This week we study Moses and the Ten Commandments. This is an extremely easy craft I like to use because it reinforces memorization. Some kids get really artsy and shade the tablet edges to give it a 3D effect.
Brown paper bags or brown wrapping paper
Markers, colors, pens or pencils
A bible for each child, if possible
Before Class Prep:
- Fold paper in half.
- Freehand the shape of half of the tablet on the paper leaving one edge along the fold.
- Cut out the tablet being sure not to cut on the fold line.
- Open the paper like a book.
Although I used a roll of brown paper wrapping, I drew my tablet about the size of a normal grocery bag. This gave the kids ample space to write out all ten commandments and it makes an impressive presentation this large. I find it easier for time's sake to pre-cut the tablets before class day.
Help each child locate the Ten Commandments in a bible. Ask them to copy the commandments onto their tablet using their preferred writing utensil. This will take a while for most kids, so allow at least twenty minutes for third and fourth graders.
Now the fun part...ask them to wad the paper into a ball. Next, smooth it out to their liking. Voilà! The Ten Commandments.
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