Jesus Prays at Gethsemane (Day 17 Matthew Bible Lego Challenge)

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MLC Gethsemane

Day 17 of the Matthew Bible Lego Challenge! Today’s challenge is all about the story of Jesus praying in the garden of Gethsemane before being arrested. 

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 pageTwitter, and Instagram!

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For the 17th day of the challenge, we read Matthew 26:30-56. This is a great opportunity to talk to your kids about prayer. Seeking God in prayer privately, being honest about your feelings and desires but submitting to God’s will, and keeping diligent in prayer at all times.   

The challenge is to create the scene of Jesus praying in the garden and His disciples sleeping nearby. It can be interesting to see how kids re-create the scene and what it looks like in their minds. My son placed Jesus near some trees praying with His hands up, and with guards approaching. The disciples were sleeping a little ways away. 

The copywork for the challenge is Matthew 26:66, where we see a glimpse of Jesus’ private conversation with God.  The printable includes a drawing and writing page for those who would rather draw the scene.

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane - Matthew Lego Challenge Day 17

Jesus Prays in Gethsemane - Matthew Lego Challenge Day 17

Have fun building with your kids! Don’t forget to email me their creations or share them on the Proverbial Homemaker Facebook pageTwitter, and Instagram. Can’t wait to see them!

Bonus lego challenge - maze

We are 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, 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! Don’t forget to enter to win the What’s in the Bible DVD that goes along with the book of Matthew!

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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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31 Days of Teaching With Legos is a part of the 31 Days of Homeschooling Tips for Moms series. There are a total of 26 homeschool bloggers working to bring you the best tips and encouragement. Check it out!

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