Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Jesse Tree

A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
   from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
Isaiah 11:1

Last Christmas I was introduced to The Jesse Tree.   Every evening for about four weeks leading up to Christmas we read scripture, talk about it and  hang an ornament on the Jesse Tree that represents what we just read. The readings take you through the Bible chronologically leading up to the birth of Christ. It is a great way to keep our focus on Jesus during this time of the year.  We are all excited to do it again this year.  While I love the one that I have linked to...I just went ahead and made one for us from burlap and felt...easy!

The ornaments I printed off from here.  Jake and Elyse colored the patterns, I glued them to felt and made our own ornaments.  The devotions I found here and just printed them off and put them in our own book to use year after year.

This is what the tree will look like on Christmas!

There are other great advent options like Amanda's advent activity book over at 
Or Tara's version of the Jesse Tree You which you can get here !


1 comment:

  1. I love this idea. What a great idea for teaching our kids about Jesus and the start of His life. Thanks for sharing.