Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Toddler

Jonah and the whale

Class: Pre-K

Term: 3rd Term

Week: 2

Age: 3 years

Duration: 40 minutes


Subject: Christian Religious Knowledge

Topic: Jonah and the Whale

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES: At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to

  1. Give a simple meaning of a whale
  2. Discuss the events of Jonah and the whale

INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES: Identification, explanation, playway method, questions and answers, demonstration, story-telling

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS: toys, picture books showing Jonah in the belly of the big whale, story book







The teacher uses the Jonah and the whale song to introduce the topic.

She explains what a whale is – A wale is a very large animal that lives in the water


Pupils pay attention



She then further explains that Jonah was a man of God who was sent by God to go and preach the gospel but refused

Pupils pay attention and participates



Using the bible story books and the pictures there in she tells the story of Jonah and the whale

-      How God had told Jonah to go and tell the people of Nineveh that if they refused to repent they would be destroyed in 40 days

-      How Jonah refused and instead entered ran away on a ship to another country

-      How a very terrible storm hot the ship he entered and the people in the ship discovered the storm was because of Jonah

-      How they threw him in the water and the storm stopped

-      Ho he was swallowed by a whale.

-      How he prayed to God in the belly of the fish for forgiveness

-      How God forgave him and made the fish not to eat Jonah but spit him out

Pupils pay attention and participate


EVALUATION:    1. __________ is a large animal that lives in the water. (bird, whale)

  1. Who was swallowed by a whale? (Jonah, Daniel)
  2. ­We should obey God always. Yes/No


CLASSWORK: As in evaluation

CONCLUSION: The teacher commends the pupils positively

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