Preschool Alphabet: F is for The Great Catch of Fish

Friday, October 30, 2015
These preschool Bible lessons are created and used at home, so there are some basic preschool learning skills printables added to each post. The Bible lesson and Bible printables are suitable for home or Bible class use. This week is F for Fish.
The Bible lesson is found in John 21:1-14. The Disciples are waiting to see Jesus, and Peter decides that he is going fishing. The other 6 disciples tell him they will go also. (Simon Peter, Thomas, Nathanael, the brothers: James & John and 2 more Disciples not named) [probably Andrew & Philip]

They are at the Sea of Galilee. They are fishing all night but they do not catch any fish. In the morning, there was a man on the shore and they didn’t know who He was. He asked them if they had any food and they said no.
He told them to “Cast the net on the right side of the boat and they would find some.” (John 21:6) When they tried to pull up the net, it was so full of fish, they couldn’t pull up the net! (another miracle) John told Peter that it’s Jesus! Peter was so excited that he pulled on his coat and jumped into the sea and swam to the shore! The other Disciples went in the fishing boat and brought it to the shore, dragging the full net behind them. (about 100 yards) The net was too full to pull into the boat!
Once they landed on shore, they saw a fire with fish laid on it and there was bread also. Jesus told them to “Bring some of the fish you just caught.” Peter went over and dragged the net onto land. It was full of large fish! There were 153 fish and the net wasn’t torn! Jesus told them to “Come and eat breakfast!”  When they went over to Jesus, He gave them bread and fish to eat.

I keep the netting from different items like ham, some fruit, etc. to use for these lessons.  You can see the boat with Jesus and His Disciples here. The Fish are here.
F is for fish. The fish are having fun swimming! Free F is for fish template here.
For added fun, we made this fish bowl. They love to paint and use stickers! Download it here.
F is for feet! They thought this was fun! We used paint and they stepped onto the paper.
F is for Farm. I found the farm sticker sets here. As they played with their farm animals, we talked about God making the animals and Farm begins with the letter F.
F is for Frozen. I found these Frozen sticker books at Target in the Dollar Spot.
 Yes, they loved this one!
F is for Fire and Fireman! The fire pieces were just cut free hand. 
The Fireman puppet can be found here.
F is for Five Fingers. They love these Dot Markers worksheets free here.
And, F is for fox. You can print the fox here.
They also love these long-legged everythings! I purchased the frog here.
They love puppets, so we made a paper bag puppet.(No photo) Download the pattern free here.
F is for Flower. I had the foamy flower cutouts and we added a large craft stick and other sticky foamy shapes. They colored the paper and added flower stickers. Also, you will find the free Alphabet Hats here.
I found a lot of the alphabet letter ideas and projects on Pinterest.
You can see a longer lesson, visuals and more for this lesson here.


  1. I love the story of the great catch of fish! I named my blog after it! Nice post.

  2. What fun!
    Your children are so sweet looking. What a blessing!

    I come over through Making Your Home Sing.
    :) Hope

  3. My youngest son is a kinesthetic learner and he would absolutely love this lesson! Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

  4. These are such great ideas. Love it. I am not so creative in this area and I always love seeing what other moms come up with so I can glean from them. ;-) Thank you!

  5. Oh, We will be doing the great catch of fish in my preschool class soon! Perfect!

  6. Thank you for linking up at the Thoughtful Spot Blog Hop! :)

  7. Great "F" activities! I have always loved that Bible lesson. Thanks for linking up at Made for Kids!

  8. How fun it must be to live at your house with all the activities! :) Great job, mom!

  9. What did you use for the little fish and tiny nets with the playset?

    1. I keep the nets from different items I buy like ham, some fruit, anything that has a net with it. The fish can be purchased @

  10. These are adorable! :)
    Sarah (

  11. Thank you! I am always looking for ways to teach my preschooler (3yr) how to better learn the bible besides just reading it to him. I will have to try this. I love that F is for fishing (he loves fish so hopefully it'll help him remember). Thank you for these great ideas! I found your link on waiting on...Wednesday.

  12. How fun to get to paint with your feet! Thanks for sharing these creative ideas with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

  13. What great ways to learn about F. Love using Frozen in there too.

    Thanks for sharing at #everythingkids


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