God was unhappy with the wickedness and corruption that had spread across the earth, so he decided to send a flood to cleanse it. However, he wanted to provide a way for the righteous to be saved. So, he chose Noah, a righteous man, and instructed him to build an ark according to specific dimensions.
Noah obediently followed God’s instructions and began constructing the massive ark. It took him a long time to build it, and people around him often mocked and ridiculed him. But Noah remained faithful, trusting in God’s plan.
When the ark was finally completed, Noah gathered his family and pairs of animals, including birds, mammals, and reptiles. They all entered the ark just as God commanded, and then the heavens opened up, and rain poured down for forty days and forty nights.
The floodwaters covered the entire earth, drowning everything outside the ark. But Noah, his family, and all the animals were safe and protected inside. After the rain stopped and the floodwaters receded, Noah released a dove to find land. The dove returned with an olive leaf, a sign that the earth was starting to dry.
Finally, Noah and his family left the ark, and God made a covenant with Noah, promising never to send such a devastating flood again. As a symbol of this promise, he placed a rainbow in the sky.
This story teaches children about obedience, faith, and God’s faithfulness in keeping his promises. It also emphasizes the importance of listening to God’s instructions and trusting in his plan, even when it seems difficult or others don’t understand.