3 Simple Ways to Memorize Scripture with Your Kids

memorize

Near the middle of the night he ran down to our bedroom.

Tears were slung all over his face; he was scared.

“Mom, please let me stay, the dreams won’t go away.”

“Okay, come on, cuddle in with me.”

He snuggled in close and I could see and feel his body moving up and down as he tried to control his breathing and his crying and his fear. I rubbed his head, and kissed it, and whispered assurances into his ear. I told him when he was afraid he could sing, but he said he couldn’t remember any songs. He finally calmed down and closed his eyes.

I had sung to him many times, how could he not remember a song? But really, the song I had in mind was one about not being afraid, and the truth is I didn’t teach it to him; I wasn’t intentional about it.

And like they seem to do, revelation swooped right into my soul: You have not prepared your son for battle.

Whoa.

Right there in the dark, I knew I had not been doing a good job of teaching my son scripture. How can he fight off the dark when he can’t remember the light?

Oh, my son knows the Word, but he forgets the words.

It is my job to tuck them in close, help him to remember.

If he knows the words, he can speak them, the truth, into the dark. I must prepare him.

“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”

Ephesians 6:31-17, NIV

If you don’t have your sword in battle, you’re in trouble. My son will have a sword.

3 Ways to Teach Scripture to Our Children

1.  Commit to teaching them. I have thought about teaching my children scripture, but the truth is, over the last couple of years I have not put much effort into it. When they were little, before Caroline was born, I would sing them scripture all the time to tuck into their hearts. I’ve gotten lax. No more. Now, I have a plan.

2.  Start Small. I finally have a plan of action and it is simple: 12 scriptures a year, one a month. Our whole family is committed to learning just 12 scriptures this year. It doesn’t sound like much, but I know that I’m great at coming up with grand plans only to fail at them, so this year, baby steps. And hey, at the end of the year we’ll have sharpened our swords by 12 verses!

3.  Sing. Kids love to sing, and quite frankly, even though I stink at it, so do I. Just the other day as we were practicing our first verse of the year I decided to break out into a rap. My children thought it was hilarious, and the words began to stick. I’ve always found it easier to remember scripture by making up songs to it, and so this has been our preferred way of memorization (even though my husband says all our songs sound the same!). Click here to see an example of how we used a song to memorize the 10 Commandments.

For our first verse of the year, we have decided to memorize Matthew 6:33: “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Before we began memorizing it, I read the verse in context and explained to my children what it meant. To set up a memorial stone of sorts, I ordered this print from DaySpring to hang on our wall:

bird-framed1

And today, this is the gift I’ll be giveaway to one of you (remember, I’m giving away gifts every day in honor of the one-year anniversary of Desperate. Enter yesterdays giveaway here)!

Giveaway!

To enter, just fill out the form below! (Email readers, click here to enter.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Love, Sarah Mae

P.S. My friend Brooke wrote a book called, Praying for Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most, and it just released TODAY! This will make a great resource as your learning scripture and praying for you’re children!

Affiliate links included in this post.

Print this!

Stay Connected with Sarah Mae

Would you like to receive Sarah Mae's articles to your inbox? Just enter your email below:

Keep Reading…

  • Nicole Summers Sparling

    I love doing 12 a year! That is something we can do!!!! Thank you for the plan!!!

  • Réka

    Oh, singing is a great idea! Thanks! I teach them Scripture with pantomim. ;)

  • http://ajourney4life.blogspot.com/ Jenn

    My kids are memorizing through verses from AWANA and we read a story, and repeat it through out the day for several days.

  • Katrina S

    We have used the Seeds CDs for Scripture memory – super fun, and not at all annoying – even mom likes them!

  • Sue

    Our kids do Awanas as well as memorizing through My Father’s World curriculum. We also love Seeds worship.

  • sarah

    So far just repeating the verse over and over.

  • Patty

    We have a little photo album at the table, that we go over at each meal time (when I remember!). It s great to review verses we have already learned. And I love that print!

  • Susan

    At ages 3 & 4, we are doing the highlights — Christmas story, Easter story, Noah’s Ark. I should commit to doing more

  • Mary

    I have two children in college and a freshman in high school. I did not do any intentional bible memorization. Boy, I wish I did! Although my kids are fantastic in every way, having the word of God solidly in them….no regrets.

