Friday, October 24, 2008
Lesson Plan- Noah's Ark (1st grade on up)
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, questions and vocabulary words from last week’s lesson
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” and then ask questions
Introduce activities: Who built the ark?
sermons4kids.com- A Plan For Success object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, quiz
sermons4kids.com- A Rainbow of Promise object lesson with group activities, coloring, puzzles, worship bulletin
sermons4kids.com- The Colors of the Rainbow object lesson
dltk-bible.com- The Story of Noah’s Ark lesson with memory verse, teacher's guide, puzzles, take home sheet, coloring pages, crafts and activities, etc.
childrensermons.com- God’s Plan To Save Us object lesson
childrensermons.com- The Great Flood lesson
childrensermons.com- Rainbows & Promises lesson
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.
bible.org- Lesson 16: Standing Alone (Genesis 6:9-22)
sermons4kids.com- A Plan for Success group activities (crafts)
sermons4kids.com- A Rainbow of Promise group activities (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
first-school.ws- Rainbow and Noah's Ark Craft
Students make an ark with God's gift of a rainbow that represents that promise.
sundayschoolkids.com- Noah’s 3D Ark (two versions available)
freekidscrafts.com- Paper Plate Noah’s Ark Craft
biblewise.com- Build an Ark Out of an Old Shoe Box
Introduce craft: How many days did it rain?
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).
sermons4kids.com- A Plan for Success group activities (games)
sermons4kids.com- A Rainbow of Promise group activities (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 animal cards (must have two cards of each animal).
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.
thefamilygamers.com- Ark & Noah: A Game Drenched in Biblical Themes
Introduce snack: What was the sign that God did that promised that He would never flood the whole Earth again? A rainbow.
enchantedlearning.com- Rainbow in a cup
What did Noah build? An ark.
christiancrafters.com- 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).
sermons4kids.com- Rainbow of Promise (dot-to-dot)
dltk-bible.com- (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.
maxipraise.com- Noah & the Ark (maze #1)
maxipraise.com- Noah’s Ark (maze #2)
maxipraise.com- Noah & the Dove (maze #3)
sermons4kids.com- Noah and the Ark (word search)
sermons4kids.com- The Rainbow of Promise (word search)
sermons4kids.com- The Rainbow of Promise (decoder)
sermons4kids.com- Noah and the Ark (crossword)
sermons4kids.com- The Rainbow of Promise (crossword)
calvarycurriculum.com- Noah Builds An Ark, God Sends A Great Flood, God’s Covenant lessons with circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, etc.
sermons4kids.com- Noah and the Ark (multiple choice)
sermons4kids.com- Noah and the Ark (fill in the blanks)
biblewise.com- Circle the number that answers correctly answers each question.
bible.org- Lesson 2: Noah- Hebrews 11:7 lesson with questions that can easily be made into a worksheet
bible.org- Lesson 16: Standing Alone (Genesis 6:9-22) (questions in lesson that can easily be made into a worksheet
bible.org- 3. Noah, The Man Who Stood Alone (questions that can easily be made into a worksheet)