How We Do Scripture Memory (and Why)
- DAILY: We take our time and learn just one Scripture or passage at a time. For whatever verse we're learning, each day, the children repeat the Scripture reference after me and then they listen to me read the Scripture. Then, they repeat the Scripture reference once more.
- We continue that process until each child (and parent!) has learned the verse word for word. We do not rush. One tip I learned is this: "hiding God's Word in your heart is not a race, it is a lifelong habit." I can't tell you how freeing that was to this Mama's ears, because for some reason I felt like I was "behind" in memorizing Scripture.
- ODD/EVEN: Once the daily Scripture is memorized, it is advanced to the odd or even section. It is then recited only on the odd or even day of the month. A new daily Scripture is then added.
- DAY OF THE WEEK: As the cards advance from the odd and even, they then go to a day of the week, in order from Sunday to Saturday. So now, that 1st Scripture learned is recited once per week.
- DATE OF THE MONTH: Once the cards advance through the days of the week, they then go to a date of the month, numbered 1-30. That very 1st Scripture is now recited one per month.
- Anytime a verse is learned, you advance it and begin to learn a new one.
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index cards, old storage container, homemade labels