I got to review Battle Gear with my boys, Jack and Eli. This is a Dig-In Discipleship Bible study, designed for 10-12 year olds. My boys are 10 and 13, so it was perfect for them.
Author Penny Reeve takes readers through an interactive study of Ephesians 6:13-18 with questions, activities, and more. Far from just looking at those verses, however, Penny references other passages in both the Old and New Testaments.
However, what my boys liked the best were the activities!
In this one, they're instructed to set up their army men and then use marbles in a cardboard tube to "attack" them.
This game is called Standing Firm. Other activities included labeling the Armor of God, puzzles, and various ways of answering questions.
One of our favorite activities was making snow globes. The book called for soldiers, which I ordered from Amazon. I chose to use a penguin for my snow globe, so the boys can continue to play with the remainder of the pack of soldiers.
While making the snowglobes, we discussed water displacement, and added some glue to the water for viscosity, to suspend the glitter in the water better. It wasn't a "science project," but we did sneak some learning in there.
Eli is gluing a ribbon around the lid edge of his finished snow globe.
Jack's finished globe
If you have active boys in the 10 & up age group, this may be a great tool for them. Penny has several other Bible studies for kids, as well as children's fiction and adorable preschool books. There are some Christmas specials going on right now, as well!
Since Penny is in Australia, it may be more cost effective to order her books through her publisher, or from Light in the Dark, with $5 international shipping. You can connect with Penny on Facebook.
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