LESSON: II. The 10 Commandments by Number (Go through each Visual Card and point out how the number is also a picture of God’s Commandments).
TOPIC: Learning the 10 in Picture Numbers
WHY THIS: God is Good. So then, His rules are Good too. We should learn to do them Because God Wanted goodness in us too.
TEACHING them to Remember:
DO NOT READ the lesson to them
Study it, Practice it, and review it just before you teach.
Use the cues on the cards. Do your best and trust God with the rest.
Let what you are teaching 1st become exciting to your own life and you be excited about the lesson when you present it. Keep in Mind that they are learning about GOD from you.
Wordless Book: Black Page - Sin
Bible: Deuteronomy 5:6-21 & Exodus 20:1-17
Visual Tools Ten Commandment Visual Flash Cards <Click to Download Printable Cards Print on 8.5 x 11 Card-stock
Hand Out: Ten Commandment Color Sheet <Click to Download
Color Sheet, Print 2 per page Print and cut copies in Resource section
Opening song: God’s Top Ten
Use hand sign page to teach the club leaders to do motions as
students arrive at club.
1. Learn & Practice Song
2. Prayer & Devotional Time
3. Choose Tasks
1. Call Students & Start song
2. Encourage them to do the motions
3. Stop Song, Good Morning welcome students
4. Introduce volunteer Prayer leader
5. Invite everyone to bow heads and pray
6. Student prays then thank them as they go
WELCOME TO BIBLE CLUB
1 Introduce yourself & Adult Volunteers
2 Where can others to get permission slips
3 Tell them about the 5th grade helpers
4 What time to be at club (Don’t skip breakfast)
5 What they can expect this year
Ask 10 5th grade leaders to help you hold up the visual cards facing the group. Hand students the Visual cards to them in random order. Then tell them to put themselves in order. As they are arranging themselves in number order, tell the rest of the students how the Commandments help us know how to get ourselves in order.
Opening Prayer This is a good time to say short, one sentence statements that teach about prayer.
· Introduce a student volunteer to pray.
(Lets remember to pray for our lawmakers to know God’s Law are Best)
Closing Prayer You, a student or guest.
Thank you God, our Father, who lives in heaven, for teaching us about what goodness is to you and to others. I Love you so much already and I want to love you more! I want to love you with all my heart, my whole mind, all of my soul and all of my strength too. In the Name of your son Jesus I pray..” “and Kids for Christ Say? Amen & Amen”
USING VISUAL CARDS
REVIEW and Memorize
After teaching all 10 and showing how the number shape reminds them what the commandments go over them. Prepare them to say them in random order then to say them with out the cards, They will be able to say them with out seeing the cards.
1. Hold up each card. You say it, Invite them to say it with you, then say have the students say them without you.
2. You say it after them to confirm what they said.
3. Then mix up the cards.
4. Example: Start with #6, Then number #8 Then number 2, then #1,
Then #3 Then #9, Then #7… until you have gone through all of them.
5. Now put the cards where they cannot see them. Then call out “What
is number”… (random) until you go through them all. And they can
tell them to you without the flash cards.
PRAYER FOR ALL THE STUDENTS
As you pray their faith will be active to receive the blessings and counsel into their hearts. Prayer for them does not need to end here. You could ask for a list of student names by class. You can pray for them by name at home. You might consider giving a list of the kindergarten, first and second grade students and names to the fifth graders to pray with you for them.
LESSON 1 Teaching With The Visual Cards
#1. PUT GOD 1st
(move card up when you say the number one)
The number one is good helping us remember to PUT GOD 1st. We can remember this commandment because there is only ONE true living God. So we must always …
Say it with me, “There is only ONE God PUT GOD 1st."
#2 DO NOT BOW TO IDOLS
See how the number 2 is bent over like it is bowing. Bowing is something people often do when they worship. When we see the number 2 bowing we remember… do not bow to Idols. What is an IDOL? Don't worry we will talk about that soon.
Say it with me. “Do Not Bow To Idols.”
#3 DO NOT TAKE GOD'S NAME IN VAIN
See how the number 3 has a little piece in the middle. This little piece is kind of like a tongue.
(place your hand flat in front of the #3 wave it imitating a tongue)
This tongue in the middle of the number three is helps us remember that #3 is about what we say.
The third Commandment teaches us that the name of God is Holy. We are to treat it with our biggest respect. His name is only to be said when we are talking to God or about him with our biggest respect & reverence Number 3 is “Do not take God’s name in Vain”
Say it with me, “Do not take God’s name in Vain
#4 GO TO CHURCH & REST
See how the number 4 looks like a cross & has an arm pointing up.
(Point out the cross and the arm pointing to heaven)
This cross helps us to remember that this commandment is about “remembering the Sabbath day and keeping it Holy”. We say “Go to Church and Rest. It is a commandment.
Say it with me, Go to Church and rest
#5 HONOR YOUR FATHER & MOTHER
See how the bottom of the number 5 looks like a rocker?
(Rock the card as though the bottom of the number were the rung on a rocker)
Number 5 is Honor your Mother and Father. If you do you will blessed and live long on the earth.
Say it with me, Honor your Mother and Father.
#6 DO NOT MURDER
See how the number six looks like the barrel of a gun with a trigger.
(Turn the picture on its side, so the line and hole look like a trigger and gun barrel…hold it like your are aiming a gun )
The shape of the number six reminds us of a gun and helps us remember the sixth commandment tells us DO NOT COMMIT MURDER.
Say is with me, “#6 is DO NOT COMMIT MURDER.
#7 Be MAN & WIFE faithful FOR LIFE
The number 7 is the number of completion. When a man and woman marry they become one. (Turn the card so and use your finger to outline the heart)
Divorce breaks God’s heart. Show the broken line in the heart the number 7 makes. This commandment is "Do not Commit Adultery We say, “Be man & Wife, faithful for life”.
Say it With me, “Be man & Wife, faithful for life”.
#8. DO NOT STEAL.
See how the handcuffs look like the number 8 & if you turn the number 8 on its side (Now, Turn the card sideways)
And the #8 looks like it could be a robber's mask. Number 8 is DO NOT STEAL
#9. DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS
Number Nine says, DO NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS. Say it with me, “Do Not Bear False Witness”
This boy is very sad because he was a yellow bellied coward because he did not tell the truth. Only a coward tells a lie. The number 9 is hanging its head in shame because he told a lie. When we are asked for the truth, we must not lie about others or what we witnessed happening. Telling lies makes us very sad.
See the compass. (Point to the Compass)
A compass is a tool people used before GPS that helps us find direction we should travel in. If you ever saw a compass, you know that the needle in a compass always points to TRUE north. Because it points true north we can use it to find which way to go. If we follow truth we will find our way to God’s Kingdom.
Say it with me, “Do Not Bear False Witness”
#10. DO NOT COVET
Oh look at this guy. Have you ever heard of the green eyed monster of Jealousy.
Our number ten looks like the Green eyed monster of jealousy because the tenth commandment is about coveting. Coveting is when we let jealous feelings about what other people have cause us to want their stuff.
Say it with me, “Do Not Covet
Now we are going to say them together.
REVIEW & Memorize (See Instructions on the left.)