Lesson 21: The Ten Commandments


Primary 6 Lesson 21: The Ten Commandments- The purpose of this lesson is to learn that the keeping the  commandments helps us be happy.

Teaching Thoughts 

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The following are links to LDS.org resources unless otherwise stated.

Teacher Study

"Keep the Commandments" by President Thomas S. Monson

"Obedience to the Law Is Liberty" by Elder L. Tom Perry


The Ten Commandments- Illustrated Scripture story about 4 minutes long


Exodus 31:18- Tablets written by the finger of God

Matthew 22:37-40- The 2 greatest commandments


"Keep the Commandments"- Children's Songbook pg. 146

"The Commandments"- Children's Songbook pg. 112

"Choose the Right Way"- Children's Songbook pg. 160

"Dare to Do Right"- Children/s Songbook pg. 158

"Love One Another"- Children's Songbook pg.136

"Nephi's Courage"- Children's Songbook pg. 120

"Seek the Lord Early"- Children's Songbook pg. 108

"Stand for the Right"- Children's Songbook pg. 159

"Teach Me to Walk in the Light"- Children's Songbook pg. 177


My Primary 6 Lesson 21 handouts include

  • Treasure chest- cut and fold
  • Jewels with the questions from the manual. Have your class draw from the chest and answer questions after you have gone over the story. You can split into teams and see who can collect the most jewels.
  • 10 Commandment tablets with two categories as mentioned in the Enrichment Activities with Love God and Love Neighbors. 
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Activity Ideas

Abinadi and the Ten Commandments- Crossword puzzle

Nephi was Blessed for Choosing the Right- Coloring Page (discover 10 other ways to use coloring pages)

Ten Commandments- Poem with fingerplay

I Obey Jesus Christ Because I Love Him- Use these tablets to write or draw the 10 commandments

Commandments- Draw things you can do to keep the commandments

Keep the Commandments- Read the scriptures to figure out what commandment it is

Keep the Commandments- Move the person along as you keep the commandments

The Ten Commandments Teach Me to...- Make these jars and write down things that people have done throughout the week to keep the commandments- class activity, do ahead of time, or assign as homework to fill the jars next week.

Moses- Poster about Moses

Moses Teaches His People- Scripture figures to color (scroll down)

Coloring Pages

Moses Becomes a Prophet

Nephi was Blessed for Choosing the Right