Saturday, November 28, 2009
THE JESSE TREE - ANOTHER ADVENT TRADITION
ADVENT is here! Most families are familiar with the Advent Wreath, a wonderful Advent tradition.
Here is another - The Jesse Tree.
The Jesse Tree focuses on those who came before Jesus...his "faith-family tree". Since we do quite a bit with the Old Testaments stories in grades 3, 4 and 6 this might be a meaningful idea for your family.
You can do the Jesse Tree with an actual "tree"; you can even put the symbols on your Christmas Tree. Or, you can do something else (how about sticking them on the fridge?)
Here is a wonderful site with further information and patterns for the Jesse Tree symbols: