If you ever sang a song to memorize the names of the 12 apostles, then you know that when you have a little help, scripture memory is an achievable goal – even for the youngest children. Kids sing the alphabet and recite the Pledge of Allegiance; memorizing is all about repetition.
But sometimes kids can feel like memorizing bible verses is just another chore. That is when you turn to the Christian gift shop for a little help. There you will find bible verses in every kind of wall art. And when your walls are covered with the words of the bible, your children’s hearts will be too. There are also other ways that you can help your children to put God’s word in their hearts.
Learning Scripture Can be Fun
Try putting bible verses to familiar tunes. Preschoolers can learn complicated scriptures by singing them to familiar tunes such as Row, Row, Row Your Boat and the Happy Birthday song. You can make it fun with homemade cymbals, shakers and music sticks and have them march around the room reciting scripture as they go.
With older children you can play the blackboard eraser game in which the verse is repeated as child after child takes turns erasing one word from the verse. You can also put words from the verse inside balloons and then have your children sit on them to pop them and reconstruct the verse. There are lots of ways to have fun learning bible verses with children. But the verses that a person sees the most often will be the easiest to recall.
Memorizing Scripture is All About Exposure
If you want kids to take the words of the bible to heart, put it before them daily. First and foremost this means reading the bible with your children, but there is a less direct approach as well. Check out the Christian gift shop for some wall plaques that have bible verses displayed.
In the Kitchen
In the kitchen hang a plaque with the words of Galatians 5:22-23 The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self- control. You can talk about each of these fruits at mealtimes. What do they look like? How did you demonstrate them during the day?
In the Bathroom
In the bathroom where kids are combing hair and brushing teeth and preparing themselves to be seen by others, hang the words of Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
In the Bedroom
In the bedroom where you tuck your child in at night and talk about the events of the day put the words of Romans 8:28 in plain view We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God
At the Back Door
And right by the garage door where it will be seen multiple times each and every day post Psalm 121:8 The Lord will guard your coming and going both now and forevermore.
Lastly, in your living room, consider hanging the words to the Apostle’s Creed. Your family is a Christian family and this is your family motto. Help them learn it.
The Christian gift shop has so much to offer when it comes to helping your family memorize scripture. For the verses mentioned here and many more, go to The Printery House. We have a large assortment of items that you can use to help your children learn God’s word.