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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Jelly Bean Day

jelly bean  jellybeanjar

  • Read The Jelly Bean Fun Book by Karen Capucilli
  • Read The Giant Jellybean Jar by Marcie Aboff
  • Jelly Bean Jar
    1. Wash hands!
    2. Let the kids use a small scoop to fill a small jar with jelly beans.
    3. Pour the jelly beans into a sorter (veggie platter from the dollar store)
    4. Sort the jelly beans by color.

 jelly bean flowers game  image

  • Jelly Bean Flowers (& a game!) … these jelly bean flowers are cute enough by themselves. I also thought we could play a game with them!
    1. Print the flower template from Martha Stewart here onto springtime scrapbook paper.
    2. Cut out.
    3. Fill up a cupcake liner with jelly beans and place in the center.
    4. You can write your name on a petal and leave it at that for a cute place setting decoration or…
    5. TO PLAY:
      • Write 1-6 on each petal.
      • Count out 1-6 jelly beans for each petal (count out 1 jelly bean on the 1 petal … 5 jelly beans on the 5 petal …)
      • Roll a dice.
      • Whatever number you roll, remove those jelly beans from the matching petal and place back in the center cup.
      • Continue until all the petals are empty.
      • OPTIONAL: if you roll the same number again, fill the petal back up with the right number jelly beans
  • Jelly Bean Relay
    1. Place a small bowl of jelly beans at one end of the room.
    2. Place an empty bowl at the other end of the room.
    3. Have the kids hold a spoon and place one jelly bean in the spoon.
    4. Carefully walk to the empty bowl and put the jelly bean in the bowl.

jelly bean bracelet

  • Jelly Bean Bracelet … a great idea from My Kids Make.
    1. Thread a needle with elastic string (I found it at Joann) or regular thread.
    2. Pick out the jelly bean colors you want to use.
    3. Sew your jelly beans onto your thread and tie!
    4. Cute, colorful and tasty!

jelly bean carrots

  • Jelly Bean Carrots
    1. Fill a clear bag with orange jelly beans
    2. Add a small bit of green tissue and tie at the top with a green pipe cleaner!

1 comment:

  1. Oooohh, Jelly Bean Day looks like so much fun! I'm going to put it on my list. Thanks for the fun ideas! :)

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