Noah and the Ark
Summary of Lesson Activities:
Create CD Rainbow Prisms. Based on an activity called "Reflecting Rainbows" from the "The Science Explorer" at Exploratorium.com, https://www.exploratorium.edu/...ecting_rainbows.html
- Read the scripture ahead of time.
- Try the project. Make sure that you can darken the room enough, to be able to see the rainbow created with a flashlight (see lesson)
- Gather the materials.
- Blank Cd's
Opening-Welcome and Lesson Introduction
Greet the children and introduce yourself.
Warn children that you are going to darken the room so that they can see a rainbow - yes, indoors!
Dig in and Reflection
Make a rainbow in a dark room using a flashlight and a cd. Talk about light, and how raindrops send the white light creating a prism effect separating the colors out
Have the children retell the story of Noah's Ark and the Flood. Look up Genesis 9:12-17
Why did God send the rainbow?
What is a covenant?
God keeps his promises to us! What are some of God's promises to us?
When is a time God was faithful to you?
Rainbows often appear out of a storm, and they were a sign after this terrible flood. God will always be with us...on good days and bad. Rainbows are a sign of hope and remind us of God's faithfulness.
Buy blank cds in bulk. If you can find the ones with the white "label" side this will work better, but it is not necessary. On the top side have the kids draw an ark. I used the semi circle as the base of the ship making curved "boards and using the hole as a window. Then I made a small square with lines over the "window" as the top section of the ark. Color with markers. Kids can either draw the animals in the ark or use animal stickers.
Take home thoughts:
Hang your ark by a window with fishing line...when the sun comes in the room it will reflect a rainbow reminding you God is with you.
End with a prayer.
Prayer activity: When you are worried say a prayer and make a rainbow at home. Like God was with Noah, God is with you.
A lesson written by rotation member smo.
Rotation.org Moderator added the photo of the rainbow on the ceiling from this source.