I’m a new mom and I am very goal-oriented. This year while trying to balance motherhood, work, and accomplishing personal goals, I realize my rewarding goal is raising Godly children. In my pursuit to accomplish this goal, I turned to the most trusted source I know, The Bible, for insight.
After reading, my husband and I started incorporating several Christ-Centered activities into our daughter’s daily routine. So, I create 52 short Bible verse memory cards to help my daughter memorize the Bible because God’s Word is a pillar of our faith. We will review one Bible verse each week in the coming year. In this post, I will share 12 of those short verses with you for your little ones.
How to Teach a Child to Memorize Bible Verses
Using the same methods you teach your child to learn other concepts, like ABCs and counting, is a great way to teach your child to memorize Bible verses. Incorporating your child’s five senses into Bible verse memorization will increase your child’s chances of memorizing the verses. Below are a few creative ways to help your child to memorize Bible verses. The practical life experience method is my favorite bible verse memorization method because it is the reason why knowing the Bible is so important.
How can I help my child memorize Bible verses?
- Singing Songs/Music – Music is a fun way to learn. Singing Bible verses while play instruments or dancing will definitely increase your child’s chances of memorizing Bible verses. I remember bible verses my mother taught me, as a child, in song form to this day!
- Practical life experiences – Using the Bible verse of the week in everyday life experiences is another great way to help your child memorize Bible verses because this helps with the application of the verse. This is the purpose of learning Bible verses.
- Select topical verses – Select a Bible verse that correlates with your child’s theme for the week. For instance, if you are teaching about sharing, a good verse would be, Love your neighbor as yourself. – Matthew 19:19
- Break Bible verses down – If you find a Bible verse that you want to teach your child, but you think it may be too long, break it down. Share part of the Bible verse one week and the other part in the coming weeks. You can always build on them later.
- Wall art posters – Hanging wall art posters in eye view of your little one(s) is an easy way to help your child memorize Bible verses. Especially, if you don’t change this wall art often. When you and your baby are in the nursery, you can use your pointer finger while reciting the Bible verse.
- Repetition – Use memory cards to help your child memorize Bible verses. Print out Bible verse memory cards and select one and review it with your child every day for one week.
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A really effective way to teach your child to memorize Bible verses.
- Dramatization – When I was 10 years old, my church Youth Director taught my friends and me Romas: 8:35-39 through the use of hand gestures dramatization. To put this in perspective, I’ll place the verses below. We learned this in a matter of weeks and performed it during our worship service. Now, I am 30 plus years old, and I still remember these Bible verses. This is why dramatization is a really effective way to teach your child to memorize Bible verses. Oh yeah, it was fun too!
King James Version
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
What are some short Bible verses?
12 Short Verses for Kids to Memorize the Bible (Ages 0-2)
* This list includes some of the shortest verses of the Bible
- When I go to bed, I sleep in peace. – John 4:8
- Lord, you keep me safe. – John 4:8
- Always be joyful. – 1 Thessalonians 5:16
- Pray continually. – 1 Thessalonians 5:17
- Reject every kind of evil. – 1 Thessalonians 5:22
- Honor your father and mother. – Exodus 20:12
- Love your neighbor as yourself. – Matthew 19:19
- God makes people right through their faith in Jesus Christ. – Romans 3:22
- The heavens declare the glory of God. – Psalm 19:1
- I have good plans for you, says the Lord. – Jeremiah 29:11
- With God, all things are possible. – Matthew 19:26
- In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. – Genesis 1:1
Conclusion about 12 Short Verses for Kids to Memorize the Bible (Ages 0-2).
Teaching our children how to live and know God’s word is an invaluable gift. They are never too young to know God’s word and the earlier we teach them, the better! I pray this blog post encouraged you on your Godly parenting journey. I’d love to hear from you in the comments below, which Bible verse your little one enjoyed the most!