Noah's Ark Display

Lesson #3010

Create a display of Noah's Ark and the animals.

Grade Level:
1-2, 3-5

Celebrate the story of Noah with creative standing characters. Students may create short stories or a play to accompany the characters. Consider creating a diorama scene with these fun figures. Students may share their artwork with friends and family at Open House or Back-to-School Night.

Illustrate and discuss the story of Noah and the flood.

A11054-Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Noah's Ark w/Animals

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Clothespins, Double-Sided Tape, Glue, Marking Pen, Scissors

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut the Ark and animals using various colors of cardstock or construction paper. Layer and adhere to embellish.
  2. Add clothespins to the bottom of each flat shape to create standing figures.
  3. Alternatively, fold a piece of paper in half that is twice as high, plus an additinal inch.
  4. At the folded end of the paper, fold the paper back again 1/2" (Figure A).
  5. Place the twice-folded edge of the paper INSIDE the cutting edge at the bottom of the Ark and animals. The second fold needs to lay flat, as shown in the image (Figure B).
  6. Place the die and paper, rubber side down, into the Ellison machine and die-cut.
  7. Open the die-cut and re-fold so that the extra fold is now inside the double shape, as shown in the image (Figure C). Use a piece of double-sided tape or glue to hold the front and back of each shape together. Glue them together at the middle top. When the fold is slightly pushed down, the Ark and animals should stand.
  8. Lay the shape down to decorate the front.
  9. Open the bottom fold to make a platform. The Ark and animals will now stand (see Main Photo).

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

  • Figure C

Fine Arts: Theater

K-4 Standard 2: Acting by assuming roles and interacting in improvisations

  • Students imagine and clearly describe characters, their relationships and their environments.
  • Students use variations of locomotor and nonlocomotor movement and vocal pitch, tempo and tone for different characters.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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