  • Melinda Draffin

    We homeschool, and I always have a memory verse that we go over during calendar time… I try to make it the same verse that he is learning in kids’ church for the month. We try to add in some hand motions, because that helps my kinesthetic learner to retain more! :)

  • Randi S

    My method is lacking. LOL We do good for a few months and then life happens. I too believe that my family will do 12 verses this year. Thanks for the reminder!

  • Terri Ramey

    I’m sad to say that all my children are grown but I do have grandchildren (and other little ones in my life). Your tips about teaching Scripture are super! Terri Ramey

  • Melissa

    We do hand motions and sometimes a song. Kids have amazing memories. My five year old year even recited Philippians 4:6 to me when I was frantically looking for a lost check. I love Matthew 6:33. I use that as my life verse.

  • Sandy Leighty Diaz

    Love the ideas and the print!

  • Sheri P

    We used to do a lot of scripture memory when my kids went to AWANA. Now that they are a little older I haven’t worked on with them as much.

  • Alison

    Singing is such a great way to teach kids scripture, because songs really stick in our heads! Even now, the songs I learned as a child come to me when I need them!

  • Shelly

    1 a month is just perfect! Thanks for the idea!!

  • Gina

    Great share, thanks

  • Becky B

    We try through scripture lullabies at night.

  • momteaches2

    I think one a month is a great goal. I didn’t do a good job teaching my boys scripture, but I’m working on it with my daughter. We use a memory box to cycle through scriptures we want to learn and those we’ve memorized already. She has started writing down her own scriptures when she does her daily bible reading. I love that.

  • Tiffany Wynn

    Sadly, I have had no real plan to teach them… but that changes now.

  • Robin Eggen

    I’ve been using the Seeds scripture songs. I need to be more intentional about doing it.

  • Sarah

    I just started homeschooling my preschooler. I have grand plans of teaching her scripture but have no real action plan. That is going to change!! I want to fill her heart with truth so she can fight the battle!

  • Tamar

    Great idea

  • Hillarey Yoder

    I just started teaching my 3 year old scripture and I found a printable ABCs verses. We are using that at meals and while I cook supper.

  • Allison D

    I have hidden in my hear lullabies that I’ve been using with the baby, but I realize I need to step it up with my older child!

  • jami

    Thank you for the reminder! It’s so easy to kick myself when I realize they don’t have the Scripture tools they need when we are neck deep in the situation. Must be more proactive!

  • CW

    My kids have done Bible Drill at church, so they’re learning 25 verses each year. Sometimes I study with them, but they are responsible for learning their own verses. I’m glad they have learned some tricks for getting it to ‘stick.’ I’ve learned 75 verses, too!

  • stacey plug

    Beautiful post – I’m going to do this for myself this year, and hope one day to pass it onto my children

  • Jessie B

    My little guy is only 15 months right now, but definitely want to encourage and instill scripture memorization as he grows! Thanks for the singing tip :)

  • Lisa

    Thanks for this reminder-a great resolution to make for the new year!

  • Tiffani Anderson

    My daughter attends AWANA at our church. Every week they memorize a new verse.

  • Leslie Clark

    My children are 3 and 1. We sing songs and my 3 year old is just starting to remember some. Thanks for this post! A great reminder to be intentional about it!

  • April

    I incorporate scripture memory into the homeschool lesson each week with my 8 year old and ALWAYS use little songs with my two youngest! They love it and it’s so easy with the shorter verses.

  • kathleen

    I have good intentions but we don’t memorize together. Love your plan, achievable!

  • mrsbrown

    Great idea! I need to be more diligent.

  • phoward336

    I don’t do a good job of this – but I like the idea of singing them!

  • grace

    try to memorize 1 scripture a week … thanks for the idea!

  • Danielle Hull

    Our kids are in Bible quizzing, and we use Christian curriculum for schooling. But I think we need to do a bit more of applying scripture to our every day lives!

  • Alexandra

    Our church had a visit from Mr E some time ago. They put scripture to music, and in no time at all our children (and us!) had memorized over 100 verses! It is the best resource I have found as a mother and sunday school teacher http://www.mysteryministries.net/Mystery_Ministries/Home.html. Our son had trouble with nightmares too. We gave him a cool headlamp flashlight and a bible, and permission to read if he woke up scared :-) Prayers!

  • Amy

    Very encouraging, I have a 19 month old and one on the way. I’m learning alot between your blog and book.

