Bible, Books and Video:
Scripture: Jonah 1:1-3:10
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes: pg 224-229
The Beginner's Bible: pg 257-264
My Story Bible: pg 52-53
Through the Bible in Felt: pg 176-177
- Play the "Jonah" adventure and use the coloring sheet on the Charlie Church Mouse Preschool Cd-Rom. Read more...
James 1:22 - But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says.
Tune: Humpty Dumpty
But don't just listen to God's Word.
You must do what it says.
James one, twenty-two
You must do what it says.
Songs and Poems:
- Sing "Rock the Fish" - While sitting criss-cross, have the children hold their legs and rock back and forth while singing this song.
Tune: Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Rock, rock, rock the fish
Jonah is inside
He tried to run from God
But God won't leave his side.
ABCJLM Activities and Crafts:
- "Fish in the Sea"
1 package blue gelatin, 4-6 candy fish, 4-6 clear plastic cups, whipped cream topping - Make the gelatin according to the directions on the package. Pour the gelatin into the clear plastic cups. Place a candy fish in the middle of the gelatin in each cup. Refrigerate. Top with whipped cream to make "waves."
- "Fish in the Water"
Fill a 2-liter bottle half full of water tinted with blue food coloring. Fill a balloon full of water until it is about 3" long and tie off. Poke the balloon into the bottle. Turn the bottle on its side and rock to see the whale ride the waves. (Original Source Unknown)
- Fish Cookies
From sugar cookie dough, cut triangles that are two different shapes (or use a whale cookie cutter). Overlap the two triangles (with the points of the triangles facing the same direction) to make a fish shape. Press down to make the shapes adhere together. Bake according to the recipe. Frost the fish cookie with blue icing. Add a teddy bear cookie or draw a stick man in the frosting to represent Jonah.
- "Hug and Seek"
Play a variation of Hide-and-Seek to help the child(ren) learn we can't hide from God. Have one person count to ten while everyone else hides. Each time the seeking person sees a "hidden" person, give him or her a hug and say, "God sees you and so do I." (Idea from Pray and Play Bible)
- Using a empty two-liter bottle, decorate it so it look like a fish.
- Jonah in the Whale
Add a triangle tail to right side a paper plate. Cut a horizontal slit in the middle of the plate. Add an eye and mouth on the left side to create a whale. Draw a face on the back of a plastic spoon and slide the spoon (Jonah) into the slit.
- Whale Dot-to-Dot 1-16