Sunday School Crafts: Zacchaeus

Yesterday my Sunday school class learned about Zacchaeus. I read the story from The Jesus Storybook Bible and then we made this craft.


The children first used a brown crayon to color a large popsicle stick to serve as a tree trunk. Then, they decorated a small wooden spoon to represent Zacchaeus.


A small green paper plate cut in half represented the leaves of a tree. I cut two small slits in it for the spoon to fit in.


We used packing tape to attach the “tree trunk” to the “leaves”. The finishing touch was to glue a small piece of paper to the front which explained what the lesson was about.

 Zacchaeus Printable

Of course, we had to sing “Zacchaeus Was a Wee Little Man” to finish our lesson.

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  • Lisa

    At the beginning of Lent my son asked for a Zacchaeus craft and I could not think of something fun and easy for him to do. I wonder if he still wants to do one.


    • Jackie

      Let me know if you give this a try, Lisa.

  • smash

    I love all your ideas! I teach a class of 12 ranging in ages from 4-7. This is great!

    • Jackie

      Thank you! I bet you have a fun group. I have Pre-K and K with my own toddler thrown in. :)

      • smash

        Me too! lol Soon to be both of mine! Let’s pray for each other!;-) xo

        • Jackie

          Definitely, we should pray for each other. Thank you!

  • Jennifer

    Where can you buy the large wooden spoons to decorate as Zacchaeus?

    • Jackie

      Hi, Jennifer. I either purchased the little wooden spoons at Walmart or Joann Fabrics. They would be near the popsicle sticks. Let me know if you can’t find them.

  • Jessie (

    We’re trying this craft in Sunday School a week from Sunday. Thanks again for all the awesome craft ideas!

    • Jackie

      Thank you, Jessie! I hope the craft worked well for your class.

  • Opal

    So cute. I am going to do this for the month of Feb. when we have our Zaccheus lesson in Sabbath School!

    • Jackie

      That’s great! I am glad you like it. :)

  • Linda

    Many thanks for this craft idea. I found your page while searching for Zacchaeus crafts for my Sunday School class this week and my class made them today. I’ve credited your page on our Sunday School blog at Our version was slightly modified as we didn’t have any green plates.

    • Jackie

      Thank you so much, Linda. I think your kids’ Zacchaeus crafts turned out so cute. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jackie

    Thanks, Shirley! I thought your video was great. Thanks for sharing. :)