My Reading List
My Reading List
      You have no articles pinned.
View all of your saved Articles
Bible game
Add to Read List
Read in
1 mins

Bible Game: Jonah, Can You Obey?

The Giant Book of Preschool Ideas for Children s Ministry Group
Excerpted from The Giant Book of Preschool Ideas for Children’s Ministry

Use this fun Bible Game: Jonah, Can You Obey? to help preschool children learn about Jonah.

Say: God wants us to obey—to obey our parents and to obey him. To obey means to listen to and do what someone says. Let’s try to obey right now. Give children actions to follow. Start with easy, one-step directions, like “jump up-and-down,” “touch your head,” or “flap your arms.”

Now, let’s try something a little harder. Give a two-step direction, like “jump and shake your head” or “bend and twist.”

Let’s see if anyone can listen and do this. Give a set of directions that will be too hard to follow, like “turn around, touch your head, touch your foot, bend your knee, and wiggle your nose.”


  • Why was it so hard to obey at the end?
  • When is it hardest for you to obey?

Say: Sometimes it’s really hard to obey. Even big people can have a hard time obeying sometimes. But we can always keep trying.

If you have added time, you can invite willing children to pick an action for others to try and obey.

One thought on “Bible Game: Jonah, Can You Obey?

  1. I love it is very faithful

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Add to Read List

Bible Game: Jonah, Can You Obey?

Get free weekly resources from us!
Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group?
Thanks, you're all set!