Jonah Flannelgraph Bible Story

Jonah Bible Story

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


Jonah Bible Verse

James 1:22 (NLT) - But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says.

Tune:  London Bridges
Don't just listen to God's Word. (shake head, point to ear, make book with hands)
To God's Word, to God's Word.
You must do-- what it says. (point, shout "What is says")
James one twenty-two. (make book with hands, one finger, two fingers)


Jonah Bible Songs and Poems

Rock the Fish
While sitting criss-cross, have the child hold his/her legs while rocking back and forth and singing.

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.


Jonah Activity Sheet

Jonah in the Whale Worksheet  Sheet available in the Bible Activity Workbook

Glue torn, blue tissue paper to the water.  

Using a cotton ball or q=tip dipped in paint, dot paint on the whale

Outline the whale with glue and sprinkle glitter on the glue.  Shake off excess.


Jonah 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  Original Source Unknown
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. 

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.

Computer Game
Play the "Jonah" adventure on the Charlie Church Mouse Preschool Cd-Rom.  Read more...

Hug and Seek  Idea adapted from Pray and Play Bible 
Play a variation of Hide-and-Seek to help the child 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." 

Two-liter Fish
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 Dot2Dot Whale Dot-to-Dot 1-16


Jonah Interactive Bible Story

Available in the Old Testament Curriculum, 1 Year Interactive Bible Stories, and 4 Year Interactive Bible Stories


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