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Ten Commandments for Kids

This is a project that is very dear to me.  I really wanted my class to learn about the Ten Commandments in a way that they could learn and remember them.  To remember them, they’d need something that they could go back and look at and know what the Commandment was.  To do this, I’d need pictures and not many words, after all, most 4 & 5 year olds can’t read.

My final project is a mini coloring book.  I have to tell you, there is a story behind this and why it’s taken this long for me to post it.  First, I made it for my class last year, but it never got used.  I struggled with the 5th Commandment, “Thou Shalt Not Kill”.  I finally used an image of a boy holding a gun with the circle and line through it.  I knew it was strong and in your face, but in today’s world, I wanted to be clear on what it meant.  My DRE immediately turned this down, which I understood.  However, she also said that I couldn’t show any type of “violence”….death.  I couldn’t even show them fighting.  I didn’t use this book and put it on the back burner for awhile.  I finally got this Commandment to a way that I’m happy with it and think that it explains enough to the kids.  I’ve showed it to many people and they think that the way I originally presented it was fine, especially in today’s world and they said this one is good too.  The tv they watch and games they play are far worse.  That being said, it’s still toned down because I want to benefit as many kids as possible.  I went the “fight” way, but I still can’t use it in class, per my DRE’s wishes and thus I’ll probably never fully teach them.  However, I’m hoping that this helps many others teach the Ten Commandments to their kids!!

UPDATE:  After my DRE saw this version of the book, I was allowed to use it in my class.  The kids really loved it and they wanted to talk about what was happening on every page!!

Please note that this is the Catholic version of the Ten Commandments.  Everything is presented in a simple manner with stick kids so that they understand each Commandment.  I tried to use as few words as possible since it’s geared toward little ones who probably can’t read.  The last page of the mini coloring book lists the 10 Commandments along with the tablets.  I also included extra page of them for you to do as you’d like with whether you use as a worksheet or poster…..or something else. 

Here’s a thumbnail view of a couple pages of this coloring book….

TenCommandmentsKids minicoloringbook byElaine SAMPLE

The coloring images are from internet sources and believed to be public domain and they’re used without profit for personal and educational purposes.

I’m really happy with this mini coloring book.  If you are too and you’d like to use it with your kids, please just click to….

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I’d love to hear what you think about this coloring book and if you use it with your kiddos.  Please leave a comment below or use the “contact me” button in the right column.  I truly create by the input that I receive, so let me hear from you!!

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Nativity, What Do You See? Mini-Book

Today is the 16th posting of Nativity A Day and after a couple busy days this weekend of not being able to post it, I’m back on track!!  I’m really proud of this one and so happy with how it turned out.

Today’s Nativity A Day is a mini-book called Nativity, What Do You See? and it’s based on the Brown Bear, Brown Bear concept.  I recommend printing the cover on card stock and the pages on paper.  The pages of can be printed front and back to save on paper, or printed off separately by the sheet.  The cover is slightly larger than the pages, so they should tuck in nicely and then be stapled close to the fold to hold them in.

NOTE:  I just printed the book out and I should have been more specific in the directions.  The back of each page should be printed upside down so that when it’s lifted to be read, it’s facing down and goes into the next page.  I know this doesn’t make much sense because I’m not good at describing, but take my word!!  So, if you print all the top pages, then flip them over upside down and print the backs.  Or, if your printer is like mine and does front/back printing, have it flip in the short edge instead of the long edge.  Hope this helps!!

Nativity graphics © DigiDoodleDoo with permission.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the mini-book pages…..

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UPDATE:  Being a mom of 1, I know that printing the other book is quite a bit of extra paper and ink.  So, I created another book, just for ONE!!  It’s identical to the other book, but just one book prints out per page, instead of two.  Be sure to read above about printing front and back so that when the pages are turned up, they can read without having flip the book over.  I have printed this out and it works great!!  You can find the new Nativity, What Do You See? mini-book for one here.

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It’s My Birthday!!

Yes, that’s right….today is my birthday!!  I got a great birthday card from my parents in the mail yesterday and today, The Man and Miss K have my day all planned for me.  I also got a card from my in-laws yesterday, which was nice.

I’m supposed to start the day with breakfast in bed….french toast and bacon, with a big glass of milk.  Yummy!!  Lunch will be take-it-as-it-comes.  For dinner, hubby is going to grill steaks.  Kiddo is making macaroni salad and corn on the cob.  MMMM  I can taste it all now!!  Later in the evening, we’ll have some cake.  I haven’t seen what my cake looks like yet because The Man tried to sneak it in the door when he came home, but I’m sure it’s good.  He “surprises” me with one almost every year.  He gets it from a local bakery and they’re delish!!

Sunday, we’re going to church for Palm Sunday Mass.  Afterward, we’ll run by Sam’s and get some sliced meats that they have so we can make homemade subs.  We’ll also have to get some provolone and I think we have everything else we need for them.  By the time we get home, ‘Dega will be starting.  Ah yes, NASCAR at the super speedway.  Nothing better!!  Well, almost nothing…..live and in-person at TMS is about the best!!  HAHA

I truly am blessed.  I know that I’m going to have a great weekend.  As much as I really don’t need to get any older, it doesn’t matter when I’m with Lean Green and Miss K.  They make my day the best there is and well, it’s all worth turning another year older!!

So there you have my birthday weekend.  What are your weekend plans??

Yes, it’s my birthday, but I still have a gift for you, my readers!!  I hope that you all will be able to use it and enjoy it too, because I sure did have fun making it!!  My gift to all of you is an interactive prepositions book.  It features adorable circus graphics from AnnieThingsPossible and they’re perfect for this book.  The kids (or adult) will cut out the circus clowns.  They will then answer the question, “Ringmaster, Ringmaster….Where is the circus clown?” by placing the circus clown in the correct location for the preposition used.

Here’s a collage of a couple sample pages from the book….

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The information that is posted on this blog is general information. It is not intended to substitute for obtaining advice from your principal, church or DRE. It is for informational and educational purposes only. All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are free; however they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may not be published on any websites or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share your materials with them. Copyright © 2008-2011. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.


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