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Ten Commandments Bible Crafts and Activities For Sunday School

How to Make Crafts and Activities Relating
the Ten Commandments

 

sunday school Moses and The Ten Commandments bible craft

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Scripture Reference: Deuteronomy 5:6-21, Proverbs 3:1-2,

Concepts: Rules are important; they keep us safe. God's rules are important; they show us how to live a good and long life.

 

 

Ten Commandments Folding Craft Stick Crafts

Ten Commandment Folding Craft Stick Craft www.daniellesplace.com

The sticks are taped together so that when the craft sticks are pushed together from the top and bottom of the stack they fan fold up into a compact stack of sticks for storage. This craft is great to use as a memorization tool. Children can test themselves by unfolding one section at a time to reveal the next Commandment.

What you will need:

woodsies Woodsies Mini Jumbo Craft Sticks -4.5" 50/Pkg - Use good quality craft sticks that lay flat. The 5/8" work perfect with the one-inch tape. *You can use the Woodsies Jumbo Craft Sticks with the 1.5 Inch - 3M Scotch Masking Tape for a bigger Canvas.

3M Scotch Masking Tape, 1-Inch - Other brands will work, but this tape works great! It is the exact color of the craft sticks. (Staple's Tape works better with the washable markers, but it is lighter than the stick and more transparent and doesn't cover the stick as well.)

Permanent Markers, crayons, or colored pencils - (The washable markers don't work well because they smear.)

How to Make the Folding Craft Stick Canvas:

1. Cut the one-inch masking into 4-inch pieces.

2. Place two sticks together, side by side, and tape them together covering both the sticks with the tape.

Folding Craft Stick Diagram

3. Turn the two sticks over so that they are diagonal to you.

4. Place another craft stick next to and below the two sticks that you taped together. Use another piece of tape to tape the bottom two sticks together.

5. Turn all three sticks over diagonally and place another stick at the bottom of the row and tape the last two sticks together. Keep going until you have a whole row of sticks.

6. You can also cover the first and last stick in the row by placing tape over the stick and then folding it back over the stick. It is easier to write on the tape than the craft stick. The ink soaks into the sticks and blurs.

Children can use permanent markers, pens, or colored pencils to write the Bible verse on the sticks and then decorate them. They can also draw a picture on the back of the sticks that represent the Ten Commandments.

If a child messes up while working on his canvas, you can pull off the tape where he messed up and replace it with new tape.

These folding craft stick canvases can also be used for many other purposes. You can also be used to make greeting cards for Mother's Day, Father's Day or Birthdays.

Watch a video on how to make the folding craft stick canvas.

 

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Roads

Set up roads on the floor with masking tape. Bring in small cars and trucks for the children to play with. Put up road signs at intersections. Demonstrate how the traffic signs are used.

 

 

Practice Obeying Rules Game

Make a big red card and a big green card. Instruct the children that when you hold up a green card they can take one step and if you hold up a red card they have to stay in one place. Play until the children end up at a designated line.

 

 

Rules at Home List

(Kindergarten or older children) Ask the children what are some of the rules they have at home and write them on the board. When you are finished discuss why they have each rule.

Class Rules - Talk about class rules and make a list - talk to the children about the importance of rules in the classroom so that everyone will have fun and stay safe. Let the children make suggestions and write them down as they suggest them. When you are all done, take out 3 to 5 of the most important rules and write them down on a big piece of paper or on the board. Have the children draw pictures to illustrate them or have them make their own book of rules.

 

 

Ten Commandment Trafic Sign Craft for Kids from www.daniellesplace.com

Traffic Signs

Have the children make traffic signs - Cut out red, green, and yellow circles from construction paper and have glue them on a rectangle to make traffic signs.

Stop and listen to God's rules.
Be slow to anger and never cruel.
Go with God and he'll go with you.

A pattern for this craft is available on The Resource Room and available to members.

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Ten Commandments Coloring Sheet from www.daniellepslace.com

Ten Commandments Coloring Sheet - Rules Protect Us

Use they coloring sheet to help children realize the importance of following rules.

A pattern for this craft is available on The Resource Room and available to members.

 

 

 

 

Following Signs Game

Following Signs Exercise

What you will need:

Paper, painter's tape, rope, or anything you can use to make a maze.

What to do:

1. Before class print out the sign patterns onto colored paper and cut them out. (Patterns available to members on The Resource Room.)

2. In class set up a path using the signs, tape, chairs, tables, etc.

3. You can tape the signs on the walls, chairs, or use a milk jug or something similar to display the signs. You can tape the arrow signs to the floor to let the children know which way they should go.

4. Tell your children to follow the path and do what is written on the signs. The first time through you can be the leader and tell the children what the sign say to do. When they come the caution bump sign they should jump five times. When the come to the stop sign they should stop, look both ways and then start following the path again. When they come to the slow sign they should take five slow steps, and follow the direction of the arrows. Put the exit sign at the end of the path. Let the children follow the path until they get tired or the game.

