THE GREATEST DISASTER OF ALL HISTORY – ONLY 8 PEOPLE SURVIVED!
So… ever wondered exactly how big Noah’s Ark actually was? Here are some pics of various Noah’s Ark replicas to give you a really good perspective of the size, particularly those with people walking past. Johan Huibers, a modern day carpenter who loves God, is just one person who was inspired to build one. It holds more than 5000 people. Check out this short promo video from arkvannoach.com (Netherlands). It will blow you away. Love the music, too. This is majestic! And in this post, you will find FREE Noah’s Ark colouring pages (with a nice B.I.G. Ark), puzzles, crafts, activities, learn to draw, posters, bookmarks, freebies, FABULOUS images and lots of cool items to send to our kids… enjoy!
Just a word of caution before we start. Please be careful if you choose ‘cute’ – we all love those tiny arks with the giraffes sticking out of the top, but it leaves a fairy tale image that is NOT Biblical. Think ocean liner! Work out the true measurements for yourself from Scripture, and make sure you tell your child about the REAL Noah.
Genesis 5:28 – Genesis 9 tells the complete story of the REAL Noah. Don’t rely on Hollywood myths. Read the true story for yourself direct from the source.
Genesis 7:11-20 …in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights… And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth. And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered.
Genesis 9:8-17 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.
Psalm 104:5-9 Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever. You covered it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains. At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away. They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which You had founded for them. You have set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.
Isaiah 54:9-10 For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee. For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.
Matthew 24:37-38 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. [These words of Jesus Christ, the Creator, refer to Noah’s Flood as a REAL historical event.]
Luke 3:36 Family tree of Jesus Christ. [Noah is a REAL person listed in the genealogy of Jesus Christ, that goes all the way back to Adam and Eve. They are all listed in YOUR genealogy also, if you could take it back that far. Mine too. Every person alive on Earth today is descended from Noah and one of his sons.]
Luke 17:26-27 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. [The words of Jesus Christ, teaching about a real flood.]
Hebrews 11:7 By faith, Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
1 Peter 3:20 …when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.
2 Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly.
2 Peter 3:5-6 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
Amos 5:8 Seek Him that makes the seven stars and Orion, and turns the shadow of death into the morning, and makes the day dark with night: that calls for the waters of the sea, and pours them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is His name.
Amos 9:6 …He that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is His name.
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- God had a problem
The Reason for the Flood (Dr Chuck Missler) Have you ever thought God was unjust or cruel to send the terrible disaster of Noah’s Flood? This article discusses that big question… why. You may not know that God actually had a gene pool problem that threatened to corrupt not only humanity, but more importantly, the Messiah line, which would prevent the Messiah ever being born, and therefore forever condemn mankind in our sin. This diabolical plan was intended to stop God’s plan of redemption for mankind in its tracks. [Human DNA was being contaminated by fallen angels. Noah was a ‘pure blood’. After reading this article, a lot of strange passages in the Bible will suddenly start to make sense; share it with your child.]
Genesis 6:1-6 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great… [Human DNA was being contaminated by fallen angels. They were producing fallen angel + human hybrids = Nephilim. Scripture | tells us about some of these giants, perhaps the most famous being Goliath. Here is a giant leg bone and a giant size chart of real-life giant skeletons that have been found in history to give you some perspective. And if you scroll down this page to ‘Giant of Japan military parade’, you can see old black and white video footage of a real-life 13′ (4 m) giant. He is also featured in this compilation. And this one may even be bigger!
The Terrible Flood of Noah (khouse) The purpose of the Flood was to judge and destroy a decadent, thoroughly evil human civilization that probably numbered some billions of individuals, along with their cities and all the infrastructures. Noah escaped, not because he was blameless (he was justified by his faith as we are), but because he (and his family) responded to God’s mercy and grace; an article by a scientist who takes the Bible seriously
Noah’s Ark – story for kids (answersingenesis) Noah’s Ark is one of the few stories most people recognize. The beloved child’s tale of an overstuffed bathtub toy filled with all sorts of lovable creatures has been a favorite of many. But how does this story compare with the historical account recorded for us in the Bible?
Noah’s Ark – story for kids (Christiananswers) As the years passed, people began to fill the earth. But when God saw that man’s wickedness covered the earth, and that every imagination of his heart was only evil continually, it grieved the Lord. And the Lord said, “I will destroy mankind, which I created, from the face of the earth… Because people have filled the earth with violence, I will destroy them along with the earth…”
Noah tried to rescue more people (answersingenesis) The Bible tells us that the world was filled with wickedness and that every thought of all the people was evil all the time (Genesis 6:5). But Noah was different from everyone else. He walked with the Lord and found grace in God’s eyes (Genesis 6:8–9). In the New Testament, Noah is described as “a preacher of righteousness” (2 Peter 2:5) who obeyed God because he had faith and godly fear (Hebrews 11:7). Surrounded by people who didn’t love God or obey Him, the obedient, faithful Noah… was still faithful to obey God.
Noah, the man who trusted God – story (answersingenesis) Every day he was appalled. Every day things became worse. Yesterday it was old Zack down the road, beaten up and killed for a few lousy flakes of gold. Last month, a whole village had been destroyed by a gang of thugs. If things carried on this way, no wonder God would have to act… It was just incredible how quickly people had removed God from their thinking… And now the day had arrived, and the roads were packed with people who had come to have a real laugh at old Noah… the crowd chimed in, amidst swelling, mocking laughter. And then slowly a hush fell over the crowd as first one person—and then another—saw it. The end of the massive door that was resting on the ground began to lift by itself, swinging up slowly and silently until it thudded shut into its opening…
The Works of Josephus (Antiquities of the Jews – Book 1, Chapter 1) an intriguing footnote (11), written centuries later, not long after the time of Christ, records the oral history and Jewish traditions. While we can accept only what is written in Scripture as ‘set in stone’ and that must always be where we begin, other sources may be interesting so long as we hold them with an open hand, knowing they come from man – and may or may not be true. Anyway, the footnote states, “This notion, that the fallen angels were, in some sense, the fathers of the old giants, was the constant opinion of antiquity.” Chapter 3.1 deals further with Noah and the flood: “But for what degree of zeal they had formerly shown for virtue, they now showed by their actions a double degree of wickedness, whereby they made God to be their enemy. For many angels of God accompanied with women, and begat sons that proved unjust, and despisers of all that was good, on account of the confidence they had in their own strength; for the tradition is, that these men did what resembled the acts of those whom the Grecians call giants.”
Noah – World Changer and Rebel (link removed) World changers don’t march in lockstep with current culture. World changers think for themselves. They do what is right. God spoke to Noah, and Noah listened… I think people are way too casual with God sometimes. This is almighty God we’re talking about. Fearing God means that we have reverence for him. It is not so much a fear of retribution; it is a dread of displeasing him or dishonoring him. Noah moved with this reverence and fear. He lived a godly life in an ungodly place, shining as a bright light in the darkest circumstances imaginable… God does not love us for what we have done or haven’t done. Nor does God love us for what we are or are not. God loves us and extends his grace to us because he chooses to – just because He loves us. He extended His grace to Noah, and Noah responded appropriately to that grace by obeying God and honoring him. Noah walked with God when no one else did.
- Fossils – billions of dead things buried in rock layers, laid down by water, all over the earth
Water on the Earth (icr.org; scientists who take the Bible seriously) If there was a worldwide flood as the Bible tells us, what evidence would we expect to see around us today? How about billions of dead things buried in rock layers, laid down by water, all over the earth. What do we see? Billions of dead things buried in rock layers, laid down by water, all over the earth… and did you know that 70% of the earth is covered by water. Yes… 70% (in fact, NASA figures are even higher at 75% – see the footnote at the end of this post). Seriously, have you ever wondered where ALL that water came from? Scientists have no idea. But the history book of the universe, the Bible, tells us exactly where all that water came from.
