FUN FRIDAY – NOAH’S ARK
What does your child think of when someone says “Noah’s Ark?” Does he think of a brightly-colored little boat, riding out the waves with a menagerie of animals standing on deck and the giraffe’s head sticking out a window?
Of course we know that Noah’s Ark was not a tiny pleasure boat but rather a large ship.
To show your child just HOW large – have some fun today measuring the size of the ark. You can also do this at Awana – especially if you have a huge church yard. I did it (for my preschool class) on the sidewalk by parking my car along the curb next to the starting point – and then we walked down the block. (But be aware that if you do this at Awana, you may need parental permission to take kids even that far off church property.)
You will need a point of reference so you and your child can look back to the point where you started – when you finish counting off. This could be a tree on the edge of a field or if you’re doing it on a sidewalk, the reference point could be a brightly-colored car parked along the curb (the way I did it).
Then start walking – you will need to count 450 feet for the length, which is a rather LARGE boat. You can also count 75 feet for the width to get a clear picture of the dimensions. And, the ark was 45 feet high!
Here are some other interesting statistics calculated by an engineer!
The ark could’ve held 4,000 cars!
The ark was one and a half football fields long.
The ark was taller than a four-story building. (Check out your local four-story building to see how high that really is.)
Have fun – and do some visual teaching today!
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