Bible Memory Verse Ideas

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Help kids know and remember God's Word

We all retain information with different learning styles. Here you will find ideas to help hold onto what matters most in life, remembering God each day all day. 

  • Best ways for Bible memorization
  • Bible verses in alphabetical order
  • Daily Bible memory verses
  • Bible memory verse games and apps

        …and so much more!

Memorizing God’s Word is important, but knowing what He says, His promises, Who He is and how to apply it to our lives is vital. We’ve pulled together this Ultimate Guide of Bible verse memory ideas to help our children memorize Scripture so that kids are equipped with knowledge to navigate through the world. After all, Bible memory verses not only draw us closer to God, but they put His words on our brain and in our heart to put into action. 

We have personally used these ideas in our homeschool, Sunday Bible School classes, Tutorials, and Bible Art classes for kids of all ages and for our own Bible verse memorization. Filter through the list to find the best Bible memory ideas for you and your children’s learning styles. 

Click on the graphics to discover ideas to memorize Scripture. 

 

Importance of Bible Memory Verses

Best ways for Bible Memorization

Bible Verse Organization

Bible Memory Verses in Alphabetical Order

Bible Memory Verse Bundles and Printables

Bible Memory Verse Daily Routine

Bible Memory Verse Activities for Kids

Bible Memory Verse Games and Cards

Bible Memory Apps

Bible Verses to Memorize

Why Scripture Memorization is Important

Memorizing 1000 Bible verses is wonderful, but if we don’t understand them or know what they mean, we’ll find ourselves deep in worry, fear, anxiety, doubt, and a whole bunch of other undesirable situations. 

That’s when we will find ourselves relying on ourselves and not trusting God. 

This encounter recorded in Matthew 4, gives us the greatest example of not only memorizing Scripture, but how to use it.

Even Satan knows God’s Word. 

Matthew 4

1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
 
3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
 
4 Jesus answered, It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’
 
5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple.  6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down.
 
For it is written: “
‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’ ”

It is written

 
7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’
 
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
 
10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’
 
11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

The Devil Knows the Word of God.

He wants to twist the words to fit his schemes to trip up God’s people. Jesus would answer, “For it is written” and then fire back the Truth. 

We have to know God’s Word, the Bible, so that we can recognize the twisted versions thrown at us. When the world gives us the twisted words we need to remember the Truth. Memorizing Bible verses helps us to have them with us when we face a situation, fear, enemy or find ourselves in need. God’s Word provides for all of these and so much more. 

The Bible is a Sword of Truth

A sword is a heavy weapon to weld. It takes muscle build up with daily practice. You can’t just pick up a sword and use it effectively. 

 

● Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

 

● Ephesians 6:16-18

In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
 
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

child reading the Bible

Daily Bible verse memory work and applying God’s Truth to our lives builds strong memory muscles and makes us physically stronger for those enemy attacks. 

 We brush our teeth each day hopefully several times a day, to ward of bacteria and tooth decay. Shouldn’t we put on God’s Word to ward off an enemy attack and keep our hearts clean? 

What is the Best Way to Memorize Bible Verses?

The best way to memorize Scripture is to engage your brain in how it best learns. We like to use the VARK idea of learning styles. 

  • V- visual
  • A- auditory
  • R- reading
  • K- kinesthetic 

When you give your brain information in your learning style strength, you have a better chance to retain the Bible verses. If you can incorporate a combination of the learning styles, you have a greater chance for Scripture memorization! 

Visual could be seeing the verse in various places around your home such as wall art, a verse card on the bathroom mirror or a sticker on a notebook. This could include Bible memory verse cards, word searches or even fill in the blank worksheets. 

Auditory could be hearing the Bible verse repeated multiple times, a song with Scripture or a child repeating the words aloud. 

Reading can be very similar to visual, but not all visual learners are strong readers. Reading a Bible verse each day several times a day can help the brain remember. 

Kinesthetic is hands on learning. This can be accomplished through Bible memory verse games, dances, movements and  activities such as Bible verse coloring books, copy handwriting workbooks and illustrating a verse. 

No matter which learning style is your strength, it’s not about the method. It’s about knowing God’s Word and being able to put it into action that is important. Repetition, memorization and life application of God’s Word are how we can best  know who God is more and share Him with others. 

Bible Memory Verses in Alphabetical Order

One of the first things we learn as children is our ABCs. We engage all learning styles with kids at a very young age simply with visuals of letters, activities and a simple song we since numerous times. Why not learn Bible memory verses in alphabetical order? 

You can learn God’s Word and the ABCs at the same time. This could be a verse that begins with each letter of the alphabet, or a visual theme for each letter connected to a Bible verse. 

We have several different resources to help you learn God’s Word in alphabetical order. 

In our ReMEMBERers membership, you can access our ABSee Recite the Word Bible study/curriculum.  It is an alphabetical Bible verse study for kids of all ages. Sight words, handwriting, copy work, activities and more are included in this Bible study. You can see more of what is included here: ABSee Recite the Word. 

