Primary Lesson 43 Supplement
VISUAL AIDS: â€œJonah and the People of Nineveh,â€ Friend, Apr. 1998, 42 and â€œJonah and the Whale Cutouts,â€ Friend, Jan. 2006, 17, contain pictures that could be used to make flannel board figure, puppets, coloring pages, etc.
COLORING PAGE: â€œJonah Repents,â€ Friend, July 2005, 19, contains a picture of Jonah that could be used as a coloring page or as a puzzle.
GAME: â€œSunday Box: Fishing for Old Testament Facts,â€ Friend, Aug. 2006, 24, contains a game that includes Jonah and would make a good review for the year.
OBJECT LESSON: Before class, hide an opened can of tuna or sardines in the classroom. As your class walks in, they will smell it but wonâ€™t see it. Point out to them that it probably smelled much worse during Jonahâ€™s time in the fish and that just as they knew about the fish even when they couldnâ€™t see it, God knows what we do even if we were to try to hide from God as Jonah did.
A BIG FISH: You can easily make a big fish out of a gallon milk jug. Position it so the handle is facing up. Using a blue marker, draw eyes and a mouth that covers most of the bottom of the jug and then cut out the mouth. You can either put a paper or cloth Jonah in the fish as the appropriate time in the story or you could fill the fish with the review questions from the end of the lesson.
GUESSTURES GAME: On six 3 X 5 cards write the following words, one word to a card: Boat, Storm, Boxes of Cargo, Fish, Vine (plant), Worm. Give each individual child (or small group) a 3 X 5 card. Ask them to think of ways to portray the word written on the card. After each word has been guessed, discuss how that word fits into the story of Jonah.
MEMORIZATION ACTIVITY: Make a fish for each class member by drawing a simple fish on a piece of paper, cutting out two copies of the fish, and gluing the two pieces together, leaving an open space at the mouth. Then, write the memory verse on a small piece of paper and put it in the fish. Let your students find the verse in the fish and spend a few minutes memorizing it. Alternatively, you could write each word of the memory verse on a separate piece of paper, put them all in the fish, and have the students put the words in order.