We have celebrated advent with a new, quick and simple Jesse Tree using chicken wire curved to form a tall narrow cone and decorated it with free downloads from around the Internet.
- First I drew and painted some small Jesse Tree discs to follow our Jesse Tree Bible study and added these to the Jesse Tree Ornaments I had previously downloaded free from Paper Dali (but is not available free anymore ….) To protect them, I covered the discs with clear packaging tape. Then my daughter ran the discs through the sewing machine to join them together into a lovely long bunting. We draped this bunting around the tree.
- We painted the Names of Jesus Ornaments downloaded free from Bible Story Printables.com with bright, bold colours. You can print out the coloured version, but I wanted to save on printing ink and we loved painting them! These discs are larger than the small Jesse Tree discs and fill in much of the wire tree space.
- We made Names of Jesus strips which my youngest stapled into paper rings and interlinked them to make a lovely paper chain to decorate our Advent table.
- I downloaded our Jesse Tree ornaments from Ann Voskamp’s Unwrapping the Greatest Gift download. We coloured some elements of each picture in with silver and gold pens and protected the pictures with clear tape. We used thin florist wire pieces to twist through a tiny hole pierced in our decorations and hooked them simply over the tree’s wires as we follow our Jesse Tree Advent story.
- Easy Fun School has a lovely free advent devotional and Jesse Tree unit study lesson plan, and here’s an expanded version.
Here are free Jesse Tree ideas and resources ~
- Beautiful felt Jesse Tree Ornaments from Mandy Pelton’s blog Everything Beautiful
- Teachers Pay Teachers.com (log in required) – Advent Liturgy Jesse Tree
- Simple Jesse Tree Ornaments Tutorial at Keeping Life Creative.com
- Homemade Jesse Tree by This Simple Home:
- Jesse Tree Advent Study by Confessions of a Homeschooler
- Jesse Tree ornaments free for Life Your Way readers from Printables Your Way.net
- Jesse Tree Ornaments.com from Grand Story Ornaments
Hope this inspires you if you are looking for Jesse Tree and Advent activities.
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We did this last year. The kids loved it!