The Ten Commandments Sunday School Lesson Ideas
Scripture Reference: Deuteronomy 5:6-21, Proverbs 3:1-2, ". . ..
AM I GOOD ENOUGH TO GO TO HEAVEN?
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Activities and Games:
1. Rules of the Road - Hold up pictures of traffic signs and see if the children can identify them. Discuss how important it is to follow rules of the road and the consequences.
2. Set up roads on the floor with masking tape. Bring in small cars and trucks for the children to play with.
3.Put up road signs at intersections. Demonstrate how the traffic signs are used.
4. 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.
5. Play Simon Says.
6. Talk about cheating and how they don't like it when someone doesn't follow the rules.
7. Rules at home list - (for kindergarten or older children) Ask the children what some of the rules they have at home are and write them on the board. When you are finished discuss why they have each rule.
8. 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.
9. 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. Use this verse the emphasize the meaning of the colors:
10. Take 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.
11.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, then they have to stop where they are. Green they can go again, yellow means slow, etc. Play this a few times, then sit back down to color in coloring sheets. Use only green, red and yellow crayons.
12. 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.
13. At snack time you could serve stop sign shaped cookies or crackers
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CLIMB UP MOUNT SINAI
Players are reminded of how Moses was instructed by God to climb up Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments. Accompanied with a lesson and a craft.
THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT?
A low-activity game whereby players are challenged to arrange the commandments into the order they consider to be the most important, (from greatest to least). Bible lesson included. http://www.sundayschoolnetwork.com/game_greatest.html
TEN COMMANDMENTS DICE GAME -
Players roll dice to win commandment cards. http://www.sundayschoolnetwork.com/game_10commands_dice.html
Ten Commandments Race Players race to fill in the correct answers on the tablets. A great memory builder!
Copy of the Ten Commandments from the Bible - Our CovenantExodus 34:28 And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.
The copy of the Ten Commandments is our Covenant with God. This is found is Exodus 20, as explained from the above verse.
Ten Commandments Sunday School Lessons bring you these lessons in Christian history:
January 3, 1521: Pope Leo X creates a bull of excommunication for Martin Luther that would have deprived him of civil rights and protection, but before its execution, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V allows Luther the opportunity to recant his beliefs at the Diet of Worms. When Luther instead affirms his beliefs, the bull is carried out.
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20 My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.
Remember the great words of our Lord, "if ye love me, keep my commandments". John 14:15.
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.
Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.
The Love of God and of neighbor is the summary from the law and prophets.
And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:
And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.
The understanding of love and of the commandments gives one great understanding: "Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. Make Jesus Lord of your life."
"Love is the fulfilling of the law."
Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Ten Commandments Sunday School Lessons brings you Weekly Christian History Facts
March 23, 1540:
Waltham Abbey in Essex becomes the last monastery in England to transfer its allegiance from the Catholic Church to the newly established Church of England.
March 23, 1743:
George Friedrich Handel's oratorio "Messiah" plays in London and is attended by the king, who stood instantly at the opening notes of the Hallelujah Chorus—a tradition ever since (though some historians have suggested it was because he was partially deaf and mistook it for the national anthem). The oratorio was actually quite controversial, since it used the words of God in the theater, and the title only made things worse. Handel compromised a bit by dropping the "blasphemous" title from handbills. It was instead called "A New Sacred Oratorio.
March 23, 1966:
The Archbishop of Canterbury meets at the Vatican with Pope Paul VI—the first such meeting between Anglican and Catholic leaders since Henry VIII broke with Rome more than 400 years before.
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