Friday, October 24, 2008

Lesson Plan- Noah's Ark (1st grade on up)

Noah’s Ark

Objectives: The students will be able to
- retell the story of Noah’s Ark
- describe ways that we can obey God like Noah
- explain that God always keeps his promises
- explain the meaning of the rainbow

Prayer, Take Home Sheet, and vocabulary from last week’s lesson and also Objects Used at Mass cards.

Vocabulary Words: (Write words on the board and discuss with class)

Ark- a very large boat built by Noah for his family and all the animals
Noah- man who built the ark when God told him to
Flood- a very large amount of water covering land that used to be dry
Drown- to be underwater until you die from not having oxygen
Dove- a small bird from the pigeon family
Rainbow- a multicolored arc (half circle) of light that is separated into bands of color


Read story: “Noah’s Ark”. Then ask questions from the Take Home Sheet that will be sent home today.


Introduce activities: Who built the ark? A Plan For Success object lesson with coloring, puzzles, quiz, etc. A Plan For Success (group activities) crafts, games, songs, etc. A Rainbow of Promise object lesson with coloring and puzzles The Colors of the Rainbow object lesson The Story of Noah’s Ark lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts and activities, etc. God’s Plan To Save Us object lesson The Great Flood lesson Rainbows & Promises lesson Noah’s Ark, Rainbow Promise lesson with puzzles, coloring sheet, Bible readings, questions, memory verses, key points, object lesson, drama, puppets, etc. (These files are set up and formatted so that they can be easily made into weekly booklets for your children's ministry, youth ministry, etc., with 4 sheets of legal paper and two staples). Noah Builds An Ark, God Sends A Great Flood, God’s Covenant lessons with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.

More Crafts

Introduce craft: Who built the ark? Noah. What did it look like? What was it like on the ark? Let’s find out!

Noah’s Ark Craft- a fun and educational craft Rainbow and Noah's Ark Craft
Students make an ark with God's gift of a rainbow that represents that promise. Noah’s 3D Ark (two versions available) Paper Plate Noah’s Ark Craft Cut-and-assemble Noah’s Ark

Introduce craft: How many days did it rain? Rainstick Rainstick

Other crafts:

Rainbow Light Catcher- A rainbow light catcher that can be used to emphasize God's gift of a rainbow that represents his promise never to flood the world again. (Gifts to Make for Your Favorite Grownup by Kathy Ross, pages 74 & 75).

Raindrop Mobile- God made it rain for 40 days and 40 nights. (Every Day Is Earth Day by Kathy Ross, page 28 & 29).

Taking Flight- A bird that can be a dove that you make out of white paper and using the child's handprints. (From the Hands of a Child by Anthony Flores, page 41).

More Games

Introduce game: What was on the ark with Noah and his family? Can you find what animal is missing from the ark?

Noah’s Ark (What animal is missing)

Need: Cards with animal pictures on them.

Directions: Place a group of different animal cards on the chalk tray. Have the students name what animals that they see. Students hide their eyes while the teacher removes one animal card. Then the students look and guess which animal is missing. Who ever guesses right gets to remove an animal and have everyone guess "Who's Missing".

Memory- Play Memory using the animal cards (must have two cards of each animal).

Introduce game: What was it like building the ark? Do you think it was easy? Etc.

Puzzled and Mixed Up (Noah Builds the Ark)- In this game, your students will identify with Noah the Ark builder as they work with their friends to complete a challenging task. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 19.


Introduce snack: What was the sign that God did that promised that He would never flood the whole Earth again? A rainbow. Rainbow in a cup

What did Noah build? An ark. Edible Ark

Puzzles, Mazes, Worksheets:

The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind
Follow the Dots to find Noah’s special helper. Draw a branch in it’s mouth. (dove)

More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Noah puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from January 13 - 23). Rainbow of Promise (dot-to-dot) (anagrams, crossword, cryptograms, maze, word mining sheets, word search)

A Beautiful Sign (find and circle the story related items hidden in the picture)- Hidden Pictures Explore Hidden Treasures in God’s Word: Grades 1 - 3 by Linda Standke, page 4. Noah & the Ark
Cut out the pieces and fit them together to make an ark. Then find out God’s instructions to Noah about what to put into the ark. Noah and the Ark (word search) Noah & the Ark (code breaker) Noah’s Ark (crossword) Noah and the Ark (crossword) Noah and the Ark (multiple choice) Noah and the Ark (fill in the blanks)

Homework: Prayer and Take Home Sheet (It is in MS Word and can be changed any way you like according to your student’s abilities.)

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