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Printable Ten Commandments Coloring Pages For Children

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.

These Ten Commandments coloring pages can supplement catechism class when you are teaching about the sacrament of Penance.

Sin is disobedience to God's laws.  The Commandments are God's main laws. Knowing them helps us to prepare for confession.

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.

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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

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

First Commandment Coloring Page: Creation, Day, Night

First Commandment Coloring Page: Heaven And Waters

First Commandment Coloring Page: Earth, Green Herbs

First Commandment Coloring Page: Sun, Moon, And Stars

First Commandment Coloring Page: Birds And The Fishes

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.

Second Commandment Coloring Page: Jesus The Good Shepherd

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.

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

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

Fourth Commandment coloring page: Jesus And The Children

See our Holy Family and religious Ten Commandments coloring pages that are related to the Fourth Commandment of God:

5. Thou shall not kill.

Fifth Commandment Coloring Page: Herod And The Soldiers

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.

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.

Eighth Commandment Coloring Page: Pontius Pilate

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.

Ninth Commandment Coloring Page: Mary Magdalen

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

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.

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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.

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 other prayers is the best preparation for first Confession, too. Use our Ten Commandments coloring pages when teaching about the sacrament of Penance.

Learn more about the specifically Catholic Ten Commandments versus the Protestant version here:

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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