Week 3: Noah’s Ark
READ: K – 3: Let There Be Light (Noah’s Ark section only) by Jane Ray
4 – 5: Genesis 6:1 – 9:17
6 – 8: Genesis 6:1 – 9:17 & Out of the Ark: Stories from the World’s Religions by Anita Ganeri (read pgs 26 – 35 only)
- Why did God send a flood to the earth? (To destroy mankind)
- Why didn’t he destroy Noah & his family? (Noah was a righteous man and walked with God)
- It rained for 40 days and 40 nights, but Noah and his family were on the boat for about a year. Why do you think? (took a long time for the water to recede.)
- Discuss what life must have been like for Noah and his family on the boat. (answers will vary)
Questions for Grades 6 – 8:
- Discuss how the flood stories you read compare and contrast to the Biblical account. (answers will vary)
- A flood story exists in numerous ancient cultures. Why do you think this is the case? (Because there really was a great flood that destroyed mankind.)
- Why do you think each flood story is a little different? (God’s Holy Spirit preserved the true story of the flood in the Bible. Other stories got changed over time by people.)
ACTIVITIES: K – 2: Draw your own picture of Noah’s ark and the great flood. Be sure to include many animals!
3 – 5: What do you think life was like on the ark? Write a paragraph. Be sure to include what things looked like, smelled like, and sounded like on the ark.
6 – 8: Write an essay comparing and contrasting one flood story you read with the Biblical account.
Copyright December 28th, 2012 by Gwen Fredette