Monday, April 14, 2014

Preschool Alphabet: Z is for Zacchaeus

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Z is for Zacchaeus: Preschool at home ideas and printables!
They had so much fun with the felt! Even the baby was enjoying it! As we talked about Zacchaeus, they were allowed to move the felt pieces around, move the crown, move Zacchaeus up and down the tree, and move Jesus!
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This week we talked about Zacchaeus found in Luke 19:1-10. Zacchaeus was a tax collector, he lived in Jericho, he was a short man, and he really wanted to see Jesus! But, there were so many people, and he couldn't see over them to see Jesus!

Zacchaeus ran ahead of all the people and climbed up a Sycamore tree. He knew Jesus would be walking that way and now he could see! When Jesus walked by the tree where Zacchaeus was, Jesus looked up and told Zacchaeus to come down from the tree, because He was going to Zacchaeus' house! Zacchaeus hurried down from the tree so excited to see Jesus! And, Zacchaeus told Jesus that he was going to start living like Jesus wanted him to.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3uNEVAAKowpX3diajE3SGtJRTQ/view?ths=true
This is one of those printables that can also be used for Bible class. I printed the tree on cardstock, then the house on a tan cardstock. I printed Jesus & Zacchaeus in color onto cardstock, cut them out and glued them on a large craft stick. The girls used finger paint, with brushes since they didn't like to get dirty (yah!). They could tell me about Zacchaeus going up the tree, then Jesus going to his house. This could also be used for a teacher visual. The download had black & white and the color for you to pick what you like. Click here to print it.

We also used this mini booklet for Zacchaeus, and you can print it in color or black & white here:

 
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3uNEVAAKowpVWVBaEpGOFcxU3c/edit?usp=sharing
Here is the Zacchaeus song with movements. I sang this song when I was a kid, and now my granddaughters love it! But, if you don't know it, I added the movements with the song. But, they can be cut off if you don't need them. Click here to print it.

 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3uNEVAAKowpcmZVSXNIV28yX0E/edit?usp=sharing
There are always other printables in the alphabet packs which includes several pages like Z is for Zebra, etc. and not necessarily from the Bible. There are always retelling cards to print and let them tell you what they learned about the Bible. And, there are always one or two pictures to color of the Bible facts for each letter.

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Here are a couple of Z books we have. They really L O V E Dear Zoo. I have read it so much, I can 'read' it from across the room!
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Here are a couple of Z books from the library.
http://kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-to-z-bible-people-pictures-to-color.html
Click here to see A-Z Bible People Pictures to Color.
http://kidsbibledebjackson.blogspot.com/2013/01/god-made-it-to-z-for-preschool.html
You can find more A-Z God made It printables by clicking here.
 

6 comments:

  1. Another good lesson plan..... Yay!! Pinning!! Happy Easter to you and yours…. :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  2. What a fun way to learn letters! I love the Zacchaeus story, and it looks like your kid had fun with it too.

    Andrea
    Reading Toward the Stars

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  3. Thanks for sharing this wonderful printable packet over at The Thoughtful Spot! We appreciate your great resources!

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  4. What fun! My youngest is 14 but we have tree in our yard that we still call the Zaccheus tree!

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  5. I found you at Grace and Truth. You have a lovely blog with so many great resources! I love these ideas for teaching Sunday School too!

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