Super Fun Ten Commandments Activity for Toddlers

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Teaching your toddler about the ten commandments in a fun way can seem like a daunting task. Yet, at the same time we all know it’s a very important one. If we want to walk in God’s ways, we’ll have to obey His commandments.

Just recently, I did a fun ten commandments activity with my 3 year old. It’s a simple way to teach them the importance of obeying the ten commandments. Be aware though: This might get messy! 😄

Ten Commandments for Kids

If you want to raise Godly children, you have to teach them about the ten commandments of God. There’s just no other way around it.

The 10 commandments bring direction in our lives, they show us what is right and wrong, they help us to walk in His way. David says so nicely: ‘For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life’ {Proverbs 6:23 KJV}.

Now, teaching the ten commandments to your children – especially young ones – isn’t always this easy. You want them to know the commandments, yet have fun at the same time.

So how do you teach the ten commandments in a fun way?

Today, we’ll start with a simple ten commandments activity I created for toddlers. It’s perfect to teach your little ones that without God’s moral law, we’re guaranteed to become wanderers and very lost.

Ten Commandments Activity

Material:

  • A long strip of paper (I used old wrapping paper)
  • Paint and paint brushes
  • Old cloth
  • Marker

Preparation:

  • Separate the paper in 2 sections by creating a line with the marker. I made one side smaller than the other.
  • In the smaller section, vertically write the numbers 1 to 10

Craft:

Now it’s time for your toddler to start creating!

Start with explaining to them the ten commandments and why they are important to keep. If we don’t keep God’s law, we’ll have no direction in life. But if we want to walk in His ways, we need to obey the ten commandments.

Let your toddler sit down and paint the bottom of their feet with their chosen colour. Help them to stand up on the paper and tell them to just have fun and walk around everywhere.

You might have to hold down the paper while they lift up their feet as they might stick a little to the page.

Repeat this step with lots of different colours, so it becomes a colourful ‘mess’. Remember to wipe their feet with a cloth in between or the colours will mix together (unless that’s an effect you’re going for).

Once this side of the paper is done, have them choose a colour for the smaller section. Tell them that now they have to place their feet on the numbers, one at a time. Your toddler might need some help with this one.

Paint your toddler’s feet and have them walk on the numbers. Hopefully, this looks a little neat (you never know with toddlers 😂). If you want to, you can say the commandments aloud with every step they take. This allows for a great way to teach them the ten commandments.

Once the page is dry, you can write down a verse about the ten commandments at the top of the page. And done!

My toddler absolutely loved this ten commandments activity and wanted to keep going! I wonder why? 🤔

Did you enjoy this 10 commandments art project? Let me know in the comment section below and remember to share as well. Thank you!

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  • Laura Bartnick
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    I love that you are creatively teaching your child the Ten Commandments. So many reasons for this. And, I’m sure God is so much more delighted than I. Ann, you would probably devour a couple of our books at http://www.BooksForBondingHearts.com. I hope you take a look. God bless you, friend.

    • Ann
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      Hi Laura, I believe the ten commandments are so important, yet at the same time they can be tricky to teach. My 3 year old loved this activity! There will definitely be more in the future like this one. Thank you for your visit and comment, Laura!

  • Heather
    Reply

    Such a cute 10 commandments activity! Excellent idea!

    • Ann
      Reply

      Thank you, Heather! 🙂

  • DONNA MILLER
    Reply

    I love this! So sweet and creative but effective in teaching our little ones. Thank you for taking time to share this! ❤

    • Ann
      Reply

      Thanks so much, Donna! 🙂

  • Fleda Bennie
    Reply

    Sounds like such a fun idea and one they would remember because they used all their senses and had fun! Great idea.

    • Ann
      Reply

      It was a lot of fun for her! Messy, but fun. 😀 Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment, Fleda.

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