Thursday, February 25, 2010
Second Commandment Activities
Second Commandment: Do Not Use the Lord’s Name in Vain (Catholic)
Do you use God’s name only in a holy way or for prayer?
Do I say God’s name in anger or in a bad way?
Do I use the names of the saints in unholy ways?
Do I use bad language?
Do I make oaths or promises with God’s name that I won’t keep?
Have I used God's name in vain: lightly or carelessly?
Have I been angry with God?
Have I insulted a sacred person or abused a sacred object?
Lesson 18: The Second and Third Commandments of God- (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 1, page 85-89). For younger students.
Lesson 18: The Second and Third Commandments of God- (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No. 2, page 116-120). For older students.
catholicity.com- Lesson 18 from the Baltimore Catechism (no questions at end of lesson as in the book above)
cin.org- The Baltimore Catechism
scborromeo.org- Catechism of the Catholic Church (scroll down to 2150)
Speak God’s Name With Respect- Stories, crafts, games, prayer, and adventure. (Kids' Travel Guide to the 10 Commandments by Carol Mader, page 38-47).
churchhousecollection.com- Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord, thy God in vain.
christiancrafters.com- Change this to: God loves me or I love God. A pretty heart that you can really make out of anything.
preschooleducation.com- Jesus Loves Me Plate: Change this to “God loves ______ (child’s name)”. A cute and easy craft made out of a paper plate.
sundayschoolcrafts.net- Thou Shalt Not Take The Name Of The Lord Thy God In Vain Craft (change this to #2 Commandment)
biblelovenotes.blogspot.com- We can take the Lord’s name in vain even if we never say a cuss word (you can easily make this into a craft)
Explain to the children that we should not follow someone else's example if they are misusing God's name. We need to be creative and be prepared with our own words for the next time we are angry or upset. Have the children make a puppet that looks like them. The children then show how by using the puppets what they should say when they get angry or upset.
tlc.howstuffworks.com- Big Mouth Puppets
familycrafts.about.com- Finger Puppet People
frekidscrafts.com- Plastic Spoon Puppets Craft
micador.com- Puppet People
Do You Measure Up? (Jesus Is Love)- Change this game to “God is Love”. A fun low energy level game with complete directions, supply list, what to say, and post game discussion questions. This game will help children realize that God’s love for them is too great to be measured. (The Encyclopedia of Bible Games for Children’s Ministry by Group Publishing, page 126).
Pin Jesus’ Love in Your Heart (change to Pin God’s Love in Your Heart)- A great classroom or party game to play to lead into a discussion on Jesus and his love. Ideal for young children. (Super Bible Game Book by Linda Standke, page 45).
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.
Potty Mouth: Using the Lord’s name in vain is like fingernails scrapping down a chalkboard. God hears us when we take his name in vain and it must break his heart when his name is used in such a manner. This game focuses on how we sometimes do not have respect for God and God’s name.
Place your marker on START. Players roll the die and move their marker that many spaces indicated on the die. If you land on the picture of a toilet plunger, things have backed up and you must back up 2 spaces. Land on the toilet paper, you lose a turn. If you land on the picture of the toilet brush the player to your left draws a card and reads it out loud. On each card is a question about the 2nd commandment: Thou shall not use the Lord’s name in vain (Catholic). If you answer the question correctly, you stay where you are. If you are not correct, you must move to the urinal for having a potty mouth. On your next turn you are asked another question and you cannot move off the urinal until you answer a question correctly. If you answer a question correctly, you may resume your position on the game board. If a player lands on a picture of a toilet bowel cleaner, they must change places with the player that is positioned last on the game board. The first player to FINISH wins.
Veggie Tales- The Ballad of Little Joe
Puzzles & Worksheets:
web.archive.org- Look under 10 Commandments for worksheets
These activities 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.
Do Not Use the Lord’s Name in Vain worksheet- Follow the directions and fill in the blanks to find out what the message says below.