Tower of Babel

Welcome back! Today’s lesson is from Genesis 11. Last year’s lesson can be found HERE.


So after Noah’s family got off the ark, they had a lot of kids and those kids had kids and those kids had kids and before long, there were a lot of people on the earth again. And…those people already started to forget about God…AGAIN. They thought they didn’t need God. They thought they were as smart and strong as God.

So…they decided because they were so smart and so skilled that they could build a big tower up to heaven and everyone forever would think “Wow! That’s an amazing tower! Those people must be GREAT!”

Instead of using their brains and bodies to do work for GOD, they wanted to build a big tower just for themselves, to show how great THEY were.

So…God knew this was not a good choice and He made them start talking in different languages. The people had so much trouble understanding each other they had to stop building.

Everyone who understood each other lived together in one group…and another group of people who understood each other lived in a different group…each group of people went off to live with just the people they could understand. God needed the people to trust HIM, not themselves.

Sometimes God lets confusing things happen. When you don’t understand something, you can always talk to God about it. God wanted the people to change their hearts and do things for Him….so when confusing or scary things happen, we can always remember to make sure our hearts are following God and He will help us. We can’t do anything without God, just like the people at Babel learned.

For today’s activity, we built and knocked down some towers. We also talked about how we need God and how we can honor Him with the choices we make, and not try to honor ourselves.


Thanks for joining us! Love to you all!


Tower of Babel

Hi again, friends!

This month we are learning the stories in the Bible books of Genesis and Exodus.

Today’s story comes from Genesis 11:1-8.

After Noah and the big flood, all of Noah’s kids had kids and they had kids and they had kids…soon there were a lot of people and they built a city and houses to live in.

They learned how to make bricks and use tar like glue to hold all the bricks together.

Then they decided to build a really REALLY big tower all the way to heaven so everybody would know how big and important they were. This did not make God happy. Instead of honoring God, THEY wanted to be honored.

So God made them all talk differently and no one could understand each other?! They tried to keep building…but no one made any sense…so they had to stop.

Then they all spread out. The people who spoke one language lived together, and all the people who spoke another language lived together, and another group who all spoke the same language went a different way.

No one is more powerful than God. The people thought they could be as important and powerful as God, but He confused them, to remind them that HE is the most powerful.

We built a tower as high as we could (they had it almost to the ceiling, but it collapsed before i could take a picture haha!) out of duplos and talked about working together. Then we discussed that God wasn’t mad about the tower, He was mad because of what was in the peoples’ hearts…they had hearts that didn’t honor God.


This video from kidswise is a nice, brief synopsis.

Thanks for joining us, love to you all!