Sunday School Lesson

Noah and the Flood

Genesis 6:1-9:17
This lesson begins with kids having fun mimicking animal sounds but takes on a more serious tone as they dig deeper to learn that God is righteous and just. He hates evil but blesses those who are faithful to him. Happy and Sad Face Emojis are incorporated in a game as visual reminders that there are consequences for our actions. Use this lesson to lead kids to make a commitment to walk faithfully with God.

Lesson Overview

1

Get Them Curious

Prepare kids for an exciting
learning journey.

Animal Match-up

Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood 1

Have fun mimicking your assigned animal to find your animal partner!

2

Screen Time

Show kids a video on the
Bible story.

Noah and the Flood

Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood 2

Noah’s Ark, by Saddleback Kids

3

Make it Stick

Help kids remember the
Bible story.

Noah and the Flood Sound Effects

Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood 3

Kids provide sound effects as you retell the story of Noah and the Flood.

4

Dig Deeper

Help kids grasp
the big idea.

Make it Rain!

Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood 4

Make Rainsticks (musical instruments that create the sound of rain) to remind us that God is righteous and just, and He hates evil.

5

Walk the Talk

Help kids live out
the
big idea.

Happy or Sad

Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood 5

Use Happy and Sad Face Emojis as visual reminders that God is sad when we sin, and happy when we walk faithfully with Him.

6

Take it Home

Send kids home with a concrete action plan and fun midweek activities.

Make a Rainbow!

Noah and the Flood Take it Home-01

Make a rainbow as reminder of God’s promise that He will never again send a flood to destroy the earth.

Big Idea

God is righteous and just. He hates evil but blesses those who are faithful to him.

Key Verse

Noah was a righteous man, and he walked faithfully with God. Genesis 6:9

Live it Out

We should obey God and walk faithfully with Him.

This Sunday School Lesson requires some advance preparation. For a consolidated summary of preparation, supplies and free printables required, please scroll to the bottom of this lesson.

1. Get Them Curious – Animal Match-up

Remember to download, print and cut up the Animal Cards advance.

Animals Cards

Ensure there is an even number or players.
If there is an odd number of players, have the game leader join in.

Tell everyone that you will be giving each person one animal card.
When they receive the cards, they must not show anyone their cards (they can hold the cards in their hands or hide them in their pockets).
And they must not speak.

Give one animal card to each player. Ensure that all cards used are matching pairs.

On “go”, everyone must mimic their assigned animal, and move around the room to look for their counterparts.
No speaking allowed. They can only imitate the animals’ actions and sounds.

The first pair to match up and report to the game leader wins a prize.

The game ends when all players successfully pair up with their counterparts.

You can play more than one round.

 

Discuss: Can anyone guess the title of today’s Bible story?

 

Say: Let’s watch a video on Noah and the Flood.

 

Pray: Dear God, thank you for animals! Please help us learn what animals have to do with today’s lesson. Teach us how you want us to live out today’s lesson. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

2. Screen Time – Noah and the Flood

This is our favorite YouTube video on Noah and the Flood: https://youtu.be/qzYjy6lhRag

Before you begin, tell the children to think about the various sounds in this story.

3. Make it Stick – Noah and the Flood Sound Effects

Remember to download and print the Noah and the Flood Sound Effects Script and Sound Effects Cue Cards in advance.

Noah and the Flood Sound Effects Script    Noah and the Flood Sound Effects Cue Cards

 

Discuss: What Bible story did we just watch?

Show Slide 1 (Sunday School Lesson Title & Bible Reference):
Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood Slide1

For older kids, you may like to have them open their Bibles to today’s passage.

Discuss: What are some sounds effects that you can make for this story?

 

Say:

  • Today we are going to have fun with sound effects.
  • I will retell the story of Noah and the Flood.
  • Every now and then, I will pause and hold up a Sound Effects Cue Card.
  • When I do that, all of you must make the sound effects indicated on the card.

Read the Noah and the Flood Sound Effects Script.
Pause at 🔊 and hold up the corresponding Sound Effects Cue Card for kids to make the sound effects. Encourage kids to be creative (and noisy)!
(You can also use a projector or tablet to display the Cue Cards.)

Bible Spot It

4. Dig Deeper – Make it Rain!

Rainsticks are musical instruments that create the sound of rain. Show kids a sample of the Rainstick that you have made.

Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood 4

Tell kids they will be making their own Rainsticks.

