Adam and Eve had children, and their children had children, and their children’s children had children, till the earth was full of people.
But the people did not love God, and they did not want to help with God’s plan. The people liked doing bad things, and God saw that their hearts were cruel and wicked.
God spoke to Noah, and told him to build a big boat, an ark, and to fill it with two of every kind of animal.
God told Noah to take his family into the ark.
Then God sent rain. It rained for 40 days and 40 nights. The rain covered the fields, and the houses, and the hills and the mountains. It washed away all the wicked people.
When the rain stopped, Noah and his family could see nothing but water. Noah sent a dove to fly and look for land. But the dove came back.
Several days later, Noah sent the dove out again. This time, the dove brought back a leaf from an olive tree, and Noah knew that the water was going down.
The third time Noah sent out the dove, it did not come back, and Noah knew that somewhere, there was dry land.
Before many days passed, the ark came to rest against a mountain, and as the water went down still further, Noah and his family and all the animals were able to come out of the ark.
Then God put a beautiful rainbow in the sky. He told Noah that the rainbow was a sign of that God was making Noah and all his family a promise: never again would He send a flood to wash away all the people in the world.