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Noah's Ark Crafts and Activities for Kids

Games, Activities, and Printables for Noah's Ark Theme

 

Noah's Ark Bible Lessons for Children from www.daniellesplace.com - Three instant downloadable lessons with printable craft patterns.

The following crafts and activities on this page come from The Resource Room. They are available to members or as an instant download.

Members Lessons: Noah Obeys, God Keeps Noah Safe, and God Keeps His Promises

All Three Lessons are available as an instant download for $6.00. They include all the crafts and activities on this page - purchase  view cart

 

 

Noah's Ark Paper Plate Craft

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Have your children make this adorable paper plate ark to reinforce the Bible lesson. Use the arks as snack containers. Place animal crackers in the arks for your children to take home with them.

What you will need:

Two Heavy-duty Dinner Paper Plates or Two Snack-sized Paper Plates

Crayons or Markers

Scissors and/or Exacto Knife or Box Cutter

Card stock (Heavy weight paper)

 

How to Make the Paper Plate Noah's Ark:

1. Cut one paper plate in half, and then cut a slight curve in the cut edges of the two halves. Glue the two halves together around the edge to make the bottom of the ark.

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2. Print out the house shape onto cardstock (heavy paper). A Printable Pattern is available to members on The Resource Room and as an instant download below. The little animals are from the Littlest Pet Shop Ultimate Pet CollectionLittlest Pet Shop Animals

3. Cut out the pattern on the solid lines and fold back all the dotter lines. Glue Tab A over Tab a, Tab B over Tab b, Tab C over Tab c, and Tab D over Tab d. Glue the top part of the ark to the bottom part of the ark.

3. Cut a little off the bottom edge of the ark so it isn't as rounded to make it stand up better. Cut a slit using an exact knife in the middle of the second plate so that the ark fits into it.

4. Cut two one-half inch slits running perpendicular to the first slit at each end of the first slit. Insert the ark in the slit so it stands up.

5. Use water color paint and markers to decorate the ark and stand.

Members' Noah's Ark Craft Pattern for Members Join today for $23.95 per year and have access to all Bible lessons and patterns.

Instant Download Pattern $2.00 -  purchase  view cart - This pattern comes in two sizes for dinner-sized and snack-sized paper plates. (This craft is also available with a three lesson download about Noah for $6.00.)

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We had so much fun with the animals from the Noah lesson. We each had our own boat and were able to identify the pairs and "load" them in Noah's boat. The three-year-old children were able to identify the animals and place them as pairs into their boats. Thank you for all you do! Lynnda Findley

 

 

Noah's Ark Rainbow Paper Plate Craft

Noah's Ark Paper Plate Craft

Just about all children have at least one beanie baby to put in this ark and hang in their room. Thanks to Peggy Lewis for sending us this idea.

What you will need:

1 1/2 Paper Plates for each Ark

Scissors

Glue

Water Color Paint

Markers or Crayons

 

What to do:

1. Before class cut one paper plate in half and use one half to form the front of the ark. Save the other half to use as the front of another ark.

2. To save time paint the ark brown with water color paint

3. In class have your children draw a rainbow on the paper plate and write "God Keeps His Promises" in the center of the rainbow.

4. When they are finished glue the ark paper plate onto the rainbow paper plate to form a pocket.

 

 

Noah's Ark Craft Stick or Popsicle Stick Bible Craft Printable for Sunday School

Noah's Ark Craft Stick Printable Activity Sheet

What you will need:

Jumbo Craft Sticks

Regular-sized Craft Sticks

Mini Craft Sticks

Paper

White Glue

Small Animals Stickers (These work great because they are very small 1" - 2")

Foam Self-Adhesive Animal Shapes

Noah's Ark Stickers or Darice Bucket of Foamies Stickersfoamie stickers

Pencils or Markers

 

How to Make the Craft Stick Noah's Ark Craft:

1. Before class prepare a sample craft and then make a template for the ark by tracing around the craft sticks.

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Noah's Ark Craft Stick or Popsicle Stick Bible Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplce.com

2. Lay out craft sticks on a piece of paper as shown in the picture above. Start by placing a regular-sized craft stick at the bottom of your paper. Add ten mini craft sticks placing them almost perpendicular to the regular-sized craft stick.

