Bible Memory for Kids

Illustration of a mother sitting on edge of sons bed as they look at a paper with Bible verses taped to the headboard
Jess Golden

Would you like to help your kids develop the habit of Bible memory? It may not be as hard as you think. Here are ways other parents have started teaching memorization of Scripture to their children: 

Bedtime Memory Verses

I have always longed for my children to memorize Scripture, but I've abandoned nearly every memory system I've tried. Then a couple of years ago, I chose a psalm, printed it out and taped it to one of my children's bed frames.

Every night, I called the kids into that bedroom, and we recited the entire passage together before prayers. They took to the routine and could eventually recite the psalm from memory.

No matter how exhausted I was, I was reminded by the paper taped to the bed frame that it was time to read this psalm. Once we all had it memorized, we put up another Scripture passage.

—Tammie Haveman

ABC Bible Verses

Help your child begin to memorize Scripture with these printable ABC Bible verse flashcards! (You can download a version in color or black and white.)

—Cary Bates

Reflecting on Scripture

Like most tweens, my kids rarely leave the house in the morning without first spending a few minutes in front of the mirror. So I use those brief but consistent moments to help them learn God's Word. Using a dry-erase marker, I write verses on the bathroom mirror to encourage or challenge my kids. They are spending time in the Word while they brush their teeth or comb their hair. After a week, I wipe off a word here and there and leave the marker out for the kids to fill in the blanks. I'm amazed how a few minutes each day help them learn Scripture.

Sarah Blakeley

"Bedtime Memory Verses" first appeared in the February/March 2018 issue of Focus on the Family magazine. "ABC Bible Verses" was first included in the digital version of the Summer 2014 Thriving Family magazine. "Reflecting on Scripture" first appeared in the August/September 2013 issue of Thriving Family magazine. If you enjoyed these parenting tips, read more like them in Focus on the Family's marriage and parenting magazine. Get this publication delivered to your home by subscribing to it for a gift of any amount.

"Bedtime Memory Verses" © 2018 by Tammie Haveman. "ABC Bilbe Verses" © 2014 by Focus on the Family. "Reflecting on Scripture" is © 2013 by Sarah Blakeley.

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