Essentially it’s London Bridge is falling down but the whale is trying to catch Jonah instead. You can play music instead of singing. When the music stops the whale captures a Jonah.
Game Idea #2
Jonah vs Whales
In a variation of the playground game Sharks vs. Divers, three kids are selected to be “whales” and stand in the center of a room. Explain to the group that Jonah was called to journey toward Nineveh in modern-day Iraq but boarded a ship in Joppa bound for Tarshish in Spain. Show them the general location of these cities on a map. Designate the wall on which they’re standing as Joppa and explain they have to make it to the opposite wall, which is Tarshish. On your signal, the kids run across the room, attempting to reach Tarshish, but have to avoid being tagged by the whales in the center. Those who are tagged join the whales until everyone has been caught. At the end, lead everyone in traveling toward Nineveh.
Game Idea #3
In a variation of the game Duck, Duck, Goose for grade-school kids, the adult leader sets up a small tent, covers it with a bed sheet and makes eyes out of felt to represent a giant whale. Students gather in a circle around the tent; one player at a time goes around the circle chanting, “Fish, fish, fish … .” Finally he shouts, “Whale!” and the tagged person must get up and catch him before he sits down. If the “whale” succeeds in catching the person who tagged him, the first player goes into the tent and remains there until someone else is tagged.