Since we read the story of Jonah (Yonah) on Yom Kippur, I introduced my girls to the story today.
We started with this coloring book that includes a simple overview of the Jonah story:
Available at The Judaica Place
We targeted these concepts:
-teshuvah means feeling sorry for something and trying your best not to do it again
-Hashem loves all his creations and wants every one to do teshuvah to get closer to Him.
I then made this milk jug whale for them to play with:
The girls loved snacking on these:
They are kosher and a pretty appropriate snack for your little ones on Yom Kippur.
We then did a quick and easy math activity:
Place the appropriate amount of whales into the ocean.
Check out this cutie pie telling the story of Jonah:
FYI: If you do a search in youtube for any Torah/Jewish story, you will most likely come across a nicely put together cartoon version of it. Many made by Christians and many staying true to the p'shat (the literal meaning).