Because the 10 Commandments are broad life principles, they are not difficult to understand or teach to children. This article PDF is aimed at interpreting the 10 Commandments for kids. You can find the same article as a blog post on the Sunday School Zone Blog.
God Gave Moses The Ten Commandments
One of God's most precious gifts to His people was His set of 10 laws to live by. We often call these the Ten Commandments and they provide a wonderful framework for kids to understand the Lord's expectations. The activities below highlight for children the encounter between God and Moses in which God gave His servant the tablets containing the Ten Commandments.
One of the most significant events of the Old Testament was God giving Moses the Ten Commandments. This Moses and the Ten Commandments Story Illustration will help kids learn that God is a God who speaks. He reveals Himself and His will.
We learn in Exodus 19:1-6: 20:1-17; 31:18 that God gave Moses the Ten Commandments. These commandments have played a large role in crafting laws throughout history. This craft is based on this story and will help children begin learning and/or memorizing the Ten Commandments.
This Write the Bible Phrase Worksheet calls for kids to write, “I will do what the Bible says.” This is an adaptation of Psalms 119:44 and will help children remember that we must obey the Word of God.
This Write the Bible Phrase Worksheet calls for kids to write, “Keep my commandments.” This is an adaptation of Exodus 19:5 and will help children remember that God’s rules are to be followed.
This Write the Bible Phrase Worksheet calls for kids to write, “I will certainly be with you.” This is an adaptation of Exodus 3:12 and will help children remember that God is always present.
These free, printable scripture page, based on Leviticus 19:3, will help remind children that God expects us to honor our mothers. It can be used in a homeschool setting, one-on-one, or in a classroom setting like Sunday School.
This printable scripture poster, based on Exodus 20:3, will remind kids that they should not allow anything to take the place of God in their lives. It can be used in a homeschool setting, one-on-one, or in a classroom setting like Sunday School. Other scripture posters are provided on the site for the other commandments.