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|Jelly Bean Prayer - One Family's
shared by the "H" Family
our kids were 3,4 and 6 and we felt 40 days to give up one thing was a bit
long for them.
We came up with this idea instead to go along with the jellybean prayer and
it was a hit at our house. The kids are excited to do it again this year.
On Ash Wednesday we set out a glass jar for each child with a small copy of the jellybean prayer taped to it. We determined a behavior to go with each jellybean color (corresponding with the prayer). Each day the kids could earn a jellybean of any color they followed through on. They could not eat the jellybeans until Easter. The kids could not earn white jellybeans, these represented the Grace of Christ, which is a gift not earned ourselves. On Easter morning, the kids woke to find their jars filled up where they were still empty (lacking) with white jellybeans (Christ's grace)
This is how we interpreted each color. You can make your own ideas based on ages and needs of your children.
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