Preschool Lesson Plan: Jonah and the whale

Did you know that the Bible doesn’t tell the story of Jonah and the whale? Nope. It’s the story of Jonah and the BIG FISH.

Jonah and the big fish

Now that we got that all cleared up, I wanted to introduce my next preschool lesson plan: Jonah and the whale (aka…big fish). By the way, we use this Toddler Bible and I love how durable it is!

This was such a fun unit, because we got to talk a lot about the ocean and read all kinds of fun books about sea life and fish.

One of the things I love about these lessons is that Gracie is beginning to make the connection between the lessons the Bible characters learn and her own life.

This is such a fun lesson to teach preschoolers the story of Jonah and the whale!

Last week, she got in trouble for something and I told her she was going to get a consequence. Through big crocodile tears, she said, “Just like Adam and Eve and Jonah.”

I always make sure to follow up with; “Even though I have to give you a consequence, does mommy still love you?” She knows I do and that just like God still loved Adam and Eve and Jonah when they sinned, I still (and always will) love her.

This is such a fun lesson to teach preschoolers about Jonah and the whale

Here is the Preschool Lesson Plan: Jonah and the whale.

This is so fun for the kids and a great activity to teach them about sea life.

Also, here is the fish window scene. I just used contact paper and cut out little fish for the kids to put on. Can you tell which one put on which side? Hint: Gracie is a little more organized.

This is such a cute idea for teaching kids the story of Jonah!

Make sure to check out the post about Jonah and the bathtub.

Teaching obedience using goldfish crackers is a fun way to help your kids remember to obey!

Also, make sure to print the printables found in this post about how we used goldfish to teach obedience.

If you missed the lesson on Adam and Eve, make sure to check it out.

Written by a former teacher turned stay at home mama, this lesson plan is exciting, interactive and will keep your preschoolers attention!