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Preschool Instant Lesson: Noah’s Ark

LESSON 2: Noah’s Ark

Activity: Zoo LineUp
Materials:
o None needed
Tell the children that you are going to pretend that the zoo animals in a large city have gotten loose. You must gather them all before they get away or hurt someone. Have each one pretend they are a zoo animal. They cannot be anything they see someone else pretending to be. Go to each child and say, Oh, here is my_____________(elephant).  Back into your stall you go. Pretend to lock them up and go look for another animal. The locked up children can come out of their cage and pretend to be a different animal. Continue the activity until the children cannot think of any more animals to be or until your time has run out. In our Bible story today, many animals both tame and wild are gathered together and put on a special boat…

Lesson: One Good Man

Materials:

· Noah Story

· A bag filled with props for the story:

· a globe or map (the world had become a scary place)

· a picture of Noah (His name was Noah.

· a spray bottle of water (God decided to send a big rain)

· 2 identical stuffed animals (and two of every animal)

· a toy boat or a picture of the ark (in a big boat called an Ark)

· a hammer (Noah kept on building the ark…)

· a picture of a rainbow or a rainbow item (Later God sent a rainbow)

Read the story, pulling out one item at a time (at the appropriate time~ the phrases are highlighted in the story). Then, ask these questions about the story:

1) Who was the only man in our story that listened to God? (Noah)

2) Who sent the big rain? (God)

3) What did Noah build? (an ark or boat)

4) What did Noah take on the ark with him? (his family and two of every animal)

5) What did God send to show his promise that He’s never flood the whole earth again? (a rainbow)

Craft:Animal Cracker Arks

Materials:

o 2 precut ark shapes per child
o Stapler & staples
o 2 rainbow handles per child
o Crayons
o Animal Crackers
o Ziploc Bags (1 per child)

Make a boat basket with two ark shapes by stapling the sides and bottom together. Have the children color the boat and the rainbow handles, and then staple the handles onto the boat basket. Fill the boat with animal crackers to take home (put some crackers in the Ziploc bags and place a bag in each boat basket.)

Activity: Rainy Day Music
Materials:
o None needed
Sing Rain, Rain Falling Down to the tune of Row, Row, Row, Your Boat:
Rain, Rain falling down
Falling on the ground
Pitter, patter, pitter, patter
What a splashy sound.

Then, Make Rain Sounds:

1) You start by rubbing your 2 index fingers together
2) then index finger and middle finger(rub together)
3) whole hands
4) tap legs
5) tap legs and stamp feet (thunder)
6) take away stamping feet
7) tap legs
8) rub whole hands
9) rub two fingers
10) rub one finger
11) and stop

Music: Mr. Noah Built an Ark

Sing Mr. Noah Built an Ark to the tune of Old MacDonald Had a Farm. Let the kids name the animals on the ark.

Here are the words:

Mister Noah Built an Ark
Splish Splash Splish Splash Splish
And on his ark he had two cows
Splish Splash Splish Splash Splish

With a moo, moo here
And a moo, moo there
Here a moo, there a moo,
everywhere a moo, moo
Mister Noah Built an Ark
Splish Splash Splish Splash Splish
Activity: Act Like the Animals

Materials:

o Pictures of Animals

Show pictures of (or just name) animals and have children act like the animals.

by Angela Simmons

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