Commandment Booklets

Activity Objective

The young people will review the Ten Commandments by teaching them to younger children.

Lesson Outcome

The young people should be able to identify practical ways to act on God's invitation to everyday living.


  • Half-sheets of paper (11 per young person)
  • Stapler
  • Markers, crayons, pencils


  • Explain to the young people that they will be making booklets about the Ten Commandments for a younger grade.
  • Each page will feature one commandment. It will include the commandment, its meaning in simple, age-appropriate language, and art.
  • When the booklets are finished, arrange an appropriate time for the young people to present them to the younger children.

Learning Styles

Art/Space Smart, Word Smart

Approximate Time

25-30 minutes


Ask a teacher or catechist from a lower grade in advance if you can partner with them. Find out the number of children in the group and adjust, if necessary.

Prepare a sample booklet to show the young people.

To save time, you may wish to prepare the booklets in advance. The booklet can be made out of 11 half-sheets of paper stapled together. The top page would be the cover.