When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”
But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”
Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:1-10
This session we are making a picture in which you can make Zacchaeus climb up and down the tree.
Green tissue paper
Printout Available to download here
Thanks to faithsprouts.blogspot.com for the template
What to do:
Stick template onto card
Cut out Zacchaeus and along dotted line
Punch a hole in top and bottom of tree where marked
Glue tissue paper over tree as leaves
Thread string through holes
Tie string at back of card
Colour in Jesus and Zacchaeus
Using tape, stick Zacchaeus to string over tree
Now you can retell the story and move Zacchaeus up and do the tree.