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Little Girl Saying Psalm 23 (video)

Little Girl Saying Psalm 23 (video)

Preschool years are ideal to begin Bible memory!  You’ll be amazed at how quickly your little one can learn – and how much fun it will be. Keep in mind, preschoolers are concrete thinkers.  They can’t grasp the meaning of certain abstract words and concepts until they’re a bit older.  But they’ll grow into the Word over time.

Early Bible memory expands a young child’s vocabulary and stimulates his brain’s ability to retain and recall information.  It also serves to position the Bible as part of their daily routine, nourishing them with organic “soul food.”

Ten Bible Memory Tips for Preschoolers (3- to 5-years)

  1. Approach Bible memory with enthusiasm – as something joyful.
  2. Start with short, easy verses (or portions of longer verses).
  3. Open your child’s Bible to the verse, point to it, and read it out loud.
  4. Underline the verse with color pencil.
  5. Offer a brief explanation; ask questions that get your child thinking.
  6. Say one short phrase (a few words) at a time and let your child repeat it until you finish the verse. Say the name of the book at the end (no reference numbers).
  7. Sing the verse; incorporate games, activities, and motions.
  8. Celebrate your child’s success! Reward him with a special treat.
  9. Create memorable opportunities to link and live the verse together.
  10. Keep track of your memory verses and review them from time to time.

 Fifteen Bible Memory Tips for Kids (6- to 11-years)

By age six, most children are reading independently and grasping abstract concepts like patience, generosity, honesty, forgiveness. This is when Bible memory can take off like a rocket, igniting a child’s love and faith in the Lord and His Word.

  1. Keep it positive! Think, “Spiritual Happy Meal.”
  2. Offer your child an incentive for learning the verse.
  3. Choose a short verse to start. Build on his success.
  4. Help him find the verse in his Bible and underline it with a color pencil.
  5. Take turns reading the verse two times, saying the name of the book at the end (no reference numbers).
  6. Together, come up with a memory link or two. Let him draw the link in the Bible margin.
  7. Offer a brief explanation; ask questions to get him thinking…and talking.
  8. Make Bible memory flash cards. Write the verse on an index card and draw a memory link on the back.
  9. Repeat the first line until he can say it without prompts. Add a new phrase/line each day or two until he can recite the whole verse by memory.
  10. Say and sing the verse using entertaining voices: an operatic, country music, or rap style; a Shakespearean stage accent; a whisper.
  11. Incorporate games, activities, and motions.
  12. Look for engaging ways to link and live the verse together.
  13. Celebrate your child’s Bible memory successes!
  14. Refer to your memory verses for guidance in sticky situations.
  15. Keep track of your memory verses and review them from time to time.

For more Bible memory tips for your kiddos, check out The Well-Versed Family (2nd Ed). You’ll find super simple memory games, songs, motions, 80+ verse cards, and more.

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