On Jelly Beans, Bunnies, and Eggs
Jelly Beans, Bunnies, Easter Eggs, – what do you think? For myself, I don’t do much in the way of Easter Eggs, Bunnies, and jelly beans, etc. for Easter. I like to teach the true meaning of Easter in order that there is no confusion of its’ true meaning.
Easter is really Resurrection Day – the day Jesus rose up from the grave! Hallelujah, He lives and He lives within my heart and can live within yours too!
When teaching Sunday School I especially like to make sure that my class gets to hear the gospel soundly every week.
The children I teach are from the inner city and most of them do not even have a clue who Jesus is. How important to make that so clear and not mix other things in with it.
The Jelly Bean Poem
This poem has the same idea as the Wordless Book in that it uses the colors of the Jelly Bean to tell the story of Jesus and give the gospel message.
Have you heard it? You can actually find it many places on the internet and even some different versions. I am not sure who wrote the first version. Here is one version I like.
I also wrote my own version below and then turned it into a craft for my Sunday School Class.
I am not sure if there is a rainbow jelly bean, but I liked the idea of the rainbow color because it represents God’s promise and He did promise to rise from the grave and so He is alive today! So use a bright color for this or use a handful of all the colorful jelly beans! What child wouldn’t love that!
My Own Version of the Jelly Bean Poem
I’m not sure if there is a multicolored jelly bean or not :), but you could use any bright color to represent Jesus is Alive!
Below is a picture of the craft that we did. Click on it and get your own pdf craft and poem for your personal use. And I hope you will take time to sign up for a free devotional ebook. You can do so at the top of the page.