Last week, I shared the terrific lesson Children’s Church activity Miss Kristen put together for the kids (read all about it here). Since we are on the subject of giant boats, I thought I’d share what we did in 2nd service as well. I had just finished listening to Gary’s Lindsay’s seminar from Group’s Kidmin conference. The CD encourages kidmin people to engage all five senses when putting together lessons for the kids. True to my nature, I had immediately implement his advice and Noah’s Ark seemed like the perfect lesson for the job.
Sound and Hearing: What Does the Fox Say?
To introduce the lesson, I printed off some animal flashcards (find them here and here) and laminated them. I welcome any reason to break out my laminator! I called the kids up one by one (we have a small class of 12-15 kids) and had them say the sound that the animal makes. Naturally, the rest of the class had to guess the animal.
The other day, one of the Children’s Ministry team members made this amazing “Pin the Animal” in the Ark game. Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to play it in Children’s Church — but it would have been a terrific way to engage the sight sense.
This glitter rainbow is a terrific activity for touch, especially if you add glitter to the page and cotton balls for clouds. Don’t want to mess around with glitter (what???), use sandpaper to color on instead. It makes the colors twice as vibrant.
Naturally, no Noah’s Ark lesson would be complete without some animal crackers. You could serve them with fancy rainbow frosting or just serve them plain. I’m sure they will be a hit either way!
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More Noah’s Ark Fun:
- Noah’s Ark Lesson with Little People
- Almighty Bible: Genesis
- Popsicle Stick Ark
- Random Object Rainbow
- Ark Encounter at the Creation Museum
- Cardboard Noah’s Ark from Anthony Sweat blog