Monday, January 19, 2009

Thief! (file folder game)





7th Commandment: You shall not steal. (Catholic version of the 10 Commandments.)

Introduction: Stealing is taking something that does not belong to you without asking. It is not borrowing, or finding something, or owning something, or having something with permission. It is taking something from someone else. Besides stealing, the seventh commandment forbids cheating, keeping things that are not ours, and accepting bribes by public officials.

We are commanded by the seventh commandment to respect what belongs to others, to live up to our business agreements, to pay our just debts and to not charge an exorbitant rate of interest when lending to another. We must also use the things we have wisely and treat our things with respect. In addition, this commandment includes that we do not keep others from having what they deserve or borrow things and not returning them.


Thief!: Players are given situations and they must identify whether or not they are breaking the 7th Commandment. They also must state what they are obliged to do for their sin.


This game is free, however it is only to be used for classroom and personal use. It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. Reproduction or retransmission of any materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, is not permitted.



Directions- Print out Directions, cut it out, and glue on front of file folder.

Game Board- (Feel free to use this game as is or modify it to suit your needs). Print out Game Board, trim, and glue on the inside of the file folder. Make sure the directions are on the front of the file folder. Laminate or cover file folder with clear contact paper to make it last. (Title is in Matisse ITC font. Directions on spaces and on START and FINISH are in Enviro font.)

Game Cards- Print Game Cards out on card stock. Cut out Game Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. (Use only the questions that reflect your students abilities.)

Do Not Steal Cards- Print Do Not Steal Cards out on light blue card stock. Cut out Do Not Steal Cards. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. (Use only the questions that reflect your student’s abilities.)

Tokens- Print out several pages of Tokens on card stock. Cut out Tokens. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last.





2 comments:

mscalvano said...

I am going to play this with my 4th graders tomorrow--looks like fun!
Thanks for all of your work!

Amazing_Grace said...

mscalvano- Thank you! I hope your students enjoy playing the game and it helps them review the 7 Commandment. Please let us know if the students liked playing it. :)