Use these free Jonah and the Whale finger puppets to retell the Bible story.
Story of Jonah and the Whale
One day God asked Jonah to go to the city of Nineveh and to tell the people there to stop being bad. Jonah didn’t want to go. So Jonah ran away to the sea and got on a ship that was going to another city.
Then there was a great wind and a violent storm. Jonah realized the storm was happening because he was running away from what God asked him to do.
He told the people on the boat that if they threw him into the sea that God would make the storm stop. They threw him in and it did stop. They were so thankful it stopped and thanked God.
The captain and crew looked out in the water and saw Jonah get swallowed up into a whale’s mouth. God actually sent the whale to keep Jonah from drowning. Jonah stayed in the dark belly of the big fish for three days and three nights. While he was in the belly, he thanked God for saving him from drowning and asked for forgiveness for not going to Nineveh like he was told.
After the third day, God had the great fish spit out Jonah onto dry land and God told him to go to Nineveh. He obeyed.
- Print the Jonah and the Whale finger puppets onto paper.
- Cut, fold, and tape.
Turning them into stick puppets is an easy craft. First, print them onto card stock. Then, cut them out and tape them to wooden craft sticks.
Whether you are using these free printables at Sunday school or for personal use at home, we hope you enjoy this fun craft and retelling the story of Jonah.
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