The Flood

The child will be able to explain the benefits of obedience.

Bible Story Reference: Genesis 6:11-22

Memory Verse: 

Proverbs 2:7 (NIV)

He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless.


  • In the last lesson, we learned about a promise that God made. Who did God promise to defeat? Can you show me with your hands? (The child should move their hands like a snake.) What did God promise to do to him? Can you show me that with your hands? (The child should make a crushing motion with their hands.) That is right! God promised that a child from a woman will crush and defeat the snake, Satan.
  • Today, we will learn about a man who gave God his best by obeying him.

Bible Story

God knew that everyone on earth was terribly cruel and violent. Sin had entered the world after Adam and Eve left the garden. So, God spoke to one special man named Noah.
“There is violence and cruelty everywhere,” God said. “So, I am going to destroy the whole earth and everyone on it. Get some good wood and build a boat. Create rooms in it and cover it with tar on the inside and outside. Make it 138 meters long, 22 meters wide, and 14 meters high.
Make a roof on the boat and leave about half a meter between the roof and the sides. Make the boat three stories high and put a door on only one side.”
“I am going to send a flood to destroy everything!” God continued. “Nothing will survive. But I promise that you and your family will be kept safe in the boat.”
God also told Noah to bring a male and female of every kind of animal on the boat with him.
“Store up enough food for your family and you and all the animals as well,” God said.
Noah obeyed God. Noah did everything God said to do.


God did not surprise Noah. The flood came just as God said it would. The rain lasted forty days and nights. But Noah had obeyed God. Because of God’s mercy, he saved Noah from the flood.Because of Noah’s obedience, his family and the animals were saved, too.

  1. How did God show mercy to Noah? (God saved Noah from the flood. God provided a way for Noah to stay safe.)
  2. How did Noah benefit from obeying God? (He benefited by building a boat that could withstand the flood.)
  3. How did Noah’s obedience benefit others? (His family was also saved.)
  4. How does obedience benefit you today? (Obedience keeps us safe from harm. It teaches and protects us.)
  5. Obeying God can benefit others and you. How does this make you feel? How can you respond?


Dear God,
Thank you for all you have given me. I want to honour you always. Amen.




This is to remind us of God’s promise after the flood.

What You Need

  • Different colours of recyclable bags (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
  • Tissue paper
  • Glue
  • Pen
  • Paper



  1. Draw the arches for the rainbow on the paper.
  2. Wrap the tissue paper loosely around the eraser end of the pencil.
  3. Dip it into the glue (only the tip) and place on the rainbow.
  4. Use white tissue paper on the bottom of the rainbow to make clouds.