Noah and the Ark
Summary of Lesson Activities:
Uses broken sticks as a symbol for broken promises.
Kids will learn how keeping promises is important – and how hard it actually is to “repair” a broken promise.
- Read the scripture ahead of time.
- Gather the materials.
- Scotch tape
Opening-Welcome and Lesson Introduction:
Greet the children and introduce yourself. Begin with a brief prayer asking God to help us be obedient.
Dig-Main Content and Reflection:
Tell each of the kids to pick a stick of their choice – remind them that they are NOT to be used as a weapon!
Explain to the children that their stick represents a promise – and then have them break their sticks – representing the breaking of promises.
Then pass out the scotch tape – let the kids know that now they have to “fix” their stick. This will take a while!
Talk with them about how easy it was to “break” a promise and how hard it is to “repair” a broken promise.
Ask the following questions:
- How easy was it to break the promises?
- How hard was it to “fix” a broken promise?
- Have you ever broken a promise? How hard was it to fix that promise?
- What promise did God make with Noah?
Ask for a quick show of hands on how many of the kids remembered the story of Noah you read earlier in the class? Read Genesis 6:11-14 and say, Noah must have thought it strange that God told him to build the ark when the weather was just fine! NO RAIN!
- What do you think would have happened if Noah had said NO to God?
- Why is it really important that we listen to God and do as he says?
- How can we find out what God wants us to do?
- How do you think you would respond if you were asked by God to build an Ark?
- Could you have handled the teasing from others?
A lesson written by rotation member NancyDir.
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