Friday, October 06, 2006

Verses Chart


Recently, I decided it was time for little Mr. Andrew to start learning scripture (He recently turned 3). After all, he could quote most of his favorite books, videos and songs to me!! Soooo, we made a bible verse chart. He learns a new scripture every week, and when he can quote it back to me he gets a "star sticker" for the day. He is also required to quote the previous week's verses as well. AND... know what? He Loooooves it! Every 2 weeks, he gets to pick out a "prize" (last week it was a play sword from the dollar store) if he can say all of his verses. We do most all memorization out of the KJV- (I think we've done one from the NIV), but the KJV with its natural cadence and flow is the absolute best for memorization, in my opinion. Are there other ways or techniques that you use to "hide the word" in your children's hearts... songs, rhymes, etc?? If there are, please share!
Happy FRIDAY and
Much Love,
Jennifer

14 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh your little one has put me to shame. As a coach in our word of life program we have to learn bible verses and I am stuck on the second one and they get harder as they go!!!
We used to have a tape that taught bible verses using songs I will see if I can find it and let you know the name of it.
Michelle

Amy said...

Most definitely songs! As a camp counsellor we used to make up songs to go with the verses our cabins had to learn each day. I *still* remember them. Wee Sing has a books of the Bible song you can get on tape or CD. Last year my five year old memorised all the books of the Old Testament by listening to the song each day.

Mrs Blythe said...

What a good idea Jennifer! I loved the picture of your wall chart.

Lindsey @ Enjoy the journey said...

My kids like to listen to the Steve Green CD's where they sing songs & scripture.

This is a great idea for your little boy...we started doing Awana at 3 and it is amazing what they learn.

Copper's Wife said...

The colorful chart and stickers are great for your little guy! Hiding God's Word in your little guy's heart will stay with him forever!

Paula said...

Great idea. I will tuck that idea away for later use.

Karla said...

I love this idea, Jennifer!

Just curious...are you randomly choosing scriptures or are you using a suggestion from somewhere?

Karla

Mississippi Girl said...

Hi Karla- I have a list of scriptures that I want him to memorize right now, and I am using that....
Jennifer

Dawn said...

When our kids were young, we made flash cards with our own drawings to prompt the verse. One of the favorites was quoted in cadence...
"these six things doth the Lord hate, yea seven are an abomination (YUCK) unto Him...a proud look..a lying tongue...etc..
At the time, the children loved the Little House series..and we drew a picture of Nellie Olson for the proud look...
We were encouraged by the Character Builder books written by Ron and Rebekah Coriell..and used the verses for memorization. Ron and Rebekah were friends of ours, and we were able to watch the techniques they used in teaching their girls..and flash cards was just one way they taught them scripture.
I am so glad your husband was able to get home this weekend. It looks like you made some special memories together.

aggiejenn said...

What a great idea! Our little one just turned one, but I'm putting this idea away for later!

Christine said...

That is such a great idea! I am a slacker in this area. I can quote verses all day long but have no idea (other than Old Test./New Test./epistle/gospel/etc.) where they come from. So I have always shuddered at the thought of having the kids memorize. I think I'll have to try it, though!

Anonymous said...

New to your blog -- beautiful blog by the way!

I think you are to a good start! My boys have done well with learning verses. I like the reward idea -- will have to go to the dollar store and pick up some fun stuff!

Thanks,
Letisha

Erna said...

Way to go little guy! We do Scripture memory too! Started Rachel a while ago but we've taken it easy lately. I want her to learn the meaning and she just turned 3 today. Maybe I'll post our stuff on my blog soon to share with others. I've been thinking of doing so for a while. I have to come back later on today when the girls are in bed and "catch up" on your posts. :0)

Erna said...

Jennifer, I just thought I'd let you know that I did end up posting the memory verses that I do up for my daughter to help her memorize scripture. It's up on the current page but you'll have to scroll down a bit if you want to see it.