Old Testament Bible Songs


Make a block wall with the children. Enlist their help by singing, “Let’s build a wall like Nehemiah, let’s build a wall like Nehemiah, let’s build a wall like Nehemiah, Help me build a wall!” I used this successfully w/ 2-year-olds. Good for putting blocks “away” in a wall shape.


Noah Built an Ark (tune: The Farmer in the Dell) Noah built an ark, Oh, Noah built an ark, Just like God commanded him, Noah built an ark.

He called all the animals, He called all the animas, Just like God commanded him, He called all the animals.

His family went inside, His family went inside, Just like God commanded them, His family went inside.

The Lord shut the door, The Lord shut the door, Just like he said he would, The Lord shut the door.

For forty days and nights, for forty days and nights, It rained, it poured, the waters rose, for forty days and nights.

At last the rain did stop, at last the rain did stop, When water covered all the earth, At last the rain did stop.

The ark came to rest, the ark came to rest, On top of Mount Ararat, the ark came to rest.


How did Moses cross the Red Sea? How did Moses cross the Red Sea? How did Moses cross the Red Sea? How did he get across? Did he walk? Children answer: no, no! Did he jump? Children answer: no, no! Did he hop? Children answer: no,no,no,no! Did he run? Children answer: no, no! Did he fly? Children answer: no, no! How did he get across? God blew with his wind. Children sing : Puff, puff, puff,puff He blew just (C.S.) Enough, nough, nough, nough. And through the sea he blew a path That’s how he got across. ( To the chorus tune of the Battle Hymn of the Republic… Glory, Glory, Hallelujah)


My own kids learned this at Sunday School, we were so impressed that they learned it in 1/2 hour.

Sung to the tune of “where is thumbkin” or “Are you sleeping”

Where is Jonah, where is Jonah?in a boat, in a boat.
What is Jonah doing? What is Jonah doing?
Running from God, running from God.
Where is Jonah, where is Jonah?
In a fish, In a fish.
What is Jonah doing, what is Jonah doing
Praying to God, praying to God.
Where is Jonah, where is Jonah?
On a hill, on a hill
What is Jonah doing, what is Jonah doing?
Learning to love, learning to love.
Where is Jonah, Where is Jonah?
Ninevah, Ninevah.
What is Jonah doing, what is Jonah doing
sharing God’s love, sharing God’s love.


 

Share an idea you have used in your classroom or at home that pertains to this theme.