I hope you will enjoy these fun Jonah activities I created for both my boys! So often I have taught this story focusing on Jonah’s disobedience rather than God’s mercy and grace!
J for … Jonah worksheet (act out the “j” words & color them in)
Print this free pdf –> J for Jonah Activity Sheet
List examples and your kids jump on either the right way or the wrong way tiles. (ex. “There is only one cookie left, so you snatch it, run to your room, and eat it in the closet”. WRONG WAY!)
Follow the path
Practice fine motor skills and keep on the trail to get to your other “fish friend”. (for older kids create a map around the house / playground and have someone else follow the steps!)
Print this free pdf map –> Jonah Activities Map (print out on blue colored paper)
Play Mommy Says – obedience is doing it, “right away, all the way, and with a happy heart”.
Jonah Word Hunt ~ created for my 9yr old
Print this free JONAH WORD HUNT!
Or for younger kids …
Find all the J’s in this J Hunt ~ created for my 5yr old
Print this free Letter Hunt –> JONAH J HUNT
Dart Gun Forgiveness.
Draw a person – hang him up – and shoot him with dart guns. This is what Jonah believed the Ninevites deserved because he judged them with a human heart. Even though he was obedient to finally go to Nineveh – he didn’t think they deserved God’s forgiveness. However- God wiped their sins clean when they turned from their evil ways!
Watch: Jonah – A VeggieTales Movie (don’t forget to eat Gold Fish!)
Great activities do not have to come in a curriculum book! A little time, some effort, and a lot of fun can turn all bible stories into a week of fun hands-on-learning!