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STORY

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Jonah 1-2

Have the family sit on the floor, tell the story of Jonah in your own words

1. The Lord wanted Jonah to teach in a place called Nineveh (ask the family to say “Nineveh”) (HOLD UP JONAH) 2. Tell them that Jonah did not want to obey the Lord and he decided to leave from Joppa on a boat (HOLD UP THE BOAT, PLACE JONAH IN IT) 3. Talk loudly as you tell them about the storm, move the boat around violently, tell them how the people were scared, they asked Jonah what to do, and Jonah told them to throw him off the ship. The men did not want to, but the storm got worse, (talk louder) and so they threw Jonah over. (Throw Jonah off) 4. Next (PICK UP THE GREAT FISH) and tell them how Jonah was swallowed 5. (While moving the fish around) talk about how scared Jonah was now inside the belly of the fish. ASK: What was Jonah to do? Just die? 6. Tell them how Jonah prayed to the Lord for 3 days and 3 nights, and the Lord answered his prayer and had the fish spit him out on the land, (dump Jonah out of the fish). Then Jonah obeyed the Lord and went to Nineveh.

DISCUSS:
God answers prayers, sometimes not right away, but he does hear and will answer them. o Obedience is doing what you are told – the FIRST time you are asked

GAME: Go Fishing
1. TAKE TURNS FISHING - Tie a string to a pole (stick, broom handle, etc.) and tie a magnet on the end. Put a paper clip onto each of the fish. 2. When a Fish is Caught - Read the fish and then SCRIPTURE CHASE – who can find the answer first???? (all answers in O.T. Jonah & bible Maps)

TREAT: Gummy Fish - or sugar cookies shaped as fish, trail mix(fish food)