Friday, September 21, 2012

Jonah and the Whale Activity and Craft

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:
In the Footsteps of Yonah HaNavi, Coloring Book
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).

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