Memory Verse

People of all ages should memorize Scripture.  Preschoolers can memorize a verse a month.  Older students can memorize a verse a week.  The first part of this section describes activities you can use in your Christian Preschool or Children's Ministry Sunday School class to help the children memorize the Memory Verse.  The second part of this section includes sheets of Memory Verses you can send home with the children.

Memory Verse Activities

While repeating a verse over and over again is effective, it can get pretty boring pretty quickly.  Try using a game to make memorization fun.  Click on a game below for a description of how to use the game to help children memorize Scripture.

Musical Colors.

Verse Hunt.

Matching Game.

Feather Relay.

Heir to a Christian Fortune.

Alphabet Cereal Scrabble.

Word Scramble.


Pizza Frisbee.



You can also use writing to help the children learn the verse.  But add a fun twist and let them write using ancient writing techniques.  Click on the technique below to see an example.

Carve the verse in stone.


Write the verse on a clay tablet.  Use self-hardening modeling clay.  Flatten to about 1/4" to 3/8" thick.  Use a sharpened 1/4" dowel to write in the clay.


Write the verse on papyrus paper using a stick and ink.

The students might also enjoy solving a "Coded Message."  See Brain Teasers.

Memory Verse Handouts

It may take younger students more than one Sunday to memorize a verse.  Send a copy of the verse home with the children.  Encourage the parents to help the children memorize the verse.  Click on a verse below to go to a page you can print, copy and send home with the children.

Each page should print on one sheet of letter size paper so you can print it, copy it, and send it home with the students.
Children like bright colors.  Try copying the verses on colored paper.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth
Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.


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