Just this year I have started memorizing scripture with the kids. I have been pleasantly surprised at how much the kids are remembering, despite my scattered efforts. Here is Kenneth sharing some of what he has learned (he is also learning some verses at church, so this is a sampling of what he remembers).
Here are two easy ways we have introduced Scripture memory to our kids:
My ABC Bible Versesby Susan Hunt
This is one of my favorite books we have been using for our afternoon “Bible class”. The stories are great, and very practical. I love how she teaches scriptural truths like the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives, as well as hitting on some common issues like arguing, disobedience and honoring your father and mother.
Each story is centered around a verse, of which starts with a letter of the alphabet. For example, “A” is “A soft answer turns away wrath” Proverbs 15:1. This makes it memorable for the kids, with just the letter prompt, they can spout out the verse.
This is a fun, easy way to help your kids memorize scripture. We have three of these CDs and the kids love them. We love to listen to them in the car. My favorite part? They are not cheesy songs. (A momma can only take so much…) The Seeds Family Worship website is great, and they even have some of their songs that you can listen to from the site (which is great for the budget!) Some of the songs are also on their YouTube channel. Another REALLY cool thing about the Seeds CDs, when you buy one, you get two CDs. The second one is to share!
This is a similar challenge to the Essentials of Philippians, hosted by Do Not Depart. You could easily memorize a bulk of Scripture, just by listening to the songs, and putting some effort towards attaching the reference to your memory of the song.