Zacchaeus Crafts for Sunday School (Luke 19:1-10) Craft Activities

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Download these printable Sunday School craft ideas for teaching about the story of Zacchaeus from Luke 19:1-10. Then watch the demonstration video below to prepare this activity for your children’s Bible lesson.

Zacchaeus Crafts for Sunday School (Luke 19:1-10) Craft Activities

Zacchaeus Crafts for Sunday School (Luke 19:1-10) Craft Activities

“Story of Zacchaeus Crafts” for Sunday School

Bible Crafts from Luke 19:1-10


It’s that classic story of a wee little man meeting a great big God…Zacchaeus can lend itself to several crafts, but there’s no denying that trees are pretty craft-able in many ways! Use a verse or caption that emphasizes the important theme of Christ’s love and mercy, and have fun letting kids create a project that allows them to help Zacchaeus climb up and through a sycamore!

Note: there are many variations on this craft, so feel free to use creativity and tweak items as needed. Just have fun with your trees and puppets!

Bonus Sunday School Ideas:

Verses or scripture captions for this craft:

 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” -Luke 19:10

Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. -Romans 8:39

I don’t have to climb a tree to know that Jesus loves me!

Craft: “Tree climbing Zacchaeus”

You will need (supplies)

  • Toilet paper or paper towel tube
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Tape or glue
  • String or ribbon (if you’d like to hang)
  • Markers/decorative materials
  • Clothespin or popsicle stick

Procedure (how to)

  1. Decorate your popsicle stick or clothespin with a face and/or hair, clothing, etc.
  2. Color your tube (tree trunk) if desired. Add a Bible verse or caption.
  3. Cut leaf shapes out of construction paper (likely green color).
  4. Glue the leaves onto the tree trunk.
  5. Place your clothespin in or on the tree and watch Zacchaeus climb or hang out! Hang up with string, if you like.

Luke 19:1-10 NIV – Zacchaeus the Tax Collector

He (Jesus) entered Jericho and was passing through. And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich. And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because he was small in stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was about to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for I must stay at your house today.” So he hurried and came down and received him joyfully. And when they saw it, they all grumbled, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” –Luke 19:1-10

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