This is the second in a four part series of skits on the life of Noah. This second part was written directly from Genesis 7 (NASB). This portion is about Noah, his family, and all of the animals entering the ark and the flood starts. This skit can be done on a small or large stage. It can be done in a classroom setting with regular paper sized props or a full-church performance with costumes and full-size props. Make it fit your classroom or church need. The purpose is so the children will learn the life of Noah.
- Noah’s wife, sons, and daughters-in-law
- Weekly calendar with #7 on it
- Monthly calendar with #40 on it
- Posters of animals going into the ark
- Poster of “God” written on it
- Posters of water waves
- Poster of mountains
- Calendar with #150 on it
God: (to Noah) Enter the ark, you and all your household, for you alone I have seen to be righteous before Me in this time. You shall take with you of every clean animal by sevens, a male and his female; and of the animals that are not clean two, a male and his female; also of the birds of the sky, by sevens, male and female, to keep offspring alive on the face of all the earth.
(child can carry a week calendar with the #7 on it and then a monthly calendar with the #40 on it across the stage)
God: For after seven more days, I will send rain on the earth forty days and forty nights; and I will blot out from the face of the land every living thing that I have made.
Narrator: Noah did according to all that the Lord had commanded him. Now Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of water came upon the earth.
(Noah and his family “enter” the ark)
Narrator: Then Noah and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him entered the ark because of the water of the flood.
(other children carry posters of animals into the ark)
Narrator: Of clean animals and animals that are not clean and birds and everything that creeps on the ground, there went into the ark to Noah by twos, male and female, as God had commanded Noah.
(child carries the weekly calendar with the #7 on it across the stage)
Narrator: It came about after the seven days, that the water of the flood came upon the earth. In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on the same day all the fountains of the great deep burst open, and the floodgates of the sky were opened.
(child carries monthly calendar with the #40 on it across the stage)
Narrator: The rain fell upon the earth for forty days and forty nights. On the very same day Noah and Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark, they and every beast after its kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth after its kind, and every bird after its kind, all sorts of birds. So they went into the ark to Noah, by twos of all flesh in which was the breath of life.
Narrator: Those that entered, male and female of all flesh, entered as God had commanded him;
(child with the name “God” taped to them will close the door of the ark)
Narrator: and the Lord closed it behind him.
(children can carry posters of water waves and the ark can be floating on them)
Narrator: Then the flood came upon the earth for forty days, and the water increased and lifted up the ark, so that it rose above the earth. The water prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water.
(a child can carry a poster of mountains and the water can cover them)
Narrator: The water prevailed more and more upon the earth, so that all the high mountains everywhere under the heavens were covered. The water prevailed fifteen cubits higher, and the mountains were covered. All flesh that moved on the earth perished, birds and cattle and beasts and every swarming thing that swarms upon the earth, and all mankind; of all that was on the dry land, all in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, died. Thus He blotted out every living thing that was upon the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky, and they were blotted out from the earth; and only Noah was left, together with those that were with him in the ark.
(child can carry a calendar with the #150 on it across the stage)
Narrator: The water prevailed upon the earth one hundred and fifty days..
For an additional activity, you can download and print our free Noah & the Ark coloring pages. We’ve also posted a Noah’s Ark object lesson that will help children better understand the massive size involved.
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