Calendar Connections ~ Jesse Tree

My wonderful friend Shannon is still working with me to create the Calendar Connections cards. She is a fellow inner city missionary with me and also a homeschooler {and former school teacher}.

We chose The Jesse Tree as our base for this new December set! In the creation of these we learned that there isn’t one set way of going through the idea behind the Jesse Tree; but many different symbols, readings, and graphics used.  So, if you are using a different version of The Jesse Tree in your home this season, these probably won’t match exactly!  This set is based on the concept of the Jesse Tree, which takes us from God’s Creation, through the genealogy of Christ. Each card has a symbol, and a scripture reading, as well as information.

Jesse Tree Calendar Connections

The facts are written at a 3-6th grade level but you will be able to water them down for younger kids. It’s a great way to involve your entire family in exploring a particular theme.

NOTE: these do NOT print front to back, only the premium design does, which will come out for next year, since I just don’t have time to get them done in time for this year.

The eBook version is available here!

Looking for more Jesse Tree Activities and/or information? Here’s a few links for you…

The cards fit my particular pocket chart calendar.image

You could use a poster foam board and velcro to easily create your own set up. You could also use a standard pocket chart.

I am now creating smaller sets to go along with the small pocket charts found in the Target $1 section. Be sure to visit this post for a tutorial of how to sew your $1 pocket chart into a calendar!

There is also a new sheet included to be used in a Calendar Notebook if you are using those too!Calendar Connections Small Jesse Tree

I printed my numbers on cardstock and laminated them before cutting them apart.

You can download these for FREE here!

You can use most of our Calendar Connections cards for any month! We now have 14 sets to choose from, and we will still be adding more too!

Calendar Connections Set 1

If these calendar cards aren’t right for your family this year, maybe our Christmas Around the World set might be!  The calendar cards are free, and the eBook version is only $1.00!

Calendar Connections Christmas Around the World a  Lets Explore Christmas Around the World eBook

Looking for more Christmas Ideas?

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Truth in the Tinsel

You may recall we used the awesome Truth in the Tinsel eBook last year and loved it!  You can see our set up here, and a few of our crafts here, and here!

Truth in the Tinsel Set Up Truth in the Tinsel

This year we will be using the new printable ornaments, and admiring the crafts we made last year. I plan to add in the weekly advent activities from Everyday Emmanuel, and use Truth in the Tinsel printables daily.


You can buy the eBook for $7.99, and/or the printable ornaments for $3.99

Get 20% off with discount code: ONEPLUS

Christmas ~ Just Color!

The idea behind Just Color! is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. There are mostly coloring pages, and a few coloring activities. The coloring pages are all in one download to make it easier to download and print all at once, in case you have coloring monsters like I do!

I have 2 new Christmas sets for you, the first is is based on the song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, with many different coloring activities to go along.  I also have another set of printables based on this song here

Just Color 12 Days of Christmas

I made another Christmas set also, which is in a separate file!

Just Color Christmas

Remember, if you want to make a mini coloring book, you can always scale down PDF files! If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, see troubleshooting tips here.

Looking for more Christmas fun?

Christmas Printables and More

Christmas Around the World eBook

Lets Explore Christmas Around the World eBook

Our Let’s Explore ebooks take the awesome Calendar Connections themes that Shannon has developed, and turns them into full size files to be used as eBooks.  You can read them on your computer, your iPad, or any device that supports PDF files.  Yes, you can even print them full size!  Remember, I have a tutorial for using these on your iPad here {the format is the same as the Easy Readers}. We both have iPads so that what we will be using them on.  Each eBook page has a number, which correlates with the order in the Christmas Around the World Calendar Connections cards.

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BUT, you don’t have to use this eBook with the CC cards, it can stand alone as a simple way to learn about a particular topic.  The series is created with 3rd-6th graders in mind, but it isn’t limited to those grades.  It is a great way to explore a topic across grade levels within your homeschool!

Here’s a peek…  

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The Let’s Explore Christmas Around the World eBook is available in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop here for just $1.00!

Christmas Theme Printables & More

I am gathering a wide collection of free printables within certain themes. In order to better organize these online, I have created theme blog posts for the themes I have created many printables for!  Links to these pages in the top navigational bar labeled “Theme Printables” so you can jump to them easily.


In this post, I will direct you to the page where the file is hosted on my website or blog, since they are in various places! I hope this helps you find things within themes! I will try to gather anything I have done, created, or posted about surrounding this theme. Slowly I am adding more blog posts like this to help you find everything for the major themes we have done and will do.

Christmas Around the World Calendar Connections


Jesse Tree Calendar Connections, eBook, and ornaments


Christmas Sensory Bin


Nativity Printable Pack


10 Days of Christmas Fun 2010


Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 1

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 2

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 3

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Day 4

Christmas Learning Fun ~ Days 5, 6, & 7

Christmas Learning Fun ~ The End!

Christmas Tot Pack


Christmas ABCornamentsChristmas Candy Cane PatternChristmas Candy CanesChristmas Counting StockingsChristmas Jesus Dot Paint

Christmas Jesus PuzzleChristmas MatchingChristmas Merry ChristmasChristmas Positional WordsChristmas Tree Sorting

Christmas Songs


Christmas Alphabet Tracers


Color By Shape


Christmas Fun Notebooks


Christmas Symbols Lapbook

~ this is several years old and has not been updated, if you choose to use it, you’ll have to adjust it since the website I originally linked to with info has been taken down.  I hope to update this for next year, just didn’t get around to it this year!


Christmas Bible Verse


Raising Rock Stars Family Nights ~ Christmas Theme

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Christmas Book Story Props



Christmas Play Dough


Christmas Tree Crayons


12 Days of Christmas Printables


Christmas Gift Ideas

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Christmas Books & More…


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