This week's theme in Kids' Bible Club was "N is for Noah and the Ark." We had a lot of rainbows to talk about, paint and eat! You'll see them as you keep reading...
Bible Time: The story is found in Genesis chapters 6-9. The Bible account begins with God telling Noah how to build the ark. It ends with Noah and his family giving thanks to God as a rainbow appears in the sky as a promise that He'll never flood the earth again.
The memory verse was Genesis 9:13 which says, "I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth." I chose to do a treasure hunt with them to learn the verse. The idea for this came from Child Evangelism Fellowship. I wrote out the verse on a couple sheets of paper, using wide spacing between the lines. I cut the lines apart to make the strips. Then, I folded each piece and taped each one to a different spot around the downstairs area of the church. I wrote out a few clues and read them one at a time as they found the strips.
The clues we did were the following: "It's a fine place to sit down for a bite." (table)
"Keys that make music" (piano)
"Where there's dishes, there is a _____." (sink)
"You've come to the right place if you're thirsty."
"Don't hang up your dreams." (coat rack)
You could also do--"Where there's chalk, there's dust!" (chalkboard) or "God's Word is sharper than a sharpened pencil." (pencil sharpener)
When they were done gathering all the strips of paper, they placed them on the table in the correct order. Mieka and Skyler had a lot of fun with this review game.
Craft time: The kids painted rainbows using watercolor pencils. I showed them how to spread the colors using a paintbrush after adding some color with the pencils. They also painted the rainbows in the correct color order--red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
When they were done, they glued on some cotton for the clouds. I cut out the rainbows, punched a hole and added some yarn so that they could be hung up anywhere. They decided to tie them around their necks before they left to go home.
Snack time: Skylar helped me put this rainbow salad together. I chose five fruits, all of a different color. Kiwi, red grapes, pineapple chunks, blueberries and tangerine slices made up our beautiful rainbow. We also made clouds using whipped cream. The kids enjoyed making their own mini rainbows on their plates before eating it up!
Come back next time to find out what the letter "o" is for! You're really going to like this one!:)