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.
God told Noah to build an ark out of gopher wood. You can read about the ark in Genesis 6:14-16.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It rained for forty days and forty nights. The account of the flood is in Genesis 7:4-24.
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 a strip of blue paper 12 by 3 inches. Also, cut several tear shapes.
Cut a curved zigzagged line on the top to represent 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.
Cut 12 by 1-inch strips from red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet (purple) construction paper.
Glue the violet strip from the top right corner to the bottom left corner.
Next, glue the blue slightly over the violet. Continue gluing the strips in order, the green, then the yellow, orange, and lastly the red.
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.