3. Place a jumbo craft stick on top of those.

4. To make the top of the ark lay two min craft sticks on top of each other and add two more for the roof.

5. Use a marker to trace around the outside of the ark and draw lines between the sticks. Make a copy of the template. In class have your children use the template to lay out their own sticks.

6. Provide animal sticks so they can decorate their papers.

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Animal Sticker Activities

Animal Sticker Activities

This book of stickers has ten pages of about 100 stickers each. Each page has four to five images of the same animal, some the same size, some different, and some facing different directions. Pages include: Jungle Animals, Fun Farm Animals, Ocean Animals, Silly Critters, Dressed Up Animals, Wild Animals, Pet, Horses and Ponies, Day at the Farm, and Dogs and Cats. Small Animals Stickers Book

Following are some fun and educational activities you can do with these stickers:

Search and Find Two of a Kind Animal Sticker Fun

 

Search and Find Two of a Kind

Children will enjoy searching through hundreds of stickers to find two of a kind animals. They can also use the stickers to make a Noah's Ark Story scene.

 

Educational Activities

To make the activity even more educational compare and contrast the animals they find. Use words such as bigger, smaller, small, medium, large, right, left, etc.

 

Counting and Numbers Activity

Children can place stickers on cards to make a numbering and sorting games.

animals

 

Animal Crafts

Animal Craft Stick Puppets

Have children make animal puppets by sticking animal stickers on craft sticks. Sing the following song replacing the blank with the name of the animals the children picked for their craft stick puppets.

Have a child them march his animal stick puppets to an ark picture or ark toy and place them in the ark as you sing about that child's animal.

The Animals Go Marching

The _____ go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah
The _____ go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah
The _____ go marching two by two,
The all know exactly what to do,
And they all go marching down, to the ark,
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

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Lift the Flap Noah's Ark and Rainbow Craft

Noah's Ark Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

White Paper

Brown Paper

Small Animals Stickerssmall animal stickers (These work great because they are very small 1" - 2") or Animal Print Out

Glue

Scissors

 

 

This craft is available to members only on The Resource Room. Children color the picture, glue on animal pictures, and then glue the ark pattern on top of thier pictures. When they are finished they can lift the flap to see the animals hiding behind the door and windows.

 

 

God Keeps His Promises Rainbow Picture and Frame Bible Craft

Noah Bible Craft - Rainbow Picture and Frame Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

What you will need:

High Res. Printer Paper

Color Printer

Scissors

Elmer's No-Wrinkle Rubber CementElmer's Rubber Cement

Black Construction Paper

Foam Flower and Bug Stickers

Elmer's Glue-All Multi-Purpose Glue

 

How to Make the "God Keeps His Promise" Picture Craft:

1. Print out a picture of a rainbow onto High Resolution Printer Paper and cut it out. (The rainbow picture above is available to members on The Resource Room.)

2. Glue the picture to the center of a piece of black construction paper with rubber cement.

3. Have your children glue rainbow colored craft shapes to the frame.

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Identify Animals Game

Tear out animal pictures from nature magazines or old calendars, or make a collection of unique animals on your Pinterest board. In class hold up the images or show them to your children on your laptop. See how many of the animals the children can identify.

"Identify the Animals" Noah's Ark Game from www.daniellesplace.com - 20 full-sized printable animal pictures in pdf format

Page 1 - Badger
Page 2 - Black Bear Cub
Page 3 - Moose
Page 4 - Owl
Page 5 - Porcupine
Page 6 - Horse
Page 7 - Desert Tortoise
Page 8 - Snowy Egret
Page 9 - River Otter
Page 10 - Bison
Page 11 - Bighorn Sheep
Page 12 - Great Blue Heron
Page 13 - Canadian Goose
Page 14 - Deer
Page 15 - Arctic Wolf
Page 16 - Chipmunk
Page 17 - Grizzly Bear
Page 18 - Fox
Page 19 - Elk
Page 20 - Pronghorn Antelope

Twenty animal pictures in full-sized pdf format that can be downloaded to your computer and then printed out or displayed on your computer are available to members on The Resource Room.

