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Welcome to the first day of our online Matthew Lego Challenge! We will be going through 21 (out of 34) of the buils from the Matthew Lego Challenge together, following a FREE kids’ devotion on the YouVersion app (or the desktop version, Bible.com). The devotion is called Walk With Jesus: 21 Days Through Matthew and it is from What’s in the Bible?, one of our favorite family discipleship tools!
If you haven’t downloaded the printable yet, you want to do that right away! You can do the challenge on your own (there are 34 days total with copywork and notebooking pages) or you can use it to follow along with us here and share your creations with us on the Proverbial Homemaker Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram.
For the first day of the challenge, we are looking at Matthew 1:1-16 and the genealogy of Jesus. For the build challenge, we are making Jesus’ family tree (or an abbreviated version of it) or our own family tree. The copywork for the challenge is Matthew 1:16. The printable includes a drawing and writing page for those who would rather draw their family tree.
I suggested a few different ways they could make the family tree. My son chose to make one with Jesus at the top. I believe the astronaut guy was Abraham. 😉 Later in the afternoon he added to the tree and made a little forest of family for Jesus. Creativity and imagination are a huge part of Lego challenges!
All our kids participate in our Lego challenges. If they don’t want to build, they draw or write something they remember from the reading. For this challenge we are using the YouVersion (or Bible.com) devotion as well. I open my computer and read the day’s scripture as they start tinkering with Legos. Then they watch the short video provided by What’s in the Bible?
We talk about what they’ll build and they go for it. I do help sometimes but only when they have really hit a road block. Usually asking some questions to spark creativity works best. The younger kids actually try to build the challenge about half the time. The other half they build their own thing and I encourage that. The point is to have fun together, and they usually retain the Bible story anyway!
Have fun building with your kids! Don’t forget to email me their creations or share them on the Proverbial Homemaker Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram. Can’t wait to see them!
This post is a part of the 31 day series on Proverbial Homemaker all about teaching with Legos. There are more great tips and resources for you to discover! CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE POSTS IN THE SERIES. You can also find more Bible Lego Challenges at Proverbial Homemaker.
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Elizabeth3 Jul 2015
I can’t fully join the challenge now, but we are reading through Matthew this next school year and this just excites me so much! Just another way to have my kids learn the Bible stories in a hands-on way! I am sharing this with others and hope some more people come on board. Thanks for the idea and the curriculum. 🙂
Tauna3 Jul 2015
That’s wonderful! We are doing Matthew in Community Bible Study this coming school year as well, so it was a good fit! Enjoy!
Andrea3 Jul 2015
Where can we find the corresponding videos?
Tauna3 Jul 2015
I’m not aware of a way to link to individual days or videos in the YouVersion devotion. What I do is have the devotion open and do the reading and video (it will be right there in the app for that day) and then use the challenge document for building/drawing. Here’s the link to the devotion: https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/568-walk-with-jesus-21-days-through-matthew