Marine fossils have been found everywhere on Earth (icr.org) even at the top of Mount Everest and in the middle of vast deserts, evidence they were once covered by ocean water. The Earth before and after the flood was very different, as it experienced huge upheaval. If the earth’s surface was flattened out, with no high mountains or deep ocean basins, the ocean would cover the earth to a depth of about 8,000 feet; from scientists who take the Bible seriously.
The Second Greatest Catastrophe of all time (creation.com; scroll down) this article includes a photo of an incredible fossil of an ichthyosaur, buried and fossilised while giving birth – clear evidence that it was buried quickly by water-borne sediments. The fossil record is consistent with creatures having been buried suddenly, otherwise most creatures would either rot or be devoured by scavengers.
You can see the effects of Noah’s Flood today – fun facts for kids (answersingenesis) When you travel on the highway, look at any rocky hillsides that were cut away for the road. You’ll see lots of layers. When you see these layers, remember the Flood of Noah’s day. The Flood would have stirred up many different types of mud and rocks. Eventually, the floodwaters deposited them in layers. Over time, these hardened into the many layers of rock that we see today. This didn’t happen over millions of years—instead, it happened mostly during the Flood, just a few thousand years ago. Most fossils formed during Noah’s Flood, as sand and mud came and covered the animals and plants, killing them quickly and turning them into fossils.
A Fossil Clock? How fast do Rocks form? (answersingenesis) Take a look at this picture of the mechanism of a clock encased in solid rock, along with sea shells. Because of the intense evolutionary indoctrination we’ve all received, most people assume that it takes millions of years for sediment—like sand or mud—to harden into rock. But given the right ingredients and conditions, like Noah’s Flood, this can actually happen quickly. It’s just like mixing cement.
Do Fossils form in the Mariana Trench? (answersingenesis) My 5 yr old son, Merrick, loves the deep sea. He asked me if there are fossils on the ocean floor in the Mariana Trench…
Did the Flood cover Mt Everest? (creation.com) Earth’s highest mountains have fossils of sea creatures at their tops, showing they were once under the sea… mountains such as the Himalayas were probably built by catastrophic movement of the earth’s continental plates during and after the Flood… Measurements indicate that the Himalayas are still rising. The rate of rise now measured is just the remnant of the processes that occurred much faster in the past. Mountain building occurred as a part of the geologic processes that deepened the oceans to take the waters off the land towards the end of the Flood… [and did you know there is] enough water on all the earth to cover mountains about 3 km (2 miles) high, if all the ocean basins were raised; from scientists who take the Bible seriously
Fossil Dinosaur retains shape (creation.com) There is great excitement over a wonderfully preserved fossil of an armoured, plant-eating dinosaur called a nodosaur… After the outer material was removed, what remained was the fossilized body of the nodosaur—from snout to hips—basically in its original 3-D shape… No evidence of scavenging indicates rapid burial, consistent with the biblical Flood model
Evidence of the Flood (Godisreal) Is there evidence for the flood of Noah? Geologist Dr. Andrew Snelling, explains six geological evidences for the global flood.
What does the Fossil record show us? (isgenesishistory) Everyone is fascinated with fossils… they are windows into a vanished world… everyone agrees it’s clear evidence there were an enormous number of creatures living on the earth in the past that are now dead and buried within the rock layers of the earth. It is a complex story. But paleontologist Dr. Marcus Ross does an excellent job pulling many of the pieces together to reveal what the fossil record shows us about the history of the earth.
Fossil graveyards everywhere (isgenesishistory) …Dr. Art Chadwick explained, “Fossilization requires rapid burial, and it requires other unique conditions that normally are not present. If my dog dies and I bury him in the backyard, he’s not made into a fossil. He’s going to deteriorate just like he would if he were above ground. But under unique circumstances, where you have rapid burial and then you have minerals coming in, and altering those remains, then you can preserve the fossil.” If fossilization is not happening in any extensive way today, then why do we have billions of fossils in the world?
Ten thousand Dinosaurs in one metre of Mud (isgenesishistory) Dinosaurs are the iconic image of fossils and, even though they make up only a small fraction of the fossil record, they are certainly the most exciting… exploring a real dinosaur dig with over a million bones in it in one metre of mud.
What did the Flood do? (isgenesishistory) …the tsunamis in the Pacific destroying entire islands where incredible mud flows obliterate everything in their paths. But those are small compared to a global flood. Such an event would totally transform the earth in ways impossible to imagine. When you realize there are enormous sequences of rock layers filled with fossils, each hundreds to thousands of feet thick, that stretch across the entire continent, you start to grasp what a global flood could do; devotional and video clip from the feature documentary ‘Is Genesis history?’
101 Scientific Facts (eternal-productions; scroll down to numbers 20,21,29,30,31,32,33) written down in the Bible centuries before science discovered them:
- The fact that God once flooded the earth would be denied (2 Peter 3:5-6). There is a mass of fossil evidence to prove this fact, yet it is flatly ignored by most of the scientific world because it was God’s judgment on man’s wickedness.
- Vast fossil deposits anticipated (Genesis 7). Geologists now know that fossils only form if there is rapid deposition of life buried away from scavengers and bacteria. This agrees exactly with what the Bible says occurred during the global Flood.
- The continents were created as one large land mass (Genesis 1:9-10). Many geologists agree there is strong evidence that the earth was originally one super continent – just as the Bible said way back in Genesis.
- Continental drift inferred (Genesis 7:11). Today the study of the ocean floor indicates that the landmasses have been ripped apart. Scripture states that during the global Flood the “fountains of the great deep were broken up.” This cataclysmic event apparently resulted in the continental plates breaking and shifting.
- Ice Age inferred (Job 38:29-30). Prior to the global Flood the earth was apparently subtropical. However shortly after the Flood, the Bible mentions ice often – “By the breath of God ice is given, and the broad waters are frozen” (Job 37:10). Evidently the Ice Age occurred in the centuries following the Flood.
- Origin of the rainbow explained (Genesis 9:13-16). Prior to the Flood there was a different environment on the earth (Genesis 2:5-6). After the Flood, God set His rainbow “in the cloud” as a sign that He would never again judge the earth by water. Meteorologists now understand that a rainbow is formed when the sun shines through water droplets – which act as a prism – separating white light into its color spectrum.
- Light can be divided (Job 38:24). It was discovered that white light is made of seven colors, which can be “parted” and then recombined. Science confirmed this four centuries ago – God declared this four millennia ago!
- 7C’s of Gospel History
7C’s of History – Catastrophe – FREE article for kids (creation.com) one of the 7C’s of Gospel History; beautifully illustrated articles for kids from scientists who take the Bible seriously showing God’s big plan of redemption for mankind; the others are: Creation; Curse; Confusion; Covenant; Christ; Consummation; free printable
7C’s of History for kids – Catastrophe – part 1 | part 2 (answersingenesis) part of the 7C’s of History – Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross, Consummation—that help us remember the big events which have affected—and will affect—the history of the universe.
- Flood Legends
Flood Legends from around the world – information for kids (answersingenesis) The worldwide catastrophic Flood, recorded in the Bible was a real event that affected real people. Flood legends abound globally across many cultures… including Africa, China, Greece, Mexico and North American Indians.
Legends of a Flood in 270 different cultures (answersingenesis) Not surprising, considering that everyone alive on Earth today is related to Noah and his family, “over 270 cultures retain distant memories of that “life-changing event.” The details have been lost, but most of the legends share common themes: man became corrupt; the flood was worldwide; eight people survived; representatives of all land animals were saved; a dove was released to seek dry land; the survivors came down from a mountain to re-populate the whole world…
Flood Traditions from all over the world (icr.org) One of the strongest evidences for the global Flood that annihilated all people on Earth except for Noah and his family has been the presence of flood legends in the folklore of people groups from around the world. And the stories are all so similar. Local geography and cultural aspects may be present, but they all seem to be telling the same story. Over the years I have collected more than 200 of these stories… While the differences are not always trivial, the common essence of the stories is instructive… Once there was a worldwide flood sent by God to judge the wickedness of man. But there was one righteous family that was forewarned of the coming flood. They built a boat on which they survived the flood along with the animals. As the flood ended, their boat landed on a high mountain, and they descended and repopulated the whole earth; from scientists who take the Bible seriously; share a snippet with your child.
