Grades 3-6 Sunday School Lesson
Where’s Jonah?
Lesson 1: In the Bottom of a Boat, Hiding

   Jonah and the Fish Story Coloring Page

Lesson Plan

Coloring Page

Memory Verse:

“Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?” Psalm 139:7
Key verses for this week:
 “Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,
 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.” Jonah 1:1-2

“If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.”  Psalm 139:9

“Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.” Jonah 1:17

Fill in the Blanks

  1. God was going to destroy the city of                          because they were so wicked.
  2. God called a prophet named                             to go and preach against Nineveh.
  3. God sent a                        on the sea to get Jonah’s attention.
  4. The shipmaster found Jonah                                   down in the sides of the ship.
  5. God prepared a big                      to swallow Jonah.


  True or False
1. Jonah gladly accepted God’s call to go to Nineveh. 
2. Jonah found a boat going in the opposite direction from Nineveh. 
3. The sailors tried, unsuccessfully, to pray to their own gods to make the storm stop. 
4. When the sailors learned that Jonah was responsible, they immediately threw him    into the sea. 
5. The sea was calm once the sailors threw Jonah overboard.