Once, I had the chance to observe a senior monk simplify the Five Precepts for the children. The writer was impressed with the method and would like to pass on this information to parents as a guideline. It was taught in the form of dialogue between the teacher and the children:
The Origin of the Five Precepts
Today, I, as a senior monk, am going to teach you a fundamental and very important aspect of our lives: the five Precepts.
Nobody knows the origins of the Five Precepts. They existed even before the birth of the Lord Buddha, and He advised that everybody should abide by them.
Do you know what the Five Precepts are?