The Jelly Bean Prayer Jar and Coloring Sheet Printable

Posted on Mar 9 2014 - 5:51pm by Michelle

Jelly Bean Prayer Printable

Jelly Beans are a huge part of Easter, but have you considered the colors might have a meaning?  The Jelly Bean Prayer tells us what each color represents in a fun way.  This is a great activity to work on with the kids to teach them the meaning of Easter and learn colors.  Or you can make the jar beforehand for an Easter surprise and leave the coloring sheet for them in their basket!

I filled a jelly jar with jelly beans and layered them according to the prayer.  You can add fabric or ribbons to the top of the jar to be more decorative if you like!

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.

Jelly Bean Prayer PrintableI also made a coloring sheet that has the prayer and a jelly bean they can color in with the color corresponding to the line in the prayer.  Or you can find a jelly bean and place it on the correct spot!

Download it for free below!









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34 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Mindy March 9, 2014 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    Ohh! Definitely doing this with my guys this year- thanks for the download, too!

  2. Kathryn March 9, 2014 at 10:59 pm - Reply

    Love this, thanks for sharing!

  3. Lisa Jones March 10, 2014 at 2:24 am - Reply

    OMGOODNESS This Is Adorable My Girls Will Love This Thank You!

  4. Miranda March 10, 2014 at 7:48 am - Reply

    I remember making a little felt book in Sunday School to represent all of the colors…. Jelly beans are way more fun! 😉

  5. heather March 10, 2014 at 8:45 am - Reply

    cute idea! I love jelly beans!

  6. Cristina March 10, 2014 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Can’t believe Easter is already here. We do prayers a little differently and I love the idea of introducing something like this to get us more in the habit of prayer. thanks!

  7. Heather March 10, 2014 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Great and creative ideas!

  8. Pam Rote March 10, 2014 at 10:37 am - Reply

    thats very cute–I’m going to share this with our Sunday School class =D

  9. Jennifer H March 10, 2014 at 10:41 am - Reply

    I’ve never heard of this before. Very interesting!

  10. tj March 10, 2014 at 11:06 am - Reply

    what a fun idea. I do think that sometimes the true meaning of the holidays are lost in the candy and gifts. This helps keep the meaning with out making mommy a scrooge! 8)

  11. lex a. March 10, 2014 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Oh my, this is such a cute gift idea for all of the little kids I teach at church! Thanks for sharing – I’ll definitely be using this!

  12. Crystal March 10, 2014 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Very cute idea and a great way to celebrate and remember the real reason for the holiday.

  13. Megan @ That Neat Blog March 10, 2014 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    What a fun idea for kids. Mine love to color.

  14. Melinda@LookWhatMomFound...andDadtoo March 10, 2014 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    I’ve never heard of the jelly bean prayer. I’l read it again

  15. Daisy March 10, 2014 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    This is super cute. I love the fun idea.

  16. Jenn March 10, 2014 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    Love! It’s like a wordless book with jellybeans. Sharing with my mom who is a Sunday school teacher.

  17. Annie (@MamaDweeb) March 10, 2014 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    I love that it is a coloring sheet :) Cute idea

  18. Donna March 10, 2014 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    This is a great way to teach the true meaning of Easter to little ones!

  19. Liz Mays March 10, 2014 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    I’ve always loved that poem. It’s really precious and a great reminder of what a blessed celebration Easter is.

  20. Cat Davis March 10, 2014 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    That’s a really fun idea. We don’t celebrate Easter as a religious holiday but still fun.

  21. Melissa March 10, 2014 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    Oh, I love this. I like teaching my kids the real meaning and not just the Easter Bunny.

  22. Digna D. March 10, 2014 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing this.

  23. Catherine L. March 10, 2014 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    What a great way to celebrate Easter! Thanks for the printable coloring sheet.

  24. Kerri March 11, 2014 at 5:38 am - Reply

    My sister-in-law shared this poem with us last year at Easter. Thanks for the coloring sheet to go with it.

  25. Shell Feis March 11, 2014 at 6:05 am - Reply

    This would be wonderful for my niece and nephew, thanks for sharing!

  26. trisha March 11, 2014 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Aww this is really cool! I am pinning this to my holiday printables!~

  27. Tammilee T March 11, 2014 at 10:25 am - Reply

    cute idea! I love jelly beans!

  28. Amy March 11, 2014 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    So cute – love the idea for the poem, too!

  29. Dannellys rosario March 11, 2014 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    I can’t believe it’s almost easter! This is great lil project to do with the kids. Thanks for sharing :)

  30. Lisa Jones March 12, 2014 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    This Is Adorable!

  31. Lisa Jones March 12, 2014 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    My Kids Will Love It!

  32. March 17, 2014 at 12:30 am - Reply

    I’ve never heard this before. This activity looks so much fun and thanks for the coloring sheet. Definitely will do this with my kids this Easter. Thanks for sharing :-)

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