Reply to "ART and COOKING Workshop lessons & ideas for Noah"

Noah and the Ark

Art and cooking Workshops

Summary of Lesson Activities:
Noah’s Ark Door Hanger Craft
(kit available from http://www.orientaltrading.com )

Moderator Notes: If the above kit is no longer available, their is a nice door knob hanger craft for Noah's Ark (includes template) found at https://craftingthewordofgod.c...ark-doorknob-hanger/ which definitely has room on the rainbow for the students to write their own covenant across the rainbow.

Scripture Reference:

Genesis 6-9.

Lesson Objectives:

  • Students will create an ark with the animals and a rainbow. This will help ingrain the story of Noah in each child. Students will also examine the meaning of covenant and how they are to respond to God’s covenant.

Leader Preparation:

  • Read the scripture ahead of time.
  • Gather the materials.

Supplies List:

  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Crayons


Presentation

Opening- Welcome and Lesson Introduction:

Greet the children and introduce yourself.

Start the “lesson time” with prayer. Be sure to thank God for each person there and ask God to be with you as you learn about the promises God makes and help you to understand how you are part of those promises.

Dig-Main Content and Reflection:

Recount a brief story of Noah and the Ark. Have the kids answer questions to help you tell the story (for example - Why did God tell Noah to build an Ark? Who was going to be on the Ark? How big was the Ark? etc.).

For example, be sure to highlight when the scripture says that God spoke with Noah and other things God did to communicate with Noah. You may need to discuss how people can communicate other than by talking.

It is also important to convey a sense of amazement and wonder at the things God did/said/promised. The kids need to sense that God is amazing.

Ask ” What is a covenant?” Spend some time talking about what covenant means (a relationship between two parties where each promises to do or be something to one another) and the kind of covenant God made with Noah and all the people. Talk about whether they think God still makes covenants and, if so, what are they? Tell the kids that they are going to create a scene with a rainbow that will contain something they can ‘covenant’ with God in their own lives (to love people, help those in need, read the bible, get along with siblings, respect other peoples differences, etc.).

During the art project, write a covenant for each child . Those children who are capable are to write their covenant across the rainbow – younger children will need assistance in doing this – either write their covenant on scrap paper and have them copy it, or write it for them. What do they promise to do – for God, for their parents, for a friend?

Reflection Time:
The children should spend a few minutes reflecting upon the morning’s lesson – what did they learn, what did they enjoy, what was their covenant. Some children will need help getting started. Some may just want to draw a picture or copy the Key Verse.

Closing:
Prayer –

Older students: To end the workshop you might want to include all the kids’ covenants in a closing prayer. You could form a circle and ask each child to read their covenant in their rainbow as you go around the circle. Be sure that the kids know it is okay to NOT share their covenant.

You could also have them read/recite the key verse with you

Younger students: The younger kids might be willing to share what they have used as their covenant, but it might be better if you, the workshop leader, note some of their covenants as you go around the room helping and incorporate those in a prayer at the close.

Make sure they know they are a part of God’s promise that was made as long ago as Noah’s time and that God made other promises in the Bible that they will learn about as they continue to grow in their faith and knowledge of the Bible, God and Jesus.




Noah and the Ark

Cooking Workshop

Summary of Lesson Activities:
Gingerbread Ark (older kids)
Noah’s Ark Snack Collage (preschool-Kindergarten kids)


Leader Preparation:

  • Read the scripture ahead of time.
  • Gather the materials.

Supplies List:

  • Sugar cookies
  • Sugar wafers
  • Frosting
  • Candies

Advanced Preparation Requirements:

  • Make sugar cookies.


Presentation

Opening- Welcome and Lesson Introduction:

Greet the children and introduce yourself.

Dig-Main Content and Reflection:
ALTERNATIVE STORY (to be read aloud before the activity)
Noah was 600 years old when the flood of waters came on the earth. And Noah with his sons and his wife and his sons' wives went into the ark to escape the flood. Of clean animals, and of animals that are not clean, and of birds, and of everything that creeps on the ground, two and two, male and female, went into the ark with Noah, as God had commanded him.

The flood continued for forty days on the earth; and the waters increased, and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. Only Noah was left, and those that were with him on the Ark.

At the end of 40 days Noah opened the window of the ark that he had made and sent out the dove from him, to see if the waters had subsided from the face of the ground; but the dove found no place to set its foot, and it returned to him to the ark. He waited another seven days, and again he sent out the dove from the ark; and the dove came back to him in the evening, and there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf; so Noah knew that the waters had subsided from the earth. Then he waited another seven days, and sent out the dove; and it did not return to him anymore.

In the six hundred first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, the waters were dried up from the earth. Then God said to Noah, "Go out of the ark, you and your wife, and your sons and your sons' wives with you. Bring out with you every living thing that is with you of all flesh - birds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth - so that these may abound on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth."

Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, "As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you. Never again shall the waters of a flood cut off all flesh. This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the clouds, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth." And Noah built an altar on the land for God.

Suggested procedure:
Gingerbread Ark:

  • Look online for suggestions on creating and decorating a gingerbread house. Adapt to make an “ark”. 
  • One way would be to use large well cooked (firm, crunchy) sugar cookies cut in half. The half moon shapes could be each side of the ark, and sugar wafers could create “boards” on the front and back to give support. Use thick frosting as the “glue”.\
  • Consider whether you would like to create one large ark that the children help decorate together, or whether you would like each child to create his own.
  • Some ideas for decorating: sugar wafers, licorice, gummies, gumdrops, m&m’s, vanilla wafers (could be head of Noah), etc.
  • Be creative with what you purchase so the kids have plenty of options!

Noah’s Ark Snack Collage:

  • On a piece of poster paper, have kids create a rainbow, an ark, and animals using edible materials (remember to set out extra for munching!) Use bowls of white frosting with small Popsicle sticks as the glue

Materials suggested:

  • strips of different colored fruit roll ups for the rainbow
  • Animal crackers/cookies for the animals
  • Thin pretzel rods glued together with frosting to make an ark
  • Blue pieces of gum to make waves/water

Closing:

End with a prayer.


 

A lesson written by Crist Balcells from: St. Paul's Episcopal Church 
Kingsport, TN 

 A representative of Rotation.org reformatted this post to improve readability.


Rotation.org Inc. is a volunteer-run, 100% member supported, 501(c)3 non-profit Sunday School lesson ministry. All content here is the copyrighted property of its listed author. You are welcome to borrow and adapt content here for non-commercial teaching purposes --as long as both the site and author is referenced. Posting here implies permission for others to use your content for non-commercial purposes. Rotation.org Inc reserves the right to manage, move, condense, delete, and otherwise improve all content posted to the site. Read our Terms of Service. Google Ad Note: Serving the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, S. Africa, and more!

Rotation.org is rated 5 stars on Google based on 55 reviews.
×
×
×
×
×