The Story of Jonah K-2nd

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The story of Jonah

Jonah tried to run away from God. He ran to the sea where he found a ship that was going to another city. Shortly after they left, there was a terrible storm. Jonah knew that God had caused the storm and he asked the sailors to throw him into the sea. The sea became still and God sent a whale (large fish) to swallow Jonah so he would not drown. Then, Jonah prayed to God again. He thanked God, who had rescued him (Jonah 2). God told the fish to spit Jonah onto the dry land. Jonah obeyed God.

There are two art lessons one is for K-2nd grade and the other is for older students in grades 3rd – 6th.


Grades K-2nd

2 to 3-day project (45 minutes a day)

Learning Objectives

•  Draw a whale.

•  Learn about the story of Jonah.

•  Learn about warm and cool colors.

•  Practice crazy paint.

•  Use wet-in-wet technique in watercolor.


•  12” x 18” construction paper

•  Pencils

•  Erasers

•  Oil pastels

•  Blue, turquoise, and magenta watercolor paints  (Our preference is Colorations® Liquid Watercolor)

•  Paintbrushes

•  Water containers

•  Paper towels & plates

•  Fine-point black permanent markers

•  Spray bottles with water in them

•  Salt

•  Elmer’s glue

•  Blue and white tempera paint (optional)

•  Butcher paper or newspaper

•  Crazy Paint tools (mesh bath puffs, forks, sponges, bottle caps, cardboard, corn cobs, etc.)

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