Friday, 4 April 2014

Gethsemane Play Dough Mat: Your Will be Done

Here is a play dough mat that would work well with older children as a prayer activity.

Click here to print out the sheet

Speak about Jesus praying in the garden of Gethsemane.  

  • Think about the hard thing he knew he had to do but that he wanted to do God's will anyway.  
  • Ask children about times when they face hard things.  How might they ask God to help them?  
  • What does it mean for 'God's will' to be done in our lives?

Encourage children to make leaves for the tree.  For each leaf they make, pray for someone they know, asking that 'God's will' be done in their life.


  1. Hi Mina, we have just used the 'Your Will be Done' play dough mat at our Maundy Thursday All Age Worship for the intercessions. The children sat on the floor and shared their prayers as they made the leaves. It worked beautifully. May we use a photograph of the children doing this on our church website (with an acknowledgement), please? Many thanks for all your inspiring ideas. Louise.

    1. That's amazing!! Please do. I'm so glad you found it worked well and thanks so much for the encouragement :-)