One evening I got this fun idea to take a child’s handprint and turn it into a scene with Jesus and Zacchaeus. I love the result! What parent doesn’t love artwork which incorporates their child’s cute little hand? Materials: white paper paper plates paintbrushes tempera paint: green, brown, blue (or other color for Zacchaeus’ clothing) […]
For our lesson on Zacchaeus, the kids made these “Jesus Knows My Name” name plates. We had some squares of card stock sitting around, so I just folded them in half and wrote “Jesus Knows My Name” in Sharpie across the top. The older kids wrote their own name underneath, but the younger kids had […]
Our snack for the Zacchaeus story: trees made from pretzel sticks and green grapes. It’s so simple!
Also for the Zacchaeus lesson, we played “Pin Zacchaeus on the Tree.” The Zacchaeus figure came from a coloring page at supercoloring.com. I saved the file, cropped Zacchaeus and saved as a new file, and printed him out. Then I colored him, cut him out, laminated him, and cut him out again. I drew a […]
We really enjoy acting out Bible stories with our kids. The group is small enough that we can all gather together for the main story. For the story about Zacchaeus, a teen and I acted it out while another teacher narrated for us. I got to play Jesus, which was odd, because I don’t look […]