Members' Noah's Ark Craft Pattern for Members - Join today for $23.95 per year and have access to all the Bible lessons and patterns.

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Play Noah’s Ark Match Game

Noah's Ark Bible Match Game from www.daniellesplace.com

Children match up the animal cards and place them in the ark envelope.

What you will need:

Cardstock

Brown Colored Paper

Glue

Scissors

Crayons, Colored Pencils, and/or Markers

 

 

What to do:

1. Before class prepare the Noah's Ark envelopes. Print out the animal cards and cut them out. If you aren't a member, you can have your children each draw two pictures of the same animal to make two matching cards.

2. Tape or glue the ark shapes together around the sides and bottom leaving the top open to make an envelope.

3. In class give each child an ark envelope and place all the cards face down on a table. Have the children take turns turning over two cards to see if they match. If a child gets a match, he gets to place the two cards in his ark envelope. The child who has the most animals in his ark at the end of the game wins.

Play "Find the Missing Animal" Game - Use the match game cards to play another game. Give each child an animal card. Tell them not to let anyone else know what their animal is. Make sure that each child has an animal that will match another child's animal. On the word "go" the children should act out or make the animal sound on their card and try to find the other child in the room that is acting out the same animal that they are. When they find their partner, they should both sit down together until everyone has found their partner.

Members' Noah's Ark Craft Pattern for Members - Join today for $23.95 per year and have access to all the Bible lessons and patterns.

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Animal SoundsAnimal Sounds

Listen to Animal Sounds

Play an animal sounds identification game. Bring in a recording of animal sounds, and see how many the children can identify. Look up sounds under sound effects on Amazon.com or Itunes.

Galt Toys Inc Animal Soundtracks CDAnimal Sound Track - Children listen to sounds and mark the matching animal on their game board.

 

 

Play "Pin the Animal on the Ark"

Pin the Animal in the Ark Bible Game for Children from www.daniellesplace.com

 

Play this game like Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Let your students pick from seventeen different animals. Place rolled up tape or double-sided tape on the back of the animal pictures, blindfold your the children, and let them try to tape the animal in the black box on the ark.

The two-page pattern is taped together to make a 10" x 14" game board.

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At our last church homecoming I decided to entertain the children while the grown-ups visited since young folks usually get very bored at these gatherings. Instead of "pin the tail on the donkey", I had them play "Put the Animals in the Ark". I made a very large Ark out of poster board. Get as creative with the ark as you want. For animals, I used pictures from a coloring book. Instead of using pins, I put double-sided tape on the backs of the pictures. The children picked out their favorite animal, I blindfolded them, turned them around, and they tried to stick the animal on the ark. The grown-ups had as much fun watching the game as the children did playing it. This could also be a good Bible School activity for children by letting them color the pictures and cut them out themselves. Jane.

 

 

Noah's Ark Dove Holding an Olive Leaf Craft and Toy

This is a great craft for kids. Use it to act out the story of when Noah lets the dove go and it comes back with an olive branch. Hide an olive leave (branch) somewhere in the room and let your children fly their doves around the room looking for the leaf and then bring it back to "Noah".

Dove Craft

What you will need: 

White construction paper or Thick Paper

Scotch tape

Wooden craft sticks

String

 

What to do:

1. Print out the  and use it to cut dove shapes from white construction paper. Cut two for each child.

2. Glue the dove together except for the beaks.

3. Place a piece of Scotch tape over the circles in the middle of the dove. Use a hole punch to punch holes through the tape and the circles. Thread string through the holes. Tie the string at the end and then tie the other end to a craft stick. Cut leaf shapes to fit in the dove's mouth.

You can also make this pattern using black construction paper to make the raven that Noah sent out first from the ark.

Members' Noah's Ark Craft Pattern for Members - Join today for $23.95 per year and have access to all the Bible lessons and patterns.

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"Noah Obeys God" Printable Activity Sheet

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Children color the picture and then glue craft sticks on to the bottom of the picture that have the words from the Bible verse written on them.

