One of my favourite past times with children is to read and at the moment I am reading some Bible stories to my little ones. I don’t think you need to be religious to enjoy Bible stories; they are great stories by themselves. I mean just look at Noah – he managed to fit two of every animal onto a boat; that is pretty amazing! You don’t have to believe it to enjoy it.

To help my little ones remember the jist of the story we decided to make our own picture, not any ordinary picture – a MASSIVE picture. I happened to have a big roll of white paper that needed to be used up, so we decided to kick this craft up a gear and super size it. If you don’t happen to have a giant roll of paper at the ready, these can be done on normal A4 sized paper.

To make your own Noah’s Ark you will need:

  • Animal print outs
  • Pencils/Pens
  • Scissors
  • Coloured paper
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Glue

1. Either draw your own or you can download some animals on the link above. Colour them in and then cut them out.

 

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2. Make your ark – we cut ours out of brown paper, but if you don’t have any brown paper you can draw it onto the white paper and paint it.

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3. Stick on your animals.

Arguing about where the animals should go

Arguing about where the animals should go

4. Paint your water and your rainbow.

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My little ones loved the fact that this project was done on such a large scale; we are still trying to figure out what to do with our picture, it truly is massive. The only problem we encountered was where to put the animals, and we ended up with a few tears when my youngest charge decided to move my eldest charge’s deer so she could put her crocodile in its place.

 

This craft may help development of:

  • Understanding of different religious beliefs
  • Creativity
  • Fine Motor skills
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Finished picture