This is the third in a four part series of skits on the life of Noah. This third part was written directly from Genesis 8 (NASB). This portion is about Noah, his family, and all of the animals are in the ark, living through the flood, and then leaving the ark. 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
- Posters of water waves
- Posters of rain
- Calendar with “150 days” written on it
- Calendar with “7 days” written on it
- Calendar with “10th month” written on it
- Poster of mountains
- Poster of raven
- Poster of dove
- Olive branch
- Stones (or pieces of paper crumpled up)
(Noah, his family, and the animals start out in the ark. Children can be holding posters of water waves and the ark can be floating on them. Other children can be carrying posters of rain.)
Narrator: God remembered Noah and all the beasts and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and God caused a wind to pass over the earth, and the water subsided.
(The children carrying the rain posters can leave the stage. A child carrying a calendar with the “150 days” written on it can go across the stage.)
Narrator: Also the fountains of the deep and the floodgates of the sky were closed, and the rain from the sky was restrained; and the water receded steadily from the earth, and at the end of one hundred and fifty days the water decreased.
(Child can go across the stage carrying a calendar with “7th month” written on it)
Narrator: In the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat.
(Child can go across the stage carrying a calendar with “10th month” written on it. A child can hold a poster of mountains and have them behind the water showing just the tops.)
Narrator: The water decreased steadily until the tenth month; in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, the tops of the mountains became visible.
(Child can go across the stage carrying a monthly calendar with “40 days” on it. Another child can carry the poster of the raven from Noah off the stage.)
Narrator: Then it came about at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made; and he sent out a raven, and it flew here and there until the water was dried up from the earth.
(Child can carry the poster of the dove from Noah off the stage and then back to Noah.)
Narrator: Then he sent out a dove from him, to see if the water was abated from the face of the land; but the dove found no resting place for the sole of her foot, so she returned to him into the ark, for the water was on the surface of all the earth. Then he put out his hand and took her, and brought her into the ark to himself.
(Child walks across stage with a calendar with “7 days” written on it. Child can carry the poster of the dove from Noah off the stage and then back to Noah with olive branch.)
Narrator: So he waited yet another seven days; and again he sent out the dove from the ark. The dove came to him toward evening, and behold, in her beak was a freshly picked olive leaf. So Noah knew that the water was abated from the earth.
(Child walks across stage with a calendar with “7 days” written on it. Child can carry the poster of the dove from Noah off the stage.)
Narrator: Then he waited yet another seven days, and sent out the dove; but she did not return to him again.
(Water posters go away)
Narrator: Now it came about in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, on the first of the month, the water was dried up from the earth. Then Noah removed the covering of the ark, and looked, and behold, the surface of the ground was dried up. In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry.
God: (to Noah) Go out of the ark, you and your wife and your sons and your sons’ wives with you. Bring out with you every living thing of all flesh that is with you, birds and animals and every creeping thing that creeps on the earth, that they may breed abundantly on the earth, and be fruitful and multiply on the earth.
(Noah, his family, and the animals can leave the ark.)
Narrator: So Noah went out, and his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives with him. Every beast, every creeping thing, and every bird, everything that moves on the earth, went out by their families from the ark.
(Noah can build an altar with stones)
Narrator: Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. The Lord smelled the soothing aroma.
God: I will never again curse the ground on account of man, for the intent of man’s heart is evil from his youth; and I will never again destroy every living thing, as I have done. While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.
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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