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How to Make Jonah and the Whale Bible Lesson, Crafts and Activities for Kids

 

 

Jonah and the Whale Craft Stick Craft

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What you will need:

Craft Sticks

Wooden People Shapes

Glue

Markers, Colored Pencils, or Oil Pastels

How to Make the Craft Fish Jonah and the Whale Picture:

1. Before class make a sample craft.

2. In class show your children how to make a fish out of craft sticks by making a "V" shape for the front of the fish and an "X" shape for the tail of the fish.

3. Have your children color the craft sticks and people-shaped wooden shapes and then glue them to a sheet of paper.

4. They can draw in an underwater scene and then write the Bible verse or other words on the paper to finish.

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Jonah and the Whale Paper Bag Craft

Jonah and the Whale Paper Bag Craft for Sunday School from www.daniellesplace.com ©2014

What you will need:

Paper Lunch Bags

Chenille Stems

Water Color Paint and Paint Brushes

Craft Foam

Scissors

Recycled Plastic Grocery Bag

2 oz. Bottle of Paint or Something Similar that is About 1 1/4" Wide

Masking Tape or Glue Gun

Googly Eyes

 

How to Make the Paper Bag Fish:

Paper Bag Whale Craft Diagram

1. Stuff three to four plastic grocery bags into the bottom of the paper lunch bag. Gather up the bag just above the plastic bags. Pull up on the sides of the bag to make them straight.

2. Open the bag just enough to place the paint bottle into the center of the bag so that it is standing up. Gather up the bag again around the bottle and secure it with a Chenille stem.

3. Carefully bend down the top of the bag over the bottom of the bag bringing it down over the bottom of the bag as far as possible. Gather up the bag again around the bottom of the bag to form a point at the opposite side of the mouth and secure it with masking tape or a glue gun.

4. Remove the paint bottle.

5. Cut fins and tail fins from craft foam and glue them to the fish. (A Pattern for this craft is available to members.)

6. Paint the fish with acrylic paint or other paint and let it dry.

7. When the paint is dry carefully remove the plastic bags from the fishes mouth.

8. To finish glue on googly eyes.

9. Color people-shaped wooden pieces to use as Jonah.

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Jonah and the Whale Paper Bag Craft and Game

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Sunday School children will love this craft and game. Holding the fish in one hand children move it up and down trying to get the wooden Jonah figure to fall into the whale's mouth.

Follow the directions above except use a bigger bottle inside the bag so that the mouth is wider. I used a 2-inch wide bottle.

Glue one end of a two-foot string inside the whale's mouth and glue a man-shaped wood piece to the other end.

If you can't find the man-shaped wooden pieces, you can tie a washer to the end and then draw a picture of Jonah, cut it out, and glue it to the washer.

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I just wanted to let you know how much of a blessing you are to me. I am the Nursery Coordinator at my church and I have children up to the age of five. These lessons have really made an impact on my kids. When they graduate up to the next level they leave with a good understanding of Gods' love for them. They come to understand even the little and simple things in life can glorify God. They enjoy the creativity of the different crafts and the stories that relate to the crafts. The crafts have the children talking about the lesson to their parents and of course the parents love the crafts. Thank you. Lorraine Armenta

 

 

Whale Puppet Bible Craft for Jonah and the Whale

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Open the whale's mouth and insert close the mouth to have the big fish swallow him. Children will love playing with this whale puppet.

Not only does the mouth open and close, but the tail moves up and down to make the fish look like it is swimming.

A Pattern for this craft is available to members on The Resource Room.

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"Pin Jonah in the Whale" Bible Craft and Game for Sunday School

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What you will need:

Card stock

Crayons or Markers

Scissors

Tape

Bandana

What to do:

1. Before class tape two pieces of cardstock together and draw a large whale shape covering the entire sheet. (See diagram to the left.) Also draw a picture of Jonah that will fit inside the shape of the whale and make copies or use clip art. (A Pattern for this craft is available
to members.)

2. In class have your children color the pictures of Jonah.

3. Tape the whale picture on a wall so that your children can reach it easily.

4. Blindfold the children and have them take turns trying to tape Jonah inside the whale. Once each child has taped up his or her Jonah, take off the blindfold and show that child where his or her Jonah picture ended up on the whale.

