NOAH'S BIG JOB (Printable)

Teacher Prep: Assemble toy tools before starting (hammer and nails, saw, ax, a paint bucket, and a brush). If you have enough for each child, that would be ideal. If not, you can use these paper tools for the children: tools, more tools. Tell the children they can use their tools and make the sounds with you when the different tools are used in the story. Alternatively, you can also prepare a Stand-Up Noah Craft from the Day 1 Craft Page, and print the tools on inkjet sticker paper, or use restickable glue sticks. You can also show the coloring pages of Noah Listened, Noah builds and Noah carrying tar when you tell the story. If using a bulletin board, go to the Bulletin Board page for tips on how to make ark.

Bible Memory Verse: Hebrews 11:7 It was by faith that Noah heard God's warnings about things he could not yet see. He obeyed God and built a large boat to save his family. By his faith, Noah showed that the world was wrong, and h e became one of those who are made right with God through faith NCV

Scriptures quoted from The Holy Bible, New Century Version, copyright © 1987, 1988, 1991 by Word Publishing, Nashville, Tennessee 37214. Used by permission.


Intro: First, let's go over the Bible memory verse. After that, we'll have the story. We will have some fun actions to do along with the story. At the end of the story, we will have talk time and pray. Then we can make some tools like Noah had; and you can play with them!

Soon after God made all the people, the people started to do bad things all the time. Nobody listened to God anymore, and nobody did what God told them. But, there was one man who loved God and listened to God. Noah was the only one who still believed in God, and did what God told him to. God was very sad about all the people who were not listening to Him, so He decided he would flood the whole earth to get rid of all the other people. A flood is lots and lots of rain - so much rain that it wipes out everything! But, God would keep Noah safe. God would save Noah and his family.

But, first, God had a big job for Noah to do. It was not a job for just anybody. It was a really big job. God picked Noah to build a big, big boat. (Hold your arms out very wide). This very big boat would keep Noah and his family, and the animals safe. So, that is what Noah did. Noah listened, and he did what God told him to do.

God told Noah how to build the big boat. He told him how high to build the boat (lift one hand high and one hand low). He told him how wide to make the boat (place your arms far apart). God even showed Noah how many rooms to put in the boat.. Let's count together...(Start with a fist, and put up one finger at a time as you count.) 1...2...3...4....5). We're not sure how many rooms there were, but we'll stop there. God told Noah everything he needed to know.

Now lets pretend that we're building the big boat with Noah. I'll show you how. Let's get our hammer and nails. Does everyone have your hammer? - here we go: Noah nailed the boards together. Tell me how it sounds. Wham! Wham! Wham! (Pretend to hammer). Then, he got his ax to cut the wood. Everybody get your axes. This is the sound it makes on the wood: Chop, chop, chop! (Pretend to chop with ax). Then Noah went and got his saw to cut out some windows. A saw sounds like this: Zzzzzz! Zzzzz! Zzzzz! (Pretend to use your saw). Everything that God told Noah to do, Noah did it. Noah built the boat just like God told him to.

Then, God told Noah to put some sticky tar on the boat so that it wouldn't leak. The tar was kind of like glue, but thick and black. Noah put it on the inside and outside. This would help the ark float, and not leak. So, Noah went and got his paint brush and a bucket of sticky tar. Everybody get your paintbrushes! The brushes sound like this: Swish, swish. (Make strokes back and forth with your paint brush). Now the boat would float and not sink! Noah was a good listener. He did what God told him. Now the big boat was finished! (Hold your hands way up high). Hooray! Hooray for Noah! He finished the big job! God helped Noah build the ark. Noah listened to God, and obeyed Him. The big boat was all done! Now Noah and his family, and all the animals would have a nice, cozy place to stay when God would send the rain.

TRANSITION: Next week we'll learn what happened next. But, right now I have some questions for you about today's story

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