Printable Ten Commandments Coloring Pages For Children

Teach God's Ten Commandments

These Catholic Ten Commandments coloring pages can supplement catechism class when you are teaching the Commandments.

This is perfect for the sacrament of Penance preparation. All sins fit within the scope of the Ten Commandments.

Sin is disobedience to God's laws.  The Commandments are God's laws. Knowing them helps us to prepare for confession because we know what laws we break.

Why coloring pages?

The pictures might help your children remember Who we sin against, and help them make the associations necessary to remember the Commandments all their lives. 

I love the image of Jesus teaching in the Temple with Mary and Joseph watching Him. It's a great reminder of the Fourth Commandment: Honor thy father and thy mother.

Ten Commandments Coloring Pages: Stained glass picture of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph on the Fourth Commandment - Honor thy father and thy mother.Fourth Commandment: Honor thy father and thy mother. See Ten Commandments coloring pages here.
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The Tablets Are The Symbol Of The Commandments

A great symbol of the Catholic Ten Commandments is the two stone tablets. Usually the first stone shows three Commandments and the second shows the other seven on the other.

Why?

The first three Commandments are related to God and the other seven are related to His Creation. People first  and things last. 

You can use a white board to show the Commandments in this division, the three for God on the left and the other seven about people, ideas, and goods on the right.

Simply use Roman Numerals as symbols:

  • I, II, III and IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X.

Like this:


I

II

III

IV
V
VI
VII
VIII
IX
X

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Ten Commandments Coloring Pages

See coloring pages for most of the Ten Commandments. Some of the Commandments have several coloring pages.

1. I am the Lord thy God; thou shalt not have strange gods before me.

1.A. First Commandment Coloring Page: Creation, Day, Night

1.B. First Commandment Coloring Page: Heaven And Waters

1.C. First Commandment Coloring Page: Earth, Green Herbs

1.D. First Commandment Coloring Page: Sun, Moon, And Stars

1.E. First Commandment Coloring Page: Birds And The Fishes

1.F. First Commandment Coloring Page: Animals, Adam, Eve

We also have the Ten Commandments on printable sheets in our First Communion worksheets and Confirmation worksheets if you would like worksheets on the Commandments for catechism class.

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2. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

The Second Commandment is: "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain."

Every knee shall bend at the Holy Name of Jesus.

2.A. Second Commandment Coloring Page: Jesus The Good Shepherd

2.B. Second Commandment Coloring Page: Jesus 

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3. Remember thou keep holy the Lord‘s Day.

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4. Honor thy father and thy mother.

4.A. Fourth Commandment coloring page: The Child Jesus Teaching Obeys His Heavenly Father

4.B. Fourth Commandment coloring page: The Child Jesus Teaching In the Temple Obeys His Mother And Father

4.C. Fourth Commandment coloring page: Jesus And The Children

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5. Thou shall not kill.

5.B. Fifth Commandment Coloring Page: Herod And The Soldiers

5.B. Fifth Commandment Coloring Page: They Put Him to Death

6. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

The Sixth Commandment is "Thou shalt not commit adultery."

Teach about Mary Magdalene becoming a great saint after she practiced the virtue of purity.

6.A. Sixth Commandment Coloring Page

7. Thou shalt not steal.

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8. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

Teach your children the importance of telling the truth with the Eighth Commandment. Pontius Pilate did not know Truth and there were evil consequences. You can tell his story when you're explaining how important it is to only tell the truth and act accordingly.

8.A. Eighth Commandment Coloring Page: Pontius Pilate

8.B. Eighth Commandment Coloring Page: What Is Truth?

9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife.

Saint Mary Magdalen is a great example of being able to stay away from the sins against the 6th and the 9th Commandments.

9.A. Ninth Commandment Coloring Page: Mary Magdalen

9.B. Ninth Commandment Coloring Page: Mary Mother of Jesus, the Apostle John, Mary Magdalen At The Foot Of The Cross

10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.

Zacchaeus is a good example of converting away from coveting other people's goods.

Tenth Commandment Coloring Page

Tenth Commandment Coloring Page: Zacchaeus' conversion.

List of the Ten Commandments

What are the Catholic Ten Commandments?

This is a list of the Catholic Ten Commandments:

The Commandments of God are these ten:

1. I am the Lord thy God; thou shalt not have strange gods before me.
2. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
3. Remember thou keep holy the Lord‘s Day.
4. Honor thy father and thy mother.
5. Thou shall not kill.
6. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
7. Thou shalt not steal.
8. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife.
10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.

The main part of any Catholic catechism is the Catholic Ten Commandments. The Catholic catechism is simple if you look at it this way:

  1. The Apostles' Creed tells us what to believe
  2. The Ten Commandments tell us what to do or what not to do.
  3. The Catholic sacraments and prayers help us both believe and do.

There is a hierarchy, too. The lower the number, the more important the Commandment.

  • Meaning that it is worse to break the First Commandment than it is to break the Fifth Commandment. 
  • It is worse to break the Fifth Commandment than it is to break the Seventh Commandment and so on. 

This is why abortion is a worse sin than socialism; abortion breaks the Fifth and the main principle of socialism breaks the Seventh and the Tenth, etc.

Learn more about the Catholic Ten Commandments.

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The Greatest Commandment

Basically the Commandments can be condensed into two. They all boil down to these:

  1. Love God.
  2. Love your neighbor as yourself. 

What Is The Golden Rule Bible Verse?

The Golden Rule is to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

The Golden Rule Bible Verse: Matthew 7:12

  • "All things therefore whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do you also to them.  For this is the law and the prophets."

Confession Coloring Page

Learning the Commandments, the Act of Contrition, and the prayers of the Rosary is the best preparation for first Confession.

Use our Ten Commandments coloring pages when teaching about the sacrament of Penance.

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The Commandments are also included as printable worksheets in both our Saint Anne's helper First Communion and Confirmation catechism audios, booklets, and worksheets. 

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