Was the Flood worldwide? (creation.com) scroll down and download chapter 10 of this free Q&A apologetics book for your older child; and check out the answers to other tricky questions you or your child may have while you are there; from scientists who take the Bible seriously; free printable
Noah’s Flood covered the whole Earth (answersingenesis) Reasons why it could not have been a local flood, e.g. If the Flood was local, why did Noah have to build an Ark? He could have walked to the other side of the mountains and missed it. If the Flood was local, why would birds have been sent on board? These could simply have winged across to a nearby mountain range.
Worldwide Flood, Worldwide Evidence (answersingenesis) When the Bible refers to a worldwide Flood in Genesis 7-8, that’s exactly what it means. Not local, not metaphorical, not some crazy dream—the waters covered the whole earth. Don’t just take our word for it, though. Take a look at the evidence right beneath your feet: Fossils of sea creatures high above sea level; Rapid burial of plants and animals; Rapidly deposited sediment layers over vast areas; Sediment transported long distances; Rapid or no erosion between strata; Many strata laid down in rapid succession. The evidence is real. God has revealed Himself to us in His Word and in His creation. How will you respond?
- Noah’s Ark Replicas
Ark Encounter (answersingenesis) Noah’s Ark tourist theme park in USA that features a full-size Noah’s Ark that will make your jaw drop. Partly built by Amish timber framers using incredible workmanship, it’s the largest timber frame structure in the world (pdf) with some wooden beams more than 3 feet in diameter and nearly 50 feet long. Inside the Ark, the ship’s handcrafted animals will amaze you. You’ll recognize some of the animals, but prepare to meet some odd-looking creatures you’ve probably never even heard of, as many of the animals that lived during Noah’s lifetime didn’t look much like the animals we see around today, as they were the original KINDS that God created. Check out this cool drone footage (below) of the ark as it was under construction and share it with your child. If you are looking for a different twist to this theme, maybe you might like to share how this ark was built; more exhibits; or even how 21st century video gaming technology was used to make the 3D people and animal models. Take a personal tour wandering through the Ark Encounter with Ken Ham.
Noah’s Ark (noahsark.com.hk) This full size Noah’s Ark replica is a massive tourist resort complex in Hong Kong – 5 storeys high – complete with animals – and has been built to the (almost) exact dimensions of the original ark. They actually ran out of room, so are a bit short by about six feet. Click on ‘park attractions’ – then ‘park map’ to get some idea of the size. Here is a photo of the actual ark complex sitting near the freeway to the Hong Kong airport, and you can clearly see a bus passing overhead, which looks tiny in comparison. More great photos here. Dr Carl Wieland from creation.com was curious enough to fly there and spend a whole day in this massive tourist complex, but was still not able to see everything, and notes, “Where the original Ark had three decks, its Hong Kong counterpart [of the same size] has five levels. The ground floor has an ocean-front restaurant and banquet hall, and the top floor is “Noah’s hotel” with sea views.”
Ark van Noach (arkvannoach.com) another amazing Biblical full size Noah’s Ark built in the Netherlands and now on a worldwide journey with a message of hope. See the video at the top of this post; and this interview with the man behind this incredible project – and yes, it floats.
Models of Noah’s Ark (creation.com) more articles about various model replicas of Noah’s Ark
- Fairy Tale Arks might be cute, BUT…
Why Fairy Tale Arks are so dangerous (arkencounter) Answers in Genesis is dedicating an entire exhibit at the Ark Encounter to warn people how they could be unknowingly teaching their kids to disbelieve the Bible from a young age… Let’s remember that the Biblical account of the Ark and the Flood is not a fun story about an old man and lots of cute animals. It’s about God judging an exceedingly wicked world while sparing a righteous man, his family, and representatives of the land animals from destruction. A sign inside the Ark Encounter complex with a snake twisted around it reads, ‘If I can convince you that the flood was not real, then I can convince you that Heaven and Hell are not real.’ You’ll learn about the 7D’s of Deception (a twist on the Creation 7C’s of History)—Deceptively Cute, Disregarding God’s Word, Disorienting the Reader, Distorting the Message, Discrediting the Truth, Destructive for All Ages, Defaming God’s character. Many of the fairy tale arks are extremely cute and were surely drawn with great intentions. However cute things are not necessarily innocent or harmless, and good intentions can lead to disastrous consequences.
Cartoon Arks (creation.com) How such ‘delightful depictions’ downplay the Deluge—and Christianity. The Bible in Genesis Chapter 6 very clearly sets out the dimensions, purpose and shape of Noah’s Ark… A ridiculously-shaped small houseboat with giraffes’ heads poking out of windows, and elephants’ trunks hanging down the side leaves the impression of a rather pathetic-looking, definitely non-ocean-going boat that drastically downplays the Flood as a real event in Biblical history. And it detracts from the real history of God’s judgment on the evil of mankind; kids seem to be meant to enjoy the picture mostly because of the cute animals, rather than learning about God’s grace towards those He saved.
- Questions, Questions, Questions!
Noah’s Ark – FREE articles for kids (creation.com; scroll down) beautifully illustrated articles for kids from scientists who take the Bible seriously. Some direct links (pdf): The Worldwide Flood; Water, Water Everywhere; After the Flood – Noah back on Land; A New Start also with information about the rainbow; Was there an Ice age?; free printable
The Deluge – Flood of Noah (Dr Chuck Missler) an article to discuss with older kids – Did it really happen? Was the Ark big enough? Where did it rest? And did you know that the “new beginning” of the world under Noah, was on the very “anniversary-in-advance” of our “new beginning” in Jesus Christ. The New Testament is in the Old Testament concealed; and the Old Testament is in the New Testament revealed. One book. One Message. It’s all about Him.
How Big was Noah’s Ark? (arkencounter) Noah’s Ark was a massive ship. This wooden vessel measured approx 510 feet long, 85 feet wide, and 51 feet high. These are staggering dimensions… think of it this way. That’s nearly one and a half football fields long, higher than a 4-storey house, and the Ark had the storage capacity of 450 semi-trailers—that’s enough room for about 120,000 sheep.
Just how Big was Noah’s Ark? (answersingenesis) The Bible tells us Noah’s Ark was 300 cubits long… Let’s compare it to things we are familiar with, like airplanes, football fields, space shuttles, Olympic swimming pools, submarines, aircraft carriers, telephone poles and railway cars…
Noah’s Ark – Q&A for kids (answersingenesis) How big was Noah’s Ark? Which animals did Noah take? How did Noah care for the animals? Did the flood really cover the whole Earth? Is there any evidence today of a global flood? Could the Ark have survived the flood? Has the Ark ever been found?
Noah’s Ark – fun facts for kids (answersingenesis) When did God flood the world? How long was their trip? How big was the Ark? What did the animals eat? Were dinosaurs too big for the Ark? What was the ark made of? How did the water come? Who shut the door? Where is Noah’s Ark today? How big is a cubit? Where did all the flood waters go? (They’re still here! At the end of the Flood, the valleys sank down and the mountains rose up. The flood waters ran off the land and into the oceans).
Noah’s Ark – Q&A (answersingenesis) What did the Ark look like? How many people built it? How many animals were on it? How could Noah’s family care for all those animals? and more
Noah’s Flood – Q&A | Noah’s Ark – Q&A (creation.com) for answers to all those tricky questions you may have, and if you have them, your child will, too. Was the ark big enough? How could all those animals fit? Was the flood really global? What about the dinosaurs? Where did the water come from? Where did all the water go? Is there historical evidence of a global flood? Geology? Fossils? Animal migration? How did kangaroos get to Australia? and more; from scientists who take the Bible seriously.