 

Follow the Leader

Use one piece each of red, green and yellow construction paper. Discuss briefly what a stoplight is, why we have one, and how important it is to obey the stoplight so you don't have a wreck. Have all the children stand up in a circle around the tables. They can march, skip, walk, whatever they want, until you hold up a red card, and then they have to stop where they are. Green they can go again, yellow means slow, etc. Play this a few times, and then sit back down to color in coloring sheets. Use only green, red and yellow crayons. From Bethany Davis

 

 

Ten Commandment Train

Ten Commandment Train

One of the most popular lessons I did was on the Ten Commandments. Each week I would give each child a train car and wheels (cut from colored construction paper), and a small round sticker with the number of the commandment we were doing that week. The first car was the engine and the last, the caboose. I precut the cars and wheels, and wrote a simple version of the commandment on each car. They would tape or glue the wheels onto the car, choose the color of numbered sticker they wanted and stick it to the car. At the end of 10 weeks, they each had a great little train to put up in their homes. It was so popular, that if a Sunday were missed, the children (or parents) would let me know which car they needed so they could have a complete set! (Go to the Transportation Crafts Page for a pattern and directions)

I made a train track background on the learning board (bulletin board) with trees and hilly tracks, etc. Each week they watched the train grow. It gave them a goal to reach for! Lyn Roberts

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Ten Commandment Boat

Draw a picture of a small boat (called HONOR) with 4 bins on the deck (the bins have the letters B, I, N and S on them) and the letters M, A, S and T on the mast. The boat is sitting in a small cove (with the word COVET).

Point to each of the letters B, I, N, and S and say:
"B is for BEFORE. You shall have no other God BEFORE me."
"I is for IDOL. You shall not make yourself an IDOL."
"N is for NAME. You shall not take the NAME of the Lord your God in vain."
"S is for SABBATH. Remember the SABBATH and keep it holy."

Now point to the word HONOR on the boat and say
"HONOR. Honor your father and your mother."

Point to each of the letters M, A, S, and T and say:
"M is for MURDER. You shall not MURDER."
"A is for ADULTERY. You shall not commit ADULTERY."
"S is for STEAL. You shall not STEAL."
"T is for TESTIMONY. You shall not give false TESTIMONY."

Now ask, "If a small pig is called a piglet, what is a small cove
called?" If no one answers, say, "A 'Cove-et' and that is our last commandment: You shall not COVET" Julie Beeston

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Number Pictures - A Great Way to Remember all the Ten Commandments in Less Than 10 Minutes!

Number Pictures - Learn all the Ten Commandments in Less than 10 Minutes! - Free Printable from www.daniellesplace.com

Use this printout to teach children the Ten Commandments in less than ten minutes. Write each number on the board and then change it into a picture that is easy to relate to the commandment. Hand out the printable for your children to review at home. This activity sheets goes along with the Ten Commandments Bible Lesson on The Resource Room.

1. No Other Gods - Draw the number one for one god.

2. No Idols - Draw a face and ears on the number two to make it look like a cow The Israelites worshipped a golden cow.

3. Do not take the Lords Name in Vain - Add to the number three to make it look like a pair of lips.

4. Remember the Sabbath to Keep it Holy - Turn the number four into a cross.

5. Honor thy Father and Mother - Draw faces in the number five and you get a lady at the bottom and a man with a flat top hair cut on the top.

6. Do Not Kill - Turn the six sideways and turn it into a gun.

7. Do Not Commit Adultery - Turn the 7 sideways and turn it into an A.

8. Do Not Steal - Turn the eight side ways and turn it into a pair of handcuffs.

9. Do Not Bear False Witness - Draw a face inside circle of the nine and ears to look like a bear.

10. Do Not Covet - Turn the 1 into a C – CO stand for covet.

Sent in by Cindy

Free Printable card pattern

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Ten Commandment Song

sunday school Moses Bible Activity Sheet bible craft

Sung to the tune of "Father Abraham"

I am going to, going to obey
Even though I don't want to.
Jesus tells me to so this I'll do,
So let's just all obey,
Right arm.
Go through the first part with each command in the song -
Left arm, right leg, left leg, nod your head, jump up and down, turn around

Hope others can use it too! Sent in by Narita Roady

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Memory Cross Folding Paper Game - Learn the Ten Commandments Game

Memory Cross cards are a great way for children to memorize Bible verses. They will love folding the panels in a never ending loop. The Ten Commandment Cards in the video below come in a set of ten cards plus two of Jesus' Commandments. Children can memorize the commandments by reading the first panel, guessing what comes on the next panel, and then folding it over to see if they are correct. They can continue in this manner until the commandment is memorized.

Once all the Commandments are memorized you can use them as a game. Break up your students into teams and give each team a set of cards. Mix up the cards and have the teams read them and place them in order. The team that gets them all in order first wins. Order the Ten Commandment cards from Memory Cross Inc.

 

 

Ten Commandment Crafts

You can find more Ten Commandment Crafts on the Moses Crafts and Activities Page.

Sunday School Bible Craft Ten Commandment Tablets
Sunday School Bible Craft Moses and the Ten Commandments
Ten Commandment Booket Craft

 

Memory Cross