Are you trying to teach the 10 commandments to your children or class? This 10 commandments for kids printable is a wonderful way to teach these simple moral (and biblical) truths to your children.
The upgrade contains a coloring version and the ability to make this printable into a memory game.
Teaching the 10 commandments to kids does not have to be complicated. The Bible is not too complicated for a child to understand after all, 2 Timothy 3 claims:
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God[a] may be complete, equipped for every good work.2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV
The 10 commandments is an excellent thing for a child to learn and this printable is a great way to reinforce concepts and with the upgrade use it to play a memory game or do some coloring!
Background on the 10 Commandments
So where do the 10 commandments come from in the Christian faith? Although I don’t claim to understand everything in the Bible, I can say that the more I study the Bible, the more fascinated I am by its stories and theology. The 10 commandments were given to Moses on Mount Sinai in Exodus 20. They represented a covenant between the Jews and God, and are a guide for moral conduct. A guide is probably too loose of a term. These commandments in the Old Testament were to be kept without fail.
However, in the New Testament, we see that Jesus came to fulfill the law, he didn’t eliminate it, but perfectly fulfilled it!
Are the 10 commandments still applicable to teach today in the Christian faith, a resounding YES!
Teaching the 10 Commandments
Teaching the 10 Commandments doesn’t have to be complicated. I do recommend teaching them straight from the Bible, however as you will see in the printable I have summarized the commandments for simplicity’s sake. Reading it straight from the Bible is great for kids and you may be surprised at how much they comprehend without the simple wording that I have used in the printable. Don’t dumb down the Bible for children, I have been amazed over the years by how much they understand!
I like to start teaching the 10 Commandments by reading from the Bible, I do skip around a little because Exodus 20 is long. Depending on the age of the child, they may be able to read more or less. I specifically focus on reading the 10 Commandments straight from scripture. Then I ask children what some of the 10 Commandments are. It tends to be a great discussion and it’s very interesting to see what children retain from reading.
Then you can take out the 10 Commandments for kids printable. If you have the upgrade it’s a great time to start using it as a memory game to review the order of commandments. If not you can just use the free printable below.
Another idea for teaching the 10 Commandments is to read the story of Moses on Mount Sinai from a children’s Bible. Here are some of my favorites.
The 10 Commandments For Kids
The 10 Commandments for kids printable comes with all 10 Commandments in full color. The entire printable is colorful and easy for children to use and understand. Don’t forget about the upgrade which has the coloring version and the number sheet to make it into a fun memory game. To make it into a memory game follow these steps:
- Cut out individual cards
- Laminate cards and number sheet
- Use Velcro on numbers and individual cards to create a review game!
Want to Upgrade?
The upgraded version of this freebie is only $2.50 and comes with a coloring version (great for dry-erase markers if you laminate) and the number page to make a memory game! This printable is great for reviewing or teaching the 10 Commandments to kids for the first time!
The 10 Commandments Coloring Pages
Want to do some more coloring? These full 8.5″x 11″ coloring pages are perfect for Sunday School, classrooms, or homeschooling! They take each one of the 10 Commandments and add a coloring element. It’s great for review and a tangible way for children to interact with the commandments.
Bonus idea! If your children love to color, consider laminating these coloring pages and then using dry-erase markers to color on them again and again!
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