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. Your family will enjoy these free printable Jesse tree ornaments and ideas to create your own.
Celebrating Advent with a Jesse Tree
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.
The Jesse Tree gets it’s name from Isaiah 11:1-2 “A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. The Spirit of the Lord will rest upon Him.”
How do you make a Jesse Tree?
There are many different ways you can make a Jesse tree. You can start by creating a homemade tree with your family.
We like to collect sticks and branches out of our yard. Winter is a great time to do this as most of the branches are bare and the leaves are gone. This is a great way to involve small children and get them excited to learn more about the meaning of Christmas.
If your yard is sparse and you don’t want to go out and collect you can purchase a small tree. There are many different tabletop trees that are perfect to hang your Jesse tree ornaments on.
You can hang your homemade stick tree on your wall like an advent calendar. Some families like to display it in a big jar on the kitchen table or fireplace mantle. The sky is the limit to how creative you can get with this.
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Preparing Your Heart for Christmas is a short 10-day Advent devotional and is suitable for children in grades K-4. Younger children will enjoy the daily devotions and discussion questions, Advent Coloring Pages, and Advent Scene Builder.
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Free Jesse Tree Printables and Ideas
Teach your children about the waiting of Advent season by taking the time each day to decorate your Jesse Tree. Read about the stories of the lineage that lead up to Jesus’ birth and add a new ornament each day. This is a great evening tradition to do before bedtime each night.
DIY Jesse Tree Ideas:
My kids love pitching in to help create our own DIY Jesse Tree. Their favorite thing to do is to collect tree branches from our yard for a humble and natural feeling tree. There are also many other ways to create your own.
A Lineage of Christmas – Homemade Jesse Tree – Learn how to make a homemade rustic tree in a jar, along with accompanying scripture references.
Free Jesse Tree Ebook Find out how to use a Jesse Tree to celebrate Advent with this free ebook.
Jesse Tree Lego Brick Challenge – This brick challenge is a fun twist on a Jesse tree with printable scriptures and ornament ideas.
Homemade Jesse Tree – If you have crafters in your family you will enjoy this DIY Jesse tree and ornaments.
Fabric Jesse Tree Tutorial – Does your family enjoy sewing? This gorgeous Jesse tree is all homemade. It comes with printable patterns and tutorials to create your own as a lovely handicraft.
Do you need help with how to display your tree in your home? Check out these 6 Adorable Ways to Display Your Jesse Tree.
Printable Jesse Tree Ornaments
We enjoy printing out our own ornaments and making them together to hang on our homemade trees. These create some fun memories with our kids each year. When the ornaments start to wear out, we make new ones.
There are so many different ones to choose from, you can create a yearly tradition out of it.
Printable Scripture Cards – These scripture cards can be read each night and then hung on your tree.
Jesse Tree Ornaments – Create your own felt ornaments with this downloadable tutorial.
Printable Jesse Tree Ornaments and Advent Coloring Pages – These ornaments are like miniature coloring pages perfect for celebrating Advent.
Jesse Tree Ornaments, Ebook and Calendar Connections – these are very simple to prepare all you need to do is print, cut out and they are ready to use.
Names of Jesus Advent Cards for the Jesse Tree – These printable cards are perfect for learning the names of Jesus while decorating your tree.
Jesse Tree Printables Kit – Printable Jesse tree ornaments with lots of suggestions and ideas to customize your own tree.
Jesse Tree Devotional Readings
This is a great tradition that can be added to the Advent season in your home. It helps your family to focus on Christ while creating family memories at the same time.
You can read the daily Bible readings for Advent, then hang your ornaments. Your children will remember this special tradition for years to come.
Jesse Tree Reading Plan for the Action Bible – This reading plan uses the fun graphic novel Action Bible.
Advent Study with free Jesse tree printables – Free Advent study with printable ornaments. Available in black and white so your kids can color their own, or there are colored versions to print and cut out.
Jesse Tree Devotional – This free devotional will lead your family through the lineage of Jesus and the Christmas story.
Advent Tree Devotion Printables These printable devotions will walk you through the Bible from Creation to Christ’s Birth.
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Free Advent Resources and Printables – Prepare your family to focus on Jesus this holiday season with these resources.
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 that 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!