Snack activities are quickly becoming our favorite. They are adorable, fun to make, and you can eat them! All of our kids think it’s hilarious when their food looks like an animal.
As I was planning out our lesson plan for the story of Jonah, I knew I wanted to create a snack to help our toddler visualize the huge fish that swallowed Jonah. We hope you have as much fun making and eating it as we did!
Jonah 1:17 And the LORD appointed a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
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How to Make a Jonah Toddler Snack
What you’ll need:
- 2 round crackers or cookies (we used Nut Thins because they don’t crumble easily)
- 1 Orange
- 1 Strawberry
How to make it:
- Peel the banana and cut about an inch off one end.
- Break the crackers in half. Stick one half in each side for the fins and one in the back for the tail.
- For the eyes, poke a small hole in each side and stick the raisins into the holes.
- For the boat, cut the orange into wedges. For the sail, cut one strawberry in half.
- Use the toothpick to stick the strawberry sail into the orange boat.
The story of Jonah is quite exciting, but hard for a toddler to understand! Try to focus on one or two simple ideas to help your toddler remember the story. Maybe it’s just remembering Jonah’s name, or or talking a little about what it means to listen to God.
We have returned to this story with our children many times over the years, each time building on the last. Activities like this fish snack help even the smallest children begin learning Bible stories. Keep it simple and fun!
What are your favorite Jonah activities? Let us know in the comments below!
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