Memorizing Scripture is something I have wanted to work on in our home for quite some time.
Have you ever noticed how quickly kids can memorize Scripture?
It truly is remarkable.
Our kids often learn verses at church and in some of our schoolwork.
This year, we are going to memorize 32 verses very intentionally.
In the book 100 Bible Verses Everyone Should Know by Heart, Robert J. Morgan says this about Scripture Memorization:
It’s vital for mental and emotional health and for spiritual well-being,” he writes. “It’s as powerful as acorns dropping into furrows in the forest. It allows God’s words to sink into your brain and permeate your subconscious thoughts. It saturates the personality, satiates the soul, and stockpiles the mind. It changes the atmosphere of every family and alters the weather forecast of every day.”
So let’s get started allowing God’s words to sink into our brains!!
We will spend five days memorizing each verse.
Day 1: Copy the verse.
This is simply a copy work exercise. I will also read through the verse and if possible, help the kids remember the verse with motions.
Day 2: Write the verse using Post-It Notes.
Once the words are written on each post it, the kids help put the verse in order.
Day 3: Fill-in-the-Blanks
Day 4: Practice
This looks different for each child depending on how well they are learning the verse. Sometimes they practice reciting the verse on their own. Sometimes we will practice it together. The most important thing is that they are prepared for tomorrow’s memory test.
Day 5: Test
This is the day the younger kids will recite the verse, and the older kids will write down the verse.
Now once the kids have memorized the each verse, we will want to review the verses periodically.
I like to use the Charlotte Mason Scripture Memory System to review the verses.
Once your box is set up, each day you review four verses: one behind the daily tab, one behind the odd or even tab, one behind the day of the week tab, and one behind the date of the month.
Take a minute and watch this quick video of the Charlotte Mason Scripture Memory System.
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