The 10 Commandments are the Laws of God’s covenant given to Moses on Mount Sinai. These Laws were followed by the Israelites and are God’s Laws for us, today, as well. The 10 Commandments show us as Catholics how to live a life of love.
The first three commandments help us to show love and respect for God:
The other seven to show love and respect for others and for ourselves:
These 10 Commandments activities for kids will encourage your students to live a life of love and follow God's Laws!
The Teaching the 10 Commandments to Youth Toolkit bundles three separate resources. Here's how to use the activities with Catholic kids in your religious education program, or at home.
The second resource in the toolkit is a 10 Commandments coloring page featuring Moses ideal for use with preschool or primary-aged children. This activity can accompany the story of Moses receiving the 10 Commandments from God. Share the story from a children’s Bible before you distribute the coloring page. Children can take home their completed page to share with family members. Challenge children to recount the Bible story to family members at home as well! Get the coloring page by downloading the Teaching the 10 Commandments to Youth Toolkit now.
The third resource in the toolkit helps catechists find inspiration and effectively teach the 10 Commandments to students. When you download the Teaching the 10 Commandments to Youth Toolkit you'll get access to this resource written from the experience and perspective of a middle school catechist and is ideal for upper elementary and junior high application. The eBook will help catechists teach about the covenant and the commandments and find suggestions for things to do and to avoid doing while teaching the 10 Commandments to Catholic kids.
With these 10 Commandments activities for kids, you will support catechists in teaching the commandments and encourage students to live a life of love and follow God's Laws. Download the Teaching the 10 Commandments to Youth Toolkit now!