Sunday, December 03, 2006
Advent crafts (part 1)
What a weekend it's been -- lots of crafts, lots of fun (despite yet ANOTHER cold that seems to have hit everyone except yours truly and Marie). I'll post more pictures later (I hope!) but I am excited to have finished our Jesse Tree this evening!
I made Jesse Tree ornaments out of felt for our Christmas tree many years ago (when our kids were even younger and more prone to take things off the tree and throw them around the house... c'mon now, I know your kids do that too... right?), but we never had an "official" Jesse Tree... until now.
I'm hoping to "wing it" and dedicate the next few weeks of homeschooling to walking through all the symbols (with appropriate readings). I'm using various sources, such as Katherine's A Living Education posting from November 25 (scroll down to Radix Jesse), the worksheets from Domestic Church, and this article (and this one) from Catholic Culture.
I'll have to let you know how all of this turns out...