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Commandments are important, especially the 10 commandments. Check out this great family home evening lesson with an easy method to remember all of the 10 commandments in order! Scripture: John 14:15 Hymn: Keep the Commandments or Do What is Right Lesson: A Dollar's Worth or The 10 Commandments Treat: Sweet Sandals or Summer Berry Trifle Activity: Got Your Back or Musical Chairs •View entire lesson...

10 Commandments

FHE Scripture

Scripture

John 14:15

15- If ye love me, keep my commandments.

FHE Lesson Hymn

Hymn

Keep the Commandments–Primary Song #146 or Do What is Right Hymn 237

Keep the Commandments

1. Keep the commandments; keep the commandments!
In this there is safety; in this there is peace.
He will send blessings;
He will send blessings.
Words of a prophet:
Keep the commandments.
In this there is safety and peace.

2. We are His children; we are His children,
and we must be tested to show we are true.
Hold to His promises;
Hold to His promises,
Heeding the prophets:
Keep the commandments.
In this there is safety and peace.

Do What is Right

1. Do what is right; the day-dawn is breaking,
Hailing a future of freedom and light.
Angels above us are silent notes taking
Of ev’ry action; then do what is right!

[Chorus] Do what is right; let the consequence follow.
Battle for freedom in spirit and might;
And with stout hearts look ye forth till tomorrow.
God will protect you; then do what is right!

2. Do what is right; the shackles are falling.
Chains of the bondsmen no longer are bright;
Lightened by hope, soon they’ll cease to be galling.
Truth goeth onward; then do what is right!

3. Do what is right; be faithful and fearless.
Onward, press onward, the goal is in sight.
Eyes that are wet now, ere long will be tearless.
Blessings await you in doing what’s right!

FHE Lesson

Lesson

*For Younger Children* Read “A Dollar’s Worth” by Bruce Bash (Oct 1996 Friend). Discuss the importance of  keeping the commandments. (You may want to use clipart to help tell the story or right click to open in a new window and print.)

*Discuss these questions as a family*
1- What did Kevin find?
2- What did he want to buy with a dollar?
3- Why was the little girl crying?
4- What did Kevin do with the dollar he found?

5- Should we steal or lie? Why?

Testify of the importance of keeping the commandments (be sure to also testify of how happy it makes Heavenly Father when we keep the commandments).

*For Teenagers or Adults* Read Exodus 20:1-17 & discuss the individual commandments. Use the drawings at the end to help you remember the 10 Commandments.

Read Exodus 20: 1-17 and pick out the 10 commandments.

1- Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, mind and strength
2- Thou shalt not worship false idols
3- Do not take the Lord’s name in vain
4- Keep the Sabbath day holy
5- Honor thy father & mother
6- Thou shalt not kill
7- Thou shalt not commit adultery
8- Thou shalt not steal
9- Thou shalt not bear false witness (thou shalt not lie)
10- Thou shalt not covet

Review the 10 Commandments in order. You may want to consider drawing pictures to represent each commandment, as follows: (to view an example: 10 Commandments)

1- The number one becomes a pedestal (No other Gods)
2- The number two becomes a person kneeling (Do not worship idols)
3- The number three becomes lips of a person speaking (Do not take the Lord’s name in vain)
4- The number four has a hole in the middle (Keep the Sabbath day “holy”)
5- The number five becomes a fathers face–the straight part on top of the 5 is the bottom of a hat and the curve part of the 5 forms the face (Honor thy father and mother)
6- The number six becomes a gun (Do not kill)
7- The number seven becomes an A or a VHS (Do not commit adultery)
8- The number eight becomes handcuffs (Do not steal)
9- The number nine becomes Pinocchio or a bear’s head (Do not bear false witness–do not lie)
10- The number ten becomes a stick figure and a larger person (Do not covet)

Testify of the Importance of keeping the 10 commandments.

FHE Treat

Treat

Sweet Sandals or Summer Berry Trifle

Sweet Sandals

Ingredients:

Oval-shaped cookies
(such as Nabisco Cameos and Pepperidge Farm Milanos)
Frosting
Sour gummy worms
Rope licorice
Gummy candy

Instructions:

1-To make a pair, frost two oval-shaped cookies or use a toothpick to dab frosting on each cookie where the straps will be attached.

2- For wide straps, snip the rounded ends from a sour gummy worm, cut it in half, and slice each half lengthwise, leaving one end intact. For thin straps, cut rope licorice into four 1-3/4 pieces, cut one end of each piece on an angle, and pinch together the pointed ends to form two pairs.

3- Press the straps, connected ends first, into the frosting. Use more frosting to add gummy candy jewels. Let the cookies set for 20 minutes. Serve them on a dish towel spread on a beach of graham cracker crumbs.

Summer Berry Trifle

Ingredients:

1 package (3.4-ounce) instant vanilla pudding
4 cups fresh berries
(strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries)
–washed and hulled, plus extra for garnish
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
24 to 36 ladyfingers

Instructions:

1- To make the fillings, prepare the pudding according to the package directions and chill it.

2- Slice the strawberries, if you’re using them, then toss all of the berries with the lemon juice and the 1/4 cup of sugar. Set aside for 30 minutes to allow the berries to release their juices.

3- In a medium mixing bowl, whip the cream, vanilla extract, and remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar until soft peaks form. Set aside.

4- To make the layers, set a layer of ladyfingers (around 7 or 8 ) on the bottom of a large, clear serving bowl (ours was 4 quarts). Top with the berries with half of the pudding.

5- Add another layer of ladyfingers, another third of the berries and juice, and the rest of the pudding. Add a final layer of ladyfingers and berries. Top with the whipped cream and a berry garnish.

6- Refrigerate until you’re ready to serve. Serves 8 to 10.

(Recipes taken from Familyfun.go.com)

FHE Game / Activity

Activity

1- Play Got Your Back.

2- Play Musical Chairs.

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Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a social media manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and is addicted to organic milk, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.

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    My family LOVED this lesson! Thanks for the creative idea on teaching the 10 commandments! We really enjoyed doing the drawings together as a family. Thank you efforts in preparing these lessons!

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    Thank you for the lesson…just tweaked a little bit when it came to the ACTIVITY and TREAT sections.

    Made COMMANDMENT COOKIES (labeled ten cookies numerically (ten commandments…1, 2, 3, etc.) For each cookie my children took, I would ask them if they knew the commandment to the number on the cookie.

    Overall, FHE was a SUCCESS!!! Again, thank you!

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