Friday, November 7, 2008
Lesson Plan- Moses and the Laws of God (1st grade on up)
Moses and the Laws of God (be sure to change the activities to your faith teachings)
Objectives: The students will be able to
- retell the story Moses and the Laws of God
- explain that we need to follow the Ten Commandments and why
- identify which are commandments from a list
- explain what each commandment means and give examples
- locate Mount Sinai on a map
- recite the Ten Commandments from memory
Prayer, questions and vocabulary words from last week’s lesson
Vocabulary Words: (Write the words on the board and discuss with class)
10 Commandments- 10 laws given to Moses by God
Mount Sinai- the mountain where God gave laws to the Israelites (show students this on a map or have one of the students find it on a map).
Read story: "Moses and the Laws of God" and then ask questions
catechist.com- How to Teach the Ten Commandments to Children
thereligionteacher.com- A Ten Commandments Activity
Introduce activity: What laws did God give Moses that people must always keep?
This activity 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 It may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit.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.
10 Commandments Worksheet- (Catholic version)
Directions: Have students fold the paper in half separating the two columns with the print facing up. Students then cut on the black line through BOTH papers. Students then open paper and cut paper in half on the fold to make two tablets. Students then fill in the blanks with teacher during class discussion.
christiancrafters.com- Ten Commandments Lessons
childrensermons.com- Ten Commandments lesson
calvarycurriculum.com- Ten Commandments, Golden Calf, Moses Talks With God lessons with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets.
dltk-bible.com- The Story of Moses #4 lesson
sermons4kids.com- Guidance from God object lesson
sermons4kids.com- Rules Are Cool or Rules Are Cruel? object lesson
sermons4kids.com- Staying Within the Lines object lesson
go.sadlier.com- Teaching the Ten Commandments to Youth Toolkit (available in English & Spanish)
catechistsjourney.loyolapress.com- Ten Commandments – Two-Minute Drills
Mini-session for each of the Ten Commandments that is comprised of an easy game or demonstration to illustrate the main point of that Commandment.
sermons4kids.com- Rules Are Cool or Rules Are Cruel? group activities (crafts)
sermons4kids.com- Staying Within the Lines group activities (crafts)
crayola.com- Ten Commandments Tablets
(Students can use the above activity to help them write the Ten Commandments.)
catholicteacher.com- Ten Commandments Craft
Follow directions. Cut out the ten strips that list the commandments. Have students put them in order and space them out on the tablet with five on each side.
sermons4kids.com- Rules Are Cool or Rules Are Cruel? group activities (games)
sermons4kids.com- Staying Within the Lines group activities (games)
Played like musical chairs except you pass around a toy brick and the person that is holding it when the music stops has to state one of the commandments. If they can't give one, they are out.
Played like musical chairs except you number chairs 1 – 10. Teacher blows a whistle to start for kids to begin walking around the outside circle. After a few seconds, blow the whistle again, signaling kids to sit in a chair. Teacher then calls out a number and the student sitting in that chair must state what that commandment is. If they are correct, they can continue to play. If they are incorrect, they are out.
catechistsjourney.loyolapress.com- Ten Commandment Games
Introduce game: What laws did God give to Moses? What do these laws want us to do? Are they duties to each other and to God that we must do?
What Commandment is it?
Directions: Tell the students a sin and have them tell you what commandment it broke.
Ten Commandments Drill One, Two, Three, and Four- Fun and educational games about the Ten Commandments with flash cards, key word cards, outline page, and answers provided. This book is spiral bound to make copying easier. (Faith Facts for Young Catholics by Kieran Sawyer, page 17-22).
Beach Ball Madness (The Ten Commandments)- This game will help your students discover that life is much easier with guidelines, rules, and standards such as the Ten Commandments. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 36).
These games are free, however they can only to be used for classroom and personal use. They 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. All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on these activities are not my own and are from various internet sources.
Directions: Cards are laid out in a grid face down, and players take turns flipping pairs of cards over. On each turn, the player will first turn one card over, then a second. If the two cards match, the player scores one point, the two cards are removed from the game, and the player gets another turn. If they do not match, the cards are turned back over.
The object is to match more pairs of cards than the opposing player. (One point is scored for each matched pair, and the player with the highest score after all cards have been matched wins.) When cards are turned over, it is important to remember where they are for when the matching card is turned up later in the game.
Ten Commandments Memory Game Cards- Print two copies of each page on card stock. Laminate or cover with clear contact paper to make them last. (All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on this game are not my own and are from various internet sources.)
Ten Commandments In Order Game- Mix up cards and place them on a table face up. Students then put the commandments in the proper order lining them up from top to bottom. The first student that can put the commandment cards in the correct order wins. This game can be played individually or in teams.
Ten Commandments (file folder game)- The objective of the game is to identify which one of the Ten Commandments (Catholic) the sin broke.
Directions- Directions: Players place their marker on START. The players roll the dice and follow the directions on the space they land on. If they land on a “?”, the player to their right draws a card and reads the question out loud (only use the questions that are age appropriate for your students). On each card is a question about sins and the player must tell which commandment the sin broke (they may say the commandment number or the commandment). Younger students can say whether or not it is a sin and why. If they answer correctly, they receive 1 token (milk caps, poker chips, etc.). If they are not correct, they do not receive one. When a player gets to the end of one game board, they keep going on the second game board and continue to FINISH. All players must land on FINISH with the exact number. When the player reaches FINISH they will count their tokens. After all players have made it to FINISH, the player with the most tokens wins.
Introduce snack: At Mount Sinai what did God give Moses that the people must always keep? The Ten Commandments.
dltk-bible.com- ‘O’bey Donuts
Tell the children that we must obey God's Commandments and God's rules. The donut represents the letter "O" in obey.
Puzzles, Mazes, Worksheets:
The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind
The Ten Commandments color by number
365 Activities for Kids- Moses spot the different on March 23rd.
More 365 Activities for Kids (do any of the Ten Commandments puzzles, mazes, dot-to-dot, spot the difference, etc. from March 27 - 31).
freeprintable.com- find the hidden picture
dltk-bible.com- Moses (anagrams, crossword, cryptograms, mazes, word mining sheets, word searches)
calvarycurriculum.com- Ten Commandments, Golden Calf, Moses Talks With God lessons with circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, etc.
thereligionteacher.com- A Ten Commandments Activity
Download the Rewrite the Ten Commandments Worksheet (scroll down to this)
thereligionteacher.com- The Religion Teacher’s Ten Commandments Worksheets
smp.org- Living the Ten Commandments
When God gave the Ten Commandments to Moses, he gave his Law to all people. The Ten Commandments give us a summary of how we are to live. The following tablets contain the Ten Commandments, with an example of how to live several of them. In the empty spaces, explain in your own words what each commandment means.
smp.org- The Ten Commandments
A worksheet focused on what the Ten Commandments teach us about living in right relationship with God and with our neighbors.
smp.org- The Ten Commandments
This handout asks students to keep a running record of how they observe the Ten Commandments in their actions throughout a week.
This puzzle 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. All graphics/images/clipart etc. used on these activities are not my own and are from various internet sources.
Ten Commandments crossword puzzle- Catholic