Flapping Fish


  • Make some fish shapes from paper or newspaper.
  • Use a piece of card to flap the fish along (see photo).


Find out more about this story by reading Jonah in the Bible.

Have a chat about these questions with someone at home


  • Why was God going to punish the people of Nineveh?
  • Why did the sailors throw Jonah overboard?
  • How did God save Jonah?
  • What did the people of Nineveh do when they heard that God was going to punish them?
  • How can we help people who aren't our friends?

Check out these videos which you can sing along to.



My God's the king of the giants
My God's the king of the lions
My God's the king of the creatures of the deep
My God's the king of me

Have you heard the story about my friend King Dave?
Wouldn't let the giant stand in his way
He said, "Hand me my sling 'cause he's not that tall"
"My God is bigger, and I'll watch him fall"

My God's the king of the giants
My God's the king of the lions
My God's the king of the creatures of the deep
My God's the king of me

Have you heard the one about this guy called Dan?
Yes, he was a mighty holy praying man
They said, "Throw him to the den of the scary beasts"
But God saved our hero from the lion's teeth

My God's the king of the giants
My God's the king of the lions
My God's the king of the creatures of the deep
My God's the king of me

This is more than history
He will do the same for me
Like Jonah and the whale at sea
When I'm lost and afraid, all alone in the dark
You're with me
Oh, You're with me

My God's the king of the giants
My God's the king of the lions
My God's the king of the creatures of the deep
My God's the king of me

My God's the king of the giants
My God's the king of the lions
My God's the king of the creatures of the deep
My God's the king of me
My God's the king of me
    

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Prayer is the special word we use to describe talking to God. God wants us to talk to him.


Here is a prayer Jesus taught his followers:

              
Our Father in heaven
Hallowed be your name
Your kingdom come
Your will be done on Earth as it is in heaven
Give us today our daily bread
Forgive our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from the evil one
For yours is the kingdom, the power and the glory for ever and ever
Amen            

Does this make you think about the people in our story today?


Make an Aquarium

Use an old cereal packet or shoebox. Paint the inside. Cut out and colour fish shapes And seaweed. Stick some on the back and thread some cotton through others so they are 'swimming'. Use stones and shells for the seabed. Have fun!

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