How did Noah fit all the animals on the Ark? (arkencounter; scroll down) Noah didn’t take two of every species on the Ark—only two of each “kind” of animal. The biblical “kind” is actually more like the “family” level of classification. That’s a lot fewer animals! Share this very quick snippet with your child.
How did Noah fit all the animals on the Ark? (creation.com) Skeptics often toss this challenge out, thinking there is no answer, but there is, and a simple one at that. There are two parts to the question—the number of animals, and the size of the Ark.
How did Noah fit all the animals on the Ark? (icr.org) Not long ago I was interviewed on a “news-talk” radio show. The host was a particularly venomous anti-Christian, with a long history of ridiculing Christianity. His introductory comment was, “You’re one of those idiots who believes the earth is only six-thousand years old. Tell me one thing. How did Noah get all those millions of dinosaurs onboard Noah’s Ark?”
Dinosaurs on the Ark? – fun facts for kids (answersingenesis) We often hear that dinosaurs died out millions of years ago. But that’s not true. God’s Word, the Bible, tells us something totally different. It’s NOT a big mystery. Dinosaurs were created about 6,000 years ago on Day 6 with the other land animals AND with people. Yes, dinosaurs and humans lived together. Dinosaurs were also on Noah’s Ark. God sent at least two of each air-breathing, land-dwelling animals.
Animals – 16 Free Sample Pages of Beautifully Illustrated Book (icr.org) a book about animals written by a zoologist from a Biblical perspective and great to go with a Noah’s Ark theme; or cut them up and use them for crafts
One Flood, One Boat, One Man and One God – fun facts for kids (answersingenesis) Everyone, beginning with Adam and Eve (the first two people), has disobeyed God. That’s called sin. Only 1,700 years after creation—about 4,300 years ago—the people were so disobedient to God that God sent a flood, Noah’s Flood, to kill every person and air-breathing land animal on the earth. God is very patient. He gave the people a long time to stop sinning, but they wouldn’t. Who survived? Will there be another global flood? How does God provide a way for us to escape His judgement?
Tom and Jenny find out the Ark was big enough to hold 432 double-decker buses (answersingenesis; scroll down to ‘Tom and Jenny’)
Genesis 6-9 – Bible commentaries (blueletterBible) include a snippet in your letter or print off a whole article for older children; tons of wonderful information here (both audio and text) about Noah’s Ark, and of course my favourite is Chuck Missler.
Students are surprised to find Noah’s Ark feasible (icr.org) Advanced physics students at a secular UK university were given an unusual assignment: to determine if the Biblical dimensions of Noah’s ark—assuming it was properly constructed—could have supported 70,000 animals. Students were extremely surprised at what they found…
Ocean Commotion VBS (answersingenesisvbs) Every day, our kids are challenged to stand for God in their schools, among their friends, in our culture. And they’re bombarded with the lie that God’s Word isn’t true when it talks about earthly things (rocks, fossils), so it can’t be trusted to tell the truth about spiritual things. Noah experienced the same challenges during the time of the great Flood thousands of years ago. Yet, by God’s grace, he was able to Stand for God, Obey God, Trust God, Thank God, and Fear God . . . no matter what. The biggest watery catastrophe the world has ever known happened during his lifetime. But through it all, Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Let your kids dive deep into the account of Noah and the Flood from the book of Genesis. They’ll learn to apply the spiritual lessons from Noah’s life to their own. And, along the way, they’ll uncover earthly lessons from the Flood: how all the animals fit on the Ark, how the Flood covered the whole Earth, and how we can still see the effects of this Flood today. They’ll also learn that the flood legends from around the world are based on the true account in Genesis
Noah’s Ark – could it really hold all those animals? (Christiananswers) see how big Noah’s Ark is compared to a house; how big is a cubit?
Noah’s Flood – how many people survived the greatest disaster of all history? (Christiananswers)
Noah’s Flood Timeline (answersingenesis) what happened when during the flood?
Post-Flood World | Ice Age | Plate Tectonics and the Flood (answersingenesis) What was it like for Noah and the animals when they disembarked the Ark and stepped back into the world?
Creation – super library (Christiananswers) with heaps of answers to tricky questions about Noah’s Ark, dinosaurs, catastrophe, fossils, origins of life, and more; also available in different languages
- Where did all the water go?
Where did all the Water go? (creation.com) from scientists who take the Bible seriously; If the earth’s surface were even, then there is enough water in the oceans to cover the earth to a depth of about 3 km. This suggests that, during the Flood, the ocean floor moved vertically, relative to the continents, something mentioned in the Bible (Psalm 104:8)… The ocean basins would have only had to rise enough for the water to cover everything. Then, in the second half of the Flood, other parts of the earth’s crust sank. The water flowed off our continents into new ocean basins. Movement of the earth’s crust at this time also pushed up new mountain ranges, including the one that is home to Mt Everest. So where did all the water go? It is in the ocean.
How did the Water drain off the continents? (creation.com) from scientists who take the Bible seriously; This question has a simple answer, and once we understand what happened and how, we can see the reality of the Biblical Flood all around the world. The floodwater is in the oceans! The Pacific Ocean alone takes up almost half the earth’s surface.
Where did all the water go? (answersingenesis) The short answer is that our planet is called the “Blue Planet” for a reason (it’s covered in 70% water) – so the water from the Global Flood is still here, making up our oceans.
Science confirms the Genesis Flood – again (wnd) the discovery of actual droplets of the water hundreds of miles deep below the Earth’s surface… traces of water trapped within diamonds
Where did all the water go? Does this image have the answer? (icr.org) from scientists who take the Bible seriously; share it with your child.
Why did God send a Rainbow? (icr.org) Noah and his family had just come through an unimaginably frightening experience… As Noah and his family stepped off the Ark they entered a world totally unfamiliar to them. The geography had all changed. Plant and animal life had been devastated. Weather patterns were chaotic. Gone was the pre-Flood stability they were accustomed to. Consider that the world was “broken”… they needed reassurance that there would never be another Flood like the Great Flood of Noah’s day… Thus it was out of God’s grace and mercy that He instituted this beautiful reminder of His protection. And every time they saw a majestic rainbow it would remind them of the security they have in Him.
Rainbows, the Flood, God’s Covenant, and the Science (creation.com) Although the rainbow is a spectacular sight for man, the assurance we have that there will never be another global flood comes from God. He is the one who will ‘remember’ His covenant… ensuring that no subsequent flood would become global… Rainbows are the result of well-known physics. When light enters at an angle into a substance where it travels more slowly (like a prism), different wavelengths are bent differently. This effect is called dispersion. Since colour depends on wavelength, we see this as a band of different colours… colour is a property of the light itself; coloured objects don’t generate colour, they absorb or reflect light that is already coloured… red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet…
The Rainbow, a Biblical covenant of Grace (answersingenesis) the true meaning of the rainbow is revealed in Genesis 9:12–15… So the next time you see a rainbow, remember that God judges sin. He judged with a global flood at the time of Noah. But He is merciful, and He made a covenant of grace with Noah and the animals that He would never again judge with a worldwide Flood. Not only that, but the rainbow, as a symbol of Christ, reminds us that He is the mediator between man and God and that those who receive the free gift of salvation are presented faultless before their Creator. God declares those redeemed who have trusted in Christ.
What causes a Rainbow? (Christiananswers)
- They lived how long?!
Declining Life spans of Adam’s descendants (icr.org) From Noah to Abraham, the numbers reveal an overall steep trend of diminishing life spans. When the data is plotted on a graph, a definite exponential curve emerges. What caused this pattern? [Fascinating.]
