Creative Methods to Help Kids Memorize Scripture
“Your word have I hidden in my heart that I might not sin against You.” Psalm 119:11
Memorizing scripture is a vital discipline for every believer. Bible memorization helps us find comfort, fight sin, and know our God. Children form habits early which can have a ripple effect through the rest of their life. What a blessing it can be to train a child in the discipline of scripture memorization early in their life. Yet, children don’t usually respond well to the traditional drilling of memorization.
Here are some creative ways to help children memorize scripture at home during the week.
Post-it Cover Up
For this activity write the memory verse either on a mirror, or the refrigerator. Practice reading it once together and then use post-it notes to cover up one of the words. Then, practice reading the verse again followed by covering up a second word with post-it notes. Continue this pattern until the entire verse is covered and the children are saying the verse from memory. This is an interesting spin on traditional drilling of a verse by repetition. You could also reverse the game beginning with some words covered and have children guess the missing words.