A few weeks ago in toddler group we learnt about our feet. To build on that we have done a Bible story that includes feet – in Luke 19 we read that a man called Zacchaeus ‘wanted to see who Jesus was, but being a short man he could not, because of the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him.’ (Luke 19:3,4). In the story time we looked again at our feet being wonderfully made and then continued with the story of Zacchaeus. With very young children it may be enough to just teach that Zacchaeus wanted to see Jesus and how he managed to do that. Children can run on the spot and pretend to climb a tree as you tell the story. With school age children you could tell the whole story.
For the craft we had a tree outline and leaves cut from different types of paper and material – which gives the picture some texture and adds different shades of green. Each child had just one man to stick in the tree.
For another idea about telling this story see here.
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Hi, Love your Zaccchaeus craft. Could you tell me where you got the print out of the tree and the man? Thank you
Hi Johnna, I simply used Google images to search for a tree without leaves that wasn’t copyrighted and found a picture of Zacchaeus the same way. I then put the two together. I hope this helps – I was quite concerned about copyright.
http://www.mssscrafts.com/newtestament/zacchaeus.htm – is the link for the pic of Zacchaeus, although I found it more straightforward to search via Google images.
Hope that all makes sense.