March 11, 2010

The Jelly Bean Prayer {FREE printable cards}


I can remember the Jelly Bean Prayer from when I was a little girl. I had hoped to use it with my kids last Easter, but I didn’t get around to it in time. So, this year I have gotten a head start!

The Jelly Bean Prayer {with FREE printable cards}

The poem reads:
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 a new tomorrow.
And handful of jelly beans,
Colorful and sweet,
Is a prayer, a promise,
A loved one’s treat!
Happy Resurrection Sunday!
To make the jelly bean jars you need:
a jar (I recycled a Starbucks bottle)
jelly beans

Directions: Fill the jar with jelly beans. Attach the poem using the ribbon. This makes a great little gift for your little ones on Easter. Plus, it is a great illustration of our risen Savior! I just can’t wait to give these to my kids for Easter!!!

The Jelly Bean Prayer {FREE Printable Cards}

As you can see, I have three different versions. I could not decide which I liked best…so I included all three. Where I found the time to be indecisive and make all three…I have no idea!?!?!  :-)  Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy the selection!  :-)

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  • Mama to 3 Blessings

    Jenn – thank you – this would be a wonderful idea to pass out to the kids in my family on Easter. Thank you for sharing!
    Nicole <><

  • Ticia

    Great, now I have the Petra coloring song in my head…… Very cute.

  • Amanda

    Those are really cute!

  • Andria

    Thanks so much for the idea and printable. Can’t wait to make a bunch up for my babes and the cousins!!

  • Angela

    Love this idea. Thanks. Now I know what to do with all of my empty jars!

  • Lisa

    Thanks for the printable! I had been looking for this!!

  • Milk and Honey Mommy


    Like my kids need another excuse to eat candy. I love this and will be using it for my children this Easter.

  • Mommy of Two

    I remember getting a jelly bean jar like that when I was younger, I even mentioned it to my husband last Spring! Thank you!

  • Mama Jan

    Love this!! I’ve never seen it before and can’t wait to make them!

  • janet sonnen

    My daughters has been called jenn the jelly that’s how I found this blog I love it I have a daughter that’s graduating from college in may and will me a 3rd grade teacher. There’s alot she can learn here from you. Thanks I’ll be keeping in touch, Janet from San Antonio Texas.

  • Beth- the mama bee

    oh thanks, I’m going to use this with my preschoolers this week.

  • Pajama Mama

    Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I’ve downloaded this file twice now this month and so appreciate it! We (kids and I) have made about 30 bags so far for kids at church, neighbors, people at the local retirement home. Happy Resurrection Week!! Thanks again…


  • sara

    Found you through Homegrown Mom! This is a wonderful idea, and easy enough for me to pull together for Easter! What a blessing! Thanks!

  • Thehollyjollyone

    Hey there. We’re doing a scavenger hunt for colors of the faith. I added you to pinterest. I love this idea!

  • Tlvortherms

    I love this and will use it this Easter

  • Melinda Bennett

    thanks!! im making these for my girls and ny nieces this easter :)


    This was just the poem I was looking for. Years ago I used it as craft for my grandkids and my pastor husband’s church kids and today I am using it for my neighbors, mostly getting elderly like me, who live in the 14 townhouse subdivision I live in. Years fly by but this poem still is true today.
    Linda, Rossville, GA

  • Carrie D.

    Just found you! I am also a home school mommy for thirteen years, getting ready to graduate our first son. Our youngest is in first grade so we have a long way to go still. I am tickled to find your blog. Very nice.

  • Miller Racing Family

    This was such a neat idea. We had our son make these for Easter gifts for his cousins and it was a huge hit. Thanks for providing the printable. Have a great day.