Bible Memorization

Scripture Memory for Kids

We have free, printable....
Bible Verse Charts
Bible Verse Tune Charts
Bible Verse Copywork
 Bible Verse Strips

Introduction and Descriptions of Each
Suggestions for Use
Free Printable Bible Verse Materials
Additional Resources

 

 

Introduction and Descriptions

The most foundational component  in training our young children is knowing God's Word. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (Proverbs 9:10) My heart is concerned for the needs of my children - not just cognitively, physically, emotionally, and socially - but spiritually! Psalm 119: 9-11 states....

"How can a young man keep his way pure?
By living according to your word.
I seek you with all my heart;
do not let me stray from your commands.
I have hidden your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you
."

I have been convicted by the Holy Spirit that I need to work on helping my young children hide God's Word in their hearts. Whether that is through song, oral reading of Scripture, writing the verse, building a cut apart verse, or playing a memory verse game, the goal is the same - developing an armory of verses to guard their hearts and minds that can be taken with them wherever they go. "Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him." (Proverbs 30:5)  Please pray with me as we embark on this adventure.

 

Joyful Heart Tune Charts
I have never been very good at memorizing God's Word as I should.  However, the verses I remember most are those that have been put to song, whether intended for a child or in Christian contemporary music.  Those are the verses that my heart and mind seem to reflect upon the most.

For several years, I have been working on aligning key Bible verses to familiar children's songs such as 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star', 'Skip To My Lou', and 'London Bridge'. This allows the verse to not only be read, but sung as well.  We have found this is most helpful for toddlers just starting to hide God's Word. Of course, our older kids still enjoy it, too! Each Joyful Heart Tune Chart has the Scripture reference, name of the tune used to sing it to, a picture aid, and the verse typed out according to how you would sing it with your child.

Joyful Heart Bible Verse Charts
Each of the Bible Verse Charts were also designed to assist your child in memorizing God's Word. All of the Joyful Heart Bible Verse Charts contain a picture memory aid, the address of the verse, and has the Scripture typed out.  They are not set to a tune.

Joyful Heart Bible Verse Strips
The Bible Verse Strips are meant to be cut apart and rearranged to form the verse. They can be used on the floor or in a pocket chart.

Joyful Heart Bible Verse Copywork
A growing number of verses below also have corresponding copywork sheets for elementary aged children. These are great for memorizing Scripture as well as for handwriting practice!

Bible Verse Coloring Sheets
Kids enjoy coloring their own sheets (with larger black and white pictures) and reviewing the Bible verses.

 

Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.
Psalm 100:2

Suggestions for Use

  • Print the charts on 8 1/2 by 11 sheets of regular paper to use in a binder or on the refrigerator. In the past, we have placed each child's newest verse to memorize on the refrigerator.  We have also been storing the tunes in a binder for each child. Our children like to look through their binders and sing their memory verses on a regular basis. They have been learning them quite fast and have been singing them joyfully since they were a little over two years old. What a joy to our hearts as well!  May God be praised.
  • Print the charts on plain 4 by 6 index cards.  These index cards could then be used in a memory verse file box, placed in a 4 by 6 inch photo album, or hole punched and placed on rings. (We printed ours using the following settings - borderless portrait, 4 by 6, 50%, auto center and auto rotate.)

Directions for setting up a similar memory verse file box
can be found at Simply Charlotte Mason.

 

  • Print each chart two times on one plain white 4 by 6 index card, but at half the size. Use these smaller cards to make Scripture Memory review games or to place on rings. (We set our print settings to borderless landscape, 33.3%, and auto rotate only.)


You could use these to play Bible Memory or Go Fish.
Each time a match is made recite the verse or sing the tune!

 

Additional Ideas for Practicing Bible Verses - from Joyful Heart

 

Free Printable Bible Verse Materials

Available Scripture reference materials are listed in alphabetical order.

Bible Verse
Reference

Joyful Heart Tune Chart

Bible Verse Chart 

Bible Verse Strips

Bible Verse Copywork

Bible
Verse Coloring Sheets

 

 

 

 

 lined writing sheet for copywork

 

Acts 2:47b

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Acts 9:20b

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Acts 16:31

 

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1 Chronicles 16:34

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Colossians 1:3

 

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Colossians 3:13

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Colossians 3:20

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Colossians 3:23

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1 Corinthians 4:2b

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1 Corinthians 10:13b

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1 Corinthians 14:40

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1 Corinthians 15:3

 

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1 Corinthians 15:4

 

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1 Corinthians 15:33

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2 Corinthians 9:7b

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Daniel 9:9

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Ephesians 4:2b

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Ephesians 4:32

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Ephesians 6:1

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Ephesians 6:2

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Ephesians 6:1-3

 

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Exodus 20
-Ten Commandments

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booklet

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And Even More Sheets!

