Boat that Floats
Make a boat that floats. (Possible items to use—milk jugs, plastic water or soda bottles, meat trays, cereal or cardboard boxes—probably won’t float). If you have a large family, divide into two teams and have a competition to see who can build a floating boat.
Noah’s ark did not need to go anywhere; it just needed to stay afloat.
Read Genesis 6:13-16 to find the instructions God gave to Noah before He built the boat. (A possible picture is at http://www.biblestudy.org/biblepic/how-big-was-the-ark-of-noah-scale-model.html)
Write each of the following Bible verses on a piece of paper (Ephesians 6:1; Ephesians 4:32; Philippians 4:4; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; Ephesians 4:29).
Write each of the following rewards on a piece of paper (Stay up 30 minutes later; play a game together; skip chore; pick 3 books to read; pick a dessert that you like; etc.).
Read one verse each morning at breakfast and challenge the kids to obey the command in the verse that day. Try to catch them obeying the verse and talk about how they did every night at dinner. If they have done well, allow them to pick a reward card.
Practice, Practice, Practice
If you have young children, play, “I Say, You Obey” to PRACTICE obeying. Give them a simple task (put your shoes in your room; put your toy on the shelf; take your plate to the sink; wash your hands; etc.) to do. If they obey right away, put a happy face sticker on a chart, or just say, “It makes me smile when I say and you obey.” (Make a BIG deal out of it!)
God is glad when we obey! Noah obeyed God.