Did Adam and Noah really live for hundreds of years? (answersingenesis) from scientists who take the Bible seriously; similar claims of long life spans are found in the secular literature of several ancient cultures including the Babylonians, Greeks, Romans, Indians, and Chinese. But even a life span of nearly 1,000 years is sadly abbreviated when we consider that God initially created us to live forever.
People could live for centuries Dr Aubrey de Grey, a scientist and doctor who has devoted his life to the quest for treatments to stop aging, insists that humans should be able to consistently re-repair and live as long as 1,000 years or possibly even forever. “People have this crazy concept that ageing is natural and inevitable, and I have to keep explaining that it is not. The human body is a machine with moving parts and like a car or an aeroplane, it accumulates damage throughout life…”
- Has Noah’s Ark been found?
Searching for Noah’s Ark – video (Bob Cornuke) follow a former FBI trained police investigator as he investigates rumours of various Noah’s Ark locations; very interesting
Has Noah’s Ark been found? (arkencounter) short answer… not yet!
Fifteen cubits is a lot of water. Have you ever wondered… where did all that water go??? Did you know that official figures claim that water covers 75% of our planet? (See footnote at the end of this post). This free printable poster by Paper Gifts for Estefany (scroll down to download it) shows the earth as we have been taught it looks like, but it is is not the image we normally see. This is the Pacific Ocean view. We’re on the other side. :o
NOAH’S ARK ~ COLOURING PAGES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
- Building the Ark
What were the Days of Noah like? – colouring (Paper Gifts for Estefany) with Bible verse from Luke 17:26 – And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man; free printable
Building the Ark – colouring (abdaacts) with the ark sitting up on a hill and Noah’s sons working in the foreground; free printable
Building Noah’s Ark – colouring (sermons4kids) with Bible verse from Genesis 6:14; free printable
Building the Ark – colouring (ldolphin; scroll down) showing a cut away section of the ark and the 3 decks, giving a good idea of how big the Biblical ark was
Building the Ark – colouring (answersingenesis) free printable
Noah’s Big Ark – colouring (Christiananswers) showing the size of Noah’s Ark compared to a house; free printable
Noah Building the Ark – colouring (supercoloring) free printable
Building the Ark – colouring (transformcreative; scroll down to the end of the post) Noah (or one of his sons) with planks of wood, an African antelope and armadillo and Bible verse from Genesis 6:9 and Hebrews 11:7 – Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God. By faith, Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence, prepared an ark for the salvation of his household; free printable
Noah Building the Ark – colouring (sundayschoolzone) free printable
- Boarding the Ark
Animals boarding the Ark – colouring (sergiocariello; scroll down and click on the giraffes) from the Action Bible artist; loved this one for my kids and it’s great for older boys; the elephants, kangaroos, ducks and bison are moving up the ramp; the big cats, swan, zebras, giraffes and other animals are in the queue; with Noah and his family directing the traffic; free printable
Animals boarding the Ark – colouring (Biblecartoons; first one in the list) the animals moving up a long ramp and showing a large selection of diverse animals; free printable
Dinosaurs boarding the Ark – colouring (answersingenesis; scroll down; pdf) love this one; I will trust in You – colouring Noah welcomes the animals onto the ark; free printable
Noah’s Ark – colouring (creation.com) the animals gathering outside the Ark and a dinosaur in the foreground; free printable
Noah welcomes the Lions – colouring (free-coloring-pages) free printable
Animals boarding the Ark – colouring (benscoloringpages) with Noah in the foreground; free printable
Animals boarding Noah’s Ark – colouring (sundayschoolzone) free printable
Animals inside Noah’s Ark – colouring (sundayschoolzone) free printable
Noah on Deck – colouring (kids-n-fun) standing with the animals – giraffes, panda, moose, birds, kangaroo; free printable
God closes the Door of the Ark – colouring (creationscience4kids; scroll down to ‘Hillary Greenwald has done another version’) the Ark has a cross over the door, with Bible verses from John 14:6 – I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man comes to the Father but by Me; and John 10:9 – I am the Door; by Me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out and find pasture; free printable
- Floating Ark
Noah found Grace – colouring (answersingenesis) the huge ark floating on the water; Ark floating on the water – colouring with ‘caution, wide load’ sign; Ark floating on the water – colouring with an inset of Noah or one of his sons attending the animals; Ark floating on the water – colouring; free printable
Noah’s floating Ark – colouring (supercoloring) free printable
Noah’s floating Ark – colouring (Christiananswers) free printable
325 Puzzle / Colouring Bible Activity Sheets for kids (calvarycurriculumoriginal; scroll down to number 8) a booklet with about 6 pages: one colouring page and several puzzle pages, including word searches, fill-in-blanks, crosswords, true or false, circle correct words, mazes. They are also available in Spanish (scroll down to number 8); free printable
Grand Canyon – colouring (coloringcafe) formed by the global flood run-off from the continents at the end of the flood; for something different share a snippet of these fun Grand Canyon facts (answersingenesis | creation.com) while you are colouring from scientists who take the Bible seriously; free printable
- Noah Releases a Dove
Noah watches the Dove returning to the Ark – colouring (abdaacts; scroll down) free printable
Noah and the Dove – colouring (free-coloring-pages) with the dove about to land on Noah’s finger; free printable
Noah and the Dove – colouring (supercoloring) free printable
Dove – colouring (1arthouse; scroll down) a beautiful doodle featuring a dove in flight with an olive branch, a nest, and Bible verse from Genesis 8:11; free printable
The Dove returns to the Ark – colouring (creationscience4kids; scroll down to ‘and a lovely one of the dove’) free printable
Noah releases a Dove – colouring (sundayschoolzone) free printable
- Leaving the Ark
Animals leaving the Ark – colouring (abdaacts) showing lots of animals – camels, elephant (with his trunk up in triumph – it’s sooo good to get out of that boat!), horse, big cats, hedgehogs, rabbits, rhinos, peacock, rooster, frilled neck lizards, hyenas and more, with the rainbow in background; free printable
Animals leaving the Ark – colouring (answersingenesis) mammoths, dinosaurs, dodos, giraffes and more; Animals leaving the Ark – colouring mammoths, dodo birds, dinosaurs with knapsacks over their shoulders and rainbow in background; free printable
- The Rainbow / God’s Promise / Noah worships God
Blessed is the man – colouring (answersingenesis) Noah worshipping God, with the ark, the rainbow of God’s promise, a couple of animals and birds and even a dragonfly zooming past in the background; Noah gives thanks – colouring Noah offers God a sacrifice; God’s Plan of Redemption – colouring the 7C’s of creation showing creation to the cross, including the water judgement; Stand fast in the Faith – colouring with Bible verse from 1 Corinthians 16:13; free printable
Noah and his family worship God – colouring (supercoloring) with the rainbow and the ark in background; free printable
Rainbow over the Ark – colouring (creation.com) free printable
Noah and his family worship God – colouring (sundayschoolzone) with the rainbow and the ark in the background; free printable
Noah and his wife admire the Rainbow – colouring (raisingourkids) free printable
God’s Promise – 3 colouring pages (creationscience4kids) Noah’s ark, the rainbow, the animals leaving the ark, and Noah worshipping God; free printable
Noah worships God – colouring (kidsBible; scroll down) with a rainbow in the background; with or without text; free printable
The Rainbow, God’s Promise – colouring (Christiananswers; scroll down to ‘the rainbow’ and click on the image) free printable
Rainbow – colouring (trueaimeducation; scroll down) with Bible verse from Genesis 9:13 – I have set my bow in the clouds; rainbow, fluffy doodle clouds and water drops; free printable
Noah and the Rainbow – colouring (sermons4kids) free printable
God Keeps His Promises – colouring (craftingthewordofGod) a dove and the rainbow in the background; free printable
Remember God’s Promise – colouring (hopeink; scroll down to ‘here’s the black and white coloring version’) a full rainbow, fluffy clouds and a big heart and the words ‘Remember God’s Promise’; free printable
Rainbow – colouring (coloringcafe) what Noah saw when he looked up – a full rainbow, sun peeking out and clouds with water drops; free printable
Rainbow – colouring (frompond; scroll down) a cute colouring page of clouds, sun, rainbows, and hearts in a doodle style; free printable
Jazz up your colouring pages combine or shrink individual colouring pages to make a unique scene; add a border, a title, a Bible verse and some clip art to make your colouring pages more interesting with this easy tutorial.
