Here is a great preschool Sunday school lesson about Zacchaeus for your 2-5 year olds.
Zacchaeus Sunday School Lesson for Preschool Students
Tell the story of Zacchaeus climbing the tree to see Jesus (Luke 19: 1-10). You can tell this story from a children’s bible or just tell it in a way that this age group can understand.
Sunday School Lesson Discussion:
Talk about how we all do things that are not good sometimes. Emphasize that even though we might not always do good things, that does not make us bad people in God’s eyes. Talk about how we try not to do those bad things again and that God thinks that we are good people for trying to be good.
Sunday School Lesson Activity:
Use butcher paper to draw a large tree. Give the children pre-cut leaves to tape to the tree. Then have them try to put a pre-cut Zacchaeus on the tree, (like Pin the Tail on the Donkey), to see if they can get him on a branch,
Sunday School Lesson Song:
Sing the song Zacchaeus Was a Wee Little Man
Zacchaeus was a wee little man, and a wee little man was he.
He climbed up in a sycamore tree, for the Lord he wanted to see.
And as the Savior passed him by, He looked up in the tree,
And he said, “Zacchaeus, you come down from there;
For I’m going to your house today, for I’m going to your house today.”
Zacchaeus came down from that tree, as happy as he could be,
He gave his money to the poor, and said: What a better man I’ll be.”
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