The Original 21 Rules of This House

Curriculum Description (from publisher)

Each rule is presented in a full-page cartoon picture for young children to color as you teach each rule. Easy teaching instructions are included too. Each rule in this book is also included as a tear-out poster so you can study and master them one by one. The book ends with a master list of the 21 Rules ready to post as a good reminder.

  1. We obey God.
  2. We love, honor and pray for one another.
  3. We tell the truth.
  4. We consider one another’s interests ahead of our own.
  5. We speak quietly and respectfully with one another.
  6. We do not hurt one another with unkind words or deeds.
  7. When someone needs correction, we correct him in love.
  8. When someone is sorry, we forgive him.
  9. When someone is sad, we comfort him.
  10. When someone is happy, we rejoice with him.
  11. When we have something nice to share, we share it.
  12. When we have work to do, we do it without complaining.
  13. We take good care of everything that God has given us.
  14. We do not create unnecessary work for others.
  15. When we open something, we close it.
  16. When we take something out, we put it away.
  17. When we turn something on, we turn it off.
  18. When we make a mess, we clean it up.
  19. When we do not know what to do, we ask.
  20. When we go out, we act just as if we were in this house.
  21. When we disobey or forget any of the 21 Rules of This House, we accept the discipline and instruction of the Lord.


Gregg & Joshua Harris


Preschool – Highschool

Our Review

I absolutely love this book! I have used it time and time again!

With our little ones, usually around ages 3-5, we focus on one rule a week at the start of school. We introduce the rule and show the picture from the book. I either make a copy of this page for the kids to color, or we color our own picture. Then we work on memorizing the rule.

UPDATE 2018: Still using over and over again. If I had a dime for every time I said…. “We do not create unnecessary work for others” I’d be rich.

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