Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Craft Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Elementary Bible Craft + Object Lesson: Jonah In The Raging Sea This elementary Bible craft, Jonah in a Bottle, is a creative object lesson that will help kids learn prayer, obedience, and trust. All you need is a bottle and a big fish. Have you ever been in a hopeless situation and tried praying about it? How did God answer your prayer? Grades 3-6 Stuff you’ll need: Empty plastic 2-liter bottles with lids, water, green and blue food coloring, vegetable oil, measuring cup, plastic margarine tub lids, scissors, permanent markers, aluminum foil, small seashells, glue and tape. Elementary Bible Craft + Object Lesson: Jonah In The Raging Sea Before class, use warm water to remove labels from bottles. Fill the plastic bottles about two-thirds full of water and a few drops of food coloring and one-fourth cup of vegetable oil. From plastic lids, cut out fish figures and a Jonah figure that’ll fit into the bottle opening. Decorate fish and Jonah using the permanent markers. Roll pieces of aluminum foil into balls and other shapes. Place these aluminum foil shapes and seashells in the water. Using glue and tape, secure the top so it won’t open. Roll or shake the bottle on its side to make it look like a raging sea with Jonah swimming for his life. Talk Teasers Paraphrase the story from Jonah 1:1-14. Ask: How do you think Jonah felt when he was thrown into the water? What would you have prayed if you had been Jonah? Have you ever been in a hopeless situation and tried praying about it? Explain. How did God answer your prayer? Sheila Halasz Crystal Lake, Illinois Looking for more craft ideas? Check out these posts! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!