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These Jonah and the Whale mazes are a great follow-up to the Jonah and the Whale story in your Sunday School, homeschool, or Christian school lessons.
If you’re teaching Jonah and the Whale for kids, these free printables are great for both groups and individuals.
You can pass them out during your Bible lessons or use them for a quiet time activity. They are perfect for kids of all ages!
If you teach the Bible in your homeschool, you’ll love these free printables. You can use them with kids of all ages.
There are a few different mazes of various levels. Use the easier ones with your younger children and the more challenging ones with your older kids.
How Did Jonah Get in the Whale?
The Bible story of Jonah is a well-known tale of disobedience and redemption. Jonah was a prophet who was called by God to preach to the people of Nineveh. However, Jonah did not want to do this, and so he tried to run away from God.
He boarded a ship bound for Tarshish, but God caused a great storm to arise. The ship was in danger of sinking, and the crew cast lots to see who was responsible for the bad luck. The lot fell on Jonah, and he was thrown overboard into the sea.
However, instead of drowning, Jonah was swallowed by a large fish or whale. Inside the whale’s stomach, Jonah repented of his disobedience and prayed to God for forgiveness.
After three days, the whale vomited Jonah onto the shore, and he was able to complete his mission.
The story of Jonah is a reminder that even when we make mistakes, God is always willing to forgive us.
Jonah and the Whale Mazes
Mazes are so much fun for kids. They love winding their way through the puzzles. And, you’ll love that they’re educational as well as fun.
Mazes help kids strengthen fine motor skills as they wind their way through the paths keeping their pencils between the lines.
They build problem solving skills as they encounter obstacles and redirect their paths.
This set of free printable mazes comes with five versions. Each one is slightly different from the others. All will challenge your students.
If you’d like to make these reusable, you can laminate them or slip them in a dry erase pocket. Then, kids can solve the maze with dry erase markers. When they’re done, they can wipe them clean and start all over again.
Preparing the Maze Printables
If you’d like to send these home with your Sunday School kids or use them as a one-time activity in your homeschool, just print them on regular printer paper and let your kids use a pencil or crayon to complete the maze.
To make these maze worksheets reusable, print them on cardstock and laminate them for durability. If you don’t have a laminator, you can slip them in a dry erase pocket. Then, have kids use dry erase markers to complete the mazes over and over again.
Jonah and the Whale Activities
If you’re looking for some more fun Jonah and the Whale activities for kids, you’ve come to the right place. This classic Bible story is a great way to teach kids about obedience and God’s forgiveness.
One activity you can do is have the kids act out the story. Print out our free Jonah and the Whale finger puppets for them to use as props.
Another idea is to make a Jonah and the Whale craft. You can even use a paper plate and some cotton balls to create a simple whale.
Whatever activity you choose, your kids are sure to enjoy learning about this important Bible story.
BOOKS ABOUT JONAH AND THE WHALE
Picture books are a great way to introduce young children to Biblical stories. The story of Jonah and the Whale is a popular one that has been retold in many different ways.
Here are some picture book versions of the story that your child is sure to enjoy.
Jonah and the Whale – Enjoy this traditional retelling of the classic Biblical story about Jonah and the Whale with beautiful illustrations!
Jonah’s Big Fish Adventure – Uh-oh! Jonah didn’t listen to God, and now he’s in the belly of a big fish! What will happen to Jonah next?
The Hard to Swallow Tale of Jonah and the Whale – The story of Jonah is full of ingredients that children love: a dangerous mission; a man on the run; danger at sea; an incredible whale rescue; and a grand finale about forgiveness.
More Jonah and the Whale Activities
If your kids like these printable mazes, you’ll want to check out the Jonah and the Whale activities I’ve featured below. They’ll make a great addition to your Bible lessons.
- Jonah and the Whale Memory Verse
- Jonah and the Whale Sequencing Activity
- Jonah and the Whale Puppets
- Jonah and the Whale ABC Game