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Be sure to see our Writing Team's set of six creative Zaccheus lessons!
It has a detailed lesson plan that uses two very good online video clips.

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Originally posted by Valerie (moved from old board)

Two videos I have come across are:

  • From the Jesus A Kingdom without Frontiers Series by CCC of America - The Story of Zacchaeus.
  • Quigley Band: Short Legs & Tall Tales by Zondervan Corp. for ages 2-7.  I have not viewed these. Has anyone seen these and can comment on their content etc...?


The Quigley Band videos are very old and were only ever done on VHS. Not recommended.

The Jesus Videos (CCC) look very interesting. They are Italian owned, Japanese animated Roman Catholic videos that originally appeared on Italian Mondo Tv in 95-96. 25 episodes.

They are easy to find at various websites. Oddly enough, CCC's main website only sells their OT videos.

Update: The Jesus: A Kingdom Without Frontiers - see review of this series here in the Video Reviews forum.


Newer Video Recommendations that include Zacchaeus:

For the younger children ages 3-6 (by Luanne)

  • "God's Little Heroes! (Bible Bedbug Gang Series), Vision Video, DVD - 727985009254.
    David & Goliath, The Itty-Bitty Marching Band (Wall of Jericho), and Zacchaeus. Approx. 23 minutes (approx. 7 mins. per story).

    This is an older style animation but tells the story well for little ones and each story includes a fun song.

  • "Jesus Stoybook Bible Animated" DVD Vol. 4 (Part of the Jesus Storybook Bible Series by Sally Lloyd-Jones), 2013, 9780310738466.

    Includes 12 stories, each approx. 5 mins. in length.
    #2 is The man who didn't have any friends is the story of Zacchaeus. This is done in a simple animation told by a storyteller, but again well done.

  • "Treasures in Heaven" (Nest)
    All four Lesson Sets posted include a video lesson which uses this video.  
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DVD - “Zacchaeus” (New Superbook Series)

Publisher's Description:
Chris is excited about his upcoming baptism; so much so that he forgets to show up at Joy's volunteer event. Superbook whisks them back to meet a tax collector named Zacchaeus in ancient Jericho. The kids are amazed to watch the transformation of a sinner like Zacchaeus when he meets Jesus. Joy sees that Jesus came to seek and save the lost--including herself! Joy realizes that she also needs to accept Jesus as her Savior--just as Zacchaeus did and begins to understand why Chris is so excited about being baptized. Joy prays to receive Jesus and then shares the good news with her parents. Luke 19:10.  Lesson:  Jesus came to save each and every one of us and call us to repentance. (Animated - approx. 28 mins)

See reviews of the "New Superbook" DVD Series for more details on this series link).

Illustrations for the story of Jesus' encounter with Zacchaeus from the Annie Vallotton Bible Illustrations Collection


In Luke 19, Zaccheus climbs a tree to be above the crowd so he can see Jesus.


Jesus sees Zaccheus in the tree and tells him to come down so they can have dinner.


Jesus eats dinner at Zaccheus' house.

  Link to larger and higher resolution versions of the Vallotton illustrations and color background options as well in our Vallotton Bible Images Forum (Supporting Membership required, become one today). Copyright and usage information here.


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  • Jesus-Zaccheus-House-Luke19-Vallotton: Jesus eats at Zacchaeus' home
  • Jesus-Zaccheus-Luke19-Vallotton: Zacchaeus hides in a tree
  • Jesus-Zaccheus-Tree-Vallotton: Jesus sees Zacchaeus in a tree
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