Did you know that jelly beans are magic? You didn’t? Well have a seat and let me tell you all about it!
Last year my Dad surprised the boys with a new Easter activity, and one I plan on turning into a tradition. He presented the kids with magic jelly beans and explained that if planted lollipops would grow making a beautiful lollipop garden!
The boys excitedly planted their magic jelly beans all over their Great-Grandma J’s yard. Sampling a few along the way. Quality control you know.
Since we planted our beans on Easter day while the boys were busy eating we had Grandpa sneak back outside and place the suckers making it look as if they had grown from those little jelly beans.
After dinner the boys were allowed to go back outside and hunt for eggs and pick the lollipops from their Easter garden. It was so much fun watching their faces light up as they discovered what had grown while they weren’t looking. I actually they had more fun picking their suckers than they did hunting for eggs as they ran from patch to patch.
Think this sounds fun? Keep reading to find out how to make your own magical garden.
How To Grow A Lollipop Garden
Help your children find the best spot to plant your magic jellybeans. Depending on the weather and the age of your children you can plant the beans out in the yard like we did or in a flower pot.
Easter Eve is a great time to plant your magic beans as it will give them plenty of time to grow during the night. However, if you don’t have the time to do it the night before don’t worry these beans sprout quickly and grow into full size lollipops just in time for the Easter egg hunt!
Some moms’ have a specific color bean and lollipop or each child, just like the color code the Easter eggs. Others like myself just let the beans sprout and grow into whatever color the lollipop is destined to be. There is no right or wrong way to grow your Easter lollipop garden. Just have fun!
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