Easter Idea: The Jelly Bean Prayer – A fun gift to make with your children

Here is a fun “Easter” gift for young children to make and give to their friends at school, church, dance, etc.

Take a small ziploc snack baggie and fill it with one or more of each color of Jelly Bean mentioned below. Attach the following poem to the baggie. As you put this little gift together and talk about the wonderful truths represented by the different colors of Jelly Beans, your children will probably remember and think of these truths each time they enjoy Jelly Beans.

Red is for the blood He gave.
Green is for the grass He made.
Yellow is for the sun so bright.
Orange is for the edge of night.
Black is for the sins we made.
White is for the grace He gave.
Purple is for His hour of sorrow.
Pink is for our New Tomorrow.

A bag full of Jelly Beans – colorful and sweet,

is a prayer, is a promise, is a special treat.

May the joy of Christ’s resurrection fill your heart and bless your life.

For older children, here is an adaptation to each color of Jelly Bean

Red ~ the blood of Jesus that He shed.

Black ~ Our sin, His death, the final hour.
White ~ Pure and holy. The Blood’s cleansing power.
Green ~ New Life that His death brings.
Purple ~ The Royal color, A reminder that Jesus is King of Kings.
Orange ~ is for the Holy Spirit Fire that glows,
Pink ~ is for the Infilling of the Holy Spirit that your life shows.
Yellow ~ is for the Joy & Celebration that Easter Brings.
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  1. Thanks precious!

    I pray a wonderful weekend in the presence of the Lord for you and yoru family. I love you.


  3. Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife says:

    I’ve seen this before but didn’t have the instructions. Thanks for doing this! :))

  4. My kids did this at school last week..such a great idea!
    sandy toe

  5. These are such great ideas! I need to file them away for when Anna Claire gets a little older. I love them–thank you for sharing!