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Galatians 5:13b

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Galatians 5:13b-14

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Genesis 1:1

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Genesis 1:31

 

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Hebrews 3:13b

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Hebrews 4:12

 

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Hebrews 12:2a

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Hebrews 12:11

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Hebrews 13:5b

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Isaiah 53:5

 

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James 1:2-4

 

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James 1:17

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James 1:22

 

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James 2:8

 

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James 2:10

 

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James 3:17

 

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James 4:17

 

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James 5:9

 

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James 5:16

 

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Jeremiah 29:11a

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Jeremiah 29:13

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Jeremiah 31:3

 

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1 John 3:16a

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1 John 4:14

 

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1 John 4:19

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John 1:14

 

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John 1:29

 

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John 3:14

 

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John 3:15

 

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John 3:16

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John 14:6

 

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John 15:12

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John 15:15b

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John 15:17

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John 17:17

 

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John 20:31

 

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Joshua 1:9b

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Joshua 24:24

 

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Luke 1:37

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Luke 2:1-20

 

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Luke 2:11

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Luke 6:31

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Mark 16:15b

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Matthew 1:23

 

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Matthew 4:4

 

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Matthew 4:19

 

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Matthew 5:11

 

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Matthew 5:12

 

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Matthew 5:14

 

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Matthew 5:15

 

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Matthew 5:16

 

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Matthew 5:18

 

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Matthew 5:44

 

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Matthew 5:45b

 

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Matthew 6:9b-13

 

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Matthew 6:19

 

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Matthew 6:20-21

 

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Matthew 6:24

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Matthew 6:25

 

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Matthew 6:33

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verse chart

Matthew 7:12

 

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Matthew 9:37-38

 

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Matthew 11:28

 

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Matthew 11:29-30

 

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Matthew 20:26b-27

 

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Matthew 20:28

 

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Matthew 22:37-38

 

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Matthew 22:39-40

 

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Matthew 24:35

 

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Matthew 25:34

 

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Matthew 25:35

 

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Matthew 25:36

 

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Matthew 25:40

 

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Matthew 28:6a

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Matthew 28:18-19

 

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Matthew 28:20

 

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1 Peter 1:25

 

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1 Peter 2:17a

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1 Peter 3:3-4

 

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2 Peter 3:18a

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Philippians 2:3b

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Philippians 2:14

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Philippians 4:6

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Philippians 4:13

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Philippians 4:19

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Proverbs 2:6

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Proverbs 3:5

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Proverbs 3:5-6

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Proverbs 3:27

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Proverbs 10:17

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Proverbs 12:22

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Proverbs 15:1

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Proverbs 17:14

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Proverbs 17:17

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Proverbs 17:22

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Proverbs 18:10

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Proverbs 30:5

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Proverbs 31:10-31

 

 

 

Lots of resources

 

Psalm 1

 

NIV or ESV
6 charts + a fill in the blank review sheet

NIV
ESV

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ESV

Psalm 1:6

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Psalm 2:8

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Psalm 22:27-28

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Psalm 23

 

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6 charts + a fill in the blank review sheet

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Psalm 23:1a

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Psalm 23:1

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Psalm 33:20-21

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Psalm 34

 

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Psalm 34:13

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Psalm 46:1

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Psalm 46:10

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Psalm 56:3

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Psalm 69:5b

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Psalm 85:8a

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Psalm 96:1-3

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Psalm 100

 

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early
elementary
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Psalm 118:1

 

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Psalm 118:24

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Psalm 119:11

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Psalm 119:105

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Psalm 136:1a

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Psalm 147:5

 

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Psalm 150

 

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Psalm 150:1-2

 

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Psalm 150:3a

 

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Psalm 150:3b

 

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Psalm 150:4

 

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Psalm 150:5

 

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Psalm 150:6

 

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Revelation 7:9a

 

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Romans 3:23a

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Romans 3:23

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Romans 5:8b

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Romans 8:28-32

 

chart
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1 Thessalonians
5:16-18

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1 Thessalonians 5:17

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2 Timothy 3:16-17

 

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" But grow in the grace and knowledge
of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. "
( 2 Peter 3:18)

 

 

 

 

Additional Resources

Below, are links to books, CD's, and online resources that will
 help us to hide God's Word in our littlest ones' hearts.

Books

Parenting With Scripture: A Topical Guide for Teachable Moments by Kara Durbin; Moody Press: 2001. ISBN 0802465420
The Word and Song Children's Bible by Stephen Elkins; Broadman & Holman Publishers:  1999.   ISBN 0805430180
Bible Visuals - books for purchase to accompany books of the Bible and familiar Bible based songs
Resources for Teaching Proverbs - coloring books, visuals, flash cards, etc, for sale

 

CD's for purchase:
Hide'Em In Your Heart Songs - Several CD's by Steve Green containing Scripture put to song
Seeds Family Worship CD's - Longer Scripture verses put to song
I Love God's Word - Scripture Memory in Song by Dr. Emilie Storch

 

Online for free:
Scripture Memory System - from Simply Charlotte Mason
Mama Jen's Printables - more free Bible memory charts and copywork
Homeschool Creations - free Bible memory charts and cut aparts.  (These correspond with some of the AWANA book verses!).
Bible Memory Helps and Teaching with Songs - ideas from Web World Teacher Training
Scripture Release - free downloadable Bible verses put to song. Printable verses and sheet music as well.
Scripture Memory Coloring Sheets - free printable sheets
Children- A Study of the Scriptures - Biblical exhortations by Diane Dew to train our children
Suggested Verses for Children Under Age 5 - from Wholesome Words.com by Stephen Ross
Parent Handbook for Scripture Memory - from Central Presbyterian Children's Ministry
KiDiddles - a website with words and music of traditional, familiar kids songs

 

 

Psalm 16:11
You have made known to me the path of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

 

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