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NOAH’S ARK: MAGNETIC TRAY

Children will have fun re-telling the Noah story with this magnetic story board.

 

1. Spray-paint an old cookie sheet.
2. Print out the ark (larger of the two below) and the cloud. Cut out and colour.
3. Back the pictures with magnetic tape.
4. You can also print and cut out the six animals and back them with magnetic tape as well.
5. Pictures from magazines and old story books can add to the fun.
6. Children will enjoy re-telling stories from the Noah story with their “props.”

 

 

NOAH’S ARK: GIRAFFE RING-TOSS GAME

A fun and easy-to-make game!

 

 

HOW TO MAKE THE GAME:
1. Print out the giraffe pattern, colour and cut out. Print out the “grassy hill.” Colour and cut out. Strands of brown yarn are glued to the back of the giraffe to form the mane. You can use strips of paper as well. Glue on a googly eye.
2. Strengthen the giraffe’s neck by taping popsicle sticks to the back of the neck.
3. Glue the giraffe to the hill. Then glue a small box (filled with pebbles) to the back of the hill and giraffe to stabilize the structure. You can paint the box green if you wish. I found that the box containing tiny jars of food colouring is an ideal size for this purpose.
4. Make the rings by cutting out inner circles from plastic yoghurt or cottage cheese containers.
5. The teacher makes a list of words on small strips of paper: some have relevance to the Noah story (for example: rainbow, dove, rain etc.). About a third of the words do NOT have relevance to the Noah story (for example, Moses, Egypt, commandments etc.). About 20 to 30 words is a good number, depending, of course, on the ages of the children.
HOW TO PLAY THE GAME:
1. The words are placed face down on a table (or on the floor). The first child picks a word. If it is relevant to the Noah story, he/she gets to toss the ring around the giraffe’s neck after saying the word. Children get another try if they miss the first toss. If the word is not relevant to the Noah story, the child misses his/her turn. Each correct toss earns a point. Once a word is said, it is put aside to be used in the next round.
2. Points are tallied. At the end of the game the child with the most points is the winner.

 

NOAH’S ARK: POPSICLE STICK NOAH PUPPET

This is a super-easy puppet to make.

 

 

HOW TO MAKE THE PUPPET:
1. Print out the pattern.
2. Colour and cut out.
3. Glue a popsicle stick to the back of Noah.

NOAH’S ARK: ART PLAQUE

This plaque is made from the lid of an egg carton! The two holes in the lid make it a natural for hanging the Noah art on a child’s wall.

 

HOW TO MAKE THE PLAQUE:
1. Paint the lid of the egg carton.
2.Print out the ark and cloud pattern. Colour, cut out and glue to the lid. Add ribbons and a hanging cord. (NOTE: The larger ark picture is the one to copy for this project.)
3. If you wish you can cover the holes in the lid with squares of matching coloured paper.

 

NOAH’S ARK: SHAKE ‘N SAY GAME

A quick game to make that is lots of fun! All you need is a can with a lid.

 

 

TO MAKE THE GAME:
1. The teacher writes words on small pieces of paper (or punched circles if you have a circle puncher) and on each piece he/she writes the name of an animal. As well, she/he writes the word NOAH on one piece and ARK on another. Make about 20 or so words.
2. Decorate the can with gift-wrap or scrapbook paper and glue on a picture of the ark as printed from the pattern below.
TO PLAY THE GAME:
1. The first child puts all the words in the can and shakes it vigorously.
2. The child spills all the words out on the table.
3. Only the words that are FACE UP score a point. If the word ARK appears it is worth 2 points; the word NOAH is worth 3 points.
4. The children add up their scores at the end of each round and keep a tally. Several rounds are played. The child with the highest total is the first to “reach the ark.”

 

NOAH’S ARK: PUPPET THEATRE

This theatre is made from a cereal box!

