Need an easy way to share the BEST NEWS EVER?
Make some of these and give them away: Jelly Bean Prayer Goodies
Take a small ziploc snack baggie, or a crispy cellophane bag, or baby food jar and fill it with one or more of each color of Jelly Bean mentioned below. Then attach the special poem to the baggie.
OR put the jelly beans inside of a colorful plastic egg and attach the poem to the egg by tying a bow on top of the poem and closing some of the ribbon in the egg.
I love how this egg is wrapped:
However you package it, 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.
This picture was all over Pinterest – not sure who originated it… but this site links to the free downloadable printables for it.
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.
You could also use these same Jelly Bean colors in a craft project – making a bracelet like this:
(See here for directions)
or a necklace like this:
Directions to make this necklace are here: http://bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/04/thrifty-thursday-jelly-bean-necklace.html
If you are quite industrious, you could even make Jelly Bean cookies like these:
directions here: http://www.munchkinmunchies.com/2012/03/jelly-bean-cookies.html
OR, you could make and frost cupcakes, brownies, sugar cookies, and sprinkle one of each of the specific colored jelly beans on top…
However you choose to use them, Jelly Beans are a fun (and yummy) way to share the Good News of Jesus – which is the BEST NEWS EVER! 🙂