Monday, March 4, 2013

Jelly Bean Prayer Eggs

Day 3 Pot o' Activities---I found this prayer on Pinterest and thought it was a great way to teach the Easter lesson to my kids and to have them share it with others.
We started by picking out red, green, yellow, orange, black, white, purple, and pink jelly beans. We put each color in the five plastic eggs we were making. Together we read what each color represents and talked about what it means.
My 10-year-old wrote the prayer on his cards to give away, and I wrote the 4-year-old's cards while he picked out the crayons for each color. We wrote the color word in the corresponding crayon color. The prayer is written on a piece of Easter scrapbook paper that has been cut and folded.
The Jelly Bean Prayer
Author: Unknown
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 the 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 our new tomorrow.
An egg full of jelly beans, colorful and sweet, is a prayer, is a promise, is a special treat.

May the joy of Christ's Resurrection fill your heart and bless your life.

We taped the card to the egg and have started to deliver them to the people the boys chose as the recipients.