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Learn the 10 commandments for kids

A cute book for teaching children and grand kids the ten commandmentsIt’s hard to believe but the school year for our kids and grandkids is coming to an end. And the Awana program at our church has already finished for the year. No more Bible memory verses  for the grandkids til September? Ahhhh, but that’s where this Sandwich Generation grandmother comes in. I love teaching them to “hide God’s Word in their hearts” ALL year long, so each summer for the past few years, we’ve done our own little mini-program of encouraging Bible verses for children and grandchildren. And for the last two years, I’ve shared them here at SandwichINK. Last year, we worked on teaching 1 Corinthians 13 – Love is patient and kind to the grandkids. The year before, it was the Fruit of the Spirit. This year, it’s Ten Commandments activities children and grandchildren (and grandparents) will enjoy! 

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Ten Commandments Activities for Kids

Did you know that, while all churches use the same passage of Scripture for the 10 commandments – Exodus 20 – they don’t all divide it the same? I memorized them when I was very young, using the Lutheran catechism. Since half of my grandkids will be using a different catechism, I’m going to use theirs as my guide as I pull their Bible memory verses directly from the Bible, using my beloved New American Standard Bible (NASB), though I may also read the passage from other versions to help them get a fuller grasp of it. Here’s the first commandment for the kids and grandkids – complete with cute country clip art. 🙂

 ten commandments activities children-First commandment

I am the LORD your God…You shall have no other gods before Me. Exodus 20:2-3

Because of the wide span of ages of my grandkids, I’m going to focus on short and easy Bible memory verses for the children. But I will be reading them the whole section of Scripture that covers each verse and I’ll share the whole section here as well, for any of you who want their kids and grandkids to learn extra.

Pictures Help Us Learn the 10 Commandments for Kids

Pictures we see and pictures we make are a great help for teaching the grandkids different Bible verses and concepts. I enjoy making many myself – and love to share them with you. I also appreciate finding great resources. Etsy is one resource I’ve used and love! I found some great Bible verse coloring pages last year some special projects. So, of course, I checked them out to see what they might have to help us learn the 10 commandments for kids. I was pleased to find several cute items. Since Etsy is full of individually created handcrafts, things may change so I’m not showing specific pictures. But if you click here now, you’ll head to the search I used to find wall hangings in general with several lovely options. Then I typed in a search for 10 commandments coloring pages for our grandkids. Currently there is only one but it’s very cute! Click here now to find that and any others that might have been added. 🙂

10 Comandments Crafts and Songs for Kids

I’ll also be sharing 10 commandments craft ideas and activities for kids along with fun books and songs I turn up to help us all as we work together to learn this important passage from the Word of God. As the Heidelberg Catechism points out quite wonderfully, “QUESTION 103. Can any man keep these ten commandments perfectly? ANSWER. No mere man, since the fall of Adam, ever did or can keep the ten commandments perfectly. QUESTION 104. Of what use are the ten commandments to us? ANSWER. They teach us our duty, and show our need of a Savior.” What a great reason to learn these inspirational Bible verses, don’t you think?

Ten Commandments for Kids RECAP

Below is a clickable list of all the The Ten Commandments Bible Memory Verses for Children:


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  1. Kaye, I love your commitment to sowing the Word of God in the hearts of your grandchildren. An awesome legacy to leave them. Happy WFW!

  2. Great work. I am so grateful for those who helped me hide God’s word in my heart as a child.

  3. What a beautiful and fun way to teach the Ten Commandments.

    • lori
    • May 4, 2011

    Kaye, you are giving them such a beautiful gift…Scripture and your time…what blessed kiddos they are!!

    LOVE this #1!! So cute!!

  4. I think it is wonderful that you have come up with ways to help your grandchildren hide the Word in their hearts. How wonderful!