NOAH’S ARK ~ PUZZLES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Noah’s Ark – hidden picture puzzle (answersingenesis) find the 12 objects; Ark – word find in the shape of an ark; 10 words; Noah’s Ark – word scramble unscramble each word to finish the 7 sentences; Dinosaurs and Noah’s Ark – fill in the blank quiz 8 questions; Noah – crossword 13 words from a word bank; Flood – crossword 17 words; choose from a word bank; Ark – crossword 15 words from a word bank; Fossils – worksheet use your Bible to get the answers; Noah’s Ark – puzzle worksheet (scroll down) find out who closed the door of the ark and circle the animals not on the ark; in colour; Psalm 35:9 – word find And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord; It shall rejoice in His salvation; find your way through this Adam’s Family – maze (scroll down) to find out why we look different and trace the history of the human race from Adam and Eve and their family to Noah and then the tower of Babel showing that we are all one family, to you; 7C’s – puzzle put the 7C’s of history in order; Grand Canyon – crossword; free printable
The Worldwide Flood – crossword (creation.com; click on ‘the worldwide flood’) 38 clues; free printable
Volcano eruptions during the Flood – worksheet for kids (icr.org; pdf) word search, find 10 differences, drawing activity; Fossils – worksheet for kids name the fossils, unscramble, craft; Grand Canyon – worksheet for kids word search, fill in the blank, colour by number; free printable
325 Puzzle / Colouring Bible Activity Sheets for kids (calvarycurriculumoriginal; scroll down to numbers 7-9) a booklet with about 6 pages: one colouring page and several puzzle pages, including word searches, fill-in-blanks, crosswords, true or false, circle correct words, mazes. They are also available in Spanish (scroll down to numbers 7-9); free printable
Noah’s Ark – word search (livingwaterBiblegames) 20 words; and here is a Bible Timeline Game designed to go with the Bible history timeline. It consists of 24 Bible event cards (including Noah) and 9 action cards. As children (ages 7+) play with their friends (2-6 players) they place the cards in order to learn the overall flow of the Biblical story; 2 different levels of difficulty; includes blank cards so you can add extra Bible events; free printable
Noah’s Ark – puzzles (sundayschoolzone) word scramble, spot the difference, jigsaw, hidden letters puzzle, word tiles, word line up, match game, crossword; free printable
Noah – word search (creationmoments; scroll down to ‘Noah puzzle’ or do a CTRL + F page search for ‘Noah’) 45 words; free printable
Genesis – crossword (Christiananswers) covering creation and the flood; 20 words; free printable
Rain – word maze (mazestoprint) free printable
Rainbow – maze (Biblefunforkids; scroll down) and rainbow information poster explaining the order of the colours; free printable
Rainbow colours: Teach the correct order of rainbow colours (link removed) as well as the classification of living things by using this mnemonic: King(dom) Phylum called his class to order so the family gen(i)us could learn more about species. Or make up your own using some of these ideas and turn it into a puzzle activity.
Noah and the Ark – word search (Biblepuzzles) 25 words; Noah and the Flood – word search 31 words; members only, but membership is free
Design your own puzzle specifically tailored for your child
NOAH’S ARK ~ CRAFTS / ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Noah’s Ark – FREE playset for kids (Paper Gifts for Estefany) This cute little freebie can be a playset background or placemat to use for crafts and has a nice B.I.G. ark (actually, to scale), a beautiful, vibrant rainbow ~ God’s promise, and Bible verses from Genesis 6:8 – ‘But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord‘ and Genesis 9:13 – I do set my bow in the cloud and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth; free printable
Noah’s Ark – playset background (answersingenesis; scroll down to ‘promotional backgrounds’) a beautifully illustrated playset background of a coral reef, where a shocked fish watches as the ocean floor erupts in front of him at the beginning of the flood; Noah’s Ark – 3D craft for your homeschool or Sunday school students, and could be adapted for paper only; Noah’s Ark – 3D craft (scroll down to ‘ocean commotion’; pdf); more Ocean Commotion – crafts; free printable
Animal Pairs – paper craft (answersingenesis) 6 pairs of cute animals to cut out and use for Noah’s Ark crafts, make into a crazy hat, mobile, or finger puppets (just punch two finger holes in each circle); Animal – finger puppets (highlights) chick, horse, lamb, goose, dog, duck – print 2 copies to make pairs; Animal – finger puppets (mothernatured) koala, tortoise, ladybug, owl; Animal – finger puppets (ohmyfiesta) elephant, zebra, hippo, lion; Animal – finger puppets (amaxkids) horse, fox, sheep, pig, dog, hedgehog, hippopotamus, elephant, rhino, monkey; in colour or to colour; Animal – finger puppets (mrprintables) pig, mouse, cat, rabbit, horse; Animal – 3D paper crafts (firstpalette); Dinosaur – 3D paper crafts; more animal – finger puppets (duckduckgo) in colour or to colour; just print 2 copies to make sure they’re in pairs; make a Noah’s Ark diorama, mobile; free printable
Noah’s Ark – classroom decorations build a walk-through Noah’s Ark from cardboard boxes that kids can play in (make it a nice long one though); a fun idea for your homeschool or Sunday school and kids could bring their favourite toy animals. More ideas here; here; here; here; here; and a more fancy one here; and for a bit of extra pizzazz, you may like to check out these fun Ocean – classroom decorations (there’s an easy one using different coloured blue and green material or plastic tablecloths) or jazz up a door to make it the entrance to the ark (you could do this with cardboard, too). Lots of fun ideas to get you thinking. Aren’t there some amazingly creative people around?
Noah’s Ark – classroom decorations (arkencounter; scroll down to the end of the page) beautiful photos of the full-sized Noah’s Ark tourist theme park in USA to make a cool display for your homeschool or Sunday school classroom; free printable
Creation to Noah – Bible board game (richardgunther) a fun and colourful game with your choice of Bible verse written on the arrows: John 14:6 (click on ’10’) or Genesis 7:1 (click on ’08’); free printable
Noah’s Ark – door hanger to make (Biblefunforkids) with a pocket to put animals in; more Noah’s Ark – crafts and activities for kids; free printable
Noah’s Ark – craft (kirstymcallister) using a chocolate wafer finger and a bowl of stormy blue jelly. The wafer finger is almost the same proportions as the Ark; and, as an added bonus, when you bite into it, it has three floors.
Flood in a Jar – activity for kids (delightfullearning; scroll down) a fun idea for kids to create their own ‘storm’ in a jar.
DIY Seashell Fossil – fun craft for kids (answersingenesis) for homeschool or Sunday school to teach students how fossils were formed; and scroll down to the bottom of the page to grab a copy of the cool Ocean Commotion Flood Legend – trading cards / booklet for kids (pdf) showing flood legends from different continents around the world to remind children that the legends are remnants of the true account given in the Bible; free printable
Noah’s Ark – lesson ideas (street.ns.ca) using a ‘time machine’ where children ‘travel back in time’ to see the real event.
