October 7, 2007

Noah's Ark Part 1

What We Talked About:
The people of the earth had become so sinful that God decided it was time to start over. He told Noah, a man who still obeyed God, that He was going to send enough rain to flood the entire earth. He told Noah to build a great big boat, called an ark, so he and his family could survive the flood.

Noah worked on the boat for years and years. While he was working, people would make fun of him and his 'crazy' idea about God flooding the earth, but Noah kept on working.

When Noah had finished the boat, God sent two of each animal to the ark, so they could survive the flood. When Noah, his family, and all the animals were inside the ark, God closed the door.

And then it began to rain....and rain....and rain. It rained for 40 days and nights, until even the highest mountain tops were covered with water.

What's the Big Deal?
1. Sometimes people will make fun of us for obeying God.

What We Did
1. We put a large boat in the middle of our classroom. Bethany played the part of Noah. 'Noah' worked on the boat as people came by and laughed at him. When 'Noah' finished the ark, we placed two of each kind of stuffed animal in the ark. 'Noah' also got into the boat. Then, we used a blue bedsheet to show the water rising up to the ark.
2. Played a game called 'Loading the Ark.' Each team had a large pile of stuffed animals they had to throw into the boat.

Playing "Loading the Ark."

Our Memory Verse
Matthew 5:10 - “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

Try loading the ark yourself by playing 'Filling Up the Ark' at the Faith Kids games page.

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