This post is not my usual format for this blog. It is what I posted about today's project on my blog, kosherkidz.blogspot.com. I hope your children enjoy the fish as much as I did. More importantly, I hope they can tell you the story of Yonah.
Two years ago I posted Yom Kippur Crafts X 3, which is one of my most popular posts. It is about to get SOOO much better!
This year I had my class make the big fish for Jonah [Yonah] to hide in, just like I described in the aforementioned blog.
Cut a big fish twice for each student.
Let them finger-paint on one side.
Place the other fish on top and let them pat t down.
Peel off and marvel at mirror images.
Leave the fish to dry.
I had very thick paper towel tubes cut to fit between the fish pictures to hold a 3-D Yonah.
Then I had a brilliant idea and found some balloons.
I stretched the balloons over one side of the tubes.
When the fish dried, I stapled them around the tube.
Meanwhile the students fashioned Jonah out of pipe cleaners and added eyes to the fish.
Do you understand the brilliance of this project yet?
As The Book of Jonah [Sefer Yonah] recounts, after three days in the fish's stomach, Yonah was spat out onto dry land.
Place pipe cleaner Yonah inside the fish.
Turn the tube mostly vertical. Count to three for the three days (optional).
Pinch a small piece of the balloon, pull it back, and release.
Yonah goes flying through the air (and onto dry land)!
This is incredibly entertaining for ALL ages. (It was hard for me to put my fish down so I could type this. My toddlers claps with glee every time Yonah goes whirling through the air).
Shana Tova! Techatevu V'Techatemu.