Memorizing Bible Verses with kids is fun and can be done. When my 4 year old started memorizing race cars, their driver’s full name, and facts about the race track, I knew it was time to start incorporating some memory work.
In the last could years of using morning baskets as a way to start our day as a family, I have incorporated Bible Verses daily. Through coloring sheets, Bible Stories, and song, we would talk about or simply read the Bible together. We have no expanded in to memory work, memorizing Bible Verses together during our morning time.
Learning Bible Verses with my son has be rewarding. I did not grow up in a home that taught the Bible, let alone read the Bible, so my standing “firm on the Word of God” was a little shaky until recent years. Since learning Bible verses with my son, I have been able to utilize the memorized verses in various ways throughout my day to find joy or patience or faith.
How to Incorporate Bible Verse Memorization
I have pulled together several way we incorporate Bible Verse memory work in our home.
Bible Verse Flash Cards
Bible verse flash cards are a classic way to learn Bible verses and accompanying letters. We have a set of Better Life Bags Children’s ABC flash cards. They help children learn a specific Bible verse while learning the alphabet. Lily and Threads has a beautiful printable set to download and print on Etsy (here).
Memorizing Bible Verses through Stories from the Bible
Children have an incredible ability to learn through play. We love to incorporate dramatic play of the Bible in to our homeschool learning time to help us with Memorizing Bible Verses. For verses that belong to a specific story (ex. Luke 19:38 paired with Jesus’ Triumphal Entry), we play our way through remembering the stories + verse.
When reenacting stories from the Bible, include dress up, handmade props, or items from around your home. If you are looking for more ideas for playing though the Bible, check out the books in the Play Through the Bible series. Play Through the Bible: a Toddler’s Introduction to God’s Word, Old Testament and the New Testament version here.
Memorizing Bible Verses with Music
Music is one of our favorite things for learning Bible Verses. When we are learning a particular verse, I look for a song or multiples that is specifically for that verse. You would be surprise what will come up when you search for a specific verse in your favorite music app.
Another option is Seed Family Worship music for learning Bible verses. I play Seed Family Worship in the car when we are driving or during our morning time rhythm when I am making breakfast or cleaning up. They have a great selection of songs to play and learn.
Slugs and Bugs is another option for learning Bible verses and stories through song. This music is children focused, with silly characters and voices throughout the story line. This is a great option for learning on the go in the car, or at home when you are looking for music to play.
Monthly Memory Verse Morning Menu
Every morning we use a Morning Menu during our Morning Basket time. Our morning menu is a tri-fold restaurant menu that I can add printed sheets to for learning. I have a post here all about how to make and use a Morning Menu in your home. The cover of our morning menu for preschool has a new Bible verse every month to learn. Other items included in our morning menu, besides our memory verse, are a weather report, ABC learning, hymns, and name writing practice.
I also have Bible Verse Memory Sheets in my shop to purchase and download. You can use these sheets to help your child and your family memorize Bible Verses. I created these sheets to help families with Memorizing Bible Verses with kids. These sheets are illustrated with watercolor images and look beautiful framed or on the cover of a Morning Menu.
Daily Bible Lessons for Preschoolers
One of the last ways to incorporate learning Bible Verses in to learning with preschoolers is to have daily lessons rooted in the Bible. Some days that looks like a fully planned activity and other days it is the simple act of reading from the Bible together. Small acts every day really add up.
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. I hope you found something of value in this post today!