Okay. I'll admit it. My kids don't know too many memory verses. Compared (I know, we arent supposed to compare. ) with a lot of you, I really feel lacking in this part. I think preschoolers have the cognitive ability to memorize a new verse every week, but then it gets complicated...
I always have trouble finding verses I want, so I spend forever looking for the perfect one. Not too long, not to hard to understand, but relevant. Do I look for one that corresponds with their Bible lessons? One that goes with the letter of the week? One that goes with our unit study? A chapter, one verse at a time? A Psalms, a Proverbs, a story for the life of Jesus? Plus, I loved the idea of verses set to music, but that just adds more time (a lot more time) to the job.
Yes, I am very, very good at complicating things.
So this week when I realized I had forgotten to pick out
a memory verse (again...) instead of searching through the Bible for an hour, I searched the web. And I found out there is a great selection of memory verses for kids already picked out!
And, better yet, I found verses that have been set to music, made into a great printable, and are free!
I can't believe I spent hours doing this myself!
I plan to start at the top and just work our way down, one a week. We will print them off on cardstock and put them in a three ring binder. There. UN-complicated!!
As an added bonus, this site also has fun things to help older kids memorize, including word strips to rearrange, copywork, and some fun ideas for games made out of the verses. There are LOTS of verses here to pick from, too.