Object lesson - Zacchaeus: 'Tell the story with eight sweets'

Sweets to tell the story of Zacchaeus??

A fun idea in which you use eight different kind of sweets to tell the Bible story of Zacchaeus. Afterwards you can let the children tell the story to each other using the sweets.

This idea is part of a complete Sunday school lesson on the Bible story of Zacchaeus in Luke 19:1-10. 

This idea will help the children in your Sunday school lesson, youth ministry, Bible lesson, VBS, kidmin, children’s church or children’s ministry to reflect on this powerful Bible passage.

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What do you need (per child):

- plate
- paper bag for the children to put the sweets in
- a transparent boiled sweet or other sweet to represent the idea of 'pure'
- a gobstopper or other kind of sweet that colours your tongue
- a liquorice coin (or other edible coin)
- a heart shaped sweet
- a cherry sweet
- a licorice lace
- a marshmallow
- a piece of white chocolate


Lay out the sweets on different plates.

What do you do:

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