  • Marissa

    We greatly enjoy singing so we tend to do a ton of scripture songs – Wee Sing Bible and such, great fun!

  • Jenni

    Lots of singing!

  • Melanie

    Thank you for this! I too, have had good intentions, but not followed thru well – mine are 3 1/2 and almost 2 yr old boys. I love the idea of 1/mo, I think I can do that!

  • Lisa White

    I have been lax in teaching my children Scripture. We “make the walls talk” (post Scripture verses on the walls and on the fridge); but that’s as intentional as I’ve been lately. Thank you for the wake-up call!

  • Theresa

    I like to sing scripture too. I pray with my children that they would “hide His Word in their hearts that they might not sin against Him”. Great reminder to keep equipping them, every day, and ourselves too!
    Happy New Year!

  • Tiffany

    Yes! Each week my 5 year old learns a new verse. And if we repeat it the next week if its not a full week. Some we sing. It depends on what he wants to do.

  • Stacey

    I used to repeat a verse to my girls at night when I tucked them into bed but I haven’t done that in years. I love your idea of 12 verses in a year and will give that a go too!

  • Laura Sommer

    I need the constant reminder of Scripture (posting it on the wall, fridge, mirrors, etc). I love your idea of having the family’s monthly verse posted as well. With my boys songs seem to be the most effective method…I too have been a little too lax as of late. Thanks for the encouragement, and the chance to win a beautiful printed verse!!

  • Emily

    We try to read a memory verse at the breakfast table. The best method for us seems to be music. We play it in our car all the time and it’s amazing how quickly they can pick it up that way!

  • Andie

    I honestly haven’t even tried. However, we do say the Lord’s prayer every night.

  • Kimberly R

    We do copywork and repeating the verse several times a day.

  • Ness Chesters

    This was great. Thank-you for this.

  • Krissy

    We love doing songs too. Seeds Family Worship is one of my favorites.

  • spiritjoy

    I read an abc scripture book by Susan Hunt to them. One letter a week. My three year old has memorized many of them already. I also want to be intentional about them being doers not just hearers of the word.

  • Sheila Jones

    I started out my 3yr old with Trust in the Lord with all your heart, then I just keep adding them. He knows about 4 now. I also started putting them down on Scripture Typer so I don’t forget the ones we have learned already. You can click to join the group to use the ones I have put on there. I love to see all the options on ways to accomplish this, thank you everyone for sharing! :) http://scripturetyper.com/Group/View/dd399d5951/

  • Keely

    They just got done learning the ten commandments. Now you’ve inspired me to move on to more scripture!

  • Michelle

    We’ve just started a devotional bible for kids that I do either at breakfast or at dinner, but this is a great idea too!

  • Rachel

    When teaching my kids scripture my daughter actually turned them into songs on her own and it definitely helps them to stick!

  • Diane Hill Roark

    My kids are all older teens now but when they were younger we constantly listened to bible verses put to music. We listened to several different ones but Steve Green’s Hid’em in Your Heart was their favorite. I still hear them singing these songs to themselves every once in a while.
    Thanks for your encouraging post!
    Diane Roark
    http://www.recipesforourdailybread.com

  • Lori

    When learning scripture we take one verse a week to memorize. Then at the end of the month we have learned 4 scriptures. Depending on our weeks it is sometimes less. :-) usually I try and give out acting clues to help them remember. We don’t always do songs because that is stored in a different part of the brain and ,most times the whole song has to be sung to be retrieved so for my older ones I don’t really use songs. But it is helpful for the little ones just learning.

  • Jennifer F.

    The most effective way I’ve used is a cd of scriptures turned into songs. We all effortlessly memorize them. We usually end up setting other scriptures not on the cd to our own catchy tunes (or in my case off tune, lol).

  • Kyndall

    This is a good encouragement. My oldest is 2 1/2 and it amazes me how quickly he can learn things!

  • M Lindsey

    We use songs to memorize scripture & my kids also love Steve Green’s Hide em in your Heart cds. But recently I downloaded the Fighter verse app by Children Desiring God. It contains the song & a few little helps. We put the song on play…& it plays over & over while my kids are playing. It automatically gives us a new verse each week. I highly recommend this app! I think it will help with review & much more! & it’s not just for children!

  • Catherine O.

    Thank you for the reminder of how important it is that we hide His word deep in their hearts now so they can stand strong.

