Noah and the Great Flood

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					DAY 2: Noah and the Ark
Assuming you will have 50 children, make 50 copies of Noah’s Ark Maze 1 and
Noah’s Ark Maze 2. It is OK to print on front and back of paper.

                     Gospel Presentation using Balloons

Balloons – yellow, black, red, white, green
Make at least 5 sets of:
1 each of yellow, black, red, white, green and take in baggies
                       Noah and the Great Flood
After God created the earth and men, people began to fill the earth. But when
God saw that every thought in the heart of man was only evil all the time—it
grieved the Lord.

And the Lord said, "I will destroy mankind, which I created, from the face of the
earth." But the Lord looked on Noah with favor. Noah was a righteous man and
he walked with God.

So God said to Noah, "The end of all mankind is coming. Because people have
filled the earth with violence, I will destroy them all and the earth too.

Make yourself an ark of wood. Build rooms in it and cover it with tar, inside and
out. Build the boat four hundred and fifty feet long, seventy-five feet wide, and
forty-five feet high, but make only one door.

You, your wife, your three sons and their wives must go into the ark. Bring also
a male and female of every animal into the ark, to keep them alive with you.

Two of every sort will come to you, but you must take by seven of all the
animals which I have declared holy."

While building the ark, Noah told the wicked people, "Those who do not honor
God shall be killed." Sadly, everyone mocked Noah and laughed at God's

But Noah and his family believed God, so at the appointed time they entered the
ark, and the Lord shut the door.

Then God caused it to rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights. It rained
and rained and rained. From underground, water spouted up like fountains and
the waters began to cover the earth. The waters kept rising, until the ark floated.

Finally, the water covered everything on the earth, including the hills and even
the mountains.

All the animals, and every person on earth-- were destroyed by the flood.

The waters covered the earth for one hundred and fifty days. But God took care
of Noah and every living thing in the ark. Then God made a wind to pass over
the earth causing the water level to begin to go down. The waters continued to
recede from the earth.

When the ark came to rest upon the mountains of Ararat, and the plants began
once again to grow, God spoke to Noah, saying, "Go out of the ark, you and
every living thing with you." And they went out.

Then Noah erected an altar to the Lord.

Afterward, God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, "Be fruitful, have
many children, go out and refill the earth.

Then God said, "Behold, I am giving you My promise, and to your descendants
after you. Never again will all people and animals die from a flood.

I am putting My rainbow in the clouds to remind you of My promise.

Whenever I bring rain clouds over the earth, you will see the rainbow and I too
will see it, and honor My covenant."
                                                Noah Says
                                                          by Craig

                                           In this version of “Simon Says”,
                    dogs bark and beg, cats meow and lick their paws, and ducks quack and waddle

      What you will do:
      First divide the children into three teams, and have one team be dogs, the other cats and the third team ducks.
      The kids will catch on to this game quickly.

      Explain to the teams that they are to be dogs, cats or ducks. Dogs bark and beg (arms raised and hands
      pointing down as if begging for food.) Cats meow and pretend to lick their paws (hands), and ducks quack and
      waddle (bending down with hands touching shoulders like wings.) Then give the instructions below.

      When you give the commands preceded with “Noah says”:

       Noah says "bark"                    all creatures bark
       Noah says "meow"                    all creatures meow
       Noah says "quack"                   all creatures quack
       Noah says "beg"                     all creatures beg
       Noah says "lick"                    all creatures lick
       Noah says "waddle"                  all creatures waddle
       Noah says "be still"                all creatures stop

      When you give the commands without saying Noah says first:

       "Bark"                              only dogs bark
       "Meow"                              only cats meow
       "Quack"                             only ducks quack
       "Beg"                               only dogs beg
       "Lick"                              only cats lick
       "Waddle"                            only ducks waddle
       "Be still"                          animals keep doing what they are doing

      Any child who does not follow the command correctly has to sit out the rest of the game. The team with the last
      remaining player wins. Then mix up the teams and play again as time permits.
      Note: For the older children, you can combine commands to make it more difficult, for example:
      Noah says, "bark and waddle" (everyone barks and waddles),
      Noah says, "Lick and quack" (only cats lick and only ducks quack)

      What you will say:
      Compare this game to our need to follow God in everything we do. When we follow Him, not only do we have
      fun, but we also please Him. As the animals followed Noah into the ark to be safe from the flood, God gives us
      his protection when we follow him and trust Him with our life.

