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.