  • Meredith

    Our 4 children are all in AWANA and learn a lot of Bible verses. It helps to hold us accountable and encourage them on a regular basis, but sometimes there are so many that I wonder how well they all ‘stick’. I would like, however, to work on memorizing some verses as a family that apply to specific every day situations, like attitudes, joy, fear, etc., and focus on them.

  • Tiffany Rietema

    We have a Scripture framed and hanging right over our sons bed so it is what he sees before he sleeps and when he wakes up.

  • Angie

    Learning Scripture is our favorite part of day. Our youngest is currently working on Psalm 98.

  • Sarah D.

    Our family LOVES Lantern Music’s Scripture memory songs. Seriously. These songs are amazing and I find myself singing them as reminders of God’s Word. The youngest of my 4 kiddos is 3-1/2 years old and will sit with iTunes to listen and dance to these songs over and over and over. And over. So blessed by this. Highly recommend! http://lanternmusic.org/ The iTunes link is https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/lantern-music/id676333210 We also really like the Seeds Family Worship albums.

  • Jessica Claxton

    We memorize hymns together, and usually start our school day with Scripture memory. Even my 3 year old can memorize the sermon on the mount because we’re all saying it together!

  • http://kellyskattykorner.disqus.com/ KellyS91709

    Thank you for sharing your story, I’m so glad that you found the opportunity and that you saw the NEED for scripture. we need to teach our children scripture in happy times, scary times, bad times, and the good, and I’m not the best example of that. I could teach my son when he was younger, and in his heart he is close to Jesus, but he says now he wants to pull away from the church and Bible reading! when he’s just a high school freshman and he needs it the most. Pray for him that he continues with God and I know that God will continue with him and it’s all in Gods time. But I’m a mom who wants to control and see that effects now!

    Although, I can’t force him to memorize anything, 2 verses that I would suggest for anyone to memorize, I came upon a few months ago John 14:14-15 “If you ask anything in My name I will do it. 15 If you love Me, keep My commandments.” I wrote them down in big words and and stuck them on the front of the fridge.

  • Jenny B.

    I have not been teaching my little ones scripture, but I like your ideas. My DD does have a memory verse she is supposed to be learning every month at church, but I haven’t been reinforcing it at home.

  • Mari jones

    Thank you for the reminders!

  • Amy Boone

    We use the Scripture Memory system from SimplyCharlotteMason.com (it’s free!) . It has been working wonderfully!

  • jessica

    We like using the Seeds Family Worship videos on YouTube.

  • Nancy

    Need to start-thanks for the encouragement!

  • Alicia M

    My son is 3, and I know he could memorize them, but we haven’t started. Thanks for the reminder and tips!

  • Missi Jacobus

    This is the very verse we have claimed as our 2014 FAMILY THEME VERSE :-)!!!!

  • Noelani

    I am currently in the process of finding a method to use to teach my little one scripture, so this post could not have come at a better time ;)

  • homemaidsimple

    Currently we just read each night as a family. This year we plan on doing more scripture study with our children.

  • Carissa

    Loved this post!

    • Carissa

      We use songs a lot!

  • Amanda C

    I’ve been slack about scripture memorization the last few months. But what we have done in the past is work on it after (or during) dinner. The kids make up signs/motions to go with the words to help us remember. Sometimes we will also turn them into songs.

  • marissa

    A good reminder! We need to be more intentional with this in our family too.

  • http://www.amylearns.com/ Amy Tilson

    My son (5yo) is in AWANA at our church. It is all about scripture memorization and this is his second year. I hear the words come out in his prayers and it thrills my heart.

  • Jenn

    We make a Bible verse puzzle, and they put the words (pieces) in the right order!

  • Angela Krempl

    I write Scripture Memory songs for my church and for the school where my children attend. The church ones are NAS and the school ones are King James. They are free to listen or download. We put instrumentation to them and use church members for some of the singing. Feel free to go there and take anything you might like. Hiswordsmusic.com

  • AT

    This is an area that is a total weakness for me :(

  • KallayCarr

    I haven’t, but I want to now that they are getting older. I have twin three year old girls and they love attending church, so it will be really fun to watch them grow into Christ-loving women.

  • Marcia

    Having my kids copy verses, repeating the verses many times, and singing them are some of the different ways we have used.

  • Jen5253

    My kids are in Awanas and we work on verses through out the week. We also learn a verse during each unit of our homeschool curriculum.

