Looking for hands-on ways to teach kids about the Armor of God? This Donut Forget to Pray Breakfast is a fun way to remind your kids of the power and importance of prayer. This hands on study of Ephesians 6:10-19 is aimed to help your family connect, play, learn, and grow in God’s Word together.
Previous Camp Littles and Me: Armor of God Lessons
Armor of God Introduction + Scavenger Hunt
Belt of Truth
Breastplate of Righteousness
Shoes of the Gospel of Peace
Shield of Faith
Helmet of Salvation
Sword of the Spirit
“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” Ephesians 6:18, NIV
Prayer is an incredible gift and a very important weapon in fighting the spiritual battle we are in. It helps us fix our eyes on Jesus and what matters to Him. Through prayer we get to partner with God and ask Him to make our hearts more like His.
When we pray we are reminded that we can’t fight in our own strength and ultimately that we are not God It’s God who does the work, not us. Paul writes in Ephesians 6:10, “Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might put on the full armor of God.” Notice he didn’t say ‘in your own strength’ put on the Armor of God. That is good news! We don’t have to muster up the strength — Christ will carry us and empower us. It’s His strength, not ours. Prayer reminds us of our need for Jesus and that is the power of the Holy Spirit at work , not us.
Prayer is talking and listening to God. It’s a relationship. Prayer changes our heart as we hand over control and trust that God will show up and be faithful to His promises. Not my will, but your will be done.
Today’s activity is a fun way to end your study on the Armor of God and talk about the importance and power of prayer.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Donut Forget to Pray Printables (free download below)
- Your favorite donuts
First, print the Donut Forget to Pray Printables. Use scissors to cut out the ‘Donut forget to pray print’.
Set up your table by placing the ‘Donut Forget to Pray’ sign in the center of your table and one donut coloring page at each person’s spot at the table as a placemat. Lay some crayons or markers on the table and put donuts on a plate.
Surprise your kids with an extra special breakfast treat. While you are enjoying donuts and coloring you can talk about what prayer is and its importance.
You can use this activity as an introduction to the lesson on prayer, somewhere in the middle, or as a fun celebration at the end of the lesson. Totally up to you!
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As you and your family wrap up learning about the Armor of God, I pray that you will be reminded of how important each piece is and the incredible truth that we don’t have to fight this battle in our own strength. It’s not us at work, but Christ in us.