To remember a verse in Isaiah that helps us celebrate Advent
The young people will be able to identify the events leading up to the birth of Jesus.
- Strips of thick paper
- Markers or crayons, pens or pencils
- Take a few moments to share with the young people the idea of the Jesse tree and what it represents to us during Advent.
- As a group, read aloud the verse in Isaiah from which the idea for a Jesse tree originated. (Isaiah 11:1)
- Give each child a strip of thick paper. As you do so, ask the young people to share what the verse means to them.
- Ask the young people to write the verse from Isaiah on their strips of paper to use as bookmarks.
- When they have written the verse, invite the young people to illustrate their bookmarks, perhaps with an image of an event leading up to the birth of Jesus.
- When the young people have completed their drawings, invite them to share what event they chose to draw and why.
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Suggest to the young people how they might use these bookmarks so that the message on them remains special to the Advent season. Perhaps the bookmarks can be used during this time of the year, in books used during times of celebration, and so on.