To identify the Advent season as a time of hope and joyful anticipation
The children will be able to demonstrate a way in which we anticipate the celebration of Jesus' birth during the season of Advent.
Apple?Adam and Eve, Genesis 3:1-15
Ark?Noah, Genesis 6
Lamb?Isaac, Genesis 22:1-19
Knife?Abraham, Genesis 22:1-19
Ladder?Jacob, Genesis 28:1-22
Coat?Joseph, Genesis 37:1-4
Burning Bush?Moses, Exodus 3
Harp?David, I Samuel 16:14-23
Crown?Solomon, I Kings 1:22-48
Whale?Jonah, Jonah 1-2
Dove?Elisha, II Kings 5:1-27 (spirit of healing)
Rose?Isaiah, Isaiah 35:1-2
Heart?Ruth, Ruth 1:15-18
Wheel?Ezekiel, Ezekiel 1:15-21
Lion?Daniel, Daniel 6:1-24
Lily?Mary, Luke 1:26-28
Camel and Star?Wisemen, Matthew 2:1-12
Chi Rho (an X with a P through the middle of it)?Jesus
What ornaments adorn a Jesse Tree during Advent? Learn about all the ornaments on the Jesse Tree.
If you're unable to find a bare tree for the children to decorate, draw a large tree on poster paper and have the children glue their ornaments on its branches.