  • Tammy

    Music! Scripture in song form helps us a lot.

  • Amy

    We have started reviewing the verses they “learn” in Sunday school. Now they (and we, the parents) are really learning AND REMEMBERING them.

  • MomsBandB

    We do sporadically. Sometimes we sing, sometimes we just repeat and sometimes we write out the verses.

  • Amanda Chambers

    That is one of the things I have felt guilt over lately. :( I make these grand plans too and then fail miserably, so I have just stopped even trying. I think the idea of one verse per month is great. Then, when I miss a day or two, I don’t have to give up completely! Thanks for the idea and the motivation.

  • Stephanie

    I haven’t been very consistent with it…I’ve been in a funk lately, and I know scripture makes me feel better but like everything else in my life I keep dropping the ball. I need a plan but never seem to be able to complete one….thank you for the monthly idea, it doesn’t seem so overwhelming now.

  • Nurina

    What a great idea. We love writing our verses on our white board and saying it a few times throughout the day helps to get it to stick.

  • ShellyBooBoo

    We often memorize scripture by “singing” it also! I love Hide Em in Your Heart CD’s!

  • Bethany

    We use Jim Spencer’s cd that has scripture set to music, and just got the new Bible Readeez cd and dvd. My kids love both of them. I need to be more intentional about it, but it’s a start. We also use verses outlined in the Truth and Grace book by age group. I put the verses on popsicle sticks, glued magnets to the backs of them, and put them on the fridge. Then I have the kids choose a verse to say. Once they do that, they get to move the stick to a magnetic board with their name on it.

  • Katy Pearson Stephens

    We have a lot of scripture woven into our homeschool curriculum, but I really like the idea of doing 12 each year as a family.

  • Amy Miller

    Love these ideas! We are trying to say a verse together every night before we tuck our boys in and pray with them!

  • Erin Tenney

    I need to do a better job of doing this. I love the idea of using music.

  • Kelly

    We love to sing Scripture verses!

  • MichelleD

    This is great! I need to be more intentional about teaching scripture. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Amy

    I was thinking of doing the same thing. I have 7 children. All in different seasons. oldest is 17 and has one more year of school. the youngest is 2 as of tomorrow. the in between ages are 12,9,6,4,and 3. this would be perfect.

  • Amie

    I like your 10 commandments song!

  • C McKnight

    This too has been on my heart. Thank you for sharing and encouraging.

  • Sarah Bdf

    Putting scripture to song is an awesome and fun way for my kids (and me!) to memorize verses. I also put them on the fridge where we all will see it multiple times a day. :)

  • RJ

    We haven’t done anything specifically, but we repeat her scriptures from preschool. And songs :)

  • farmingfam

    Songs are wonderful!! We put them to little tunes as well as have cd’s of Scripture songs.

  • http://lifeofthechristianwife.blogspot.ca/ Katrina Veenstra

    my son is a bit small for teaching him scripture yet, but I was thinking of getting a chalkboard and having a verse each week to memorize, in a place where we can all see it- for him and for us.

  • Naomi

    I have to be more intentional in teaching them, too. Baby steps like one verse a month is much better than none. I will try that. Thank you!

  • Kate

    We have fun rewards built in for when the verses are memorized! It’s fun to memorize a few in a row because it gives kids a “bulk” of verses and shows them they CAN learn a lot!

  • Thrifty Frugal Mom

    We do…but we’ve slacked off too much too! One thing that we’ve found to be extremely helpful is to make up motions to go with the verses. There’s something about that that really helps it stick, plus it makes it fun!

  • MSwann

    I have taught my son (only 2 years old) paraphrases of verses. We would write it on a small piece of paper and I would let him decorate it and then tape it to the wall. We would look back over them as we added new ones! It worked great!

  • Katie

    My son Jack (4) has Luke 18:27 down pat “things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” Love the idea of a verse a month! Will pray about some good ones for our family :)

  • JenniferTw

    I have not done a lot with my kids but it is a resolution this year and i’m looking for new ways to do it

  • April R.

    Yes! This year we have started memorizing Scripture together and it has been so beneficial for both of us!

  • HarlemLoveBirds

    I seriously need to start doing this – I have a 3 year old and have vivid memories of my mom teaching me scripture at that age. I appreciate the tips!

  • Kristie

    I love this! I needed this encouragement to be more intentional with my sweet girls.