Noah’s Ark – group activities for kids (sermons4kids) for your homeschool or Sunday school students
Noah – paper craft (activity-mom) Your child will love these cool Bible figures to cut out and play with; free printable
Dove – craft (craftingthewordofGod) free printable
Animal – silhouette bingo (mrprintables) colorful bingo cards with animal silhouettes; 2 pages of call cards with 24 different animals and 5 bingo cards; free printable
Dove with Olive Leaf – silhouette template (silhouettegarden); Animal – silhouette templates to cut out in pairs and use for crafts; free printable
Rainbow Fun – science fun (answersingenesis) God promised to never again flood the whole earth with water. God put a rainbow in the sky as a reminder of His promise to never again flood the whole earth. Has God kept that promise? Yes, He has! The whole earth has never again been covered in water, nor will it ever be. But local floods still happen. Create your own rainbow using a flashlight and a bowl of water for your homeschool or Sunday school students. This is just like how God makes a rainbow appear in the sky where the light is both refracted and reflected in the raindrops.
Rainbow Water – science fun (answersingenesis) for your homeschool or Sunday school students using water, clear cups, food colouring and paper towels
Rainbow – slime to make (sugarspiceandglitter) make cups of each rainbow colour, roll them out separately, then add them together to make a beautiful rainbow
Rainbow – craft (kidsBible) decorate the rainbow over Noah with bits of coloured tissue paper; free printable
Rainbow Ribbons – easy craft for kids (kirstymcallister) using strips of coloured plastic bags, streamers or tissue paper
Colours of the Rainbow – lesson idea (sermons4kids) When you feel battered by life’s storms and you are filled with doubt, just remember God’s rainbow is coming and He’ll be there for you. God said every time we see a rainbow it would remind us of His promise never to flood the whole world again and remind us of His love for us. The rainbow is a sign of God’s promise, that he will guide us through any storm. Do you know what each color in the rainbow means? Red represents the blood Jesus shed for us. Yellow is for God’s perfect light, the sun so bright. Orange is coming from night into life with thru Jesus. Green reminds us that God created the earth and trees. Like the grass in spring, it represents the new life we have in Jesus. Blue represents the color of water. God created the oceans & seas, this reminds us of the baptism that identifies us with Jesus. Black represents our sins and God’s darkest day. Purple is for Jesus’ hours of sorrow, so we can gain the crown of life. Pink is for our new tomorrows. White represents God’s purity and the cleansing of our sins through God’s grace.
Rainbow Promise – group activities for kids (sermons4kids) to go with your Noah’s Ark lesson for Sunday school or homeschool – rainbow tag; pin the drops on the rainbow; rainbow hunt; make a handprint rainbow; rainbow finger painting; animal fingerprints and more
Rainbow – suncatcher crafts (duckduckgo) pretty sun catchers to make
Rainbow Blowers – craft (kidscraftroom) using cardboard tubes and streamers; kids will love to huff and puff down their rainbow blowers and see all the colourful streamers blow and billow about… they look wonderful hanging up too and double up as pretty windsocks; Rainbow – paper plate craft one paper plate makes two rainbows; add tiny bells and it’s a tambourine; Rainbow – handprint painting make a rainbow using paints and handprints
Rainbow – handprint painting (pintsizedtreasures) trace over tiny hands, paint a rainbow into it, then frame it; a fun way to preserve tiny handprints
Rainbow – craft ideas for kids (krokotak)
Rainbow – craft ideas for kids (iheartcraftythings)
Rainbow – cupcake wrappers (printables.se); Rainbow with clouds – cupcake wrappers; Rainbow – cupcake wrappers a whisp of a rainbow and cloud on white background; Chevron Rainbow – cupcake wrappers; Chevron Rainbow – cupcake wrappers with cloud; Dotted Rainbow – cupcake wrappers with white cloud; Dotted Rainbow – cupcake wrappers; Rainbow – cupcake toppers with white clouds; Striped Rainbow – cupcake toppers with editable text; Rainbow – pennants with white clouds; Rainbow – pennants; Chevron Rainbow – gift bag to make; Rainbow – pillow boxes to make with white clouds; Striped Rainbow – gift tags; Rainbow – placement cards with editable text; Rainbow – coasters; Striped Rainbow – glass markers; Chevron Rainbow – party hat; party printables or to cut out and use for crafts or scrapbooking; free printable
Pastel Rainbow – scrapbooking paper (publicdomainpictures); Abstract Neon Rainbow – scrapbooking paper; Abstract Neon Rainbow – scrapbooking paper; to cut out and use for crafts; free printable
Rainbow – scrapbooking paper (frompond); Happy Rainbow – scrapbooking paper sun, clouds, rainbows in a quilt pattern; Rainbow Hearts – scrapbooking paper tiny multi-coloured hearts on white background to cut out and use for crafts; free printable
Rainbow – classroom templates (sparklebox) resizable labels with editable text; free printable
Rainbow – classroom decorations (coolest-free-printables) free printable
Rainbow – wind-catcher craft (answersingenesis) instructions are free printable
Rainbow Surprise – paper craft (mrprintables) an easy rainbow to make which folds up then pops out of an envelope, sealed with a large blue water drop; this one is a party invitation or use the idea to make your own; Rain and Rainbows – board game a snakes and ladders type game; freeprintable
R is for Rainbow – paper craft (digitprop) a standing rainbow shaped in the letter R to make; free printable
Rainbow – marshmallow snack (thedecoratedcookie) sprinkle marshmallows in your favourite rainbow food colours then thread them on a kabob stick; a fun snack to make with your homeschool or Sunday school students to finish off your Noah’s Ark activity
Rainbow Clouds – craft (frompond) clouds with strips of coloured paper hanging from them; template is for members only (but membership is free)
NOAH’S ARK ~ LEARN TO DRAW FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
How would your child draw Noah’s Ark? (creation.com) I was asked to take a children’s teaching session… The very first task was for the kids to draw Noah’s Ark; they were given no other instruction or prompting. All of the children, to my knowledge, were from a church background. I was presented with a wide range of shapes and sizes of the Ark when they had finished their drawings. The majority had drawn small bathtub-style arks. I asked them where they had got the idea for their image. The responses were mostly: from a book, a toy, the internet, TV, and Sunday School. A bathtub ark conveys a fairy tale, not a real, historical event. Then I asked the children who had drawn an ark that more closely compared to proportions of the biblical Ark where their idea had come from. All resolutely answered: the Bible! Try this ‘Drawing Noah’s Ark’ exercise with your own kids, Sunday School, or youth group; see what result you get, and then use it as a fun teaching session! Or turn it into a hands-on activity and find something near you (e.g. a public building, a sports ground) and take the children out to measure it, so they can see with their own eyes just how big Noah’s Ark really was.
