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Bible Crafts and Games for Noah Bible Lesson for Children's Ministry


God Keeps Noah Safe Bible Lesson for Children's Ministry

The following crafts and activities come from the Bible lesson "Noah Obeys God" on The Resource Room. In this lesson children learn that God loved Noah very much. He was a good man and did everything God told him to do exactly as he told him. With God's help, we can obey like Noah.

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Opening Activities


Raining of Noah's Ark Dimensional Bible Scene Craft

Noah's Ark dimensional, Paper and Drinking Straws Bible Sceen Craft

Children first color the background to look like it is stormy and raining. Then they use drinking straws cut into different lengths to make the ark. To finis, they glue on layered wave patterns and clouds. Use pieces of craft foam cut into smal pieces behind the cloud patterns to make the clouds stand out from the background.

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Noah's Ark Paper Plate Craft

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.

Noah's Ark Craft - Noah's Ark Paper Plate Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com

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 card stock (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 Collection.

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.

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.

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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

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.

Noah's Ark Paper Plate Craft

What you will need:

1 1/2 Paper Plates for Each Ark



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 Games


Play Noah’s Ark Match Game

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

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

What you will need:

Card stock

Brown Colored Paper



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.

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Make a Concentration Game

Noah's Ark Match Game

1. Before class print them out onto card stock and cut them apart.


2. 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.

3. 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 fewer 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 and play a match game.


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.


Work on a Bulletin Board Display

Staple a large picture of an ark on your bulletin board and have your children draw sets of animals to staple to the display. Write the Bible verse at the top of the board.


The Lesson

Preparation: You will need a large realistic picture book of Noah and the Ark to show the class. The True Story of Noah’s Ark by Tom Dooley is a great book. The pictures are very realistic and give the children an idea of what it must have been like for Noah and his family on the ark. You will also need pictures of different kinds of animals mounted on construction paper.)

Last week we talked about how Noah obeyed God and built the ark. He made it exactly as God told him to. He and his family worked for years and years on it until it was finally done. Then something amazing started happening. Noah and his family started seeing animals, all kinds of animals, some he had never seen before in his whole life.

(Describe one of the animals that you have a picture of. Be sure to include something to the effect that Noah wondered how the other animals would get along with that particular animal. Then said he didn’t worry because he knew God had it all planned out.)


Noah saw a small animal with long black fur that had white stripes running all the way down its back. It had a beautiful long tail, and it smelled a little musky. He wondered how that animal would fit in with all the other animals on the ark. But he knew God was in control and he would work it out. (Let your children guess which animal you are describing and then hold up a picture of a skunk.)

He saw a very long animal with a pointy snout, very large teeth, and a long scaly tail. This animal looked quite scary. Noah wondered how this animal would get along with all the other animals. But he knew God had it all planned out. (Let your children guess which animal you are describing and then hold up a picture of a crocodile)

Noah saw many, many more animals, but he didn’t have time to waste looking at all the animals; he had to get busy. He had to get the ark ready. He had to have enough food to feed his family and all the animals. He had to have a place to sleep. He had to put everything on the ark that he would need.

Finally, Noah had everything in the ark. Then something amazing started to happen! All the animals began to move towards the ark! They came two by two. God was talking to the animals, guiding them, and telling them where to go. It must have been amazing to see all those animals walking peacefully side by side into the ark.

Finally, after the animals were in the ark and all the food and other things they would need were ready to go, God closed the door.

Can you imagine being in that ark when the door closed? Everyone must have been waiting and listening for something to happen. And then it began, maybe with one drop or maybe with a loud boom. The Bible tells us, “The fountain of the great deep broke open, and the windows of the heaven were opened”. The whole earth was flooded. Even the mountains were covered with more than 20 feet of water.

This must have been a scary and lonely time for Noah’s family. Every living thing was gone except for Noah and his family and the animals in the ark. But the Bible tells us, “God remembered Noah”. (Genesis 8:1) He kept Noah and his family safe inside the ark. The Bible also tells us that God is watching over us. (Open your Bible to Psalm 115:12-13 and read the verses: “The LORD hath been mindful of us: he will bless us . . . He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great. “God remembered Noah and kept him safe and he remembers those who love and obey him. ”


Play “What Animals Did Noah See?”

Identify the animals

Tear out animal pictures from nature magazines or old calendars, make a collection of unique animals on your Pinterest board or download the animal pictures.

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. Select more exotic animals for older children.



Noah's Ark Animal Craft Stick Puppets

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

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.)

You can 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


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

Before you start this song give each child a stuffed animal. When you get to the part in the song where you say an animal’s 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 its sound. Sent in by Lara


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.


The Animals Go Marching –
Sung to “The Ants go Marching”


Wild Animal Foam MasksWhat you will need: Pictures of Animals, Glue or Tape and  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.

The _____ go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah
The _____ go marching two by two, hurrah, hurrah
The _____ go marching two by two,
They 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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