Jelly Bean Poem & Easter Gift

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As Easter Approaches

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. I know we have a couple of weeks before Easter at this point, but that allows for plenty of time to plan ahead to share this sweet story and treat. Simply print it out and add it to small jelly bean bags.

What is the Jelly Bean Poem?

This sweet little poem, or as some call it, the jelly bean prayer, is perfect to accompany a pack of jelly beans, and it is one of the creative tools I found in my children’s past artwork. I loved it so much that I had to pass it on to you AND I confess, I simply love jelly beans. (Almost as much as chocolate!) Yes, I’m like a kid in a candy store. 😉

Red is for the love He gave,

Green is for the grass He made,

Yellow is for the sun so bright,

Orange is for the edge of night,

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!

Jelly Bean Free Printable/Download

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. Download and tuck in the poem, then you’ll have a great reminder of God’s forgiveness and love at this fun time of year!

And here is the jelly bean poem printable! Click HERE to open a pdf of 2 poems to print on 1 8.5×11 sheet of cardstock or paper.

This printable is great to use for small groups, children’s church, nursing home ministry, outreach, Sunday School, your family, AND MORE! Anywhere that you’d like to leave a simple gospel trail, then this little jelly bean poem does just that.

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



Where to Read the Easter Story in the Bible

An Easter Prayer


  1. Pam Elkin says:

    Thank you for these wonderful Easter downloads! ! I always appreciate and enjoy the things that you share. You have been such a blessing to me. You have helped me to see some hope again after a very painful loss in my life. You truly are a gift. Thank you for taking the time to help and thank you for caring!
    God bless you in your journey.

  2. Debra Lancia says:

    So beautiful, thank you for posting this.

  3. What a beautiful illustration and way to remember the most important Message of all!

  4. 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!

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

  6. Perfect and fun! I’m going to use it, Rachel, for my Sunday School class. Thank you!

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