What is it about the jelly bean that make them so special this time of year? I mean jelly beans are around all year long but something about spring and Easter just makes them extra special. In fact, I don’t really like jelly beans except for maybe Jolly Rancher & Jelly Bellies, oh and Starburst and ummmm… Ok I guess I like jelly beans ha! They certainly seem to be a must purchase sometime during the spring season.
How about some fun jelly bean facts? I got this from infoplease.com. 🙂
Jellybeans Could Circle the Globe
- Americans consume 16 billion jellybeans at Easter, many of them hidden in baskets. If all the Easter jellybeans were lined end to end, they would circle the globe nearly three times.
- Jellybeans did not become an Easter tradition until the 1930s. They were probably first made in America by Boston candy maker William Schrafft, who ran advertisements urging people to send jellybeans to soldiers fighting in the Civil War.
- 70% of kids aged 6–11 say they prefer to eat Easter jellybeans one at a time, while 23% report eating several at once. Boys (29%) were more apt to eat a handful than girls (18%).
- Children indicate their favorite Easter jellybean flavors are cherry (20%), strawberry (12%), grape (10%), lime (7%), and blueberry (6%).
So with all of that being said, I am going to share something else kinda special about the delightful jelly bean…
Because jelly beans seem to find their way into Easter baskets, I thought it would be nice to somehow correlate them with the Christian side of Easter. Here’s what I came up with:
Jelly Bean thoughts!
RED is for the blood he gave
GREEN is for the earth he made
BLUE is for the water and air
PINK is for flowers everywhere
YELLOW is for the sun so bright
ORANGE is for doing what’s right
PURPLE is for the hour of sorrow
RAINBOW is a bright tomorrow
Yep, thats it. So next time you pick up a jelly bean you have something new to think about. 😉
It’s a great thought to use to teach our kids about blessings, the beauty of the earth, and Easter. Add one to their easter basket this year!
Here are some cute printable tags you can use as a reminder, to gift or share with others.
Get used to it… You’re gonna see ALOT of jelly beans in the next few weeks!
HERE IS THE PRINTABLE, 4 TO A 8.5X11 PAGE.
Have a GREAT week!!