The Jelly Bean Prayer {and a cute activity too}

I remember The Jelly Bean Prayer fondly from when I was a child. It’s a beautiful poem that is great for the Easter season and helps remind us of the real reason we are celebrating. It’s not bunnies or eggs, it’s the resurrection of our Savior!

I had my Community Outreach meeting tonight and decided to prep this for our devotional that we start the night off with. This would also be great for a Wednesday or Sunday lesson!

Making the jars:
• baby food jars with lids
• jelly beans
• a container or tray to dump the beans on for sorting


In each jar, place a red, green, yellow, orange, black, white, purple, and pink. The jars won’t be full at this point so it’s up to you if you want to add extra “filler” beans. Seal the jars with their lids.

Making the grass:
• a tray to construct on
• green construction paper
• scissors, either straight or decorative


Cut your paper up and stick it on the tray. (pretty easy right?)

Type up and print or write out The Prayer:
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!

Construct your tray:
After placing the “grass”, I placed the jars, in no particular order, on the tray as well. I had printed my prayer on green paper and put it on the tray in a grab and go style.


You could attach a prayer to each individual jar, which is what I would do for kids. I also left the jar lids in their natural form but to make it fancier I would paint them white.

I hope you enjoyed this fun Easter project!


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