Have you ever heard of a Jesse Tree before? I just learned of it a few years ago, I had no idea what it was, and I am excited to share this lovely tradition with you!
A Jesse Tree is a special way to celebrate Advent. Advent is the season of waiting for Christmas and the celebration of the birth of Jesus. The tree is named after Jesse, the father of King David, where the lineage of Jesus comes from! There are many different ways you can make a Jesse tree. You can create a homemade tree with your family by collecting sticks and branches out of your yard, or you can buy a small tabletop tree to hang your ornaments on.
You can teach your children about the waiting of Advent season by taking the time each day to decorate your Jesse Tree while reading about the stories of the lineage that lead up to Jesus’ birth! This is a great tradition that can be added to the Advent season in your home, that your children will remember for years to come.
Here are some fun DIY ideas and free printables to make your own Jesse Tree with Bible readings for Advent:
Jesse Tree Ornaments, Ebook and Calendar Connections simple to prepare – 1+1+1=1
Here are some great Jesse Tree advent books, calendars and ornaments for your Jesse Tree:
DIY Jesse Tree Ornament Kit for Advent
Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Christmas
The Wonder of the Greatest Gift: An Interactive Family Celebration of Advent
Jesse Tree Advent Calendar
Jesse Tree Ornaments: Advent Coloring Activities and Craft Projects for Kids with Bible Stories for the Jesse Tree Symbols
Jesse Tree Ornament Set ~Unwrapping The Greatest Gift~
If you are wanting some more ideas to celebrate Advent you will love this post:
FREE Advent Resources and Printables
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate!) She is a an eclectic,Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!
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