Jonah is a wonderful story for kids to hear. It makes a fun narrative and it also teaches children the importance of being obedient to God, even when we do not feel like it. Reading this story from the book of Jonah in the Bible or from a children’s Bible can be a great family event.
A fun way of tell this story is to tell it from the perspective of Jonah- from inside the fish. Here is an idea of how to make a fish!
Here’s what you need:
- A large blue sheet/blanket
- Blue Paper- for fin
- Gray Paper- for water shooting from the spray hole
- 1 Styrofoam ball- cut in half
- Black paper to glue on for eyes
To start with set up a table to cover. Cover the table with pillows to give it a round affect. Put blue cloth over it. Attach eyes, water, and fin with tape.
After you have set it all up, go inside your fish with your kids. Grab a flashlight so that there is light and read them the story of Jonah and the Whale. Whoever said reading the Bible is boring, obviously, has not tried this!
This idea is from pinterest.
If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website. It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.