  • Suzy

    I do not do this yet, but I will with my 3year-old & family.

  • Linda

    Something we’re working on more with our children. and so important!!

  • Jane Reinhard

    Hiding Gods true Word in our hearts is so important!

  • Jen L.

    We’re usually learning a couple of new verses a week: one for school (kindergarten) and one for Awana. My daughter loves to sing, so we do that sometimes, or we break it down into smaller phrases and use repetition. We often practice at the breakfast table!

  • Eve

    I love teaching Scripture to my children b/c it helps me learn it too. I like to use a notecard flip book to keep the Scriptures in so we can take them everywhere with us…that way we can work on them anytime we want (ie carpool line).

  • Brenda h

    Songs really help my kids too!

  • gina

    Love your post and how to keep memorization fun and simple

  • Jocelyn

    Awana!

  • Adriana

    I haven’t started teaching scripture yet, my oldest is 2.5 years old… However, he already has an early love of music and repeating songs we sing so that might be a good way for him.

  • kathrynexpectanthearts

    I am not good about being intentional with my younger daughter (7) either. Fortunately, we attend a church whose children’s ministry does recommend and work on scripture memory. That helps. My older two boys are on the bible quizzing team and they are memorizing the entire book of Matthew this year.

  • Alicia

    love the giveaways! Some methods we have used to teach scriptures; note cards posted around the house, copy work

  • Sandra Patierno

    we use a verbal fill in the blank method as we read and repeat… my dd loves it and sees it as a challenge

  • Alicia Brumley

    We’ve used a made up song and hand/body gestures to go along with it! Btw…so glad to hear I’m not the only one who comes up with grand plans that end up filling out!

  • Shannon

    Starting to memorize scripture with my kids this year!

  • Bonnie

    Songs seem to be the best way. Or another idea is having each word of the verse written on a card–scrambled to put together, or read in order then take a card away every time you read it so you have to remember the word that was taken away. :-)

  • Marilyn K

    We do AWANA, which has lots of scripture memory. We also use Steve Green’s cds with our homeschool curriculum.

  • Stephanie

    This is a fabulous idea. And so very important in so many ways. My kids love music and I think will enjoy memorizing Scripture this way.

  • Deanna Michaels

    Last year I just decided to memorize a few verses with my toddler. We broke it up into phrases and used repetition.

  • Mountain Miss

    Having scripture on the walls is a wonderful reminder of its importance to us.

  • Sarah

    Inspiring!

  • Katherine

    We sing. Lots of singing. We’re more into hymns, but this is definitely a good reminder to learn some Bible passages too.

  • http://coddledlittlelife.blogspot.com/ Sarah

    Song. Throughout my own childhood, my mother set scripture to songs we already knew, making it so easy for us to learn!

  • Melissa J Parker

    Thank you for sharing this! I’ve been thinking about doing this but not sure how to teach a 2.5 and 5 year old Scripture.

  • Court

    Songs, too! She adores songs with simple motions (2.5 years old), so we make up silly ones :)

  • SQ

    We love the worship DVD of The Rizers (check out on YouTube). These cartoon worshippers are very hip and the tunes are so catchy. I find myself singing it myself.

  • Laurie

    I’ve been using Steve Green’s CDs “Hide ‘Em in Your Heart” — oldies but goodies.

  • Christy S

    We listen to Seeds Family Worship!

  • http://www.thepurposefulwife.com/ Rachel O’Neill

    We’re working on a short children’s catechism each night, called “The Children’s Prove It Catechism.” Each question has a short verse. I’m surprised at how quickly my daughter picks it up!

  • lacemmr

    Great thoughts! Will have to try this :)

  • http://candelierious.blogspot.com Lis

    I can be very lax in this area. My son attends a Christian school so he memorizes a verse a week there. Then he attends three children’s classes at church a week where they also memorize verses. I almost feel guilty that I am adding on to much! But now that he’s older, he has no trouble memorizing and I don’t even study the verses with him anymore. That’s where I feel bad.

  • Kate C.

    Thank you for the baby steps! My daughter is 2 1/2 so it’s prime time!

  • Kristin

    We sing too!

  • Jennifer

    My sister and I are directors of a North Raleigh child care for children under 6 years of age. We try to teach our children Bible verses by singing them to the tune of Row, row, row your boat! It seems to really work with the younger (less than 3) children because the tune is so easy to pick up and remember!