Noah's Ark Assembly for 7 – 11 year olds
(Version for 5 - 7 year olds also available off website)
This is the third in the Biblical Banter series – a script that has been written in 2 versions, for both younger (5 – 7 year olds) and older (7 – 11 year olds) children – both versions available separately off the website. Please note – this script is for the older age group.
The writer, Sue Russell, has to date written three other scripts in this series, including The Creation, Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and Jonah and the Whale. Sales of these products will dictate how many more biblical stories are written.
Cast of 30 - easily adaptable up or down
Duration - around 20 minutes including music/song suggestions. Production Notes cover ways of extending or shortening performance.
A holiday with a difference! But this cruise safari is guaranteed to test everyone's endurance - especially those wives - how will they cope with missing their weekly Keep Fit and Coronation Street?!
Read on to find out!
God: You’re right! I will spare Noah and his family.
Narrator: Excellent! Then I suggest you have a word with them!
(Narrator steps back)
God: Greetings, Noah! What would you say to a holiday? Bit of a change of scene?
Noah’s Wife: Ooh! I’m in!
Noah’s sons: (Together) Count us in too!
Noah: But what kind of holiday were you thinking of?
Shem: A safari?
Ham: A cruise?
Japheth: An adventure?
God: (Applauding) Bravo! You’re all right!
(Family look at each other in confusion)
Noah’s Wife: Er em. How can that be? I mean
Shem: A safari
Ham: A cruise
Japheth: And an adventure?
Noah: Oh wait a minute. You mean a cruise safari!
God: Kind of. Something for everyone, right?
(To Shem) You love animals.
(To Ham) You love boats.
(To Japheth) You love lots of action.
Well, I’ve got the perfect package for you all!
Noah’s Wife: Well, as long as it’s somewhere near the shops and a decent laundry.
Noah’s Wife: No?
God: Hm. Not really. You see, I am going to send you on a cruise … with a difference.
Noah: That difference being?
God: Your fellow passengers will be …. animals!
Noah’s Family: (Together) What?
God: Two of each species.
Shem: All on one boat? But that’s not possible!
Ham: And where from and where to?
God: Well. (Pointing to the ground at his feet). From here. To .. (pauses) well, let me see (pauses). Anywhere! It could be … anywhere!
Japheth: What? But you must know the destination?
Noah’s Wife: (Tutting) Ooh. None of this sounds very organised to me!
(Aside to audience) Typical man!
God: Leave the organising to me! All you have to do is build a boat that will carry the world’s animals!
Noah: But what about the rest of the human race? Don’t they count?
God: Well, you can ask them. But I’ll lay money on the fact they won’t want to join you!
Noah’s wife: What? In a boat full of animals? Now there’s a surprise!
Ham: But why did you point to the ground, by your feet, when I asked you ‘where from?’ I mean, I might not be the world’s most observant person, but …. (pauses) I can’t see any water anywhere nearby!
God: Aha! I was just coming to that bit!
God: Well, you see, …
All: (Together) Yes?
God: There’s going to be a flood!
Noah: A flood? How big a flood?
Noah’s wife: Oh! Just a little water!
(Noah’s wife starts to laugh)
Noah’s wife: You know. You had me worried there for a moment!
(Noah starts to laugh)
Noah: And we all fell for it! Don’t tell me? It’s April Fool’s Day!