Big Gulp of Jonah

In this Jonah and the whale craft and game, players try to get Jonah into the mouth of a whale. Use this game together with a Sunday school lesson on Jonah.

Bible: Jonah 1-4

Ages: 6 to 12

Group Size: 1 or more

Supplies: Paper cup, Scissors, String, Clothes Pegs or Erasers or Crushed Aluminum Foil, Big Gulp of Jonah Printable – Download Here

Jonah and the Whale Craft
Bible Games for Home and Church

 

Preparation

Download and print the Big Gulp of Jonah Printable.

Jonah and the Whale Craft Printable

 

Make 1 Big Gulp of Jonah craft in advance. (Follow the instructions below.)
You will need to show kids your sample craft.

Jonah and the Whale Craft Printable Assembled

 

You will need for each child:

  • Big Gulp of Jonah Printable
  • Scissors
  • 1 Paper cup
  • Sticky Tape
  • 1 piece of String (about 18 inches long)
  • Clothes Peg, Eraser or Crushed Aluminum Foil (or anything to give Jonah some weight)

 

To Make the Big Gulp of Jonah Toy

1. Cut out Jonah and the top and bottom pieces of the whale.

 

2. Paste the top piece of the whale on a paper cup, then the bottom piece (see picture above).

 

3. Paste Jonah onto a clothes peg or eraser or small piece of crushed aluminum foil (or anything to give Jonah some weight).

 

4. Paste one end of the string to the bottom of the paper cup; paste or tie the other end to Jonah.

 

How to Play

Hold the whale in your hand.
Try to swing Jonah into the mouth of the whale.

 

Bible Games for Home and Church

 

Sunday School Lesson

This craft is taken from the following Sunday School Lesson:

1

Get Them Curious

Prepare kids for an exciting
learning journey.

Opposites

Sunday School Lesson - Jonah and the Big Fish 1

Play an opposites game to get kids ready for the lesson on Jonah and the Big Fish.

2

Screen Time

Show kids a video on the
Bible story.

Jonah and the Fish

Sunday School Lesson - Jonah and the Big Fish 2

Jonah and the Fish, by Saddleback Kids

3

Make it Stick

Help kids remember the
Bible story.

Jonah and the Big Fish Comic Strip

Sunday School Lesson - Jonah and the Big Fish 3

Kids create a 9-frame comic strip to re-tell the story of Jonah and the Big Fish.

4

Dig Deeper

Help kids grasp
the big idea.

Big Gulp of Jonah

Sunday School Lesson - Jonah and the Big Fish 4

In this Jonah and the whale craft and game, players try to get Jonah into the mouth of a whale.

5

Walk the Talk

Help kids live out
the
big idea.

Captain’s Order

Sunday School Lesson - Jonah and the Big Fish 5

Players are crew on a ship and must obey the captain’s orders!

6

Take it Home

Send kids home with a concrete action plan and fun midweek activities.

Jonah in a Big Fish Puppet

Jonah and the Big Fish Take it Home-01

Make your own Jonah in a Big Fish Puppet at home.

 

You may also like Jonah in a Big Fish Puppet taken from the same Sunday School Lesson:

Jonah in a Big Fish Sunday School Craft

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Bible: Jonah 1-4

Ages: 6 to 12

Group Size: 1 or more

Supplies: Paper cup, Scissors, String, Clothes Pegs or Erasers or Crushed Aluminum Foil, Big Gulp of Jonah Printable – Download Here

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