You can also find our ABSee Bible Verse Coloring Books in our Resource area on Amazon!

Bible verse printables

We invite you to visit our YouTube channel and see the Bible verse videos we have been creating for kids of all ages. Each video will have a theme to the Bible verses selected. You’ll also find our Bible Art Lessons which also help kids learn and memorize Scripture. 

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ABC Bible Verse Coloring Books

Visuals and hands on activities such as coloring are great exercises to help Bible memory retention. Our ABC Bible Verse coloring books in various themes are available on Amazon. 

Ideas to Organize Your Bible Memory Verses for Kids

We like to store our printed Bible verses in a Bible memory verse binder!

Our favorite morning routine was the Bible verse memorization binder. This method works great for homeschoolers and schoolers of all kinds.  We were not homeschooling when we began these binders. The binder is filled with Bible verse printables, coloring pages or our children’s own Bible verse illustrations to review each morning together. 

The Bible verse memory binder can be used in a Christian homeschool or as family devotionals.

Bible verse memory work can be practiced in the school car lines, bedtime routines or at the family table!

52 Bible verses for back to school and free printable is a verse a week to memorize together each day before school 

Bible memory verse binder

The more we engage the senses, movement and learning styles, the better ability we have to retain the information. 

For reading, writing and even sight words, the Bible is a wonderful source to work with a child. 

     ● Use Bible verses that you are memorizing to find sight words you might be learning. 

     ● Create a spelling words list from the verse of the week to learn. 

     ● If you have an early learner, use your Bible verse to help them find the “letter” you are studying. Find the different sounds that letter is making in the word. Is the letter in the beginning, middle or end of the word? 

These exercises not only help a child exercise their reading skills, but they also learn God’s Word in the process. 

We created a course to help you do these memorization practices and more in our ABSee! Recite the Word course. You can find ABSee in our ReMEMBERers Online Bible Study and Resources Library. 
 
This is our “home” to all of our Bible studies and resources such as Bible verse copy pages, Timeline of the Bible, Art lessons and more to help you remember God’s Word. 
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Our desire is sharing God’s Word and love through creative resources for all learning styles.

Show kids that God’s Word is the most important part of your life, because He is your life!

As moms, we demonstrate this by beginning our day in the Word. We show kids that Scripture is what we use to guide our steps and how we handle the day. Every situation or emotion can be discovered in the Word of God. 

Set up a Bible Memory Verse Station in your home just like you would a coffee station. Make a place in your home the central area for their daily Bible verse memorization. Recite Bible verses together. Put them all over your home so that kids can see and remember what God has promised. 

What can you include in your daily routine?  Try to help kids remember Bible verses for what they are feeling or experiencing by hitting all their learning styles. 

One way you can achieve this is with our Remember the Word Bible Memory Verse Bundles.

Bible Memory Verse Bundles

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If a Bible curriculum or study is not your current need, but you would like more Bible verse memorization for your kids, we are offering “everything but the kitchen sink” bundles. We will release a new theme bundle of Bible verse worksheets, activities, an Art lesson and creative ideas to help you and your children memorize Scripture.  

In our Bible Art lessons, we use Bible to teach Art and Art to teach the Bible. 

For a sample of one piece of a Bible verse memory bundle, you can find as set of the worksheets and printables in our Freebie Library

How to Add Bible Memory Verses in Your Daily Routine

Incorporating a daily routine of memorizing Bible verses is important. 

● Bible Memory Verse of the Day

● Weekly Memory Bible Verse 

● Bible Journaling

● Reciting Bible Memory Verses 

● Handwriting Bible Verse Copy Work

● Work the Word

● Bible Verse Games and Activities 

 

What are some short Bible Verses for Kids to Memorize?

Working together as a family to daily memorize Bible verses can strengthen the whole family and deepen relationships with Jesus. Younger children will sponge off of the older kiddos.

Many people will Google search, “What are some short verses for kids to memorize?”

We’re here to tell you that if you help your children in their learning styles to memorize and know God’s Word, they can do longer Bible verses. 

They can handle a lot more meat of truth than people give them credit. Kids are sponges. They take in everything around them and process it at lightening speed. They hear even when it does not look like they are paying attention. Kids understand the simple concepts that many adults miss in learning. 

Let’s not forget, Jesus loves children!

children studying the Bible

Matthew 19:14

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Many times when our children were younger, we would read aloud to them as they colored coloring pages. Sometimes it would be an educational coloring page and other times, just a fun drawing.

The enemy does not care how old you are. Help your children remember whose they are with our Bible Verse Dot Markers and Coloring Books.

We love using dot markers, dot stickers, or making our own dotting markers by cutting the nib flat on a washable marker. 

