 6: 10-18.



Grade Level:
3-5, 6-8
Curriculum:

Create this booklet to reflect on the Armor of God metaphor through both literal and symbolic reflection.

Create an Armor of God booklet for each student to illustrate.

14104-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Paper Pal - Large 20214-LG-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Armor of God (3 Die Set) - Large

Supplies Used: Adhesive Letters, Cardstock, Double-Sided Tape, Glue, Plastic Rings (Black), Scissors, Shiny Self-Adhesive Paper

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Computer generate or hand print the words "Armor" and "God" (see example), "Breastplate of Righteousness," "Helmet of Salvation," "Shield of Faith," "Sword of the Spirit," "Shoes" and "Soldier of God" on seven sheets of cardstock or construction paper, and trim to 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" rectangles (Figure A).
  2. Breastplate:Make two: one for individual page, and one for completed Soldier of God. Die-cut Breastplate using two shades of brown and matte silver paper. Using the Paper Shapers Vine, punch two vines using matte gold paper. Decorate and layer the die-cuts using glue or double-sided tape. To layer, leave one shape whole and cut highlights from other colors. Using Fiskars Hand Punch 1/16" Circle, punch as many circles as desired and adhere to decorated Breastplate (Figures B and C). Cut a 3" x 4" rectangle. Adhere one Breastplate to rectangle and adhere rectangle to Breastplate of Righteousness sheet. The other Breastplate will be used for the Soldier.
  3. Shoes:Make two pair: one for individual page and one for completed Soldier of God. Die-cut Shoes using two shades of brown paper. Layer the lighter shade beneath the darker shade (Figures B and C). Cut a 2" x 3 1/2" rectangle. Adhere one Shoes to rectangle and adhere rectangle to Shoes sheet. The other Shoes will be used for the Soldier.
  4. Helmet:Make two: one for individual page and one for completed Soldier of God. Die-cut Helmet using matte gold and silver paper, dark red construction paper and Shiny Self-Adhesive gold paper. Decorate and layer the die-cuts. Punch two scroll designs from matte gold paper and layer onto the decorated Helmet (Figures B and C). Cut a 3 1/2" x 4" rectangle. Adhere one Helmet to rectangle and adhere rectangle to Helmet sheet. The other Helmet will be used for the Soldier.
  5. Sword:Make two: one for individual page and one for completed Soldier of God. Die-cut Sword using matte gold and silver paper and Shiny Self-Adhesive gold and silver paper. Decorate and layer the die-cuts (Figures B and C). Cut a 2" x 4 1/2" rectangle. Adhere one Sword to rectangle and adhere rectangle to Sword sheet. The other Sword will be used for the Soldier.
  6. Shield:Make two: one for title page (Armor of God) and one for completed Soldier of God. Die-cut Shield using dark red and white cardstock or construction paper, matte and Shiny Self-adhesive gold paper. Decorate and layer the die-cuts (Figures B and C). Cut a 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle. Adhere one Shield to rectangle and adhere rectangle to Shield sheet. The other Shield will be used for the Soldier.
  7. Soldier:Die-cut Paper Pal using cardstock or construction paper. Decorate and layer using one each of the decorated die-cuts from Steps 2 through 6. Adhere decorated Paper Pal to Soldier sheet (Figure D).
  8. Title Page:Adhere one decorated Shield die-cut to Armor/God sheet. Adhere the word "OF" using LetterEase Press-On Letters to the Shield. The title page will now read "Armor of God" (see Main Photo).
  9. Using the Fiskars Hand Punch 1/4" Circle, punch a hole in the upper left hand corner of each page, aligning the holes as they are punched.
  10. Finish the booklet by inserting a Plastic Ring through the holes.

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English Language Arts: Applying Knowledge and Language Skills

K-12: Standard 12

  • Students use spoken, written and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion and the exchange of information).

Standards for the English Language Arts, by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English, Copyright 1996 by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Reprinted with permission.

Source: NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

K-4 Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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