*A is for Ark
*N is for Noah
*R is for Rainbow
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Ages: 3 to 6 Level: Preschool and
Kindergarten, VBS, Sunday school
The story of Noah is one that never ceases
to fascinate adults and children. It appears to be a
"short story" but it is actually quite long. It also has
multiple messages from our Lord. We can revisit Noah's story again and again
to reinforce all these messages with easy and fun activities.
This particular set of activities is meant to focus on one part of the story:
PROMISE that God makes to Noah and humanity, and God's
gift of a rainbow that represents that promise. Here is biblical
9: 8-17 (choose Bible version of your choice in the
Activity 1: Read and discuss Noah's Story or reinforce the
section where God creates the Rainbow and His Promise Ages
If the children are already familiar with Noah's story then you can
review the events or read from a children's bible storybook.
Here are six coloring pages (with text and without text) at
Coloring.ws that can help you display, read and review the story - Noah's
Ark Story Coloring Book Pages
Take home activity: These coloring book pages can be later
assembled to make a Noah's Story Coloring Book.
Activity 2: Color Recognition
Skills - God Created the Beautiful Colors of the Rainbow - Color the
Rainbow with Freda Frog - Ages 2+
Reinforce that God created the rainbow and when one appears in the sky it
reminds us of His promise and how much He loves us. Colors are
everywhere and the rainbow has all the colors that we see around us. Visit this activity, where Freda Frog
will take the
children in a simple online activity to color a rainbow. If you
wish you can also do the card activity to reinforce color recognition.
Activity 3: Visual
Arts & Science - Primary and Secondary Color Mixing Activity
It is a wonderful experience for children to see and experience how
colors mix and form other colors. Visit this activity and
printable materials to demonstrate how the colors of the rainbow - primary
colors: red, blue and yellow
mix and form the secondary colors: green, orange, and purple.
Activity #4: The Rainbow & Ark Craft - God Keeps His
Promises - Ages 2+ and older
This is an easy craft and the templates are available in color and
black and white. This craft can also be modified to be
more challenging to older children. I will make some suggestions
for different age groups.
Practice Numbers: Take a look at the rainbow
template. Each arch has been numbered from 1 to 6 on the
left side. Count the arches together.
Color Coding: The black
and white version of the rainbow has the colors printed on the
right side border. Use crayons and color over the words to color
code the rainbow to help the children choosing the colors to paint the
Ages 2 to 3:
Option #1 Print template
1 and template 2
in color, cut out pieces. Provide instructions and a
demonstration of assembly.
1. Apply some glue to the tab on the ark and glue in the center behind
the rainbow template.
2. Apply glue to the ends of the rainbow and position and glue each
3. Optional: Glue cotton balls to the clouds, then and
glue the text messages on top of the clouds (two Bible passages have
been provided for the left cloud) and "God Keeps His
Promises" on the right cloud. Make sure to discuss the text
messages at this point.
Option 2: Print the template
1 and template 2
in black and white. Color code the rainbow with crayons or a dot
of paint next the color names printed. It will be easier
for children to use their fingers to color the rainbow. Place a
wet/damp cloth or paper towel next to the child to clean their finger
when switching colors. Explain to the children it is OK if
the colors mix on the rainbow. Some children can get upset when
the colors mix as they paint the arches - if this is the case you can
suggest using crayons, coloring pencils or markers instead.
Discuss what is an ark, a large boat. Color the ark brown also with
fingers or crayons. Proceed with the assembly as above.
Note: Some children really dislike using their fingers and the
stickiness of the paint - provide Q-tips (do not leave children
unattended with these) or suggest crayons instead.
Ages 3 and older:
Option #1: Print the black and white templates, this will
allow for more color practice and creativity. Decide on
any type of coloring or painting method that better meets your needs
and the size of the group (finger paints, watercolors, tempera,
crayons or markers). Proceed with assembly as explained
Ages 4 and older:
Replace the rainbow template with half of a paper plate and cut out a
small semi-circle from the bottom to form the rainbow arch. Draw
five lines to divide the paper plate arc and color code each
arc. Children can color or paint the plate and proceed
with assembly as explained above for the ark, clouds and Biblical
Additional Idea: Make a Rainbow and Ark Paper Plate Holder.
After the templates are colored and painted glue the rainbow to the
inside top section of a paper plate. Cut another plate in half
and staple to the bottom to form a pocket. Glue the ark and
clouds to the pocket. Add a string or ribbon to the top to
hang. View this assembly
procedure here on a similar project. This
makes a cute gift, add a note pad or post-it note pad and a
pencil inside the pocket to hang anywhere you need to have paper and
pencil available for a quick note.
Activity #5: Science/Weather & Climate : Rainbows
Two Easy Experiment: Catch a Rainbow Indoors
Plan for at least one of these two easy experiments to present
in a simple way how a rainbow is caused.
You may want to discuss and define what is a rainbow.
A rainbow is an arc of light exhibiting the range (spectrum) of
colors in their order. A rainbow is caused by drops of water
falling through the air. It is seen usually in the sky opposite to the
sun at the close of a shower and also in the spray of waterfalls.
Certain weather conditions have to present for a rainbow to be
displayed: rain or shower and a certain amount of sunlight.
Here other related activities to explore for additional resources and
Activity #6: Alphabet Activities
Select a letter theme to present.
* A is for Noah's Ark
* N is for Noah
* R is for Rainbow
Activity #7: Online Puzzles: R
is for Rainbow
Here is a R
is for Rainbow puzzle to practice letter recognition.
The default puzzle is 6 pieces. Click on the shape button
to change shape and number of pieces.
Puzzles are great to address problem solving skills.
& Ark Craft
Rainbow & Ark Craft
Rainbow & Ark
Template #2 Clouds & Tex
Black & White Templates:
Template #1 (BW) Rainbow
Clouds & Text (BW only)
Noah's Ark Story
Alphabet Printable Activities:
A is for Ark
N is for Noah
R is for Rainbow