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Mixed Up Animals

Application:

God does a good job of caring for us.

Materials Needed:

Pictures of animals printed on thin card.
You will need two of each kind.
Safety pins.
A ring of chairs to form the "Ark".

Memory Verse:

"God cares for those who trust in Him" (Nahum 1:7).

Age Group:

Preschool to Grade 2.

 

 
Now stay together!

Introduction:

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 animal.

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 again!

The Game:

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.

Variation:

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.

Have fun!

Conclusion:

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?

God bless!

 

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