Saturday, November 13, 2010

Jesse Tree Family Resources

For a long time I have been intrigued by the Jesse Tree tradition that a lot of families and churches participate in during Advent. It seems like a neat way not only to focus on Christ in anticipation of Christmas, but to also remember what His birth means in the context of the rest of the Biblical story.

If you are interested in possibly starting this tradition in your family, you might take a look at these blog posts from families who have done the Jesse Tree in their homes. I think it's really interesting to see how each family has tailored the basic idea to fit their family's personality.

Also, at the end of this post you will find a collection of resources (printables, devotions, etc) for help in making your own Jesse tree.
As We Walk. Tired, Need Sleep (also has free Jesse Tree printables)
Other Resources:
A list of Scripture readings and description of the tradition from CRI
Devotions for Children with corresponding questions from the Reformed Church in America
Patterns for the Symbols and directions for making the tree also from the RCA
Coloring Pages
Ready to Print and hang ornaments
Calendar with suggested additional activities

4 comments:

Sue said...

Meaningful.

Deb said...

I'm glad you enjoyed our Jesse Tree. We're getting ready to start ours for this year. What a wonderful way to keep the focus on CHRISTmas!

Josee said...

Lots of great ideas for a Jesse Tree! I'm hosting a Jesse Tree link up to bring together different Jesse tree ideas. Would you like to link up?

Deborah said...

I make a lovely set of felt Jesse Tree Ornaments: http://www.etsy.com/listing/109692943/jesse-tree-christmas-advent-felt-jesse