He is more awesome than all who surround Him. Psalm 89:7
I’ve discovered something that applies to me when memorizing Bible verses – “out of sight, out of mind.” It applies to so many things in my life, but when I’m trying to memorize a verse, if it’s not in front of me, I’m not thinking about it. And I’m finding the same is true for Elias. When he sees the verse, he can repeat it, but if I ask him about the verse when it’s not in front of him, he cannot. So until he can, I’m putting it all over the place!
It’s already in our den, so I wrote it on our little chalkboard sign in the living room, right above where the boys park their ride-on cars for the night.
I also wrote it on a notecard and put it on my bathroom mirror, and then we started on a poster to put the verse in Elias’s room.
First, I wrote out the verse on some butcher paper and left plenty of room above each word… and I wrote out each word of the verse on different colored construction paper.
Then, as I held up each construction paper word, Elias matched it up with the word on the big poster (this works on pre-reading skills, too!).
Elias practiced “a little dot will do ya!” with his gluing skills – and for a glue-crazy 3 year old, he did rather well!
We hung up his poster in his map room on his new art gallery wires (curtain wires from Ikea that I’ve had for years, but just hung up along one wall to make an art gallery for the kids’ art projects!).
And now we are surrounded by our memory verse! As I hung the new poster up in Elias’s room, he repeated the verse to me, and said, “Do you know what that means, Momma? It means that God is awesome! and do you know who is the coolest? God!” Praise the Lord that this is sinking in!!!
How do you and your kids work on memory verses? I’m looking for more ideas for verses to come!