HOW TO MAKE THE THEATRE:
1. Cut an opening in the cereal box.
2. Paint and decorate it.
3. Cut a slit in the “floor” so that the puppets can “move” along the theatre.
TO MAKE THE CURTAIN:
1. Cut 2 pieces of fabric each 6″(15cm) x 7.5″(19cm).
2. With your fingers form pleats along the top edge of the curtain. To secure the pleats in place lay a strip of packing tape firmly along the top edge.
3. To hide the raw edges of the two front curtain sections, fold in a small hem along the front edge, placing a dot of glue at the top and bottom edges. Press the edges together to “seal” the glue.
4. Using the packing tape, tape the curtains inside the theatre.
TO MAKE THE PUPPETS:
1. Print out the patterns and cut out.
2. Tape a popsicle stick to the back of the puppet.

 

 

NOAH’S ARK: ZEBRA GAME—SPILL THE BEANS!

This is a fun game for two or more children. The “game-pieces” are five small stones.

 

TO MAKE THE GAME:
1. Wash and dry the stones. You can then paint them white or leave them unpainted. Paint black and white “zebra stripes” on ONE side of four stones. Paint black dots on ONE side of the fifth stone.
2. Cover the can with gift-wrap or scrapbook paper. You can make a zebra to decorate the can, using the directions below:
3. Print out the zebra pattern BELOW and cut out. TO MAKE A STAND FOR THE ZEBRA: Cut out a tab from cardboard 3.35″(9cm) x 1″(2.5cm). Measure a line 1″(2.5cm) from the top.  Fold the tab back along this line. Glue the long part of the tab to the back of the zebra. The shorter part stands on the lid of the can to enable the zebra to stand up.
TO PLAY THE GAME:
1. Place the stones in the can.
2. The first child shakes up the can and then spills the stones out on the table.
3. Zero points are awarded for each stone that lands “blank side” up. Two points are awarded when the spotted stone lands face up. One point is awarded when the stone lands striped side up. The children keep a tally of their scores. The player at the end of a few rounds (designated beforehand) with the most number of points is the winner! He or she is the one who SPILLS THE BEANS first for the next round!

 

 

NOAH’S ARK: A FISHY BOARD GAME!

The fish are mighty curious! What is this new thing in their midst? An ark? What’s an ark? Find out which fish will reach the ark first! The fish markers are lima beans. Their felt tails are glued on. Play the game to find out if the blue fish, or the red fish or the yellow fish reaches the ark first!!

 

 

HOW TO MAKE THE GAME:
1. Print out the game board. Cut out and glue to a blue background.
2. Print, colour and cut out the ark. Attach a stand to the back to make it stand up. TO MAKE A STAND: cut out cardboard 3.25″(8.5cm) x 1″(2.5cm). Mark 2″(5cm) on the tab and fold back along this line. Glue the longer part of the tab to the back of the ark. The shorter part of the tab stands on the table to enable the ark to stand.
3. Paint lima beans different colours. Glue on a felt tail and a googly eye to complete the fish. If you don’t have lima beans you could also make the fish from cardboard.
HOW TO PLAY THE GAME:
1. The first child throws a pair of die. He/she subtracts the lower number from the higher number. The child then moves that many spaces ahead. The game continues in this way.
2. If the child’s number is zero he/she moves 3 steps BACKWARD. If the child scores a 2 he/she moves 2 spaces FORWARD. The first child to reach the last space is the first fish to reach the ark!

 

 

 

 

 

NOAH’S ARK: MRS. NOAH SPOON DOLL PUPPET

Mrs. Noah is made from a plastic spoon. Her pleated, tailored dress is glued onto the spoon. Don’t you love her cat, Clarence?

 

1. Paint the “head” of the spoon. Paint hair and glue on a “bun” to the back of the head as shown in the photo. Add mouth and eyes.
2. To make the dress, print and cut out the two pattern pieces. FIRST, make a pleat in the skirt as indicated by the two black lines in the pattern. Glue down the pleat at the top of the skirt. AFTER the pleat is made glue the skirt to the bodice as shown in the photo.
3. To make the cat, print and cut out the cat pattern. Colour and add googly eyes. TO MAKE A STAND FOR THE CAT: Cut out a tab from cardboard 1″(2.5cm) x 1.75″(4.5cm). Mark a line 1″(2.5cm) down from the top. Make a fold on this line, bend it back and glue the longer part of the tab to the back of the cat. The shorter part stands on the table, enabling the cat to stand up.

 

 

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