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.
  2. Tell the story from the Beginner’s Bible, pp 26-33, First Bible, pp 14-21, or the Children’s Bible Reader, pages 24-27.

Add Noah to your timeline. 

  1. Instead of True/False, 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 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? Imagine how Noah and his family might have felt during the 40 days of 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.
  2. 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 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.

  1. Close with prayer.