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. Tell the story from Beginner’s Bible, pp 26-33, First Bible, pp 14-21, or  the Children’s Bible Reader, pages 24-27. Continue your timeline with Noah. 

  1. Instead of Feed the Elephant, have several small stuffed animals, a rock, a pencil, and several other non-animal things. Have the children one by one choose something that Noah would have taken (i.e., an animal) and place it in the opening of the large wooden ark in the classroom (or a basket).
  1. Discuss storms; use pictures from the library if desired. Thunderstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes – all are scary. Ask the children what scares them: the wind? the rain? the thunder? the lightning? Ask them to “feel like Noah” for a moment; bang on a pot and flicker the classroom lights to make a “storm”.
  1. Discuss rainbows: What did God say to Noah with the rainbow? Have they seen a rainbow? What colors are in a rainbow? Draw and color a big rainbow.
  1. Sing “Rise and Shine”:
    1. Lord said to Noah, “There’s gonna be a floody, floody,” (2x)

Get those children out of the muddy, muddy!” Children of the Lord.


      Chorus: So rise and shine and give God the glory, glory, (3x)

                              Children of the Lord.


  1. So Noah he built him, he built him an arky, arky, (2x)

Made it out of gopher barky, barky, Children of the Lord.


  1. The animals they came on, they came on by twosies, twosies, (2x)

Elephants and kangaroosies, roosies, Children of the Lord.


  1. It rained and poured for forty long daysies, daysies, (2x)

Nearly drove those animals crazies, crazies, Children of the Lord.


  1. The sun came out and dried up the landy, landy, (2x)

Everything was fine and dandy, dandy, Children of the Lord.



  1. Make animal masks:

Have each child select an animal.

Cut holes in a paper plate for eyes.

Glue on paper trunks, ears, etc.

Punch a hole on each side of the mask.

Attach yarn and tie around the child’s head.

Re-enact the filling of the ark while singing:

                  “Brother Noah had an ark, ee I ee I oh…”





  1. Alternate: Make the animal cracker ark.


  1. Close with prayer.