Prepare for Jesus’ birth by creating your own Jesse Tree with your children!
Each day, December 1-25, read the designated Bible story and then put the symbolic ornament on your Christmas tree or on a specially designated Jesse Tree—a mini-evergreen, a wire or metal tree, a garland on your staircase or fireplace mantel, etc.
As the days go by, encourage the children to find other ornaments on the Jesse Tree and review the stories associated with them. Each story gets us closer to the birth of Jesus!
Consider making the Jesse Tree part of your Christmas celebration as well. Intersperse gift opening with Bible story telling. For extra fun, tape a small treat to the back of each ornament. The children can eat the treat after they’ve told the story.