Help your kids trust in the promises of God by using a little
science to create a real rainbow!
What You'll Need: Bible, 4x6 card, scissors,
transparent tape, drinking glass full of water, sheet of white
Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Preparation: Cut a ½ inch vertical slit in the
center of the card.
Tell the story of Noah and the ark, or read it from Genesis
before the activity. Then read aloud Genesis 9:13-15 and say, "When we see a
rainbow, we can remember that it stands for a promise from God to
us. To help us remember God's promise, let's make our own real
Tape the card with the vertical slit to one side of the glass.
Set a sheet of white paper on a flat surface near a window, and
place the glass of water on it so the sun shines through the water
in the glass and onto the white paper. A spectrum of colors should
appear on the white paper. You may have to adjust the glass a bit
to get the best color spread.
Ask: What caused the sun shining through the
glass to form a rainbow?
Say: "When the light shines through the glass,
it's bent by the water. When light rays are bent, it causes them to
separate into their different colors. In the same way, the moisture
in the air after a storm causes the sunlight to be bent into
rainbows in the sky. God uses rainbows as a reminder of the
promises he made to us."
- How do you remember promises you make to other?
- Has God ever forgotten his promise to you?
- Has God ever not taken care of your needs?
- What are some promises you can make to God?
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