Week 22 - Jonah and the Great Fish -
Bible Time FUN Through the Bible
Kids Bible Lesson 22 - Jonah and the Great Fish

Welcome to week 22!

This week your will children learn the story of Jonah and the Great Fish.


Jonah was an ordinary person until God chose him to deliver a message to the city of Nineveh. Jonah decided to run from God to a city far from Nineveh. After Jonah was swallowed by a great fish, he realized his mistakes and repented to God.

In this Bible lesson, the children learn that you can’t run from God. If you disobey, ask for forgiveness because God will give you a second chance.

Happy learning!

If you haven’t read the introduction to Bible Time yet, I recommend you read the outline about the Bible lessons for children first.

Children's bible lesson about Jonah and the Great Fish 

- Key Concepts
The key concepts that we focused on this week are:

  • We cannot run from God.

  • God hears us when we pray.

  • God gives us second chances.

You can also come up with your own key concepts.

Bible Verse for kids
The Bible verse for this lesson is Jonah 2:1

From the inside of the fish Jonah prayed”.
This Bible verse should be simple enough for your toddler to memorize after a week of practice.

Bible Story Tips

  • We read “Jonah and the Great Fish” beginning on page 43 of the children's Bible Storybook called Bible-Time Stories and Rhymes.

  • During story, draw attention to the key concepts for this lesson.

  • Don't forget to ask questions related to the story, for example, “What did God ask Jonah to do?”

  • Throughout the Bible lesson we reiterated how important it is to be obedient to God.

  • After the Bible story and discussion session, we stand up and do the interactive rhyme found in the Bible storybook

After the story and rhyme, we say a prayer that is related to the Bible story. You can either have your children repeat after you or allow them to come up with their own prayer.

Bible Song about Jonah and the Great Fish

  • The Bible song for this week is "O-B-E-D-I-E-N-C-E".

  • We cast the song from YouTube to the television, so our children can see the motions on the big screen.

bible Activities about Jonah and the Great Fish

We did different Bible activities each day - related to Jonah and the Great Fish. We also have a selection of free Bible activities about Jonah and the Great Fish here.

The Bible Time Family Fun Pack includes all of the Jonah and the Great Fish Bible activities (plus more), printed and arranged for your convenience. Some fun and kid-friendly Jonah Bible activities include:

Jonah and the Great Fish bible coloring Page

While our daughters colored the Jonah and the Great Fish Bible Coloring Page, we talked about how God sent a big fish to save Jonah from drowning.