What you will need:

Computer Paper or Brown Paper

Crayons or Color pencils

Mini Craft SticksMini Craft sticks (Optional)

Glue

 

What to do:

1. Before class print out the printable activity sheet and make copies. (Available to members on The Resource Room.)

2. Write the Bible verse or Bible phrase on small craft sticks. If you have younger children use part of the verse and write only one word per stick. If you have older children, you can have them write the Bible verse on the stick using more than one word per stick or the teacher can prepare them before class. Make a set for each child.

2. In class have your children color the pictures and then glue the Bible verse craft sticks to the bottom of the page in order. (The picture shown was printed on brown paper and then colored with colored pencils.)

 

 

Building the Ark Preschool Activity

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What you will need:

Boxes

25 Piece Tool Belt Set, (I found this set a Walmart for $7.00), Measuring Tape, Levels, etc.

Box Cutter

Ruler

Small Toy Animals and Toy People to Represent Noah and his Family

Hot Melt Glue Gun

Sharp Scissors

Sharpie Marker

Double-sided Tape

Paper and Child Scissors

 

How to Make the Ark:

1. Before class make a box ark. Use a large box for the main part of the ark. Cut a door in the front of the box that can be folded into a ramp.

2. Use a smaller box that will fit inside the larger box for the covered part of the ark. Fold a large piece of cardboard in half to make a roof. Cut windows in the roof with flaps that can be closed. (I cut the bottom off the flaps to make awnings.)

3. Cut pieces of cardboad in the shape of boards. Draw small circles on the sides of the boards to look like nails. Place double sided tape on the back of the pieces.

Tool SetTool Belt Set Child's Tool set with nuts and bolts

4. If you have toy nuts and bolts, punch holes in the boards using a sharp pair of scissors and in the ark to match the holes in the boards. (I found a set of tools at Walmart for $7.00 that contained 5 nuts and bolts and 3 nails, a hammer, screw driver, T-driver, wrenches, tool belt, pliers, and more. You can also bring in plastic measuring tapes, small levels, and other tools that would be safe for children to play with.

5. In class let your children bolt and hammer the boards onto the ark with the toy bolts and nails. When you run out of bolts and nails have them stick the boards with the double-sided tape onto the ark and then pretend to hammer them to the ark. While children are hammering and bolting, you can have some of them "collecting food for the animals". Have them cut pieces of yellow paper into strips for hay and green paper into leaf shapes and other plant shapes. Provide small boxes or containers to store the "food" that they can place in the ark.

6. When the ark is finished have the children line up the toy animals and place them in the ark.

7. You can also have children paint a rainbow on a large sheet of paper to be placed behind the ark.

 

 

Noah's Ark Concentration Bible Game and Bible Craft

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Before class cut on the card patterns onto card stock and cut them apart.

In class give each child four cards and ask him or her to draw two sets of matching animals (male and female), one animal on each of the four cards. Tell them not to color or write on the front of the card. Make sure none of the children draw the same animals. If you have five or less children have them draw two sets of cards. If you have a large group of children divide them up into groups of four or five children. Have the children bring their own cards to their own group.

(A Pattern is available to members of The Resource Room.)

 

 

Songs and Poems About Noah

 

The Animals Go Marching
(Sung to “The Ants go Marching”)

Animal Maskxanimal masks

You will need: Pictures of animals, glue or tape, craft sticks

What to do: Have the children color and help them cut out animal pictures. Or, have pictures pre-cut and ready to glue or tape onto craft sticks. Then sing the song, having the children act it out using their animals. You can also have a large ark picture with slots a bit longer than the craft stick so that each child can place their animal in the ark after their verse is sung.

Animal Paper Plates

The _____ go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah
The _____ go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah
The _____ go marching two by two,
The all know exactly what to do,
And they all go marching down, to the ark,
To get out of the rain, BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

Variation Sent by Mary Lewis, North Dakota

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Paper Plate Animals

We made animal masks. I purchased some of the Hefty brand plates shaped like animals and cut the eyes out. The children picked which animal they wanted to be and we taped a jumbo craft stick to it for a handle. Singing "The Animals Go Marching Two By Two", we marched one animal at a time onto the ark. I made the ark by placing a brown blanket over a long table with two folding chairs making a door. After all the "animals" were on the ark, I came inside too and reminded them of the high points in the lesson. All my children went home knowing that God really does keep His promises. I think their favorite part was marching onto the ark. Theresa Bostick

 

Where Are the Animals?
Sing to the tune of "Where is Thumbkin?"

