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.
I 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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Ohh! Definitely doing this with my guys this year- thanks for the download, too!
Love this, thanks for sharing!
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I remember making a little felt book in Sunday School to represent all of the colors…. Jelly beans are way more fun! 😉
cute idea! I love jelly beans!
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!
Great and creative ideas!
thats very cute–I’m going to share this with our Sunday School class =D
I’ve never heard of this before. Very interesting!
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)
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!
Very cute idea and a great way to celebrate and remember the real reason for the holiday.
What a fun idea for kids. Mine love to color.
I’ve never heard of the jelly bean prayer. I’l read it again
This is super cute. I love the fun idea.
Love! It’s like a wordless book with jellybeans. Sharing with my mom who is a Sunday school teacher.
I love that it is a coloring sheet 🙂 Cute idea
This is a great way to teach the true meaning of Easter to little ones!
I’ve always loved that poem. It’s really precious and a great reminder of what a blessed celebration Easter is.
That’s a really fun idea. We don’t celebrate Easter as a religious holiday but still fun.
Oh, I love this. I like teaching my kids the real meaning and not just the Easter Bunny.
What a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing this.
What a great way to celebrate Easter! Thanks for the printable coloring sheet.
My sister-in-law shared this poem with us last year at Easter. Thanks for the coloring sheet to go with it.
This would be wonderful for my niece and nephew, thanks for sharing!
Aww this is really cool! I am pinning this to my holiday printables!~
cute idea! I love jelly beans!
So cute – love the idea for the poem, too!
I can’t believe it’s almost easter! This is great lil project to do with the kids. Thanks for sharing 🙂
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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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Thank you for the jelly bean prayer. Love it I looked hi & low for the just right one & then I came across this one. I teach 1st grade C.C.D. and cant wait to share with them. They best way to teach the children the Easter Story. !