Religious arts and crafts give everyone the opportunity to showcase some symbols of faith while being able to express their faith at the same time. They can help portray or enrich a lesson, story, or just make it more fun for kids to learn more about religion. Noah’s ark is one of the most famous, talked about bible story and can be found in print all over the world. Here are some great ideas for Noah’s ark crafts and activities for you and your kids to use together.
1. The Ark: You could actually spend a lot of time making an ark with your child. Depending on their age this could turn into quite the project. Boats can be made from all different sorts of things from Popsicle sticks to real wood. Working with wood can be a little tricky so you may want to buy a pre-made ark, or carve it yourself if you have the skills and then let them paint or stain it to prepare for all the animals. There are also several ways to make three dimensional paper boats/ arks which might be easier for the elementary aged child but still just as fun. And if you really want to get into it you can make a large boat (large meaning big enough for your child to sit it) out of cardboard boxes. When you’ve got your boat drawn and cut out they can definitely help with the decorating and have a ton of fun placing stuffed animals in it to pretend like it’s the real deal.
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