Safe in the Ark

This story is about when the flood started

The child will learn that:-

  • Noah and his family were kept safe because they
    trusted and obeyed God.
  • God has promised to keep us safe if we trust Him.

Bible Story Reference: Genesis 7: 1-24

Memory Verse: 

Proverbs 29: 25 (GNT) 

“It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you, but if you trust the Lord, you are safe.

Opening Activity

  • Ask the child to tell  you about something they built or made – What did you use to make it? Was it difficult to make? Did anybody help
  • Review the previous story – What did Noah use to build the Ark? Do you think it was difficult to build? Why did he build it.
  • Emphasize that although it was a very difficult job, Noah built the Ark because God asked Him to. He obeyed God’s instructions completely.

Bible Story

  • Now Noah and his family were safe in the Ark. (Genesis 7: 6-7)
  • After seven days it began to rain. It rained and rained, day after day after day! All the grass and flowers were covered with water. The rivers and seas became great floods. (Genesis 7: 17-20) Explain that now it was too late for the people who had previously laughed at Noah and were outside the Ark.
  • Still the waters rose higher and higher. It covered houses, trees and even the highest mountains. (Genesis 7: 20 -21) Try to imagine how Noah and his family might have been feeling inside the Ark? What would have happened if Noah had not obeyed God?
  • Inside the Ark, Noah, his family and all the animals were safe! Because Noah had trusted and obeyed God, He was protecting them all. (Genesis 7: 23)
  • Explain to the child that God wants us to obey and trust Him too. God has promised to keep us safe too, if we trust and obey Him like Noah did.


  1. How did Noah show that he believed God?
  2. Who went into the Ark with Noah?
  3. How long were they in the Ark before it began to rain?
  4. How high did the waters rise?
  5. Who was kept safe?
  6. Why was Noah kept safe?
  7. Who will keep us safe if we trust in Him?


Dear Jesus, thank you for keeping me safe.




What You Need

  • blue paper
  • cotton wool
  • blue or white thread
  • scissors
  • glue
  • tape
  • Pen / Pencil


  1. Draw a raindrop shape to use as a template, and then cut several out of a light blue piece of paper. This goes quickly by folding the paper into a small square and cutting many at a time.
  2. Make holes along the bottom edge of the paper, and two on the top.
  3. The strings will be doubled up, so if you make 6 holes, there will be 12 rain drops.
  4. Make the clouds by pulling and spreading the cotton balls and gluing them to a blue piece of paper.
  5. Next, roll the paper into a tube and use tape to secure.
  6. Next you will put the thread through each hole. These do not need to be tied because the rain drops will be attached to each end of the thread.
  7. After the thread is through each hole, glue a raindrop to the end of each piece of thread.
  8. To finish this craft, put the thread through each hole on top of the tube and secure the ends.