Introduce activity: What do you think it is like inside a whale? Let’s find out!
A Whale of a Tale- A fun activity that students will discover what it might have been like inside the big fish. (Bible Story Crafts & Projects Children Love by Kathy Ross, page 54).
Introduce craft: What swallowed Jonah? A whale.
The Big Fish- Watch Jonah disappear into the big fish. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 28 & 29).
Jonah Story Wheel- Children turn their story wheel dials to retell the Bible story they learned over and over again. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke. Directions on page 37 - 39, craft template on page 40 & 46.)
Jonah & the Big Fish- Bible Story Wheel (Bible Wheels to Make and Enjoy by Carmen Sorvillo, page 31 & 32.)
gospelhall.org- Jonah the Disobedient Prophet Printable paper doll objects for telling the story. Print out the pages you want your students to do.
kidsdomain.com- Memory Match Card Game Print out on card stock: Sea Life 1 & Sea Life 2 and make your own Memory Game. Color the cards and cut them out on the bold black lines.
familyeducation.com- Whale Concentration Game Just print out this page twice and cut along the dotted lines.
Ocean Sea Creature Cards by preschool2prek.blogspot.com- Print out cards, cut out, and laminate. Have your child identify the ocean creature cards and find its matching card. If your child is just learning, use a few ocean animal cards at a time then add more cards as he begins learn the Ocean Creatures' names.
daniellesplace.com- What did the big fish eat? Scroll down to 5 under Games and Activities. Have students cut out various pictures of objects out of magazines. Put pictures inside the whale craft from above. Have students reach in the whale and bring out a piece of paper. Have student look at picture and say what the big fish ate.
VeggieTales® Jonah: The Overboard Adventure Game- Join Jonah in his misadventures as he tries to abandon his assignment to deliver a message of mercy to the people of Nineveh. He sets sail with the “Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything”, meets Khalil the worm, survives stormy waters, learns the true meaning of “go fish”, walks the plank, gets swallowed by an enormous ‘fish”, and ultimately is given his second chance by being “burped up” on shore. Spin the spinner and follow Jonah’s path to Nineveh while collecting reminders of Jonah’s encounters. But be careful of possible setbacks along the way! Inspired by Jonah - a VeggieTales Movie, children will play this hilarious fast-paced game time after time.
Introduce snack: What swallowed Jonah? A whale.
Make Jell-O Jigglers of fish/whale shapes and put a gummy shape person inside.
Prayers while students are doing worksheets and/or coloring.
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