My oldest disciple called herself a movie star when we acted out the story of Jonah and the Whale. We have been learning this story all month so she easily had it memorized. Because I am a craft junky, we don't throw away any cardboard. I always say that someday I will need it. Well, today was the day.
I taped 2 big boxes together. These happened to be from car seats that we purchased. If you do not have cardboard boxes, a table works great too.
|Cutting the teeth on the whale.|
I threw several blue blankets over the box and called it a whale. My daughter disagreed and said it needed a tail. So, I found blue paper, cut it into a tail shape and held it up with a pipe cleaner.
|Folded a white piece of paper to add a blow hole. Like I said before, I am a simple person. They couldn't wait to get inside.|
Roll playing - pretending to be Jonah and asking God to forgive us.
|God protected us and the whale spit us out!|
Don't stress about making a perfect whale. The main idea of this lesson is to roll play Jonah and understand his feelings of being inside the whale. I could have painted the box blue, but blankets were easier. Using your kitchen or coffee table is a fast idea as well.