Building the ark

Submitted by Markus.Sigrist on Fri, 17.03.2023 - 09:16

Noah has received the order from God to build an ark. His problem now is to get the necessary building materials and tools.

All young sharers will be weighed and divided into four groups according to their weight.

The game

One player from each group goes to the "connect four" post and plays against a child from another group. The winner now gets to roll the dice and receives the number of rondos ("money") rolled. The loser gets the number of rondos left until 6. (The loser can so nevertheless still become the winner).

At the "connect four" post may always be only one player per group playing. Make sure that not always the same people "Four-Games"


The money won must now be taken through a combat zone to the material post. Players can snatch the rondos by hitting an opponent on the back and then "fighting" them.

Possible types of combat:

  • Dice rolling (everyone needs one die)
  • Drawing sticks, scissors-stone-paper, etc.

Who challenges an opponent to battle must be in possession of rondos themselves!

At the material post, the delivered rondos must now be thrown into a container from a certain distance. For each hit there is material for the construction of the ark (nails, boards, hammer, glue, pliers). These five things together form an assortment. The goal of the game is to collect as many complete assortments as possible. This can also be exchanged with the other groups.

Possible variation: Distribute real building materials and tools and build a small ark at the end of the game. Who builds the most beautiful ark?


  • Marking tape for post marking
  • 2x "Connect four" games
  • Large Cube, Small Cube for all players
  • Rondos (money)
  • Note with materials and tools (or real materials)

Source reference

Cover photo: courtesy of - Game ideas for the youth group!
Game idea: Courtesy of - Game Ideas for the Jungschar!

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