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
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?
sermons4kids.com- A Plan For Success object lesson with coloring, puzzles, quiz, etc.
kidsclubs4jesus.com- 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).
calvarycurriculum.com- 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.
Introduce craft: Who built the ark? Noah. What did it look like? What was it like on the ark? Let’s find out!
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).
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.
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