Ten Commandments Lap Book
Update: You can find our most recent Ten Commandments Lap Book, along with links to the printable documents I created here.
Last month, Rascal made a Ten Commandments Lap Book, as he was preparing for his First Confession. The idea came from The Ultimate Lap Book Handbook, and it was a very simple.
This Lap Book is made with a Basic Fold (Shutter Fold), and then cut into the shape of stone tablets. The directions recommend sponge painting the Lap Book, using a mix of gray and brown, to resemble stone, but we didn’t have either of those colors, and our attempt to mix white and black to make gray was a complete failure, since our black paint has changed colors?? Oh well… Rascal resorted to just coloring the cover, which doesn’t look as neat, but works… He then used cut out letters to spell “The Ten Commandments” on his cover.
Next we made 10 small “Hamburger Folds” from gray card stock that was 4″x3.” Rascal cut them to resemble tablets as well, and glued them into his Lap Book.
We printed out the Ten Commandments and glued one inside each tablet. (The book recommends gluing them to the outside and explaining them on the inside, but Rascal wanted them on the inside.)
- I am the Lord, thy God; thou shalt not have strange gods before Me.
- Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
- Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day.
- Honor thy father and thy mother.
- Thou shalt not kill.
- Thou shalt not commit adultery.
- Thou shalt not steal
- Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
- Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife
- Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.
He then numbered each Commandment on the outside of his mini tablets. To fill in the extra room, Rascal did a bit of copy work from Exodus. He choose Exodus 32: 15-16:
And Moses returned from the mount, carrying the two tables of the testimony in his hand, written on both sides, and made by the work of God; the writing also of God was graven in the tables.
~ Exodus 32:15-16
Here is how the inside looked when he was finished:
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.