Have you ever thought how weird it is that Noah’s ark is one of those stories we always teach our kids? It’s about a man who gets talked to by God, decides to build a giant boat in the middle of nowhere, no lake around. Then it rains and everyone that isn’t on the boat is killed.
I’ve always thought it was kind of odd. We sing cute songs about it and make cute Noah’s ark crafts (I have like 10 of them pinned), but really it’s kind of sad. He had 100 years to convince other people to come on the ark with him, and not one other person besides his sons and their wives would get on with him.
After reading the story I set them to figuring out how they would fit all of the animals in the ark. I’ve always wondered, how did Noah put all of the animals in there. Did he have a predator area and then a vegetarian area? Or did he mix them all up by size? It’s on my ever expanding list of questions to ask God.
Then we made a paper doll set for the kids to play with. Last time we studied this we made a boat out of a milk carton. This time I printed off the figures and we made a boat out of an envelope (to get the figures go to milk carton post).
Since making it the kids have been taking their figures in and out and playing with them all the time. Well, that is until they lost them a few weeks later………
That’s one proud little girl (love this picture!)
Coming Next: Call of Abraham
More Noah’s Ark crafts
- Noah’s ark play center
- Fingerprint Noah’s Ark
- Everything I needed to know I learned from Noah’s Ark (not a craft, but funny)
- Buck Denver Asks: What’s in the Bible? Volume One – In the Beginning* (I adore this series)
- MINNESOTA CUKE & THE SEARCH FOR NOAH’S UMBRELLA* (This one makes me laugh, even if it is very silly)
- VeggieTales: Noahs Ark* (I’ll be honest I don’t care for this one too much, but my kids find it funny, it feels a bit wrong to me, it may just be my dislike of the new animation style)