Read in 1 min Bible Lessons » Key Bible Topic or Story » New Testament Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Kids’ Sunday School Lesson: Jesus and Zacchaeus Published: January 29, 2020 Use this Sunday school lesson to teach kids about Jesus and Zacchaeus. Find more great Sunday school lessons to help kids grow in their faith. Kids’ Sunday School Lesson: Jesus and Zacchaeus 1. Set the Stage For this Bible lesson about Zacchaeus, from brown poster board, cut out a 3-foot-tall tree trunk. Use a marker to draw vertical lines of bark. Tape the trunk to the wall. Then tape inflated green balloons to the top of the tree for leaves. Sit at the foot of the sycamore tree during the lesson. Check out 13 Most Important Bible Lessons for Kids About Living for Jesus for more Bible lessons that cement the fundamentals of faith in kids. 2. Out on a Limb Tell the children you have something special to show them. As you talk about your special object, make it difficult for them to see it by holding it up too high or turning your back to them. Afterward, ask: How did you feel when you couldn’t see my object? What did you do to try to see it? Read aloud Luke 19:1-10. Ask: Why do you think Jesus noticed Zacchaeus? Why did Zacchaeus invite Jesus to his house? Encourage children to tell about times they’ve felt left out. Then pray for children to experience Jesus’ love and acceptance. 3. Treed Craft Give children brown construction paper, cotton balls, glue, and green markers to make sycamore trees. Have children color their cotton balls green and glue them to the paper. Say: Every time you see this tree, remember that even if you feel left out, Jesus always loves and accepts you. 4. Zacchaeus Snack You’ll need: bread sticks marshmallows pretzel sticks gumdrops Have children each poke a breadstick into a marshmallow, but not through it. Have them poke several pretzel sticks into the marshmallow. Then have them press gumdrops onto the ends of their pretzel sticks. They’ll have a Zacchaeus tree to enjoy eating. Contributors: Patti Chromey, Kathy Downs, Nancy Dunn and Cindy Newell Looking for more lessons? Check out these ideas! You can also check out Group’s DIG IN Curriculum for a customizable lesson here. © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!