Where are the animals?
Where are the animals? (Each child hides two animals behind his or her
back.)

Here they are (Bring out one animal.)
Here they are (Bring out the other animal.)

God called the animals
God called the animals

To get on board the ark (Take one of the animals and put it in the ark. You can use a toy ark, one made from cardboard, or just a plain old box.
To get on board the ark (Put the other one on the ark.)

I also use tongue depressors and attach colored pictures of the animals to one end. These can be used with both songs as well. Sent in by Lara

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Mr. Noah Built an Ark
(Sing to the tune of Old MacDonald)

Mr. Noah built an ark, e-i-e-i-o
And on his ark he had two cows
e-i-e-i-o.

Before you start this song give each child a stuffed animal. When you get to the part in the song where you say an animals name, touch a child on the head and have him raise his animal up high and name it if he can and then have the whole class sing the name of the animal and make it's sound. Sent in by Lara

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The Animals Go in the Ark
Sing to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell"
Written by Carolyn Warvel

The animals go in the ark
The animals go in the ark
Hi-ho, the derry-o
The animals go in the ark

The bears go in the ark
The bears go in the ark
Hi-ho, the derry-o
The bears go in the ark.

Before you start this song ask your children to pick animals. They will pretend to be the animals they pick. Designate an area in your room to be the ark. As you sing the song and name each animal, have the child that is that animal go into the "ark" acting like that animal. For example, if a child picks a duck, when you sing, "The ducks go in the ark." that child can waddle and quack as he goes into the ark.

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God Keeps His Promises! Straw Craft

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What you will need:

Rainbow Colors Bendable Jumbo StrawsJumbo Straws

Blue Card stock (Heavy Paper)

Scissors

Cotton Balls

Glue

What to do:

1. Before class draw a rainbow picture with six different color areas with clouds at the base of the rainbow. (A pattern for this craft is availabe to members.)

2. Cut the jumbo straws into 3/4" pieces. Cutting them on the diagonal.

3. In class have your children glue the cut pieces of straws onto the rainbow picture and glue pieces of cotton to the clouds.

 

 

God Keeps His Promise Activity Sheet

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What you will need:

Dotters

Crayons

Paper

Froot Loops Cereal

Markers

White Frosting or Flour and Water Paste

 

 

What to do:

1. Before class print out the pattern (available to members) or make up a sheet with a picture of a rainbow.

2. In class have your children use Do-a-Dot Dotters to color the rainbow. If you don't have dotters, you can have your children color the rainbow and then glue on Froot Loop cereal with frosting or flour and water paste.

3. To make flour and water paste add a small amount fo water to white flour just enough to make it sticky.

 

 

Play a Rainbow Review Game

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What you will need:

Paper

Crayons or Colored Pencils - Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet

Block or Die painted with the colors of the Rainbow

 

What to do:

1. Before class print out pictures of rainbows and give one to each child. (Patterns available to members.)

2. Paint each side of a die one of the colors found in the rainbow - Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Indigo.

3. Take turns having the children answer questions about the lesson. If a child answers the question correctly, he gets to throw the die. He can then color the corresponding color on his rainbow picture. If he has already colored that color on his rainbow, he doesn't do anything on the turn. The child who colors in all the arches first wins. (Note: I let all the children throw the die whether or not they knew the answer. If one a child didn't know the answer, I asked another child to help him.

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I just wanted to take a few minutes to tell you thank you so very much for what you have done in creating this site! I absolutely love it and use it often. I teach a group of children at my church every Sunday night and use your creative ideas and lessons. They, as well as, their parents love our lessons and the wonderful activities that go along with it. Praise the Lord for giving you this talent. Thanks again and I pray that God richly blesses you and whomever may help you with this. Sincerely, Rebecca R.