Christian Education

Sunday School At Home for Sunday February 21 2021

Noah: A Rainbow of Promises

AT HOME LESSON _

Theme: God is faithful in keeping His promises.

Scripture: Genesis 9:8-17

Complete Supply List:

A ring

Skittles

A plate

Warm water

“God’s Covenant Is His Promise” video lesson

Something to play the video

Large marshmallows - two per child

Fruit Loops cereal

Chenille wires

Paper plates

Mini bags of Skittles - one per child

● Click this link for the “Rainbow Prayers” handout - one per child 

 

The Children’s Sermon

You’ll Need:

A ring

Skittles

A plate

Warm water

Do This:

SAY: This is a ring. (Show the ring.) Some rings remind us of an important promise. Do any of your parents have wedding rings? (Pause.)

Wedding rings are very special rings. On the day of their wedding, the people

getting married promised to love each other forever. And the ring reminds them

of that promise. People make promises on their wedding days, and at other times, too. We all make promises, like when we promise our parents, we’ll clean up our toys after we play. Promises are important, but sometimes we don’t keep them. But God--He always keeps his promises. Our Bible lesson today is about a promise God made to a man named Noah. You might know about Noah’s ark.

(Allow children to share anything they know about Noah. Then tell the basic story or fill in any gaps about how God sent the flood because the people had begun to make lots of bad choices. The flood filled the earth and destroyed everything and everyone except Noah’s family and two of every kind of bird and animal.)

After the flood waters went down, God made a promise to Noah. He promised Noah that He would never again destroy the whole earth with a flood. Then He put a rainbow in the sky and said to Noah, "I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be a sign of the promise between Me and all life on the earth." God said the rainbow would remind us of the promise that He made.

Let’s see a little rainbow science experiment now.

(Place the skittles around the edge of the plate, alternating colors. Pour warm water in the center of the plate. As the water spreads to the edge of the plate watch the rainbow appear.)

God’s rainbow was in the sky and a reminder that He always keeps His promises. The Bible says that, "No matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘yes’ in Christ" (2 Corinthians 1:20). The next time you see a rainbow, remember the promise God made to Noah, and remember that just as God has kept that promise, He keeps all of His promises to you, too.

 

PRAY: Dear God, we’re thankful that You keep Your promises. Help us to keep our promises, too. In Jesus’ name, amen.

God’s Covenant Is His Promise

You’ll Need:

Do This:

Show them the video.

ASK:

What did you learn about God’s covenant with us?

What questions do you have?

SAY: When God put a rainbow in the sky, He promised to never again let a flood go all over the Earth. And God has been faithful to keep His promise. God keeps all His promises to us.

Rainbow Snacks

You’ll Need:

Large marshmallows - two per child

Fruit Loops cereal

Chenille wires

Paper plates

Do This:

Follow these steps to make the rainbow snacks:

Give each child a paper plate, a chenille wire, and two large marshmallows.

Invite kids to press one end of the chenille wire into one marshmallow. Explain

that it is a cloud.

Pass out bowls of Fruit Loops. Instruct kids to put Fruit Loops on their chenille

wire.

Once they have completed the rainbow of Fruit Loops, direct kids to press the

other end of their pipe cleaner into the other marshmallow. Lastly instruct kids

to bend their pipe cleaners into a rainbow shape.

After they are complete, invite kids to show their rainbow creations off and

then enjoy eating them.

SAY: You each did an amazing job making a rainbow snack! Yum! In today’s Bible lesson we learn that God made a covenant with Noah. A covenant is a promise. And guess who the best promise keeper is? It’s God of course. The rainbow was the covenant sign that God would never flood the earth again. He has kept His promise and we can also trust that He will always be faithful in keeping His promises.

Skittle Prayers

You’ll Need:

Mini bags of Skittles - one per child

Rainbow Prayers ” handout - one per child Click here to download

Do This:

Give each child a mini pack of Skittles and a “Rainbow Prayers” handout.

Invite kids to pull out one Skittle at a time, and one by one pray the assigned

prayer.

Allow the confession prayers to be silent.

After kids have finished each prayer, they can eat their Skittle.

PRAY: Dear God, we praise You for being a promise keeper. We know we can trust You to be faithful to keep Your promises. Help us to trust You and each time we see a rainbow to remember Your covenant to never flood the earth again! In Jesus’ name, amen.