“I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.” –Genesis 9:11-13, ESV
God’s rainbow is his promise to all living creatures that he will never again judge the earth through a worldwide flood.
The story of Noah and the flood in Genesis 6-9 is an important story of man’s sin, judgment by a just and holy God, and God’s great plan for salvation. We know that those who believe in Jesus, confess him with their mouth, and repent of their sin are saved in Christ by God’s grace through faith. (Romans 10:9 and Ephesians 2:8-9)
The rainbow, the symbol of the Noahic Covenant–God’s promise to Noah and to us–is a wonderful reminder to our kids of the salvation available in Jesus.
Rainbow Activities for Your Kids
Kids are very concrete thinkers. Rainbow activities for kids and rainbow arts and crafts for kids are a great way to help your kids really learn about and understand the promise God has given us, and rainbow he established as a sign of his promise.
Arts, crafts, and activities are a wonderful way for kids to take an abstract concept and make it concrete, or hands-on!
Here are some reasons Bible activities are a GREAT tool to help you teach the Bible to your kids!
Rainbow Arts and Crafts for Kids
Check out this fun video I made of the rainbow of Noah Bible craft!
- God’s Rainbow Promise Craft – Help kids understand the importance of the rainbow as God’s promise to us with a beautiful quilled rainbow you’ll want to display.
- Rainbow of Noah Bible Craft – Not only will your kids make a fun macramé rainbow, they’ll copy the rainbow Scripture verses on a card to display with their rainbows.
- God is Faithful Rainbow Door Hanger – This fun printable rainbow craft from Fun365 focuses on the faithfulness of God.
- Have your kids try painting a rainbow several times using different media each time. Some media to try (and grab them here): watercolor, acrylics, conté crayon, and oil pastels.
- God is Faithful Crafts – These crafts from The Littles & Me focus on the faithfulness of God. There are two rainbow crafts, a rainbow snack, and a rainbow activity!
- Noah’s Ark and Rainbow Door Hanger – This printable craft from Crafting the Word of God is a fun way for your kids to focus on the salvation available in Jesus. The ark is a good visual of being saved by God!
- God Keeps His Promises Rainbow – This fun hanging craft from Bible Story Printables is made from sewn felt and colored popsicle sticks. It’s perfect for your kids who want to spend just a little extra time to make a tiny cloud pillow!
- 3D Paper Rainbow Kids Craft – This cute paper rainbow from Crafty Morning doesn’t have a Bible lesson with it, but it’s perfect for your focus on God’s rainbow promise.
Noah’s Ark Resources
Flood of Noah, TheMelissa & Doug Deluxe 100pc Noah’s Ark Floor PuzzleThe Answers Book for Kids Volume 2: 22 Questions on Dinosaurs and the Flood of Noah Inside Noah’s Ark: Why it WorkedThe True Story of Noah’s Ark (with audio CD and pull-out spread)Fisher-Price Little People Noah’s Ark
Rainbow Activities for Kids
You’ll need a few supplies to make your rainbow of Noah Bible craft:
- Noah’s Ark Rainbow Snack for Kids – This snack is easy and quick. Help your kids learn about the Noahic Covenant in a really fun way!
- Noah’s Ark Printable Pack – This fun 117-page printable pack from Proverbial Homemaker is perfect for younger children. Some of the activities included are: Vocabulary Cards, Coloring Pages, I Spy Counting Pages, Word Tracing, Color Matching Cards, Beginning Letter Sounds, Size Sequencing Cards, Bible Copywork Pages, and more.
- Talk about what the rainbow means and draw it on the driveway with sidewalk chalk. (Grab some chalk here.)
- 6 Bible Verse Coloring Pages – True Aim has six beautiful coloring pages, including one on the rainbow.
- Rainbow Necklace Craft – This super cute edible necklace from Sight and Sound Reading will be a fun threading activity for younger kids!
- Go over the Good News of Jesus Christ with this free Gospel poster and verse cards.
- Rainbow Unit Study – This fun unit study, aimed at younger kids, includes art, music, science, and more.
- Go on a rainbow hunt on a sunny day after a rain.
- Rainbow Snack – This super cute rainbow from How to Homeschool My Child is made with marshmallows and fruit cereal.
Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible
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But are we also putting our time and energy into
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2 Timothy 2:15, ESV, says:
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,
a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
Our job, as parents who love Jesus, is to help our kids become approved workers, unashamed and rightly handling the word of truth.
The good news? Teaching the Bible isn’t hard. Your family can learn the Bible together.
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You will finish this book feeling encouraged and empowered to initiate and strengthen your child’s relationship with the Lord through His Word.
Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible will equip you with everything you need to know to teach the Bible to your kids!
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