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Alphabet > Letter A > A is Ark

Bible > Noah's Ark, Genesis 6-9

Crafts > Noah's Ark and Rainbow

Transportation > Water transport > Noah's Ark

Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter A.  Review the themes column for related activities and topics.

Bible Theme Activities > Noah's Ark, the Rainbow and the Promise
Visit this lesson plan which includes a printable craft and numerous activities.


Transportation > Water Transport > Noah's Ark
For this activity we will concentrate on one of the meanings of the word ark.

Noah's Ark > is a vessel appearing in the Book of Genesis (chapters 6–9) and the Quran.
Source:  Wikipedia.org

Activity > Online Coloring Noah's Ark
This activity will introduce an image of Noah's Ark, and links to Bible passages.  


Alphabet Activities >  Letter A is for Ark

Children Age 3 and under:
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Print a letter A coloring page in standard block or D'Nealian font and a Noah's Ark coloring image

Children Ages 3+ to 6:
Alphabet - beginning letter A sound (short sound)

Present the
Letter A Activity Worksheet and Mini Book program.  Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book

* Letter A words
:   This page and matching mini-book can be used as part of Letter A program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related A words.

* Finger and Pencil Tracing
Trace letter A's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter.  Invite the children to do the same on their worksheet.  Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil and demonstrate the direction of the arrows and numbers that help them trace the letter correctly.  During the demonstration, you may want to count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the number order aids them in the writing process.

* Find the letter A's:  Have the children find all the letter A's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle or trace/shade them first.  Visit each child to make sure they have identified the letter A's and then discuss the locations with the poster. 

* Discuss other letter A words and images:  First 'brainstorm' and ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and write them on a board (dry erase board) as the children come up with example.  You can print letter A in a different bright color to make it stand out.  If you have illustrated alphabet books you can also use images in them. You can also display other A posters and coloring pages or even make a letter A classroom book using coloring images or color posters.  Visit Letter A Alphabet Printable Materials to make your choice.

Letter A Word Search Game & Handwriting Practice
The four and eight word search game features an aquarium (fish tank) and letter A words with pictures and handwriting practice.

Advanced Handwriting Practice > Age 6+
1.  Print your choice of printable lined-paper. Have children draw an an aquarium scene behind the lined paper or print an an aquarium coloring page
1 or 2 to color and decorate after writing practice.

2.  Drawing and writing paper:  
Have children draw an ark and depiction of Noah's story.  Practice writing letter A a, independently.


Noah's Ark Online Coloring

Alphabet Letter A Ark

Printable Activities


Letter A coloring page
D'Nealian

Standard Block


Letter A Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian and Standard block font


Word Search &
Handwriting



Drawing | Writing paper


Printable lined-paper
(various styles)


Craft & Lesson plan activities

External links
Coloring.ws
Noah's Ark Coloring pages

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