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10 Commandments for Kids
God gave His law so that we could live happily and know how to obey Him. (Deuteronomy 10.13)
The 10 Commandments are not just for one group of people, rather they are for everyone! They help us to know what’s right and wrong. And breaking them can lead to bad consequences.
The 10 Commandments show us how to obey God.
The Ten Commandments for Kids
Teaching kids the first 4 Commandments will help them know how they should love God. The last 6 Commandments will show kids how to get along with other people and love them too.
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What are the 10 Commandments in the Bible?
Below are the 10 Commandments taken from the English Standard Version along with text for the 10 Commandments for kids.
1. First Commandment
“You shall have no other gods before me.” – Exodus 20:3
First Commandment for Kids
Having another “god” isn’t as simple worshiping a different God. Anything you put above God, even if it’s just money or people is wrong. That is called idolotry. God should be the most important in your life.
2. Second Commandment
“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.” – Exodus 20:4-6
Second Commandment for Kids
Don’t worship idols or statues. You should only worship God. Like the First Commandment, God should be the most important in your life.
3. Third Commandment
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.” – Exodus 20:7
Third Commandment for Kids
Don’t say bad words using God’s Name. Even saying “Oh my God” is wrong.
4. Fourth Commandment
“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.” – Exodus 20:8-11
Fourth Commandment for Kids
Enjoy a day of rest and be thankful to God each week. This often happens for Christians on Sundays, which isn’t the Sabbath Day, rather the Lord’s Day. Jesus is our Sabbath rest.
5. Fifth Commandment
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” – Exodus 20:12
Fifth Commandment for Kids
Always be polite and respectful to your parents.
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6. Sixth Commandment
“You shall not murder.” – Exodus 20:13
Sixth Commandment for Kids
7. Seventh Commandment
“You shall not commit adultery.” – Exodus 20:14
Seventh Commandment for Kids
Be loyal to your spouse (your husband or wife). Don’t cheat on them with another person.
8. Eighth Commandment
“You shall not steal.” – Exodus 20:15
Eighth Commandment for Kids
Don’t take anything that doesn’t belong to you.
9. Ninth Commandment
“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” – Exodus 20:16
Ninth Commandment for Kids
Don’t tell lies.
10. Tenth Commandment
“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.” – Exodus 20:17
Tenth Commandment for Kids
Don’t be jealous of what others have. Be content with what you have.
FAQs about the Ten Commandments
People often wonder if the Ten Commandments are still important today. Yes! They absolutely are. Here are some frequently asked questions about the Commandments of God.
What are the 10 Commandments of God?
The Ten Commandments of God are basic rules to follow that help us know how to please God. The first 4 Commandments teach us how we should love God. The last 6 Commandments will show us how to get along with other people and love them too.
Where is the 10 Commandments in the Bible?
The story of the 10 Commandments can be found in Exodus chapter 20.
How do you introduce the Ten Commandments to a child?
It’s easy to teach children about the Ten Commandments when you take it slow and introduce one at a time. You can incorporate Bible coloring pages, copywork, Scripture memory work, and use flashcards. You could even play Bible Charades for a fun family night!
More Bible Resources
- Printable Children’s Bible Stories – Are you looking for some printable Bible stories for your kids? Download free activity packs for Adam and Eve, Noah’s Ark, and David and Goliath.
- Children’s Bible Study Lessons Printable – These Bible study lessons are great for kids of all ages.
- Creation Matching Game – Kids love playing printable memory games. Why not make it Bible-themed?
- Free Printable Bible Study – Looking for a free Bible Study? Download several different ones for all ages.
- Books of the Bible Printable – Print some free Books of the Bible Cheat Sheets.
The 10 Commandments for Kids Charts PDF
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Carrie Fernandez is the founder of Homeschool Giveaways and owner of Daily Skill Building. She has been homeschooling for over 18 years, has two girls and works side by side at home with her awesome husband. She has been saved by grace, fails daily, but continues to strive toward the prize of the high calling of being a daughter of the Most High God.