Jelly Bean Poem & Easter Gift

New beginnings are a beautiful part of spring and a wonderful reminder of God’s grace. As the celebration of Easter approaches, I’m always looking for great ways to explain Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection in a simple manner for my children. I know we have a few weeks at this point, but that allows for plenty of time to plan ahead to share this sweet story and treat.

jelly bean rainbow

This sweet little poem to accompany a pack of jelly beans is one of the creative tools I found in my children’s past artwork. I loved it so much I had to pass it on to you AND I confess, I simply love jelly beans. (Almost as much as chocolate!)

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 Prayer…Is a Promise…Is an Easter treat!

So separate your jelly beans into colors and package up a little treat for your Sunday School class, children’s small group, or your own family’s Easter baskets. Tuck in the poem and you’ll have a great reminder of God’s forgiveness and love at this fun time of year!

Here are a couple examples of how our readers used the printable last year:


jelly bean bag

And here is the jelly bean poem printable! Click HERE or on the graphic below to open a pdf of 4 poems to print on 1 8.5×11 sheet of cardstock or paper.


Looking forward to spring! How about you? What’s your favorite part of spring?



  1. Carolyn says

    So simple and so effective! I will definitely use this for my own kids and Sunday School class. Thank you .

  2. Mary says

    I was looking at this post and I realized – hey, that picture with the bags and poem is mine! It was such a blessing to secretly share this with the residents where my parents live! I have not done anything in awhile but considering my circumstances I’m sure you know why. Your printables have blessed many not only last Easter but I have shared the verses at other times of the year. Keep sharing! I love it!