Ten Commandments Bible Crafts and Activities For Sunday School

How to Make Crafts and Activities Relating
the Ten Commandments

 

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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

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The craft 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:

WoodsiesWoodsies 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 Diagram3. 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.

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Ten Commandment Folding Craft Sticks

diagram 1

Tape two craft sticks together.

diagram 2

Flip them over so the
tape is on the back
.

     

diagram 3

Place a craft stick on
both sides of the two
you taped together.

diagram 4

Tape the two new craft sticks to the center
craft sticks
.

diagram 5

Turn the crafts sticks
over again.

     

diagram 6

Place another craft stick
at each end.

diagram 7

Tape the two new craft sticks to the craft sticks
they touch
.

 

 

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.

 

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.

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

 

Activity Rug

For an extra time filler or activity, find one of those activity rugs with roads and streets on them; I have seen them at Walmart before. Put on the floor, give the children toy cars and let them play. They will make up their own rules for intersections if they have enough time. It's a blast to watch. You could also bring in a racetrack set if you are really brave and supervise them racing each other. From Bethany Davis

 

Ten Commandment Craft

I type out the Ten Commandments and then have the students tear the edges of the paper so that it looks old. Then they crumble up the paper. I mix up about 12 tea bags to 1 1/2 quarts of hot water. The students then straighten their paper and dip it into the tea solution. Last, they lay it out to dry. When it dries it looks antique. The kids enjoy this and the adults are impressed. Sent in by Debra Shaver


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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Ten Commandment Song

sunday school Moses Bible Activity Sheet bible craftSung 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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Easy and Fun Way to Remember all the Ten Commandments

1. One God – draw the number one large.

2. No Idols - draw a face and ears on the number two to make it look like a gargoyle

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 - make the top of the number four taller and turn it 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

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 in a c – CO stand for covet.

sunday school Ten Commandment Numbers bible craft

Sent in by Cindy

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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 Commmandments 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.

 

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