When I saw this post on See Jane Blog last year, I couldn't wait to start this Easter tradition with my kids. What a brilliant and fun idea. I modified it slightly by planting the jellybeans and lollipops in a pot with Easter grass, instead of outside. You can do whatever works best for you! The night before the Easter bunny comes, have your children "plant" a special magical jellybean in a pot, and in the morning it will have grown into a lollipop! The kids are going to LOVE this and I can't wait to do it every year. Their faces will be priceless in the morning. Here's what you need:
What you'll need (quantity needed will depend on how many kiddos you have):
Get a pot and fill it with Easter Grass.
Get a jellybean (or more if you have more kids) and put it in a special bag. Tell your kids you found these special magical jellybeans and they are so rare. You are so lucky to have found them!! Tell them that these magical jellybeans, if planted on Easter Eve (is that a day??) will grow into lollipops by the morning!!
Have your kiddos "plant" their jellybean in the Easter grass.
While they are sleeping, make sure their jellybean grows into a lollipop. If you're having trouble getting the lollipop to stand up in the pot, put a little playdoh in the bottom of the pot and stick the lollipop stick in the playdoh.
Watch their little amazed faces in the morning when they see a lollipop in their pot. I can't wait to do this and I think I'm going to make it a yearly tradition. SO. MUCH. FUN!