10 Commandments Flannelgraph Bible Story

God summoned Moses to the mountain's summit to impart ten rules to the Israelites. These rules served as guidelines, clarifying how to love God (commandments #1-4) and love others (commandments #5-10).

Objective:  God wants us to obey and respect Him and His Word

10 Commandments Bible Story and Books

Scripture:  Exodus 20, Deuteronomy 5
The New Bible in Pictures for Little Eyes: pg 102
The Beginner's Biblepg 120
My Story Bible:  pg 26-29
Through the Bible Felt pg 62-63

10 Commandments Bible Verse

Deuteronomy 5:16 - Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you.
Steve Green - Hide 'Em in Your Heart Vol. 2 - #6

10 Commandments Bible Songs and Poems

Trust and Obey  Traditional
Trust and obey (march in place and then salute)
For there's no other way (cross arms in front of body)
To be happy in Jesus (move fingers to make happy smile at mouth)
But to trust and obey (march in place and then salute)

I’m in the Lord’s Army  Traditional
I may never march in the infantry (march)
Ride in the cavalry (pretend you're riding a horse)
Shoot the artillery (clap hands together and move one hand into the air like a missile)
I may never fly o'er the enemy (fly like a bird)
But I'm in the Lord's army (point to self and then up to God)

I'm in the Lord's army, yes, sir! (salute)
I'm in the Lord's army, yes, sir!

I may never march in the Infantry
Ride in the cavalry
Shoot the artillery
I may never fly o'er the enemy
But I'm in the Lord's army, yes, sir!

  The Ten Commandment Boogie - Our kiddos love this song by Go Fish.


10 Commandments Activity Sheet

10 Commandments  Sheet available in the Bible Activity Workbook

- Paint with a q-tip or tooth brush

- Draw mountains behind Moses and color


Ten Commandments Activities and Crafts

Stoplight Craft No Rules Game
Use as an Introduction to the Bible Story

Give a paper or plastic plate to your child and pretend that it is a “steering wheel” to a vehicle.  Invite your child to pretend that he is driving cars, trucks, or buses.  Explain that there are no road rules so they may drive in any direction that they like.  Allow two or three minutes for your child and yourself to drive around the room.  Then talk about how rules keep us safe.  Talk about how it would be on the roads if there were no stop signs, driving lanes, or stop lights.  Explain that God loves them so much that He gave us rules to keep us safe and happy.  In the Old Testament of the Bible, these rules were called the 10 Commandments.

Boy and Girl Coloring Craft

10 Commandments for Kids
Original Source Unknown

1.  Put God first.
2.  Worship God only.
3.  Say God's name with love.
4.  Make the Sabbath a special day.
5.  Respect, obey, and honor your parents.
6.  Do not hurt others.
7.  Love your husband or wife and not another.
8.  Do not take something that is not yours without permission.
9.  Tell the truth.
10.  Do not become jealous of what other people have.

10 Commandments Clues

10 Commandments Clue Cards

Use the 10 Commandments Clues to help a child remember the commandments and their order.

10 Commandments Train

10 Commandments Train

Print, cut, and color the train.  Put the train in order discussing each commandment and glue onto a large piece of butcher block paper or post on a wall.


Moses with the 10 Commandment Worksheet

Print the coloring sheet.


Rectangle Commandments Worksheet

Print the coloring sheet.

Little boy with 10 Commandments craft.

God Gives Moses the 10 Commandments Worksheet

Print the coloring sheet.


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The “Who and How” Chart:  

From Value Parenting, Reprinted with Permission

Set up a chart like the one illustrated below.  Using the left-hand column, ask children to list the categories of people and things that deserve respect. As you list them one at a time, discuss how respect for that person or thing can be effectively given. (E.g., for “Mother” - by “answering respectfully,” “by obeying her,” “showing appreciation for what she does,” “opening door,” “holding her chair,” etc. For “Nature” - by “preserving and protecting,” “clearing and cultivating,” etc. For “Self” - by “avoiding self-criticism,” “thinking about positive attributes,” etc.) Keep the list building as long as you can keep children’s interest. 

WHO                         HOW       

Mommy           Obey, talk respectfully

Nature        Throw away trash, recycle

Self                 Eat healthy, exercise


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