Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Craft » Game » Other Activities Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Preschool Activity: Come Out, Jonah! (With Free Template!) Published: June 13, 2022 This preschool activity is a great way to teach 4- and 5-year-olds the story of Jonah. You’ll need: construction paper felt scissors tape this template Preschool Activity: 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 don’t end up in anyone’s mouth. You can finish off this activity 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. Looking for more preschool ideas? Check out these posts! And for even more ideas and daily posts of inspiration, follow us on Facebook! © 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!