This Jonah and the Whale ABC game is perfect for reinforcing letter identification skills while working on visual discrimination with your preschoolers. Get your free printables today!
Whether you’re teaching Jonah and the Whale in your homeschool, preschool, or Sunday school, this printable alphabet game is perfect for preschool and kindergarten students.
To play this game, download and print this activity pack. Preschool and kindergarten students can practice early literacy skills in home and classroom settings.
Jonah and the Whale ABCs
This alphabet identification game is perfect for reinforcing letter recognition and strengthening visual discrimination skills with little ones.
This Jonah and the Whale activity is perfect any time of year.
Start with a Story
I always love beginning my lessons with a story. You can kick off this lesson by reading the story of Jonah and the Whale straight from the Bible or a children’s Bible.
Or, you can choose a storybook version of the Jonah and the Whale story like the ones shown below.
Prepping the Activity
To prepare this activity, print the letter cards on cardstock and laminate them for durability. You can laminate the whale mats or leave them plain.
If you laminate them, have kids identify letters with a dry erase marker. If you don’t laminate them, kids can use markers or bingo dotters.
Playing the Game
Cut apart the laminated alphabet cards. There is one set of uppercase and one set of lowercase letters.
Turn the cards facedown on a table. Have students flip over one card, identify the letter on the card, and find it on the whale mat.
Students can mark the letters with a dot marker, pencil, button, or mini-eraser.
You can have kids match uppercase-uppercase, uppercase-lowercase, lowercase-uppercase, or lowercase-lowercase.
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities:This wooden Jonah in the Whale 4 piece shaped puzzle exercises manipulative skills and helps children remember the Jonah bible story. Set up a Bible-themed sensory bin with these Jonah and the Whale story kit pieces including a peg doll, playdough, fish net, and more.
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