It’s getting close to Easter… Need a way to share the Best News Ever?

Make some of these and give them away:  Jelly Bean Prayer Baggies
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.

This is a fun Easter gift for children to make and give to their friends at school, church, dance, etc.  And it’s a fun one to give to adults – using Jellie Bellies or specialty candies instead of the regular jelly beans.  It’s also a good “happy” to give to strangers or acquaintances that touch our lives.

As you put this little gift together, think and/or talk about the wonderful truths represented by the different colors of Jelly Beans, and thank our Jesus for giving His life in death so we could live!  

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 or adults, 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. I love that! thanks for sharing!


  2. Smelling Coffee says:

    Thanks so much, Mary Beth! I totally agree with the "any way we can" philosophy! 🙂


  3. I loved this the first time I discovered it! Such a great way to get the truth about Easter into a day full of sugar! any which way we can do it, the more the better! thanks for putting this out there!