There are many bible activities you can create when teaching children the story of Noah and the ark. Some activities require preparations but other are as simple as taking out a construction toy and giving the children a little direction.
Before you begin take the time to read the story of Noah's Ark and review the recommended discussion points.
I found two simple ways to create the ark. I wanted to make it interactive so children will be able to play with the animals. The first picture shows the ark out of a brown paper bag. Simply cut the bag, let the children decorate it and staple it. The second picture show the ark out of a paper plate. Paint or color the plate, cut it in the middle and after staple the edges.
Recreate the story by building the ark and playing with puppets. A great activity for the kinesthetic learner.
At the water table you can bring a toy ark and let the children play or take it a step further and do a 'sink and float' experiment with the children.
Turn a the creative center into the ark with animal dress up clothes and a cane for Noah. Discuss diversity on the ark and getting along.
Divide the children into groups by the colors of the rainbow. Each group has to work as a team to color their part of the rainbow. You can also make this a collage by cutting color pictures from magazines and gluing them on the paper.