Pin an animal picture onto each child's back except for one child who
is to be Mr Noah. Tell the children the story of Noah and the
Ark, and how God gave Noah the job of collecting two of each kind of
But, somehow all the animals got out of the Ark, and are now all mixed
up, and are walking around outside the Ark. Mr Noah now has the
job of finding pairs of animals and putting them back into the Ark
The children must start walking around the room (and so get all
mixed up) while Mr Noah looks for pairs of animals. He must
take one animal by the arm and then find the matching animal
When he finds a pair, he must lead them into the ring of chairs
forming the Ark.
The pairs must sit down and stay there until the end of the game.
Once he has collected all the animals, the game can be
restarted with a new Mr Noah.
To speed the game up, you could use Mr and Mrs Noah working
together. Or in addition you could use one or more of Noah's
sons and their wives.
Once the game is over, ask the children if they think Noah's job would
have been easy or hard to collect all the animals and put them into
the Ark. Did Noah do a good job of caring all the animals?
And does God do a good job of caring for us?