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Ten Commandments FHE Lesson

Ten Commandments FHE Lesson

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Published by Lara Goold
This is a ready-to-print FHE lesson designed to teach families all about the 10 Commandments--the history, the purpose, and the blessings from keeping them.

This lesson is in full color and is ready-to-print, cut, and use!
This is a ready-to-print FHE lesson designed to teach families all about the 10 Commandments--the history, the purpose, and the blessings from keeping them.

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Published by: Lara Goold on Jan 12, 2010
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For more ready-to-print FHE lessons visithttp://thegoldenseven.blogspot.com.
The Ten Commandments: Then and Now
 
by Lara Goold
 
Materials needed:
scriptures
Purpose:
Teach family members all about the Ten Commandments--The history, what each means, how we canlive the commandments today, and how keeping the commandments will help us to be happy.
Scripture:
Exodus 20:3-17, Doctrine and Covenants 14:7
“If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
John 14:15
 
Songs:
 
“Keep the Commandments
 ,
Hymns page 303
 Dare to do Right 
”,
 
Children’s Songbook 
, page 158
“I Will Follow God’s Plan
”, Children’s Songbook, page
164
Opening song and prayer:
 
Lesson:
 
Participation Story
 —“
 Israel Worships a Graven Image
”:
Read the enclosed summary of the childrenof Israel worshipping a graven image, while Moses was away receiving the 10 commandments. Have thechildren hold up their visuals each time that word is mentioned in the story. Each word is mentionedseveral times, so there will be plenty of opportunity for participation.
Discuss:
Even though the Children of Israel had been witness to such great miracles (like the parting of the Red Sea) they were still quick to revert back to their evil/traditional ways when their prophet wasaway. The Ten Commandments are a gift from Heavenly Father meant to be basic guidelines forrighteous living, that even the weakest among us can live.
Enrichment Activities:
 
“ 
 Living the Commandments Today
” 
 
Activity
:
Using the cards match the commandment with away we can live that commandment today while we
re young. These are VERY simplified. Refer to,
 Living the Commandments Today
reference sheet
for more detailed examples (and scriptures).
Younger Children:
Ten Commandments
Fingerplay
(below)
Older Children:
Review the
Wickedness Never Was Happiness
 
Chart
 — 
use it as an opportunity toshare specific instances of how sin actually decreases your freedom, rather than increasing it as somecritics would suggest. (Drinking alcohol, although possibly fun and exciting for a moment, leads tolosing control of your mental capacities and leading you into morally and physically dangerous situationsyou would never normally consider. Also mention physical sickness, possible addiction, etc. that can alsoresult).
Discuss:
I think it
s extremely important that teens understand that there is an appealing element to mostsin, otherwise it wouldn
t be so rampant. But no matter how appealing it may seem, that there isALWAYS a dark side to it filled with negative consequences (in additional to the harmful spiritual effectsthat result). The commandments were given to us as a basic guideline for righteous living and we will beblessed immeasurably for keeping the commandments.
Closing song and prayer:
 
For more ready-to-print FHE lessons visithttp://thegoldenseven.blogspot.com.
Refreshments:
see recipe below
Oatmeal Cake
 
 from the Recipe Shoebox
 
The ingredients:CAKE:1-1/4 cups
boiling water
 1 cup
instant oatmeal
 1/2 cup
butter
 1 cup
brown sugar
 3/4 cup
white sugar
 2
eggs
 1 tsp.
vanilla
 1-1/2 cups
flour
 1 tsp.
baking soda
 2 tsp.
cinnamon
 1/2 tsp.
salt
ICING:2 Tbs.
melted butter
 1 cup
powdered sugar
 1 tsp.
vanilla
 1/2 tsp.
salt
 2-4 Tbs.
milk
Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan and set aside. Place oatmeal in a small bowl and ourboiling water over it. Let stand for 20 minutes. Meanwhile cream butter and sugars together; add eggs, vanilla, andoatmeal. Mix well and blend in flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 35minutes or until a wooden pick comes out clean. Cake will be dark brown.FOR ICING: Mix melted butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt with a mixer. Beat in enough milk to achieveconsistency of glue. Drizzle icing over warm cake with the tines of a fork. Serve warm. Enjoy!
 
For more ready-to-print FHE lessons visithttp://thegoldenseven.blogspot.com.
Israel Worships a Graven Image
 A Participation Story
(Raise the appropriate “puppet” each time Moses, Mount Sinai, Aaron, the Children of Israel, Stone Tablets, or Gold(en) (or C 
alf) is mentioned. )
Moses
was called up to
Mt. Sinai
to talk with the Lord. While
Moses
was on
Mt. Sinai
, hisbrother,
Aaron
, was left in charge of the
Children of Israel
. They became restless and afraidwhen
Moses
was away so long. They said to
Aaron
: “Make
us gods which shall go before us;for as for this
Moses
…we know not
wh
at is become of him” (Exodus 32:1)
 
Aaron
told them to bring their
gold
earrings. All the
Children of Israel
brought their
gold
 earrings.
Aaron
took them and fashioned them into a
golden calf 
and said to the
Children of Israel
, “These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt” (Exodus
32:4). Aaron built an altar before the
golden calf 
so the
Children of Israel
could worship. He
said, “Tomorrow is a feast to the Lord.” (Exodus 32:5) Early in the morning the
Children of Israel
arose and made burnt offerings to the
golden calf 
and worshipped it.Meanwhile on
Mt. Sinai
the Lord spoke to
Moses
and gave him commandments written on two
stone tablets
. Then he told
Moses
, “Go, get thee down; for thy people….have corrupted
themselves: They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: theyhave made a
molten calf 
, and have worshipped it.” (Exodus 32:7
-8)
Moses
went down from
Mt. Sinai
taking the
stone tablets
with him. When he came near thecamp, he saw the
golden calf 
and the
Children of Israel
dancing and worshipping before it.Moses was angry. He threw the
stone tablets
on which the Lord had written the law with hisown hand, to the ground and broke them. Then he took the
golden calf 
and burned it.Afterwards
Moses
 
stood at the gate of the camp and said, “Who is on the Lord’s side? Let himcome unto me.” (Exodus 32:26) The
Children of Israel
who chose the Lord, gatheredthemselves unto
Moses
. The others were destroyed because they had made a graven image andworshipped it.

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