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Family Advent Activity

It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the commercialism and busyness of this time of year that we forget to take the time to share in the joy of the Advent season with our families.  Its a wonderful time to create a new family tradition, one that can allow you to pause and ponder the mystery of our coming Messiah. 

A Jesse Tree is a fun way to count down the days to Christmas! Beginning in Genesis walking you through Jesus’ lineage, Jesse Tree ornaments are simple to make together as a family.  Each person in Jesus’ lineage has a symbol and scripture associated with it to allow a short devotional time and discussion. Beginning on December 1st use these twenty-four ornaments and scripture to help focus your minds and hearts towards Christ.  Follow these simple instructions for a fun family tradition.

Draw the symbol on paper. Color in or get creative using other mediums. Have fun decorating them! Attach to a card stock or heavy weight paper circle. Punch hole at top, run ribbon through and tie a bow.  Write the scripture reference and person on the back of your ornament as a reminder.  No matter how you choose to celebrate this Advent season, make it a family affair and build memories that will last a lifetime.

God Genesis 1:1-2:3 Dove
Adam and Eve Genesis 2:4-3:24 Apple
Noah Genesis 6:11-22, 7:17-8:12, 20:9-17 Rainbow
Abraham Genesis 12:1-7, 15:1-6 Field of Stars
Isaac Genesis 22:1-19       Ram
Jacob Genesis 27:41-28:22 Ladder
Joseph Genesis 37, 39:1-50:21 Coat
Moses Exodus 2:1-4:20 Burning Bush
Israelites Exodus 12-1-14:31 Lamb
God Exodus 19:1-20:20 Ten Commandments
Joshua Joshua 1:1-11, 6:1-20 Ram’s Horn trumpet
Gideon Judges 2:6-23, 6:1-6, 11-8:28 Clay Water Pitcher
Samuel 1 Samuel 3:1-21, 7:1-8:22, 9:15-10:9 Crown
David 1 Sam 16:1-23, 2 Sam 5:1-5, 7:1-17 Harp
Elijah 1 Kings 17:1-16, 18:17-46 Stone Altar
Hezekiah 2 Kings 18:1-19:19, 32-37 Empty Tent
Isaiah Isaiah 1:10-20, 6:1-13, 8:11-9:7 Hot Coal
Jeremiah Jer. 1:4-10, 2:4-13, 7:1-15, 8:22-9:11 Tears
Habakkuk Habakkuk 1:1-2:1, 3:16-19 Stone Watchtower
Nehemiah Nehemiah 1:1-2:8, 6:15-16, 13:10-22 City Wall
Mary Luke 1:26-38 White Lily
Zechariah Luke 1:57-80 Pencil and Tablet
Joseph Matthew 1:19-25 Hammer
Magi Matthew 2:1-12 Star
Jesus Luke 2:1-20 Manger