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Jelly Learns the 10 Commandments


Jelly learns a valuable lesson about stealing. Teach your kids the 10 Commandments through this fun sing-a-long.


[Mr. Jonathan] Jelly! What are you doing? You can’t steal people’s bananas!

[Jelly] What? Why?

[Mr. Jonathan] Well, for one, it’s mean. Secondly, it’s against the law. And most importantly, it’s breaking one of God’s commandments.

[Jelly] Oh, yeah. It’s hard to remember all ten.

[Mr. Jonathan] It is. You’re right, it is hard to remember. But when I was young, when I was your age –

[Jelly] You were a kid? AAAAAHHH!

[Mr. Jonathan] Yeah, yeah, I was a kid. I didn’t have white hair and a blue face, but when I was your size, I used to sing this fun song that would help me remember the Ten Commandments. You want to hear it?

[Jelly] Yes! Yes! Yes! Is this a country song?

[Mr. Jonathan] Yeah, it is a country song. What’d you expect, hip hop? And make sure you count along with us.

1 You shall not have other gods before Me.
2 Don’t worship images from heaven or sea.
3 You shall not take the Lord your God’s name in vain,
4 Don’t forget the Sabbath; it is holy not plain.
5 Honor your parents; don’t be mean because that’s wrong.

That’s the first half of the song; let’s all sing along!

6 You shall not murder; don’t you get that mad.
7 Don’t commit adultery; because God says it’s bad.
8 You shall not steal because you know that ain’t yours.
9 You shall not lie; tell the truth, of course.
10 You shall not covet other people’s stuff.

Obey the 10 commandments and you’ll show God your love!

[Jelly] What a fun way to learn the commandments!

[Mr. Jonathan] Yeah, it was fun, wasn’t it? You want a bite, Jelly? Okay. Small bite! Blue fuzz. Jelly!


  • tyler
    There is no reason to suppose this. You seem to be looking very hard for something to be offended at and reading symbolism where none exists. Jelly is a cute nonsense name for a puppet like Elmo or Grover or kermit the frog.
  • Tammy Walston Richey
    Hello, I just had to tell you something, I've been holding back for a long time. I think that 'Jelly' is another name for Jealous? By the puppet being a blue puppet with white hair, could be offensive to the Jewish public and many others including me. I know we don't want that. I think that that puppet is a roadblock to friendly relations in every community from young ages to adults. New International Version Leviticus 19:17 "'Do not hate a fellow Israelite in your heart. Rebuke your neighbor frankly so you will not share in their guilt. Wishing you a nice day.
  • Detroitstarlight
    Perhaps I’m digging for symbolism as well , and maybe what I think was unintentional but I think it’s cute how Mr. Jonathan works at a toaster factory and that Jelly’s name is Jelly . Toasters are for bread , and what do kids love to put on toast ? Jelly ! Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. I think this is an appropriate , palatable way for children to digest the word . Sometimes a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down , or in this case a smear of jelly on the bread of life .
  • Lena VanAusdle
    Hi Tammy, I'm sincerely and legitimately curious what specifically about those things you mentioned are offensive? I'm not sure of the origins of the name of Jelly, but I can say pretty confidently that it has nothing to do with the slang for jealous. I guess, I don't understand why the coloring of a puppet is offensive. I'd love to have a dialogue to try and understand better.
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