Teaching Preschoolers the Ten Commandments

Mother Goose Time’s Christian Experience uses the story of Moses in the desert to teach “God ask me to obey.” What parent doesn’t want their child to learn this lesson?!?! However, sometimes this is easier said than done! Nevertheless, the Christian Experience provides an entire book of age appropriate lessons and 4 crafts to help children understand this important concept.

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This weekend, we made “stone tablets” and cut and glued the 10 commandments to it. We talked about the importance of living by these commandments and the best way to start is memorizing scripture, ensuring God’s words are written on our hearts.

Then, we went on a walk and scavenged for rocks. We brought them home and painted them. Once the rocks were dry, we wrote verses on them to memorize. We placed the rocks around the house (mainly in our houseplants’ flower pots) as visual reminders.

Although I didn’t discuss the symbolism of the rocks with my children, parents could further discuss the imagery of rocks throughout the Bible. I couldn’t help but recall the Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builders from Matthew 7:24-27 that I learned as a child:

The Wise and Foolish Builders

24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

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