For all those out here who have struggled to memorize scripture you are not alone! Just think of adult difficulties amplified by about ten for kids who try to memorize scripture with all that energy packing into their little bodies.
After a little bit of research I found the website Ministry-to-Children.com, where I found some good instructions for ways to help kids enhance their abilities to memorize bible verses.
Because I am a visual learner I have always used a white board to help me learn just about everything, and it got me, thinking that this would also be a wonderful way for kids to not only learn but understand scripture.
With the family sitting around in the living room, one person could begin to write a verse on a white board and then another person can begin to draw pictures of what words in the verse represent. Not only does this give kids more familiarity with verses it also gives them some visual images to help them remember the verse.
9 How can a young person stay on the path of purity?
By living according to your word.
10 I seek you with all my heart;
do not let me stray from your commands.
11 I have hidden your word in my heart
that I might not sin against you.
I hope we can all hide more scripture in our heart this summer. We welcome any other suggestions for how to help kids learn to hide scripture in their hearts.
If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website. It is great for parents and kids because it provides the Big Story of God’s miraculous plan for His children in all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.