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"What Did the Big Fish Eat?" Jonah and the Whale Review Game

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This activity comes from the lessons "Hide and Seek, The Story of Jonah and the Whale" on The Resource Room.

A Free Sample Lesson is available.

This big fish has swallowed many things including Jonah.

This activity comes from the lessons "Hide and Seek, The Story of Jonah and the Whale" on The Resource Room.

 

 

Play a Bean Bag Toss Game

Jonah in the Whale milk jug craft and game from www.daniellesplace.com

Children of all ages will enjoy tossing Jonah back and forth trying to catch him with a milk jug whale.

This game takes a little preparation, but it is well worth the time. The whales and Jonah bean bags can be reused over and over.

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Before class make several Whales from plastic milk jugs found on the Trash to Treasure Craft Page, and bean bags that look like Jonah. Use the pattern and directions provided on the Material Crafts Page to make the Jonah Bean Bag Dolls.

 

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"Hide and Seek" Bible Lesson for Older Children

In this lesson children learn about Jonah and how he tried to hide from God. They learn that they can't hide anything from God. When they do something wrong, instead of trying to forget about it, or hiding from it, God wants them to tell him about it, and to ask him for forgiveness. This Lesson is available on The Resource Room a subscription site.

 

 

Free "Hide and Seek" Bible Lesson for Younger Children

 

"Find Jonah" Card Game

Play "Find Jonah" Card Game by turning over Jonah cards and seeing if Jonah is hiding behind the card. If he isn't, they act out part of the story defined on the card. Card pattern available on The Resource Room.

 

 

Sing a Song and Act It Out

Younger children will enjoy singing a song about Jonah while they act out the story. Prepare a large appliance box to look like a whale. Have a child enter the box while the other students sing the song. At the end of the song when it says Jonah was spit out, the child in the box should come out of the box pretending to be spit out. Keep singing the song until all the children have had a chance to act it out. This song is available on The Resource Room.

Since this Sunday school is being taken at home we usually begin the class by 4 every Sunday evening. Since I started using your materials the children are here at our place by 2 in the noon itself. The elder ones have started bringing in new children also. Since some kids are uneducated I have to make my lessons more visually based. The memory verse cards have become a success with the kids. The kids keep visiting me during the week days to let them know what is in store for the next week. I am happy for them all. This is because of you. May the Lord Almighty bless you, your family and your ministry. Though we couldn't do much to show our appreciation for your wonderful help we always want you to remember that there are a small group of children who are praying hundreds of miles away for you and your family's peace, happiness and well being.

 

 

More Jonah and the Whale Bible Crafts

 

 

Face Puppets

sunday school Jonah and the Whale face puppets bible craft from www.daniellesplace.com

Older children make Face Puppets on which different emotions are depicted. They use the puppets during the lessons by raising their puppet to indicate when they think Jonah may have experienced the emotion their puppet depicts.

 

 

Jonah and the Whale Color Sheet

sunday school Jonah and the Whale bible craft from www.daniellesplace.com

Younger children color the Jonah and the Whale Color Sheet.

 

 

 

Color Sheet

sunday school Jonah and the whale bible craft from www.daniellesplace.com

Jonah and the Whale Color Sheet and Bible verse card.

 

 

Recommend Books About Jonah and the Whale

 

Greatest Heroes and Legends of the Bible: Jonah and the Whale

Greatest Heroes and Legends of the Bible: Jonah and the Whale

Caution: This video introduces a lot of stuff that is not in the Bible. Use with older children and discuss the differences from the Bible and this story.

Jonah - A VeggieTales Movie

Jonah - A VeggieTales Movie

Great movie, fun and silly, yet tells a powerful story.

 

 

Memory Cross

 

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Thank you so much for your wonderful ideas! I use this site every week for fresh perspectives in teaching my toddlers' Sunday school class. The crafts here are great, and the lessons help to put the Bible stories on a level that is simple for the smallest children to understand. Sarah Albert

I just wanted to tell you how much I LOVE your website. I have used it many times for craft ideas for my church's Thursday night Kids Club. In fact, tonight the kids will be doing Father's Day crafts, and I used two from your site: the peanut jar and the "Dad Rocks" paperweight. You have so many wonderful ideas on your site. You make my job a lot easier. Thanks for the great work, and have a blessed day. Donna