Preschool Alphabet: F is for Fish

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
E is for Fish = Jonah
Preschool at home ideas and printables!
This week we are working on the letter F and we discussed the facts about Jonah
and the great Fish that God created!
We had a lot of fun making these fishbowls! I found the glass fishbowls at Dollar Tree. We painted the inside with blue paint to look like there is water inside. They added fish stickers all around the outside. Then, when the paint was dry, they put in the blue stones and plastic fish. You can see in her face that she is enjoying it!

I use these fish for handouts for a lot of Bible lessons! You can see the fish here.

The (condensed) Bible lesson we talked about is God told Jonah to go to Nineveh. Jonah thought he could run and hide from God, which you can't. Jonah went on a boat, there was a storm and he was tossed off the boat into the water. God created a great fish and it swallowed Jonah. (Jonah 1:17) Jonah was in the fish for 3 days & nights, and the fish spit him out on dry land (Jonah 2:10) God talked to Jonah again, and told him to go preach to the great city of Nineveh. Jonah listened to God the second time!

I printed the fish on heavy colored cardstock and cut out the fish on page 9 on the F is for Fish download pack below. The girls painted them, then we used brads to attach the top of the fish over Jonah to be a lift-the-flap. They loved it!
There are pictures to color for fish, frog, flower and fingerprint.
 I let them color the frog, then we added the lily pad.
I had them use finger paint to make their fingerprints for the fingerprint worksheet. We talked about fingers, hands, etc. and "God made them".
She loves mazes, so there is a maze to make Jonah go through each part of his trip to Nineveh. We added flower stickers and sun, etc. for the flower.  For the fish, they colored it, then glued Jonah on the page. You can download all the F printables here.
Click here for more ideas, printables and a song (and why I teach great fish and not whale for Jonah) at this Jonah for preschool post.
You can also find a frog file folder game, life cycle, another cute frog & lily pad and pictures to color here.
We also read this book... it's so cute, the kids love it! It just pops right out at you!
(It is not a Bible book, but great for home use!)
Some books we used for the letter F.
This flower file folder game and a life cycle chart & more can be found here.
(A-Z Jesus) There is a Jonah Picture to Color here.
You can find more A-Z God made It printables here.


  1. Wow, thanks for sharing all of these wonderful ideas. I love the fish bowls you made. Darling!

    1. Thank you! They loved the fish bowls and carried them around the rest of the day! Thanks for the nice comment!

  2. You always have such fantastic ideas. We just taught this Bible story in our Sunday School class last week =)

    I pinned it to my Bible Crafts/Activities board. Thanks for linking up to TGIF. Hope to see you linked up again later today!

    Have a GREAT weekend,
    Beth =)

    1. Thanks Beth for stopping by! I appreciate the nice comment and I really thank you for pinning it and sharing! Thanks for hosting the link up!

  3. This is a fantastic resource for teaching about fish! The fishbowl is adorable and would be a ton of fun to make.

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  4. Great ideas! My son would really enjoy the fishbowls! :) Stopping over from the Bloggers Brags Pinterest party.

    1. Thanks Stephanie for the comment! I appreciate you stopping by!

  5. This will go great with our game that I made up. It is called God made the... then the kids shout out an animal and act like it. Thanks for linking to the Ultimate Linky Party

    1. That sounds like a cute, fun game! I hope people see the comment here! Thanks for the idea!


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