Last week we thought about the Number One and Jonah and the One Big Fish. This story is all about counting to two! The Bible Truth for toddlers is, ‘Those who trust in God are rescued’.
To tell the story you can use – an ark, animals in pairs, Mr and Mrs Noah, a toy saw and hammer.
God told Noah to start building. He needed to cut lots of wood and use a hammer and a saw. But what was he making? It wasn’t a house. It wasn’t a new bed. It wasn’t a table. It wasn’t even really a boat! It was an ark. It was like a big, big box that would float.
Noah worked hard. He trusted God and he did what God said. Everyday he sawed and hammered. Every night he went fast asleep. Then he woke up and sawed and hammered until one day the Ark was finished. It was huge!
It was too big for just Noah and his family. Who else was it for?
God sent animals to go inside. Two of every kind. Let’s count them! (show animals in pairs and count – 1,2). They went into the big ark that Noah had built. God shut the door.
They waited. And they waited.
And then it began. It rained and it poured. It rained for such a long time. But Noah and his family and the animals were safe in the ark. God took care of them and rescued them from the big flood.
And when the flood had gone they were able to come out of the big ark that Noah had built.
We added tissue paper in different shades of blue for the water and used animal stickers available from Amazon. Click on the link to find them. I liked the fact that they were photos. Lots of opportunity for naming animals.
Instead of ‘Old MacDonald had a farm’, we sang ‘Mr Noah had an ark’ and added the animals that we had used in the story with any sounds that they make.