January 07, 2012 Family Activity

Theme: Honesty

Before he met Jesus, Zacchaeus was four things:  short, wealthy, dishonest, and despised. After meeting Jesus, his whole life changed!  How did the people know he changed? Zacchaeus promised to be honest and to pay back anyone he had ever cheated.

Read about Zacchaeus’ amazing change of heart in Luke 19:1-9.


  • Model honest actions and words. Catch each other being honest.
  • Tell stories of times when honesty was a difficult choice to make. Talk about emotions, reasons, and consequences of your decisions.
  • Celebrate Zacchaeus’ story by making a puppet show.

    Proverbs 12:19-22

    Truthful lips endure forever, but a lying tongue lasts only a moment. There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy. No harm overtakes the righteous, but the wicked have their fill of trouble. The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.
    This page can be found at http://kidscorner.reframemedia.com/bible/family/honesty