Noah’s Ark

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)

 

DISCUSS: 

  • 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

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