To reinforce with the children what it means to follow each of the commandments
The children will explain that God gave us the Ten Commandments to help us follow the moral law.
Johnny knew that the ball at the end of his driveway belonged to Jason down the street and returned it to him. (Respect what belongs to others.)
Christina wanted to continue jumping rope with her friends, but her father told her to be home by dinner. She told her friends that she had to leave and began walking home. (Honor and obey your parents.)
Mike really wanted the latest video game even though he got several games for Christmas. When his birthday came, he decided not to ask for the new game. (Be happy with what you have.)
Samantha's parents asked her to take care of her little brother. She forgot to watch him for a few minutes, and he skinned his knee playing outside. When her parents asked what happened, Samantha admitted that she forgot to watch her brother, even though she knew that her parents would not be happy. (Tell the truth.)
Prepare duplicate situations if there are more than 20 children in the group.
Color-coding the cards with one color for the commandments and another for the situations will help children limit the number of cards they have to consider.