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Jonah and Whale Bible Crafts

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"What Did the Whale Swallow?" Matchbox Whale Craft and Game

Jonah and the Whale Matchbox Bible Craft for Children from www.daniellesplace.com


Young children will love discovering what the whale swallowed. The items, including a picture of Jonah, are stored in a matchbox whale children color and assemble.

Children can use this craft to retell the story and to play a memory game with others.

Memory Game

Children can show others the items in the whale, share the story of Jonah and the whale and then play a memory game. The child should give the person thirty seconds to remember all the items that were in the box and then place all the items back in the box and ask the person to name as many of the items as he or she can.

The patterns for this craft and game are available to members on The Resource Room and as an instant download.

Member's Member's Pattern Matchbox Whale Craft

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Play a Bean Bag Toss Game

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.

Jonah in the Whale Bean Bag Toss Game from www.daniellesplace.com


What you will need:

White Material

Hot Melt Glue Gun

Pinking Shears (Optional)

Black Sharpie or Fabric Pen

Beans or Dry Rice

Empty Milk Jug

Spray Paint

Jonah Bean Bag Toss Game

How to Make the Jonah Bean Bag Craft:

1. Print out the pattern and trace it using a black fabric pen or black permanent marker onto the white material using a light box or window. You can also use carbon paper. Or you can cut out around the pattern and trace the outline and then fill in the details.

Member's Jonah Bean Bag Pattern

2. Fold the material over so that you have a double thickness. Cut out the pattern around the outside lines using pinking shears. Glue the two pieces together around the edges using hot melt glue or fabric glue. Remember to leave a place open to put the rice or beans in.

3. Fill the bag with rice or beans and then glue the rest closed.

4. Have the children color Jonah with crayons or child safe markers.

5. If you have a safe place to use a hot melt glue gun in your class, wait until the children have finished coloring their beanbag and then fill it with rice then glue closed.  This will make it a little easier to color.

6. If you don't feel like tracing the pattern onto the fabric, you can print the pattern onto T-shirt transfer material and iron on the pattern to the material.

7. Before class make several Whales from plastic milk jugs found on the Trash to Treasure Craft Page, and bean bags that look like Jonah.

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Jonah and the Whale Sample Bible Lesson



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