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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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.
In this Bible lesson review game children answer review questions
and then reach into the fishes mouth and pull out a piece of paper
with a picture of something the fish has swallowed. They will be amazed
and entertained by all the different things he has eaten. The child
who pulls out the picture of Jonah wins.
What you will need: Dinner-sized paper plates,
paint, googly eyes, hot melt glue or stapler, googly eyes, and scissors.
How to make:
1. Paint the top side of two paper plates pink (This will be the inside of the fish.).
2. Print out the Fish Fin Patterns, and cut them out.
3. Place the tail fin patterns on a paper plate as shown in the diagram, trace the patterns,
and cut them out.
4. Glue the tail to the top of one of the paper plates so that
the fins are curving downwards. (This paper plate will be the
top of the fish.)
5. Glue the
two side fins to the same paper plate on the sides of the plates
as shown in the diagram.
6. Cut a slit at the edge of the paper plate just behind both fins
as shown in the diagram and then cut out a wedge shape.
7. Glue the paper plate with the fins on it to the other paper
plate starting at the back of one side fin and ending at the back
of the other side fin.
8. Bring the top paper plate over top of the bottom paper plate
at the fins. Glue it together at the overlapping area. This will
make the mouth open.
9. Fold the bottom part of the top fin over about a 1/4" from
the bottom. Glue it to the top of the fish.
10. Stuff the fish with some crinkled up scrap paper and paint the
outside. Let dry.
11. Glue on some googly eyes.
12. Print out the pattern
for the things that go in the whales mouth. Cut them apart,
and fold them up, and stick them in the mouth of the whale.
Color Pattern 1, Color Pattern 2, Black and White Pattern 1 and Black and White Pattern 2 - (Printing Problems?)
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.
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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