  5. Hi Kari, Thank you for popping over. I am blessed that God gave me that strong desire years ago and keeps enabling me to do it! It’s truly a joy! 🙂

  6. Thanks Lori! 🙂 I really enjoy doing this and it definitely keeps reminding me to do it. So it’s a lovely circle of joy 🙂

  7. Thanks Alice! Praying for you and your husband! 🙂

  8. Oh Jane, what a great point. I, too, am so grateful for my years of parochial education that piled in the encouraging and uplifting Bible verses. I am afraid I was slow at really growing in the Lord, but once I truly committed my life to Him, I really saw Him put those verses to great use. 🙂 And I know He was using them even before that to draw me to Him – slowly but surely. Thanks for a great reminder and THANK YOU to all the wonderful people who planted God’s Word in my heart through the years. 🙂

  9. Hi Wanda, Thank you! Surrounded by grandboys who love their guns, bows, and arrows (grandgirls do too, come to think of it 🙂 ), I’m not fully enamored with all those weapons. But encouraging and inspirational Bible verses ARE “weapons” I DO love and put to good use as often as possible! 🙂

  10. Kaye – this is a wonderful idea – firmly planting the words of scripture in those little minds. I love the graphic.


  11. Great idea, Kaye, to help the kiddos learn scripture. I hope to do that, too. I learned a lot of verses, hymns, and theology from my catechism in 8 years of Lutheran school! I think that’s why I have such a good memory-or used to! :o) Thanks for your visit. blessings, k

    • Whidbey Woman
    • May 4, 2011

    There are so many other “gods” in the world trying to pull our kids away from the truth. Kaye, you provide such great tools to equip them with the word! Bless you.

    • Nikola
    • May 5, 2011

    Do you have the rest of the commandments in such a simple yet beautiful presentation? I would love to have a copy

  12. Hi Nikola, I will be doing one new one each Wednesday til they are all completed plus I’ll be writing posts on other days – especially Fridays with supplementary ideas and activities for this project. I have already found some great songs and videos to go with them that I’ll be sharing over the next few weeks. Thanks for visiting. 🙂

  13. Thanks, Joan! 🙂

  14. Thank you Whidbey Woman. You and your family continue to be in my prayers and I had fun voting for Ron’s tulip – gorgeous photo! 🙂

  15. Hi Karen – ME TOO! Would you believe it – I still have one of the small catechisms we used for the school those many years ago. 🙂 I now differ on a few things with it, but overall, it’s a wonderful Christian resource and encouragement full of great Scriptures to back up his points.

    • amydeanne
    • May 7, 2011

    great idea Kaye! We had actually made them memorize the scripture and it was good.. but took a long time! 🙂

    Happy Mother’s Day! my sweet friend!

  16. Hi Amy, It’s a great passage and my goal is for them to memorize most of it, but in short little bites. A good speed for them – especially since I just found out they are now working on their Upwards soccer Bible memory verses 😉 So that is two “bites” per week. Have a blessed Mother’s Day as well! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  17. Wonderful reminder for all!

  18. This is a wonderful idea! I like the idea of adding catechism questions, too. We’re not from any denomination, so I’ll have to look for a catechism to use! We’re moving soon, so maybe our new church will have something they use.

  19. Hi Kaye,

    I love your blog! My two youngest (7 and 11) are enjoying memorizing scripture. They just learned The Lord’s Prayer and they are so excited to keep learning.

    I will be sure to visit often… you have so much to share. I am also a caregiver. My mother has lived with me for almost 30 years. First she was caring for my kids…. and now I care for her.

    God bless!

    • Misty
    • July 11, 2011

    I LOVE what you have done with the 10 commandments. I am actually planning to use it in my Sunday School class of 4-5 year olds. I don’t see commandments 9 or 10. Did I miss them? Thanks..

  20. Hi Misty, thank you – and HOW EXCITING to hear how you will use them. I pray God will use them to bless all those little hearts! :). And nope – you haven’t missed them. I took a short break for the 4th of July, and the last two will come out this week and next, along with the Two Great Commandments from the New Testament the week after that. 🙂

    • Chris
    • September 16, 2012

    What a great idea you have here and we can use this to help our little ones memorize other verses of the Bible, too

  21. Thanks Chris – and thanks for your lovely visit. 🙂

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