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Zacchaeus

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Scripture:  Luke 19:1-10
The Beginner's Bible:  pg 413-417
My Story Bible:  pg 104-105
Through the Bible Felt:  pg 211

- Play the "Zacchaeus" adventure and use the coloring sheets on the Charlie Church Mouse Kindergarten CD-Rom.  Read more...

Verse: 

Proverbs 3:5 - Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
Steve Green – Hide 'Em In Your Heart, Vol 1 - #16

Bible Song: 

- Zacchaeus (Traditional)
Zacchaeus was a wee little man, a wee little man was he. (place both arms in front of you about a foot apart to show size)
He climbed up in the sycamore tree, for the Lord he wanted to see. (climb up a tree, hand above eyes to seek)
And as the Savior passed that way, He looked up in the tree, (march, hand above eyes to seek)
And he said, “Zacchaeus, you come down; (point and say)
For I’m going to your house today, for I’m going to your house today.”  (clap on the beat)

ABCJLM Ideas:

- ABCJLM Bible Coloring Sheets -  Zacchaeus

- Draw a tree or make one using the child's painted arm and handprints.  Draw Zacchaeus in the tree.

- Zacchaeus Poem (Thank you to Amy at Traurigs In Training for sharing this idea.)
Zacchaeus was a rich man.
And nobody liked him very much. (shake head)
Nobody liked Zacchaeus very much mostly because... he walked all over town (walk around)
taking money from other people and giving it to the Romans who were a bunch of bullies. (grab with both arms)

One day while Zaccheaus was walking around town collecting money (walk around)
He heard that Jesus was coming and he was excited (Jump up and down in excitement)
Zaccheaus was so excited that he ran to a tree (run)
And climbed and climbed and climbed and climbed (pretend to climb)
He climbed as high as he could, to the top of the tree.
Zaccheus looked and looked to see if he could find Jesus (used hands as biniculars to look)
Can you see him?
Jesus saw Zaccheaus! And Jesus said, "Zaccheaus come down. I am coming to your house!" (shake finger)
Zaccheaus climbed down as fast as he could (pretend to climb)
He and Jesus walked to his house. (walk to a place and sit)
Zaccheaus learned so much from Jesus and decided that he needed to say he was sorry. (make sad face)
Zaccheaus had made many bad choices because of Jesus he wanted to do what was right! (make happy face)
Zaccheaus told Jesus he was sorry and got up as fast as he could (jump up)
He ran all over town telling everyone how sorry he was and paying them back! (clap)

Zaccheaus said he was sorry because it was the right thing to do! Jesus wants us to do what is right too!

Online Ideas: 

- Coloring Sheets - Zacchaeus
- Place story cards in order
- Climbing Zacchaeus

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