Key Point: Thankful God Forgives
One kid is the “fish”. Explain that the fish must open and close his or her mouth by putting his or arms together and pulling them apart. The fish should work to tag the Jonahs in the room. Each time a Jonah gets tagged, the fish must stop while the new Jonah is blindfolded. The blindfolded Jonah goes into the belly of the fish by lining up behind the fish and placing his or her hands on the shoulder of the fish. Continue playing until all have become part of the fish.
Questions to ask:
What do you think about Jonah running away from God?
Why do you think God went to such great lengths to get Jonah to come back?
Explain whether you’ve ever tried to run away from God or something that he has wanted you to do. What happened?