Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Jelly Bean Prayer

Are you looking for a sweet activity to do with your kids to bless others for Easter?  If so, I have an easy idea that you can pull together quickly.  All you need is a mason jar or some candy bags with ties, jellybeans and a printed copy of the Jelly Bean 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 that were made,
White is for the grace He gave,
Purple is for the hour of sorrow,
Pink is for the new tomorrow.
A bag full of jelly beans,
Colorful and sweet,
Is a a promise...
                                                                          Is an Easter treat!

This is a great springboard to discuss Easter with your little peeps.  We don't give Easter baskets to our kids.  Instead for the boys we gave them each their very own tool box when they were about 3 and every year we add a new tool to put in their tool box so when they are ready to fly the coop (oh let's really not go there!) then they will be equipped with the right tools.  For our daughter we started a hope chest that includes handmade blankets, her smocked dresses, one-of-a-kind art projects, porcelain figurines, devotionals we did together, and her favorite treasures while growing up.  Yes, they get some chocolate too!  What special things do you do to celebrate Easter with your children?  I would love it if you had time to share!
Blessings, E.W.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I love jelly beans! I love the traditions you have implemented with your kids! And I love that we get to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus! Holding on to HIM!