September 21, 2011

Memorizing Scipture with Your Kids {and a Giveaway!}

Your word I have hidden in my heart,  That I might not sin against You. 
~Psalm 119:11

Recently our family started memorizing a verse of scripture together each week.  My 3 year old and my 4 year old can often recite the weekly verse from memory before I can. (And always before daddy can!)

There are many ways to go about writing scripture on your heart.  Here is what works for our family:

On Monday morning I print off our verse, laminate it and post it on a message board inside our pantry door. This is mostly to help me remember it, because the kids can't really read yet.


That morning we spend some time on the verse. We recite it. We talk about what it means.  We say it very quietly.We say it very loudly.We say it with a mean monster voice.  We say it with a squeeky voice. We clap as we say each word and we stomp our feet on each syllable. We act it out.  we think up ways to live it out. 

After that, we review it each day at breakfast and each evening at dinner.We talk about it when we're driving somewhere in the van. We normally have it memorized by Tuesday evening.  By friday it's cement.

When the week is over I take down the verse and clip the pieces together with a binder clip. I'm saving them because when the kids are old enough to read them I think it would be a  fun review to lay the pieces out and try to put them in order!  I'm printing the verses in different colors in case they get jumbled.


Here are some great memory verses to get you started:
  • Ephesians 4:32   And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
  • Romans 6:23   For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  • Deuteronomy 6:5   You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 
  • 1 Corinthians 10:31   Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
  • Genesis 1:1   In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.


AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!!

Recently I purchased some cd's from Seeds Family Worship.  Seeds Family Worship sets God's word to music.  It aids in scripture memorization by turning bible verses into catchy little diddies!

I love these Cd's. They are kid-friendly enough to enchant the children, sending them dancing around the living room singing scripture, and also grown up enough not to make me want to hide in the bathroom when the kids beg to listen to it one more time. 

(Although some times I just plain want to hide in the bathroom. What mom doesn't have those moments?)

Seeds Family Worship had this awesome idea to include 2 cd's in every purchase... one to keep and one to share with a friend.  And I want to give my extra cd's to you!


One reader will win Seeds Family Worship Volume 2: Seeds of faith, And Seeds Family Worship Volume 3: Seeds of Praise! 



Each of you can enter the draw twice.  Here's how:

For your first entry: Just comment below.  Include your email address so I can contact you if you win!

For a second entry: Share my blog with some friends in any way you choose!  Tweet about the giveaway, share a link to my blog on Facebook, add the button for my upcoming 31 Days of Organizing to your blog (the code is in my sidebar under the title "grab a button"), Pin one of my articles to your pinterest, physically tell one of your real-life friends about my blog, email your mom about one of my articles...it's up to you!   Find a way to share my blog with somebody and then comment a second time to let me know that you did something to spread the word about The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking.

Contest closes on Sunday. The winner will be drawn randomly and notified by email next week.

If you don't win the cd's, you should consider purchasing them from Amazon by clicking Here because they are awesome and because I'm an amazon affiliate and could really use the money...

****THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED****

11 comments:

  1. I have wanting to get these for my daughter!!! She loves music, and we have been already sharing memory verses with her. It is so kind of Seeds to offer 2 cds!! (and you to share yours). Thank you!

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  2. aaannnnd I posted a link to your blog on Facebook. I will have to figure out how to do the pin thing for our blog. (although most people read it through a link on Facebook anyway:o)

    I forgot...here is my email: baasmith0913@gmail.com

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  3. We have to memorize Bible verses for school...thanks for the ideas! Please put my name in for the drawing, my kids would love the CD's. jen.geer@gmail.com

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  4. I love SEEDS, I'd love to be entered in the drawing! Repinning your memory verse board too :) karadeyoung (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  5. what a freaking awesome idea! (don't enter me in the contest) I just wanted you to know you're idea is awesome!

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  6. Very nice! I love that the CDs were packaged that way and thank you for offering them this way! :)

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  7. I love the different voices! Great idea! paulakittle(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. I would love to have these cds for my boys!
    howdyqueen@yahoo.com

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  9. I love this idea! Never to early to start memorizing Bible verses, even if my son is only 3 months old :)

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  10. Great idea. Have no children in the house, but would give to a friend.

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  11. I'd love these! manders429(at)yahoo(dot)com

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