Zacchaeus Meets Jesus

Children put pictures of Zaccheus in the correct order according to the story found in Luke 19:1-10. 


Following Jesus, Giving, Zacchaeus


Card set for each child [PDF] Click here
Card stock


Approximately 10 minutes

card set 


Before class, print out enough copies of the card sheet so each child can have their own set of cards. Cut out each card before class, and place into individual envelopes. If possible, use medium or heavy card stock.


Read the story of Zacchaeus (found in Luke 19:1-10) to the children. Explain how Zaccheaus was a tax collector and very wealthy. Most of his life he was probably pretty stingy with his money. But after meeting Jesus, he had a change of heart. He decided to follow Jesus and give half of everything he had to the poor.

Read the story of Zacchaeus from Luke 19:1-10

Then give each child a set of cards. As you read the story again, have them place the cards in the correct order, as they appear on the example above. If time permits, allow the children to mix up the cards again, and see if they can place them in the correct order from memory.

When finished, have the children place their cards back into the envelope to take home.