Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ten Commandments Activities

*Please change these activities to your faith teachings.

Activities: How to Teach the Ten Commandments to Children The Ten Commandments resources A Ten Commandments Activity
The ten commandments are such an important topic in Catholic religious education curricula. They have a place in almost every year’s course. This Ten Commandments activity asks students to creatively interpret and understand these great laws. Ten Commandments Lessons Commandments (lesson) Ten Commandments (Protestant version of the Ten Commandments and lots of other Moses lessons with memory verses, circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, and color sheets. The Ten Commandments lesson #43 (same Protestant lessons as above but posted at another website)

The Commandments- An extensive study of all the commandments. (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No 1, page 73-109). For younger students.

The Commandments- An extensive study of all the commandments. (The New Saint Joseph Baltimore Catechism, No 2, page 95-142). For older students.

Kids’ Travel Guide to the 10 Commandments by Carol Mader- Here’s a fun way to get kindergarten through 5th grade children into the 10 Commandments and to get the 10 Commandments into the hearts of children. Thirteen lessons filled with stories, crafts, games, prayer, and adventure about Moses, each of the commandments, review of all the commandments, and how all of the commandments lead us to Jesus. (Protestant)

Ten Commandments Lapbooks- Make these lapbooks to help your children remember the Ten Commandments. Teaching the Ten Commandments to Youth Toolkit (available in English & Spanish) 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.

The Catholic Toolbox- Ten Commandments Pre K – K lesson plan with: Objectives, Word Wall, Bible Story with questions, Songs and/or Finger Plays, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Coloring/Puzzles, etc.

The Catholic Toolbox- Moses and the Laws of God 1st Grade on Up lesson plan with: Objectives, Review, Vocabulary Words, Activities, Crafts, Games, Snacks, Puzzles/Mazes/Worksheets, etc.


The Great Bible Big Fun Activity Book: From the Old and New Testaments by Toni Lind
The Ten Commandments color by number 10 Commandments Coloring (scroll down for this) 10 Commandments Catholic Coloring Pages Moses and the Ten Commandments (scroll down to this) God gave Moses the Ten Commandments Moses and the Ten Commandments The Ten Commandments #1 The Ten Commandments #2 Ten Commandments for Kids Coloring Booklets - Catholic

Crafts: Moses and the Ten Commandments Paper Craft Parchment Commandments: This project gives the children the opportunity to "rewrite" the ten commandments in more modern language. Combining this exercise with creating their own parchment makes for a fun and educational craft. Ten Commandment Tablets

The Ten Commandments- Moses brought down laws from the Lord. The children will turn cereal boxes into their own stone tablets. Even though this craft is from a preschool book, it is appropriate for older students. (Preschool Christian Crafts by Linda Standke, page 19). 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.


Introduce game: How well do you know the Ten Commandments? Let’s find out. Ten Commandments Bible Games Journey To The Promised Land: A fun game about the Israelites journey.

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).

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 Memory Game (Catholic)- 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 In Order Game (Catholic)- 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 (Catholic): The objective of the game is to identify which one of the Ten Commandments the sin broke.

Introduction: What are sins? Breaking God’s law. What are God’s laws? The Ten Commandments. So what are the Ten Commandments? They are laws from God that we must always keep.

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.

Songs: Ten Commandments Song (Catholic) Ten Commandment Song (Catholic)
Audio to listen Ten Commandments Song (located in Free Files under Prayers and to Live By - Ten Commandments
Use with the tune “Farmer in the Dell”

Puzzles & Worksheets:

This activity is free, however it can 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.

Introduce activity: What laws did God give Moses that people must always keep?

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.

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). find the hidden picture word mining 10 Commandments (worksheets) Ten Commandments, Golden Calf, Moses Talks With God lessons with circle the correct words, true or false, fill in the blanks, puzzles, etc. A Ten Commandments Activity
Download the Rewrite the Ten Commandments Worksheet (scroll down to this) The Religion Teacher’s Ten Commandments Worksheets 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. The Ten Commandments
A worksheet focused on what the Ten Commandments teach us about living in right relationship with God and with our neighbors. 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.

Ten Commandments crossword puzzle- Catholic


The Prince of Egypt (Disney) or The Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston (1956)

1st – 10th Commandments: Activities, Coloring, Games, Puzzles, Quizzes, Bible Stories, etc.

1st Commandment- You Shall Have No Other Gods Before Me

2nd Commandment- Do Not Use the Lord’s Name in Vain

3rd Commandment- Keep Holy the Sabbath Day

4th Commandment- Honor Your Father and Mother

5th Commandment- Do Not Kill

6th Commandment- You Shall Not Commit Adultery

7th Commandment- You Shall Not Steal

8th Commandment- You Shall Not Bear False Witness Against Your Neighbor

9th & 10th Commandments- You Shall Not Covet Your Neighbor's Wife
You Shall Not Covet Your Neighbor's Goods

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