Ten Commandments for Kids

The reality is that kids have many question about rules and why they need to follow them.

What a great opportunity to teach them about the Ten Commandments for kids, (simple and easy version for them to remember.)  Using daily opportunities that arise to gently and creatively teach our children about these laws can help in their understanding and how to apply them into their everyday life decisions. 

Once they know God's rules and why God loves us so much that He made them for us, to keep us safe, then they can have more understanding of why we should follow them.  Children can get an early start at using them in a "safe environment".  As they get older they will be prepared to use them as a compass, determining the right path from wrong. 

(Wow!  These 10 dogs really know who's in authority!)

Ten Commandments For Kids _____________________________________________

1.  No Other God: You must not have any other god but me. 

Exodus 20:3

2. No Idols: You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea.  You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods.

Exodus 20:4-5

3. Do Not Misuse God's Name: You must not misuse the name of the Lord your God.  The Lord will not let you go unpunished if you misuse his name.

Exodus 20:7 

4. Rest On The Sabbath: Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.  You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God.  On that day no one in your household may do any work.

Exodus 20:8-10


5. Honour Your Parents: Honor your father and mother.  Then your will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

Exodus 20:12


6. Do Not Murder: You must not Murder.

Exodus 20:13

7. No Adultery: You must not commit adultery.

Exodus 20:14

8. Do Not Steal: You must not steal

Exodus 20:15 

9. Do Not Lie: You must not testify falsely against your neighbor.

Exodus 20:16

10. Do Not Covet: You must not covet your neighbor's house.  You must not covet your neighbor's wife, male or female servant, ox or donkey, or anything else that belongs to your neighbor.

Exodus 20:17