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.