Bible Craft For The Letter Z- Zacchaeus In A Tree

tholic ABC’s Week: 30
Letter of the week: Z
Theme: Zacchaeus Bible story
Saint of the Week: St. Zita
Craft: Zacchaeus in a tree

Although I have been finished with my Christian ABC’s series for awhile now, it feels good to finally be posting this last one! Z is for Zacchaeus!

This was super fun for the kids, and actually came out pretty cute as well.

Supplies Needed:

  • Construction paper (your choice of color)
  • Green tissue paper
  • White school glue
  • White paper (with simple Zacchaeus drawn on it)
  • Scissors
  • Brown construction paper

Start by tracing each child’s hand (and quite a bit of their arm) on brown construction paper. Let them cut it out if they can- otherwise do it for them.

handprint craft

Glue it onto a colorful piece of construction paper. Now give them tons of pieces of green tissue paper, all torn up. Put white glue at the top of the tree, and let them ball up little pieces, and glue it on as the leaves of the tree.

handprint tree craft

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I drew Zacchaeus very simply with a marker and cut them out for the kids.

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We added them to the tree when they were finished with their leaves.

zacchaeus bible craft for kids

zacchaeus in a tree- bible craft for preschoolers

I love how 3 dimensional the top of the trees turned out. This was a fun one! 🙂

Check out my NOW COMPLETED series of Bible Alphabet Crafts here. 🙂

Grab Bag Ideas for the Letter Z: (be sure to check out the Classroom Script for directions on using the grab bag.) zebra, zucchini, zig zag, zipper, zero, ziplock baggie, picture of the zoo.

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  1. Eunice Bankord-DeSiato says

    This is a wonderful activity. Because of how limited our time was, I cut out the shape of the trees in advance and let the children glue it to the paper. The children were very proud of their tress.