1. First, make an aluminum spiral to place inside the Rainstick:

  • Cut a length of aluminum foil about 2 times the length of your paper towel roll.
  • Roll the aluminum foil lengthwise into a long tube, around 1 inch in diameter.
  • Form it into a spiral by wrapping it around your paper towel roll.

Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood Rainstick1

 

  • Remove the paper towel roll. Twist and tighten the spiral to make it fit inside the paper towel roll.

Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood Rainstick2

 

2. Cut 2 circles out of construction paper. Each circle should be about 3 times the diameter of your paper towel roll.

 

3. Place 1 circle over 1 end of the paper towel roll and secure it with sticky tape. Use additional sticky tape to ensure that it is properly secured to the paper towel roll.

Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood Rainstick3

 

4. Pour about ⅓ cup of rice inside the paper towel roll. (You will need more rice if your cardboard tube is longer).

 

5. Secure the other circle to the other end of the paper towel roll.

 

6. Decorate your Rainstick.

 

7. Tilt, turn or shake your Rainstick to make the sound of rain!

 

Discuss:

  • In what way does this Rainstick remind you about today’s story?
  • Do you know why God sent the rain? Tell us more.

Read Genesis 6:5-8

Discuss:

  • Why was God sad about the people in Noah’s days?
  • Why was God pleased with Noah?

Say:

  • The Bible tells us that the people in the days of Noah were evil. This made God very sad because God is holy and righteous, and He hates evil. So, God sent the rain to wipe away the evil from the world.
  • The Bible also tells us that Noah was a godly man who walked faithfully with God.
  • God was pleased with Noah.
  • God is just and compassionate and saved Noah from the flood.
  • The Big Idea for today is this: God is righteous and just. He hates evil but blesses those who are faithful to him.

Show Slide 2 (Big Idea):

Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood Slide2

Have everyone read the slide.

 

Read Genesis 6:9

Discuss: Do you think Noah made God happy or sad? Why?

 

Show Slide 3 (Key Verse):

Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood Slide3

Have everyone read the slide.

 

Read Genesis 9:8-13

Discuss: After the flood, what did God promise Noah?

 

Say: After the flood, God promised that He would never send another flood like the one in Noah’s days. And God put a rainbow in the sky as a sign of this promise!

5. Walk the Talk – Happy or Sad

Remember to download and print the Happy and Sad Face Emojis and Happy or Sad Cards in advance.

Happy or Sad    Happy or Sad Cards

 

Use chalk to draw a line in the middle of the room. (Alternatively, use masking tape.)
The children will need to stand on this line during the game. If there are too many children to fit on the line, draw two parallel lines instead to mark an area in the middle of the room for the players to stand within.

 

On one side of this line, use sticky tack to stick the Happy Face Emoji on the wall.
On the other side, stick the Sad Face Emoji.

 

Have all the players stand on the line (or within the two parallel lines) in the middle of the room.

Mix up the Happy or Sad Cards. Read out one card at a time.
Everyone must quickly move to either side of the room, depending on whether they think that behavior makes God happy or sad.

Stick the card near the Happy Face or Sad Face Emoji accordingly.

 

Discuss:

  • Why do you think some behaviors make God happy while other behaviors make God sad?
  • Let’s look at these behaviors that make God happy. What else can we do to make God happy?
  • Which of these do you do frequently? Besides making God happy, what are some other consequences when you do these things? (Examples: your parents are happy, your room is nice and tidy, you learn more and do better at school.)
  • Now let’s look at these other behaviors that make God sad. Have you done any of these before? Besides making God sad, what were some other consequences of these behaviors? (Examples: your friend feels sad, you fall behind in your school, your parents end up with more things to do.)
  • What other behaviors make God sad?

Say:

  • When we obey God and do the right things, there are good consequences, including making God happy!
  • When we do things that are wrong, there are bad consequences. Sometimes we get hurt. Sometimes others get hurt. Even when nobody gets hurt, God is sad because He is righteous and hates evil.
  • But God is also just and compassionate. He will bless those who are righteous and walk faithfully with him.

Show Slide 4 (Live it Out):

Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood Slide4

Have everyone read the slide.

6. Take it Home – Make a Rainbow!

Say: Let’s recall all that we have learned today. Can you remember the title of today’s Bible Story?

Show Slide 1 again (Sunday School Lesson Title & Bible Reference):
Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood Slide1

Have everyone read the slide.

 

Say: Can you remember today’s big idea?

Show Slide 2 again (Big Idea):
Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood Slide2

Have everyone read the slide.

 

Say: Can you remember today’s key verse?

Show Slide 3 again (Key Verse): 
Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood Slide3

Have everyone read the slide.

