There’s something wonderful and classic about the Jelly Bean Prayer. Make it part of your Easter with this Jelly Bean Prayer printable!
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The Jelly Bean Prayer has always been a part of Easter in some way or another every year for as long as I can remember. Something about pausing in the middle of your sugar feeding frenzy from your Easter basket and reading this simple poem that reminds us why we even have an Easter Sunday in the first place.
Much to my dismay, it was difficult to find a printable like I wanted that was still cute enough for me to be happy handing out, so I designed my own.
I figured I may as well share this Jelly Bean Prayer printable with you all too, so it’s available for download and free printing below!
If you’re just here for the free printables, and don’t want to read the tips on printing and instructions on how to put these together below, then you can get those HERE.
What is the Jelly Bean Prayer?
The Jelly Bean Prayer is a cute Easter poem that tells the true store of Resurrection Sunday by using the colors of the jelly beans. The poem itself goes like this:
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 the hour of sorrow, pink is for a new tomorrow. A bag full of jelly beans, colorful and sweet, is a prayer, is a promise, is an Easter treat!
The general idea is that you put the Jelly Bean Prayer along with one of each color of jelly bean in a little bag. This is a great way to introduce or remind kids of the resurrection story of Jesus!
How to Make the Jelly Bean Prayer Bags
Step 1: Gather your supplies.
Jelly Beans (Jelly Bird Eggs have the exact colors you need for the Jelly Bean Prayer)
3″ x 4″ bags (You can get them HERE on Amazon, or I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
Free Printable Jelly Bean Prayer (prints 4 to a page)
Hot Glue Gun
Step 2: Print and cut the Jelly Bean Prayer printable labels.
Print your Jelly Bean Prayer printables on cardstock paper. If you print them on regular paper they will be too flimsy and will tear easily.
They print four labels to a sheet, so keep that in mind when printing.
Step 3: Add the jelly beans.
I just used a little glue on each side of the bag. Since there are so few jelly beans, you won’t need to worry about the bag needing to stay resealable once it’s been opened.
These little bags are perfect to hand out on their own, or to stick into Easter baskets as an Easter treat! My daughters and I made a few hundred of these to help a local ministry that gives out Easter baskets and basket filler to over 400 kids each year. It should be fun!
Want more Easter ideas?
- Sixlet Bunnies and Chicks – the free printable makes these so simple but SO cute!
- Easter Story Snack Mix – share the Scripture and story with this cute snack mix!
- Did Some Bunny Say Chocolate? – a cute way to give chocolate without plastic eggs!
How will you use these Jelly Bean Prayers this Easter? Get the free Jelly Bean Prayer printable HERE. You can also print the instructions and supply list below!
Make these cute little bags for Easter easily with this Jelly Bean Prayer printable how-to! They're perfect for baskets, or Easter treat hand-outs!
- Free Jelly Bean Prayer Printable from www.downredbuddrive.com
- Jelly Beans (Jelly Bird Eggs work best)
- 3" x 4" bags
- Hot Glue Gun
- Print off the Jelly Bean Prayer printable from www.downredbuddrive.com
- Cut out the Jelly Bean Prayer (they print 4 to a page)
- Place one jelly bean of each color from the Jelly Bean prayer into a bag.
- Attach the Jelly Bean Prayer printable onto the bag using hot glue. I added a bit of hot glue to the front and back of the bag.