Learning about the Ten Commandments can be a great way to help children learn how to do the right thing and be good people. This blog post is designed to explain the basics of the Ten Commandments in simple terms that kids will understand.
The first commandment states, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me”. This means that we should always remember that God comes first, above all else.
The second commandment commands us, “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven images”. This simply means to never create false idols or worship anything but God.
The third commandment reminds us, “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain”. We should always respect and use God’s name with love and respect.
The fourth commandment tells us to observe the Sabbath day and keep it holy. The Sabbath is a day of rest for our body, mind and spirit so that we can spend time connecting with God and others from our faith community.
The fifth commandment instructs us to honor thy father and mother. This is important because parents are responsible for teaching their children how to do right and being a positive example for them to follow into adulthood.
The sixth commandment forbids murder by stating, “Thou shalt not kill”. We must never take another person’s life, no matter what they may have done in the past or how different they may be from us in lifestyle or belief system.
The seventh commandment advises against adultery by saying “Thou shalt not commit adultery”. Adultery involves having sex with someone other than one’s spouse, which would violate a commitment made between two people engaged in marriage or similar relationship(s).
The eighth commandment encourages honesty by telling us “Thou shalt not steal”. When we steal from another person, it denies them an opportunity for success that was meant for them alone; instead we are taking advantage of them out of greed rather than helping them out due to kindness or charity as intended by the creator of all things—God himself!
The ninth commandment speaks against giving false witness through lies or rumors. To give false witness would mean speaking ill of another person without substantial evidence or factually incorrect information; this type of behavior spreads unnecessary hurt amongst those involved as well as communities at large!
Finally, the tenth commandment enjoins us all not covet our neighbor’s house nor anything that belongs to him/her—from wealth and material goods all the way down to their relationships with others! We must be satisfied with what we have been blessed upon instead of feeling jealous when someone else has more then themselves!
At its core, following these ten commandments provides an essential ethical foundation for children (and adults too!) —which promotes love over hate & justice over injustice—setting up guidelines on how best treat each other within our societies while steering away from temptations like arrogance & pride which lead only toward destruction & chaos in due course…