The Ten Commandments: As drawn by 1st graders
1. 1. I am the LORD your God: you shall not have strange Gods before me.
|“That guy has two gods.”|
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2. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain. The girl who looks just like me drew a picture of a guy with a big blob of brown coming out of his mouth. She said he was being pushing into the ground for saying something bad about God.
3. Remember to keep holy the LORD’S Day.
|Impressive, is it not?|
4. Honor your father and your mother. The girl who drew this one included a picture of her bearded father and her mother. I’ve seen them both, it was fun to see them in cartoon form.
5. You shall not kill. The kids were jumping to be the one to draw this one. It’s the one they most easily remembered. Heard in classroom 210: “That’s a girl who is burying her friend because she killed her.” Nearby the grave was a road sign labeled, “No Killing.” Obviously the state should invest in larger signs.
6. You shall not commit adultery. Let’s not pretend this wasn’t a tough one to explain. My brilliant co-teacher decided we would say this means we should value our relationships and be kind to one another.
7. You shall not steal.
|Yellow robber on the right says, “Let’s steal.” His friend replies, “No.”|
8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. I half expected to see a grizzly bear on the page, but the student did a good job of explaining lying with crayons.
9. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. Another tough one… The boy who drew for this one drew two people saying hello and giving each other bombs… My co-teacher made sure he drew a big “No” and pointed to the less than neighborly gift exchange.
10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods. The boy who drew for this commandment showed two children playing and sharing together. “Thank you for sharing your toys,” one said. “Your welsldkfjaljasdf,” he replied.