                                                    ACTIVE GAME

                                 PAIRS OF ANIMALS THREE-LEGGED RACE

Have children get with a partner and choose the animal they represent going onto the ark “two by
two”. Tie their “inside” legs together and have a race with another pair of animals. You can
continue having the winners of the races then race each other until one pair has won. Then you
will know who the fastest animals were on the ark!
                The Amazing, Stupendous Flood
                   (the Spanish one is different)

                                     S S S R B S E O
                                  M R L A R K U F C G
                               M O U A L K D O I J W I
                                  U A M V G U E L R J
                   C T D S I N S I A N L T A U A R A R A T
                   S U L D Y T O N T I E H D T P V M E M P
                      J B R O A N A I P H G O A H T E Z L
                      F F I R I I M O E M I G O E Y H N I
                      W S B T N D X N E I R W L T K S M H
                         R B S S E Y N R A A U F H K E W
                         N N E G F T Z C T I E G A A B S
                            H D Y I R E E H N V N M L M
                            J V B W O R L D B O A T R S
                               O H V F F L O O D A P V
                                  B W H F T D W B O H

     Animals       Death         Fountains     Man           Shem
     Ararat        Destroy       God           Mountains     Sin
     Ark           Dinosaurs     Grace         Noah          Water
     Birds         Dove          Ham           Rainbow       Wife
     Boat          Float         Japheth       Raven         World
     Creeping      Flood         Judgment      Righteous
     Cubits        Forty         Life          Salvation
People often wonder if God really cares whether or not we sin. Would God
really judge sin? Genesis chapters 6-9 tell about God's greatest judgment of
sin. His perfect paradise creation had been ruined by the sin and violence of
mankind. God, because he is holy and just, destroyed the earth through a
worldwide flood. Because God is loving and kind, He saved 8 people and at
least 1 pair of every kind of animal. Be sure to find the hidden words in the
Ark above. Afterwards, read this amazing account in the Bible for yourself
(Genesis 6-9).
                                GOSPEL PRESENTATION
                               5 Balloons in the Evangelism Colors
                                 (yellow, black, red, white, green)

Suggestion: Have 5 or more sets of the 5 balloons to use after the presentation.
It allows more children to participate in the activities after the presentation.

                      YELLOW BALLOON
       (Experience has proved it is wise to begin with the gold page, stressing the love of God.)
       The gold balloon reminds me of Heaven. Do you know what Heaven is? (response) Heaven is God's
       home. The Bible tells us that in Heaven, the street of the city is pure, clear gold-like glass (Rev.
       21:21). God tells us many other things about His home. No one is ever sick there. No one ever dies.
       There is no night there. Every person in Heaven will be perfectly happy--always (Rev. 21:4-23). The
       most wonderful thing about Heaven is that God the Father and His Son, the Lord Jesus, are there.
       God made heaven and earth. Can you name some other things He made? (sun, moon, stars, trees
       and flowers) He made you, too, and He loves you very much. The Bible says, "For God so loved the
       world . . . (Jn. 3:16). This means He loves each person--including you and me. Because God made
       you and loves you, He wants you to be part of His family and be with Him in Heaven someday. What
       a special place Heaven is! It is perfect because God is perfect.
       But there is one thing that can never be in Heaven.

                            DARK BALLOON
(Use this balloon to stress the spiritual need of the child. As you talk about sin, pray that the Holy Spirit will
bring conviction.)

That one thing is sin. This dark balloon reminds me of sin. Because you and I are sinners we want to have
our own way instead of God's way. Wanting our own way is sin. Doing, or saying, or thinking bad things is
sin. Sin is disobeying the rules God has given in His book, the Bible. Sin causes sadness in our world. Can
you think of some things that are sin? (response) Do you know that you are a sinner? God's Word says,
"For all have sinned" (Rom. 3:23). All means every one of us, including you and me. Sin separates you and
me from God because He is perfectly right--without any sin at all. God cannot allow sin where He is.

God has said sin must be punished. The punishment for sin is death--to be separated from God forever
(Rom. 6:23). God knew there was nothing you could do to get rid of your sin. He knew you could not be
good enough to please Him. But He loves you and wants you to be His child. So He made a way for you to
be forgiven.
                               RED BALLOON
                 (Use this balloon to stress the way of salvation through the death of Christ.)

The red balloon shows the way.