 

Say: How can we live out today’s lesson?

Show Slide 4 again (Live it Out): 
Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood Slide4

Have everyone read the slide.

 

Say:

  • Noah was a righteous man. He walked faithfully with God.
  • We can also walk faithfully with God by obeying God.
  • God is righteous and just. He hates evil but blesses those who are faithful to him.

Discuss: How can we put today’s lesson into practice?

Help kids think of concrete things that they should be doing this week. 

  • If they are doing something that makes God sad, they need to confess to God and stop doing it.
  • If they are doing some things that makes God happy, they should continue doing them.
  • They should also think about what else they can do to make God happy.

Give each child a copy of Noah and the Flood Take it Home Handout.

Noah and the Flood Take it Home-01  Noah and the Flood Take it Home-02

 

Say: Let’s fill in the Live it Out section on the first page. The other pages are for you to do at home. Tell me next week about what you did at home!

 

Give everyone some time to write down their Live it Out action plan.

Encourage them to reflect on the actions that make God sad/happy.

  • If they have done something wrong but not apologized or confessed, encourage them to write it down, and do something about it this week.
  • Also encourage them to make a commitment to walk faithfully with God; write down 1 or 2 specific actions that they will do this week to make God happy.

End the lesson with this closing prayer:

Pray: Dear Jesus, thank you for today’s Bible lesson on Noah and the Flood. Thank you for being a righteous and just God who hates evil but blesses those who are faithful to you. We confess that we have all done things that are wrong and made you sad. Please forgive us. Please help us obey you and walk faithfully with you. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

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Lesson Preparation and Supplies

Here’s a summary of all the preparation, supplies and free printables required for this lesson.

1

Get Them Curious

Prepare kids for an exciting
learning journey.

Animal Match-up

Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood 1

Have fun mimicking your assigned animal to find your animal partner!

Download, print and cut up the Animal Cards.

Animals Cards

For up to 32 players: print 2 copies of the Animal Cards. If you are playing with fewer than 32 players, you will need to remove some of the Animal Cards. (Ensure that all cards used are matching pairs.)
If you have more than 32 players, you will need to print more copies.

2

Screen Time

Show kids a video on the
Bible story.

Noah and the Flood

Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood 2

Noah’s Ark, by Saddleback Kids

Ensure that you can play this YouTube video:
Noah’s Ark, by Saddleback Kids
(Video URL: https://youtu.be/qzYjy6lhRag)

3

Make it Stick

Help kids remember the
Bible story.

Noah and the Flood Sound Effects

Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood 3

Kids provide sound effects as you retell the story of Noah and the Flood.

Download Slide 1 (Sunday School Lesson Title & Bible Reference):
Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood Slide1

 

Download and print the Noah and the Flood Sound Effects Script and Sound Effects Cue Cards.

Noah and the Flood Sound Effects Script    Noah and the Flood Sound Effects Cue Cards

 

4

Dig Deeper

Help kids grasp
the big idea
.

Make it Rain!

Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood 4

Make Rainsticks (musical instruments that create the sound of rain) to remind us that God is righteous and just, and He hates evil.

Make 1 Rainstick in advance.
(Follow the instructions in “Dig Deeper” section above.)
You will need to show your Rainstick to the children as a sample.

You will need for each child:

  • Aluminum foil
  • Paper towel roll
  • Construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Sticky tape
  • Rice
  • Optional (for decorations): ribbons, colored paper and crayons

Download Slide 2 (Big Idea):
Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood Slide2

 

Download Slide 3 (Key Verse):
Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood Slide3

5

Walk the Talk

Help kids live out
the big idea
.

Happy or Sad

Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood 5

Use Happy and Sad Face Emojis as visual reminders that God is sad when we sin, and happy when we walk faithfully with Him.

Download and print the Happy and Sad Face Emojis

Happy or Sad

 

Download, print and cut up the Happy or Sad Cards.     Happy or Sad Cards

 

You will also need:

  • chalk or masking tape
  • sticky tack

Download Slide 4 (Live It Out):
Sunday School Lesson - Noah and the Flood Slide4

6

Take it Home

Send kids home with a concrete action plan and fun midweek activities.

Make a Rainbow!

Noah and the Flood Take it Home-01

Make a rainbow as reminder of God’s promise that He will never again send a flood to destroy the earth.

Download Noah and the Flood Take it Home Handout.
You will need to print 1 copy for each child.
Noah and the Flood Take it Home-01

 

It would be good to tell parents about the Take it Home Handout. Encourage them to do the suggested family activity with their child.

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