What You Need
Optional: Recorded animal sounds on smart phone
What You Do
Tell your child that you’re going to make (or play) an animal sound. When they hear it, they should call out the animal and then act like that animal.
- Bark like a dog
- Meow like a cat
- Hiss like a snake
- Ribbit like a frog
- Neigh like a horse
- Oink like a pig
- Moo like a cow
- Cockle-doodle-doo like a rooster
What You Say
“Come stand here with me. I will make an animal sound. Then you guess what animal the sound goes with. Then, you’ll act like that animal. Here we go! First sound—meow, meow!
(Repeat with remaining animal sounds.)
“You did an awesome job naming and pretending to be all the ani-mals! In the Bible story today, God told Noah to build a big boat and fill it with ALL the different kinds of animals. God used the boat to keep Noah, his family, and the animals safe from the water. When God dried up all of the water, He put a rainbow in the sky to show His promise to never cover the world with water again. Every time we see a rainbow in the sky, God is looking at it, too, remembering His promise to us. And we know God keeps His promises, right? Right!
“So, every time we see a rainbow, we know that God keeps His prom-ises, and no matter what, God’s got it. Who’s got it? God’s got it!”
“Dear God, Thank You for making so many wonderful animals. Thank You for putting them on the boat with Noah and keeping all of them safe. Help us trust that You will always keep Your promises and no matter what happens, You’ve got it. We love You, God. In Jesus’ name, amen.”