Jelly Beans

Because preschoolers love colors, little ones are drawn to stories that involve this learning.  Use these ideas in your home to explain the Easter story in a personal way.

Jelly Bean Poem   Author Unknown
Place jelly beans or M&M's in a small bag.  Print the poem and staple to the bag as a gift.  

Red is for the blood He gave.
Green is for the grass He made.
Yellow is for the sunflowers so bright.
Black is for the dark of night.
White is for the grace He gave.
Orange is for the sun He made.
Purple is for the hours of sorrow.
Pink is for our new tomorrow.
A bag full of jelly beans,
Colorful and sweet.
It's a prayer, a promise,
and a child's treat.

A Special Easter Basket to Remember 
Author Unknown
Use this poem to create a craft or use a real basket. You can change the objects but keep the colors the same. 

The green egg reminds me of the palms that welcomed Jesus into Jerusalem one day
The purple flower reminds me that Jesus shared wine and bread with His disciples.
The red egg reminds me that Jesus dies for us.
The brown bunny reminds me of the dark cave where Jesus' body lay.
The white lamb reminds me of the angel who said "He's risen!"
The yellow chick reminds me of the bright sun and the resurrection of Jesus on Easter day.

  Wordless Book Easter/Christmas Cake
Use colors to teach the Gospel story to children.  Click for Wordless Book activities.

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