Perfect for Easter! Use this Jelly Bean Joy Poem to share the gospel with children–and everyone!
Jelly beans come in all the right colors to tell the gospel of God’s love. Use this Jelly Bean Gospel Poem with any of the ideas below:
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Orange is for the sins we’ve done,
Red is for the blood of God’s only son,
White is for the grace he gives,
Green is for new life in him,
Yellow is for your place in heaven,
Invite Jesus into your life and be truly forgiven: Dear Jesus, thank you for loving me even though I’ve sinned. Thank you for dying on the cross in my place. I’m sorry for my sins and want you to be my Lord and Savior today. Amen.
Jelly Bean Basket Cupcakes — Frost cupcakes with white icing. Sprinkle with green sugar sprinkles or green coconut. Put one of each color jelly bean mentioned on each cupcake. Make an arch with a chenille stem, and insert it into each cupcake to form a basket handle. Make a bow out of a piece of ribbon at the center of each handle. Read the Jelly Bean gospel Poem as you serve this snack.
Jelly Bean Eggs — Fill plastic eggs with all the mentioned jelly bean colors. Hide the eggs, then have children find them. Read the Jelly Bean Gospel Poem at the end of the hunt as each child enjoys the contents of one egg. Then give each child an egg filled with two of each jelly bean color to share the story with a friend who might not know Jesus.
Jelly Bean Sticks — Have kids wash up and then skewer the different color jelly beans on toothpicks to give to adults after your Easter service.
Jelly Bean Outreach — Because Easter is such a great opportunity to reach people who may not normally come to church, put copies of the Jelly Bean Gospel Poem in plastic eggs with the jelly beans. Give the eggs to worshipers as they leave your building.
Susan Grover San Juan Capistrano, California