1. Children should be able to tell the story of Noah and the ark.
  2. Children should identify the Great Flood and its significance.
  3. Children should know God’s meaning for a rainbow.


Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.


  1. Scripture Reference: Genesis 6:9-8. A bit long but difficult to leave any part out. How big was that ark after all? (about 450 feet: 1 cubit is about 18 inches). How long were they in the boat? (more than a year!) What was the meaning of the rainbow?


  1. Learning Game: Hangman – Write on pieces of paper words or names important to this story: Noah, dove, rainbow, ark, Shem, Ham, Japheth. Each student in turn can draw a word and put the appropriate number of dashes, one for each letter, on the board. Students guess the letters; if the letter is in the word, the hangman writes it on the appropriate dash mark. If not, he draws the head of the hanged man. With each subsequent guess, he adds trunk, arm, arm, leg, leg. The object is to guess the word before the man is hanged.


  1. Discussion: How do you think Noah felt building a huge boat in his back yard with all the neighbors laughing at him? Have people ever laughed at you? How did it feel? How did you respond? How did Noah respond?



  1. Make a Noah Mobile: Take 2 hangers and

cross them as illustrated, securing with

duct tape. Have children draw an ark, Noah,

and several animals (or color them in a                                     

coloring book) Cut out. Punch a hole in

each, tie a string, and tie to the mobile.

draw a rainbow, cut out, and glue to the

hanger crosspieces overtop.