The following is a post from guest contributor Andrea.
Recently I discovered that my daughter is ready for some harder Bible memory verses than “Be ye kind” and “God is love.” She was attending Summer Adventure Club at a friend’s church, and she would get a prize if she could learn her verse for the next day. The verse was Romans 6:23 – “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” We worked very hard, and sure enough – she was able to say her verse and get the prize! I was very proud of her effort.
A few days later, I overheard her talking to herself in the car, and all of the sudden out came Romans 6:23. Word perfect. She rattled off the whole verse, and we hadn’t even reviewed it for several days! She then quoted it to our pastor, and her Sunday School teacher at church. Now I knew that I needed to add some new verses to her memory book.
We will be doing a form of preschool this year, and working on alphabet and phonics. I had seen some printable ABC memory verse cards on Pinterest, but they were not in the King James Version of the Bible. So I decided to create my own! These memory verse cards were designed to reinforce the alphabet, learn the phonics sound of each letter, and incorporate Bible memorization at the same time. I created them for my daughter who is almost four. I tried to use entire verses as much as possible. A few of them are a little longer, but most are still short and easy. All verses come from the King James Version.
When children are young, they can learn and absorb information so quickly. This is the perfect time to pour God’s Word into their hearts and lives. Many of the verses that I can easily spit out without thinking are the ones I learned as a child. I want my children to know and understand God’s Word so that they can say with Timothy, “And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:15). I tried to select verses that could be easily explained, and that would be applicable to their young lives right now.
There are two verses per sheet. I printed them onto card stock for more durability. I then cut each sheet in half, and laminated them. (I use this laminator and these laminating pouches to save money). After punching holes, I used binder rings to fashion a small book.
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I hope they are a blessing as you use this as a tool to infuse God’s Word into your little one!
Note from MaryEllen: If you use these printables, would you take a minute to leave a comment thanking Andrea for taking the time to create them and share them with all of us?