December: Countdown to Christmas





JESSE TREE ADVENT CALENDAR
The purpose of the Jesse Tree is to teach the genealogy of Jesus every day in December until Christmas.  Every night you read part of the Bible and hang an ornament on a special tree that represent what you read.

There are tons of Jesse tree plans online, but I couldn't find one I liked, so I made my own!  It follows my toddler's Bible.  This way I can have easy to understand stories to go with each ornament rather than thumbing through the Bible trying to paraphrase.  

I've also included its corresponding reference in the Bible if you want to have an adult study on the side.


You can print the ornaments from pictures online, order premade ones from Etsy or make your own. Just sit around as a family one night watching movies and make these objects out of polymer clay and a ornament hook shoved inside.  Cook them in the oven according to the package directions and they're ready to go!  Make your own tree, buy a miniature tree or set up a clothesline with some yarn and clothespins to display your ornaments.



DAY
TOPIC
BEGINNER'S BIBLE
BIBLE
ORNAMENT
1
CREATION
1-13
Genesis 1
Earth
2
ADAM AND EVE
14-25
Genesis 2-3
Tree
3
NOAH
26-33
Genesis 6-9
Rainbow
4
TOWER OF BABEL
34-38
Genesis 11
Tower
5
ABRAHAM
39-51
Genesis 12-17, 18, 21
Star
6
ISAAC
52-62
Genesis 24-25, 27
Ram
7
JACOB
63-70
Genesis 28-29
Ladder
8
JOSEPH
71-91
Genesis 37, 39-46
Coat
9
MOSES
92-110
Exodus 1-2:10; 3; 7-12
Burning Bush
10
CROSSING THE RED SEA
111-127
Exodus 14, 16, 19-20; Numbers 13
Ten Commandments
11
JOSHUA AND DEBORAH
128-139
Joshua 2, 6; Judges 4
Horn
12
GIDEON AND SAMSON
140-151
Judges 6-7, 13, 16
Hair
13
RUTH
152-155
Ruth 1-4
Family
14
SAMUEL AND JESSE
156-172
1 Samuel 1:1-20; 3; 8-10; 15:1-16:13
Praying Hands
15
DAVID
173-193
1 Samuel 17:1-51; 16:14-23; 18-20; 2 Samuel 1:1-2:4; 2 Kings 2:1-3; Psalm 23
Crown
16
SOLOMON
194-200
1 Kings 3:5-10:13
Book for Wisdom
17
ELIJAH
201-215
1 Kings 16:29-17:16; 18
Chariot of Fire
18
ELISHA
216-234
1 Kings 19:19-21; 2 Kings 2:1-13; 4:1-17; 5:1-15
Jar of Oil
19
JOSIAH AND ESTHER
235-246
2 Kings 22:1-23:3; Esther 1-10
Scroll
20
SHADRACH, MESHACH AND ABEDNEGO
247-250
Daniel 3
Fire
21
DANIEL
251-256
Daniel 6
Lion
22
JONAH
257-264
Jonah 1:1-3:10
Whale
23
MARY AND JOSEPH
266-276
Luke 1:26-38; 2:1-7
Angel
24
JESUS
277-295
Luke 2:8-20, 25-38; Matthew 2:1-23
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