God loves you so much. He sent His own Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to earth from Heaven. He was born
as a tiny baby. Do you know when we celebrate His birth? (response) He grew up and became a man.
Jesus was different than any other person who lived on the earth. He never did even one wrong thing. He
is perfect.

But one day wicked men put a crown of thorns on His head and nailed the Lord Jesus to a cross. The Bible
says while He hung there, God put all your sins on Him (Isa. 53:6). All your anger, all your lies and your
meanness--all your sin was put on the Son of God.

When Jesus was nailed to the cross, what came from His hands and His feet? (blood) The Bible says that
without giving of blood, there is no forgiveness (Heb 9:22). Jesus took your punishment of death for sin. He
suffered so much. Then He cried with a loud voice, "It is finished." When you finish a job, how much is left
to do? Nothing. The Lord Jesus came to earth to take our punishment for sin. And He finished the work
when He died on that cross. The Bible says, "Christ died for our sins ... and was buried" (1 Cor. 15:3). But
after three days the most wonderful thing happened. God gave Him life again. He raised Jesus from the
dead. Jesus is a living Savior (1 Cor. 15:4). He wants to be your Savior--to save you from your sin.

                           WHITE BALLOON
      (Use this balloon to stress the child's part--to believe on the Lord Jesus as his personal Savior.)

This balloon reminds me that you can be made clean from sin (Ps. 51:7).

God tells us about it in the Bible.

(Find out ahead of time if there is a child who could read this out of their own New Testament for
the group.)
"For God so loved the world, that he gave only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not
perish, but have everlasting life." Are you part of the world? (response) Yes, God loves you. God says if
you believe in Jesus you will not perish--you will not be separated from God forever. He will forgive your
sins. God says, "whosoever believeth." We could put your name in the place "whosoever." If you believe in
Jesus as Savior, what will He give you? (everlasting life) That's the kind of life you need to live in Heaven
with God. If you believe on the Lord Jesus as your Savior, He will forgive your sin. And He will be with you
always and give you power to obey God. You can tell Jesus today that you have sinned and that you
believe He died for you.
                        GREEN BALLOON
                                  (Stress spiritual growth with this balloon.)

The color green reminds me of things which are growing, like leaves, grass, flowers and trees. This balloon
reminds me of the new life, the everlasting life, you can receive from God. When you believe on the Lord
Jesus as your Savior to save you from sin, you are like a newborn baby in God's family. God wants you to
grow in a special way. The Bible tells you to "grow in .. .the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ"
(2 Pet. 3:18).

As you learn more about Jesus from the Bible you will learn how to keep from sinning (Ps. 119:11). Ask
Him each day to help you obey Him. When you do sin, tell God you have sinned. He will forgive you right
away. The Bible says, "If we confess our sin, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sin and to cleanse us
from all unrighteousness" (1 Jn. 1:9). Ask Him to help you not to do that wrong thing again.

Talk with the children about those things which will help them grow as a member of God's family. Explain
you are not talking about growing taller or gaining weight, but learning to love and please the Lord Jesus

   1. Talk to God—pray (l Thes. 5:17).
   2. Listen to God--learn God's Word by reading and memorizing it (Ps. 119:11)
   3. Talk for God--witness or tell others-- about Him (Mk. 16:15).
   4.Worship God with other believers-- (Heb. 10:25)
After the presentation, you can review what you have shared in several ways
using the balloons.
As you hold up one balloon, ask a child to come hold it for you. Ask what the
color means. Allow several children to explain what it means to them. The
more children you can involve, the better it is! Do this with each balloon.

                                 “Get in Order” game
Another activity with the balloons is having different children come and hold the
balloons. Then rearrange the children out of the correct order. Have 5 more
children come up and each one can move one child into the correct order. Or
the first child can take the gold (yellow) balloon, the second child take the dark
balloon, etc. and stand in correct order. You can do this several more times.

If you have more than one set of balloons, you can give out the balloons in sets
and have the children line up in groups. Rearrange the children out of the
correct order. On the count of 3, the children rearrange themselves into the
correct order. The first group to do it correctly is the winner. They love to do
this one over and over!!!
Giving the balloons to 5 children is very exciting for them. Choosing who those
children will be can be difficult. Suggestions are:
The oldest child (you may have to go by the month they were born)
The youngest child
The child whose first name starts with A (there will be more than one so you go
to the second letter, etc.)
The tallest child
The shortest child

If you have more than one set of balloons, you could give the balloons to the
children who “win” the “Get in Order” game. The more times you play the game,
the more winners you will have!

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