Noah’s Ark – learn to draw (answersingenesis) draw a picture of the Ark floating on the water during the storm for Shem’s notebook; free printable
Dove – learn to draw (1arthouse) a beautiful doodle featuring a dove in flight with an olive branch, a nest and Bible verse from Genesis 8:11; free printable
NOAH’S ARK ~ PAPER GIFTS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Where did all the water go? – FREE poster (Paper Gifts for Estefany) featuring Bible verses from Psalm 104:5-9; Fifteen cubits is a lot of water. Have you ever wondered… where did all that water go??? Did you know that water covers 75% of our planet? (See the footnote at the end of this post). This free poster shows the earth as we have been taught to look at it; but it is not the image we normally see… we’re on the other side. This is the Pacific Ocean view; free printable
Noah’s Ark – FREE Bible poster for kids (Paper Gifts for Estefany) This cute little freebie has a nice B.I.G. ark (actually, to scale), a beautiful vibrant rainbow ~ God’s promise, and features Bible verses from Genesis 6:8 – ‘But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord‘ and Genesis 9:13 – I do set my bow in the cloud and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth; free printable
Noah’s Ark – FREE posters (arkencounter; scroll down to the end of the page) beautiful photos of the full-sized Noah’s Ark tourist theme park in USA; share them with your child; and some of these in high-res would also make a cool display for your homeschool or Sunday school classroom; free printable
Noah’s Ark – FREE poster (answersingenesis) a beautifully illustrated poster showing the story of how God saved Noah and his family; free printable
Noah Releases a Dove – FREE poster (answersingenesisvbs; scroll down to ‘slides’) the dove flies back to Noah and his wife, with words, ‘Noah checks to see if there’s any dry land’; there’s also a poster about Noah releasing the raven; and if you scroll down to ‘additional information for leaders’, you will find links to more information about Noah; free printable
Noah’s Ark – FREE posters (freebibleimages/moodypublishers; scroll down) over 40 beautiful images without words telling the story of Noah; 16 more here; 17 here; and 5 more here; free printable
Noah’s Ark – posters (arkvannoach; wait for the page to fully load, then left click on the image to scroll through the slideshow) 17 images of the Noah’s Ark replica from the Netherlands to share with your child; a couple more of the inside of the ark here (click on each image to bring it up to full resolution)
Rainbow – FREE Bible poster (alittleperspective) a beautiful double rainbow against a stormy sky with Bible verse from Genesis 9:16 – And the rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth; Noah’s Floating Ark – FREE poster with Bible verse from Genesis 7:12 – It rained on the earth forty days and forty nights; Ocean Water – FREE poster with Bible verse from Genesis 7:19 – And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth, and all the high hills that were under the whole heaven were covered; God’s Promise – FREE poster a seed head with Bible verse from Genesis 8:22 – While the earth remains, seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease; free printable
Noah’s Ark – FREE poster and bookmark (answersingenesis; right click on the main image and select ‘open link in new tab’ to download the poster in full resolution) in gold and grey tones; and another illustration showing the size of the ark in relation to a school bus – 12 school buses long; 4 buses high and 10 buses wide; and scroll a bit further down for the bookmark in colour or to colour; free printable
7C’s of Gospel History – FREE poster for kids (answersingenesis) showing the short version of world history, including Noah’s Ark; free printable
The Ark has Landed – poster (desktopnexus) animals disembark and surround the ark; free printable
Creation, Noah’s Flood, Babel – collage poster (prisoneronearth) Genesis 1 to 11 summed up in one image
Noah’s Ark Timeline – poster (visualunit) with diagram showing what happened when; also available in Spanish; free printable
Rainbow – bookmarks (bookmarkbee) featuring rainbows and clouds, chevron and stripe patterns; add a Bible verse to remind your child of God’s promise, and a note of encouragement on the back; free printable
Flood Legends – trading cards for kids (answersingenesis) beautifully illustrated cards in colour, showing legends of the flood from around the world – Africa, China, Greece, Mexico and North American Indians – as a reminder that the flood legends are remnants of the true account given in the Bible; free printable
Rainbow – labels / name tags (nametagjungle) clouds, rainbows, sun with blue border; perfect to add a Bible verse and make your own wallet cards; free printable
Rainbow – weekly planner (frompond) strips of colour on a white background, in the shape of a rainbow; free printable
Noah’s Ark – cartoon (answersingenesis.org) ‘Only an ark of Biblical dimensions could survive a flood of Biblical proportions’ showing a very cute ark, complete with giraffes at the bottom of the ocean!
Noah’s Ark – cartoon for kids (creation.com; scroll down to ‘thats not the ark … THIS is the ARK!’ and click on the image) one page; alternative link (answersingenesis; scroll down); free printable
Noah’s Ark – cartoon booklet for kids (Bibleforchildren; scroll down to number 3) in colour or to colour; big (24 pages) or small (2 page) booklet in very bright primary colours; click on the other languages menu at the top of the page to find it in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Tagalog, Hindi, Kinyarwanda, Swahili, Amharic, and more; free printable
Noah builds a Boat – cartoon booklet (lambsongs; scroll down to ‘Noah builds a boat col: pdf’ and click on ‘booklet’ then ‘cover’); Noah and the Amazing Ark – cartoon booklet (scroll down to ‘Noah and the amazing ark col: pdf’ and click on ‘booklet’ then ‘cover’) in colour or to colour; free printable
Rainbow – gift box (donteatthepaste) a colourful gift box to make with a full rainbow with fluffy clouds against a blue background with water drops and some rainbow stripes; Rainbow – gift box a yellow umbrella with a rainbow coming out of it and blue background with water drops; cut, fold and glue; free printable
Rainbow – gift box (ohhappyday) with bright geometric gift boxes in rainbow colours on white background; cut, fold and glue; free printable
nextmanga.com (for purchase) The story of the universe in manga form. A comic book Bible series that keeps kids/teens (and adults!) riveted. Book 1 (Mutiny) tells the story starting from creation in Genesis 1 and up to time of the Exodus from Egypt (somewhere around Exodus 15). And I love how they have added a few extra frames of background history to give a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the true villain of history. The top angel (a created being like us) rebels against the Creator; is kicked out of Heaven; becomes God’s arch enemy; and arrives on earth to create mischief, mayhem and havoc with… (as he sneers)… ‘God’s favoured ones’ – humans. To rob, kill and destroy. Buy and send a few pages at a time. It’s also an excellent gift idea for a sponsor visit. My kids loved these. Monica told us that it was her favourite book. :)
CREATIVE IDEAS – MAKE YOUR OWN:
Add a Bible verse to a favourite Noah’s Ark image, rainbow image, or maybe you might like this neon rainbow photo frame and make your own:
Bible poster or Bible verse card
Bible bookmark – add your child’s name
Bible note cards
Bible wallet cards
Jazz up your envelopes if you are including any special treats like stickers for your homeschool or Sunday school students. Sticker sheets are fine for your sponsored child.
NOAH’S ARK ~ STATIONERY FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Noah’s Ark – FREE stationery for kids (Paper Gifts for Estefany) with Bible verse from Genesis 6:8 and a nice BIG ark to scale; free printable
Rainbow – stationery (colormegood; pdf) with a jagged rainbow border all the way around the page; free printable
Rainbow Garden – stationery (pageborders.net) the sun peeking over the edge of a colourful rainbow, with a garden and pale blue border; free printable
Rainbow – stationery (stationerytree) rainbows, clouds and blue sky around your page border; blank, lined or handwriting; free version
Rainbow Stripes – stationery (pageborders.org) on white or black background; Rainbow Polka Dots – stationery on white background; Rainbow Glitter – stationery; Rainbow – stationery a simple frame of rainbow colours; free printable
Rainbow Grunge – stationery (museprintables) watercolour wash; Rainbow Scene – stationery; free version
Rainbow – stationery (sparklebox) two designs – a rainbow with fluffy clouds across the top of your page; or a colourful strip of rainbow colours going around your page; portrait or landscape; free printable
Rainbow Raindrop – greeting card (wildolive) cute pastel coloured raindrops with smiley faces arranged in the shape and colours of a rainbow; add a favourite Bible verse; free printable
Rainbow Stripes – greeting card (printables.se) a white cloud on striped rainbow colours; Rainbow Stripes – greeting card; Rainbow Stripes – greeting card with editable text; Rainbow – envelope; free printable
Rainbow – Stationery | envelope (canon) pastel watercolour wash background; free printable
Dinosaurs ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids (YES! They were on the Ark!)
Tower of Babel ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids
And when you write to your sponsored child to tell them all about it… don’t forget to tell them WHO was protecting Noah and his family during this great storm…
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Enjoyed the links very much. Ray Comfort rocks! This Hollywood Noah movie is not surprising. Disappointing,
but not surprising considering the source. The sad thing is how Mr Comfort’s film so accurately depicts our society. Asleep and in darkness. Yet, time is so short. Thanks for the inspiration to keep praying and sharing Gods truth. Blessings for your hard work.
Yes, our little drop is just a drop in the ocean, but as Mother Teresa used to say, if we do not do it, our drop is missing forever. So we keep doing it AND we have the last page in the book. We know we win in the end! Blessings Sue. :)