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Preschool Game: Come Out, Jonah! (With Free Template!)

This preschool craft is a great way to teach 4- and 5-year-olds the story of Jonah.

You’ll need:

Preschool Game: Come Out, Jonah!

To prepare, fold a piece of construction paper in half, and cut out a simple, large fish shape. (Download a template of both the fish and man figures.) You’ll end up with two fish that you can tape together, leaving the mouth with a large opening. Next, cut out a felt stick-figure man that’ll fit easily inside the fish through the mouth opening.

With kids, put the man in the fish and say: Jonah was in the fish’s belly. Come out, Jonah! That fish spit out Jonah! (Shake the felt man out.)


Give each child a turn to hold the fish and shake out the cutout man from the fish’s mouth as you repeat the phrases. Monitor to ensure the pieces doesn’t end up in anyone’s mouth.

You can finish off this game by reading the story of Jonah in a children’s Bible. Try to find a Bible that includes illustrations to help children better remember the story.

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2 thoughts on “Preschool Game: Come Out, Jonah! (With Free Template!)

  1. Marilyn Turner

    I no longer use email. Could you please mail me physical copies?
    Thank you!

    • Sierra Archuleta

      Hi Marilyn!

      If you would like to print out the fish template there is a blue link in the article titled “download template” which will take you to a print page. If you would like a copy of the game instructions there is a orange button titled “Print/Download Article” at the top underneath the article image.

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