Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Candy Verse Bracelets

We had some fun this weekend, making Marlee Dawn inspired, candy verse bracelets.

Basically, they just involve matching a verse to different colors of Lifesavers, Wordless-Book-style, and then stringing the candies onto licorice ropes, and tying them around the child's wrist.

Marlee Dawn's website suggests verses to use for various colors of candy, but we were using ours as an Easter activity, and I purchased bags of Lifesavers with only five colors of candies, so I altered ours a little.

Verses copied from BibleGateway.com.

Purple -When we pulled off the first licorice rope, we talked about how Jesus was beaten before he was executed. Then we went right to the purple Lifesaver for:

Isaiah 53:5 and 7 (New International Version, ©2011)
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.

7 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.

Red - 1 Peter 1:18-19 (New International Version, ©2011)
18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.

White -Isaiah 1:18 (New International Version, ©2011)
18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.

Orange -Revelation 21:23 (New International Version, ©2011)
23 The city (the new Jerusalem) does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.

Green -Knowing these things we want to grow in the Lamb.

Psalm 1:1-3 (New International Version, ©2011)
1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. 3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.

Using the same flower cookie cutter I had for the lamb cookies (washed off, of course), I traced out paper lambs, and wrote the verses on the back.

Then, I placed them in baggies with the various colored candies, and the the licorice ropes, to hide in the yard. Since I have six children, I put 12 candies in each baggie, with two baggies for the green candies (adding II Peter 3:18a to the second bag), so each child could hunt for two baggies, one with Lifesavers, and one with licorice...

...putting them into one basket...

... to bring back inside, where we reviewed the verses, and then assembled our bracelets.

Then, it was back outside to eat them, and run off the sugar rush.

For more Bible themed fun and games, click over to this week's Bible Alive! Tuesday link-up, hosted by The Fantastic Five.

It's great to be a homeschooler.


Christy Killoran said...

This is a great idea. I have seen similar bracelets made with beads, but I like the candy version!

It looks like your weather is warming up!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Christy - We had a glorious, sunny, and warm Easter - but rain yesterday, and snow this morning.

Ticia said...

O I love this!

Unknown said...

I love this, I love this, I love this! SERIOUSLY, do you know how much your kiddos are gonna LOVE Jesus as adults? I mean, with the ways you creatively demonstrate his Word to them, how could they NOT?

Unknown said...

What a fun way to work on verses! I love that it is edible.

Phyllis said...

I have seen this done with beads, but candy is nice.

Debbie said...

I love this! I am going to remember this for my meeting tomorrow and suggest it for VBS.