Every kid that attends Sunday School knows the story of the short man who was also a tax collector (not a popular guy anytime). This fellow wanted to see over the crowd that was following Jesus, so he climbed a tree to get a good look but not be conspicuous. Jesus knows he is up there anyway, and calls to him. I have my story kids climbing the tree as well, because of course, kids would like getting up in the tree. And kids understand about being short and wanting to get a good look from above the crowd.
Again, I was going for the more unusual vantage point. And I had to climb a tree, pose my kids, and take reference photos for this, which was tricky, but fun.