Jesus Ate With Zacchaeus Bible Craft

Note: This craft is also available as a downloadable PDF.

Bible Story: Jesus Ate With Zacchaeus

Bible Text: Luke 19:1-10

Suggested Learning Outcome: This interactive craft will remind children of the funny place where Jesus found Zacchaeus.

Supplies List:

  • Craft sticks
  • Crayons
  • Glue
  • Yarn or string
  • Green construction paper
  • Single hole punch
  • Scrap paper

Teacher Preparation: Pre-cut green construction paper tree tops for very small children. Older children may be able to do this step for themselves during class. Pre-cut yarn/string into 6-inch pieces, with large secure knots tied into one end.


Step 1. Give students construction paper tree tops (or instruct students to cut out tree tops) and decorate them with birds, apples or other drawn items. Give students a craft stick to color brown and instruct them to glue the tree top to the top of the craft stick (see image).








Step 2. On scrap paper, let children draw a small Zacchaeus figure and cut him out. Using the hole punch, make one single hole in the tree top and thread the un-knotted end of the yarn/string through the hold. Securely tape the un-knotted end of the yarn/string to the back of the picture of Zacchaeus (see image).








Step 3. Children can now pull on the knotted end of string to make Zacchaeus climb high into the tree to see Jesus (see image). Encourage kids to reenact the Bible story using their craft.


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