Easy Noah's Ark Preschool Craft

by Karen & Grace Morris

Learn about the great flood with this easy Noah's Ark preschool craft. Your Sunday school class will have fun making the boat, animals, and a rainbow. All the supplies you need to collect are paper, glue, and animal cookie cutters.

Let's Make the Ark

Noah's Ark

God told Noah to build an ark out of gopher wood. You can read about the ark in Genesis 6:14-16.

You will need;

  • Brown paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Green construction paper (optional)
cut out the shapes

From brown construction paper, cut an 8 by 4-inch rectangle for the bottom of the ark. Also, cut a 2-inch square for the top and a 4 1/2 by 1 1/2 inch triangle for the roof.

If the shapes are already precut, then it will make the craft easier for preschoolers.

glue the shapes together

Have your preschoolers glue the square to the top center of the rectangle. Glue the triangle to the top of the square. 

You can glue it to green paper, or use the ark in the flood scene below.

Animals for Noah's Ark Preschool Craft

animals for the ark

Noah was to gather all the animals, birds, and creeping things of the earth and place them in the ark. See Genesis 6:19-20.


  • Green construction paper
  • Animal cookie cutters
  • Crayon or Marker
draw around animal cookie cutters

Have each child choose their favorite cookie cutters. Four 3 1/2 by 2-inch cutters will fit on a 9 by 12-inch piece of paper. 

Arrange the animals on the paper.

draw around the cutters

With a crayon or marker, draw around each animal twice. The cutters can overlap some. In the picture, the horse and hippo were drawn with a black crayon. All the other animals are made with an orange marker.

Noah's Ark Preschool Craft the Rain

the ark on the water

It rained for forty days and forty nights. The account of the flood is in Genesis 7:4-24.

You will need;

  • Brown construction paper
  • Black paper
  • Blue construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
glue the ark to black paper

Make the ark out of brown construction paper. Then, glue the ark to the bottom of the black paper. The directions for the ark are above.

cut blue tear shapes and a rectangle

Cut a strip of blue paper 12 by 3 inches. Also, cut several tear shapes. 

make the waves

Cut a curved zigzagged line on the top to represent waves. 

glue the tear shapes and waves

Glue the water on the bottom of the black paper and the bottom of the boat.

Glue the tear shapes on the black paper to represent rain.



Noah's ark preschool craft would not be complete without a rainbow. 

I (God) do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. Genesis 9:13 KJV.

You will need;

  • Blue construction paper
  • A strip of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet paper.
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Cotton balls
cut strips for the rainbow

Cut 12 by 1-inch strips from red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet (purple) construction paper. 

glue the purple strip to the background

Glue the violet strip from the top right corner to the bottom left corner. 

continue adding strips

Next, glue the blue slightly over the violet. Continue gluing the strips in order, the green, then the yellow, orange, and lastly the red. 

add the cotton

Pull two cotton balls slightly to make them flatter. Glue the cotton to the top right corner over the rainbow.

When you have finished the Noah's ark preschool craft, staple all the pages together so that your students can tell the story of the great flood.

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