Life on the Sea

Scripture: Jonah

Learning Objectives:

  • Students will learn God expects us to obey Him.
  • Students will learn God expects us to warn people of the consequences of disobeying Him.
  • Students will learn God wants us to be happy when people turn away from their sin, even if we don’t like them.
  • Students will learn vocabulary associated with bodies of water, weather, and sea life.

Guiding Question: Why does God want us to lead a godly lifestyle?

Materials: Photos of bodies of water, weather, parts of a boat, types of boats, sea life.

Procedure: Review the story of Jonah from the scriptures above. Emphasize the importance of obeying God to show honor and love to God while also avoiding negative consequences. Explain that God desires the best for us and wants us to always obey Him even when we do not understand His plan. Tell students that part of being a Christian is to look out for others and tell them about the consequences of disobeying God. God wants us to love others and show them that a godly lifestyle is the best way to live their life

Introduce the activity. Remind students about Jonah and the big fish and ask them what other sea creatures may have been around in the water. Using pictures, teach the students words one might use when on a ship or boat including words for bodies of water, weather, parts of boat, types of boats, sea life, etc.

Additional Questions: How can students demonstrate vocabulary about sea life, oceans, and weather?

Supplemental Activity: Have the students create a map with an ocean, boats, sea life, etc and labeling each that they put on the map.

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