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Zacchaeus is a short man. [Point to Zacchaeus.] He is not tall. “I want Jesus to come to my house,” Zacchaeus says. [Point to Zacchaeus’ house.] “But sometimes I am not good. Maybe Jesus does not love me.” Will Jesus go home with Zacchaeus?

Zacchaeus is a short man. [Point to Zacchaeus.] He is not tall. “I want Jesus to come to my house,” Zacchaeus says. [Point to Zacchaeus’ house.] “But sometimes I am not good. Maybe Jesus does not love me.” Will Jesus go home with Zacchaeus?

Jesus is coming today,” Zacchaeus says. [Point to Zacchaeus.] “I will go see him.” So Zacchaeus puts on his hat. [wrap a thin towel or scarf around child’s head.] “Goodbye,” Zacchaeus says. “I’m going to see Jesus.” [wave goodbye; walk around the room.]

Jesus is coming today,” Zacchaeus says. [Point to Zacchaeus.] “I will go see him.” So Zacchaeus puts on his hat. [wrap a thin towel or scarf around child’s head.] “Goodbye,” Zacchaeus says. “I’m going to see Jesus.” [wave goodbye; walk around the room.]

Jesus is coming!” the people shout. “See Jesus!” [Point to jesus.] But Zacchaeus cannot see Jesus. [Shake head; use sad voice.] Zacchaeus is too short. Zacchaeus stands on tiptoe. [Stand on tiptoe; shade eyes.] Zacchaeus still cannot see.

Jesus is coming!” the people shout. “See Jesus!” [Point to jesus.] But Zacchaeus cannot see Jesus. [Shake head; use sad voice.] Zacchaeus is too short. Zacchaeus stands on tiptoe. [Stand on tiptoe; shade eyes.] Zacchaeus still cannot see.

Climb, Zacchaeus, climb! [lift your child high in your arms.] Climb up in the tree. [child stands on a chair.] See how high he climbs! Look, Zacchaeus, look! What do you see? [Point to objects in the picture and help the child name them.]

Climb, Zacchaeus, climb! [lift your child high in your arms.] Climb up in the tree. [child stands on a chair.] See how high he climbs! Look, Zacchaeus, look! What do you see? [Point to objects in the picture and help the child name them.]

Zacchaeus sees Jesus going by. Walking, walking. [walk beside child standing on chair.] Jesus is walking by. Jesus stops. [Stop walking.] Jesus looks up in the tree. [look at child.] “Hello, Zacchaeus.” [Touch your child’s nose; make your child laugh.]

Zacchaeus sees Jesus going by. Walking, walking. [walk beside child standing on chair.] Jesus is walking by. Jesus stops. [Stop walking.] Jesus looks up in the tree. [look at child.] “Hello, Zacchaeus.” [Touch your child’s nose; make your child laugh.]

Jesus smiles at Zacchaeus. [Smile at child.] Zacchaeus smiles back. “Zacchaeus!” Jesus calls. “Come down! Come down! I am going to your house today.” [Help child jump down.] Yea for Zacchaeus! Jesus is going to his house. [clap.]

Jesus smiles at Zacchaeus. [Smile at child.] Zacchaeus smiles back. “Zacchaeus!” Jesus calls. “Come down! Come down! I am going to your house today.” [Help child jump down.] Yea for Zacchaeus! Jesus is going to his house. [clap.]

So Jesus goes to Zacchaeus’ house. [Point to Zacchaeus and Jesus.] Jesus loves Zacchaeus all the time. Jesus loves you and me all the time too! [Pick up your child and swing him or her high.]

So Jesus goes to Zacchaeus’ house. [Point to Zacchaeus and Jesus.] Jesus loves Zacchaeus all the time. Jesus loves you and me all the time too! [Pick up your child and swing him or her high.]