Hello! I am nicely settled in to a quiet Good Friday morning. This week has been a hectic one at school, being both Holy Week and a short week. Next week will be busy too, we are preparing for First Communion next weekend and it’s another short week! Oh well.
So, cute story. I am a first aid provider at school, and during recesses I have to stick around the office to fix up any cuts and scrapes, hand out ice for head injuries, etc… Well yesterday during last recess, I had to put the bunny boxes I made for my students out on their desks. I had just finished up when I got called down to the office for first aid. Well, the bell rang for the kids to come in, and I was stuck with 3 or 4 head bumps in the office. By the time I got back to class, the kids had been in for a few minutes (I’m very fortunate that the teacher next door keeps an eye on them while I’m at the office). Still, I half expected my students to be into their treats and find jelly beans all over the floor. My suspicions were not at all relieved when I walked down the hall and saw the “lookout” at the door, turn and run into the class. But man, oh man, was I ever impressed with them when I got to the door and they all came out from under their desks and called out “Happy Easter!” It was the cutest surprise ever! Man, I love my class.
Anyways, this was the surprise that awaited them on their desks:
I got the recipe for these cuties from this link here. I used basically the same sizes of circles, however I don’t own the Stampin’ Up “Wide Oval” punch, so I substituted with the smallest oval in the large oval nestability set. Some of my circle sizes are a bit different too, I just used what I had.
For the box itself, I used an 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 sheet of paper but scored it at the same dimensions as Tammy did in her original found here.
Inside each bunny, I stuffed some Easter grass, and a plastic egg with 8 jelly beans in them. I included one of each colour and the following prayer:
Jelly Bean Prayer
Red is for the blood He gave.
Green is for the grass He made.
Yellow is for the sun so bright.
Orange is for the edge of night.
Black is for the sins we made.
White is for the grace He gave.
Purple is for His hour of sorrow.
Pink is for our new tomorrow!
An egg full of jelly beans, colourful and sweet,
Is a prayer, is a promise, is a very special treat!
I have no idea where I got the original version of this poem from, I think it was handed to me by another teacher at some point over the years.
Needless to say, the kids loved their bunny boxes, I just hope they all survived the trip home!
Here is a close up of each colour:
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have a Happy and Blessed Easter!