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Ten Commandments Activity

Learning the Ten Commandments in order can be a challenge for younger children. Some children learn by doing. This simple Ten Commandments activity will help children who already have some knowledge of the Ten Commandments learn how to order them correctly.

This Ten Commandments activity would be appropriate for home, for Sunday School or other catechesis, or for vacation bible school (VBS).

For a more challenging version of the game, add in some extra craft sticks with made up commandments. "Give to charity." "Do your work." "Obey your teachers." Add them into the mix so the student must discard the ones which aren't "real" commandments. You can also discuss which commandments really cover these made up directives.

If you want to make it a group game with a slightly competitive edge, make several sets and put them all together. Then each group must find a full set and order it correctly.

Ten Commandments Activity

This game will help children learn the ten commandments in the correct order.




The Game
  1. Mix up the craft sticks and throw them on the table.
  2. Start the timer.
  3. Have the student place the commandments in the correct order. Give hints if appropriate and necessary.
  4. Stop the timer when successful.
  5. Repeat, trying for a better time.
Ten Commandments Game
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Printable Ten Commandments Cryptogram

This is a cryptogram type puzzle. Each commandment is given but is missing one word. The clue for the word is a cryptogram.

Ten Commandments Dice Game
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Ten Commandments Dice Game

This activity is a game to learn the Ten Commandments. Making learning into a game is more engaging for children than just telling them to memorize.

The Ten Commandments

Learn more about them in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

  1. I am the Lord your God. You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve.
  2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
  3. Remember to keep holy the Sabbath day.
  4. Honor your father and your mother.
  5. You shall not kill.
  6. You shall not commit adultery.
  7. You shall not steal.
  8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife.
  10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods.

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