Read in 1 min Bible Lessons » Key Bible Topic or Story » New Testament Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Preteen Sunday School Lesson: Jesus and Zacchaeus Use this preteen Sunday school lesson to teach kids about Jesus and Zacchaeus. Find more great Sunday school lessons to help kids grow in their faith. Preteen Sunday School Lesson: Jesus and Zacchaeus Setting 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. Spring Cleaning Read aloud Luke 19:1-10. Divide a chalkboard into three sections titled: “Things/Money,” “Family,” and “Time.” Ask the kids to list things, how they treat people and events that Jesus would see or experience in their home. Have kids each choose one item that may need to be “cleaned up.” Keep It Clean Craft Have children each write one sentence stating what they’ll do on a 3X5 card. Then have them each write every word of that sentence on a different 3X5 card. Give them each a 4-foot piece of yarn and some tape. Have them each lay their cards lengthwise and tape the yarn to the backs of their cards. Encourage kids to hang these in their bedrooms as reminders. Zacchaeus Snack You’ll need: breadsticks marshmallows pretzel sticks gumdrops Have children each poke a bread stick 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! And for even more ideas and daily posts of inspiration, follow us on Facebook! © 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!