Bible Memory Verse Activity Ideas for Kids

Bible memory verse tools

Creative ways to help a child remember a Bible verse by considering learning styles. We all learn and retain information differently. The trick to Bible verse memorization is layering multiple learning styles. *affiliate links

     ● Pictures

     ● Actions 

     ● Songs

     ● Games

      ● Illustration 

      ● Flashcards

 

Pictures with Bible verse

They say, “A picture is worth a thousand words.”

Take pictures of objects, situations, actions, and even emotions from your children and throughout your home. Place them in a document with a Bible verse. Print these and create a Bible verse binder to help your children memorize Scripture.

Bible Memorization Trick Using the First Letter 

A fun method to help with Bible verse memorization is to take the first letter of each word in the verse, write it down. Then as you memorize the verse, you can look at your strange grouping of letters to help you if a word is forgotten. 

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In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 

 

Actions with Bible verse

Movement is a great way to help retain something we want our brains to remember. If you can put a verse to movement as you recite it, you have a better change to retain it!

Learn the ASL (Sign Language) to the Bible verses you are learning. 

Pick words from your Bible verse and give it an action!

Create a dance to go along with your verse.

 

 

Bible Memory Verse Cards

Bible memory verse cards are similar to flash cards and are great for visual and kinesthetic learners .

 

Songs to Bible verse

There are many options available to help kids remember Bible verses with music.

If you are memorizing a verse that you cannot find a song already made, make your own.

Illustrating Bible Memory Verses

This is one of our favorite ways to help children memorize a Bible verse. When you see what they see a verse means to them. It’s amazing to see the world through their eyes, but even more amazing to see God’s Word as they see it.

Or create Art using your favorite Bible verses in Bible Art Lessons because you have God given creativity to use in your own way. 

Kids also love comic books. Allow kids to illustrate Bible verses, passages or stories by using a comic book style method. 

Bible memory verse binder page

 

Bible Verse Worksheets

We all have different learning styles. Many parents discover that their children not only have very different learning styles from one another, but also from their parents. Which makes teaching your children a daily adventure! 

Fill in the blank

Work the Word – ( see our 7 easy steps to beginner Bible study.)

Word Search

Cut up a printed Bible verse into words and arrange them in order. 

 

Some kids do well with memorizing information and Bible verses with worksheets. We have Bible memory verse worksheets and Bible worksheets in our Freebie Library and in our ReMEMBERers. We try to find creative ways to help kids in all learning styles and with various printables and worksheets. 

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Bible Memory Verse Handwriting
and Copy Work

Writing Bible Verses can help our brain to remember better. Our Bible verse handwriting penmanship and copywork workbooks can help your child remember God’s Word and improve their handwriting. Available on Amazon in KJV and ESV. 

Bible Memory Verse Games

Playing a game that is fun and learning a Bible verse at the same time makes memories lost lasting!

Remember the Memory or Match game where you turn over two cards at a time and try to make a match? There are so many pre made matching games with Scripture for kids of all ages. They also make great gifts for a family game night. 

Use your Bible verse pages, pictures or printables as memory game cards. You can copy and resize them or create a large size memory game with just card stock that covers the floor.

Write verses on Jenga game pieces and as you play, read the Bible verse.

Think of simple games that you can convert into Scripture memory!

Bible Memory Verse Apps

More than likely, you have a great Bible App on your phone, computer or ipad. Apps are a wonderful way to take God’s Word with you wherever you go. It is also nice to have a quick reference when you need it. 

BibleMemory.com has a popular app to help with Scripture memorization. 

Many apps such as YouVersion, Navigators, BibleGateway.com and  Shereadstruth.com have Bible reading plans and a focus verse for the day, week and month. 

Bible Memory Verse Ideas for Kids

 Bible story with memory verse

The Old Testament is filled with stories of God’s love and mercy. Those stories of real people and their relationship with a very real God are for us to learn more and more about Him.

Stories are movies in our minds. We can hear or read a story and a moving picture flows through our heads as to how that would look. We tend to remember stories more than a concept. 

Jesus even used stories and parables to help the disciples understand what He was doing or what God will do. He knew that His people have a tendency to forget or get side tracked. A story would plant in their minds and hearts to help them remember.

     ● Read a Bible story and pick a Bible verse to remember with that story. Was is the key point from that story that a child needs to remember? Hang verses on your mirror, the fridge, the wall, in a locker, on your ceiling or anywhere you need to look at God’s Word around you. 

     ● Put a Bible verse to a real life situation in your child’s life. Maybe they have experience a fear that needs to be fought with God’s Word.

Download our free Bible Stories Timeline to begin your Scripture memorization in chronological order. Just grab a verse from each Bible story each week. 

Bible Verses Christians Should Memorize

The Bible is filled with information we need to know and remember for every situation, emotion or person we experience. We’ve pulled together topics or themes to help you find the Bible memory verse you need to memorize. 

Bible Verses about:

Love

We all desire to be loved. But God wants us to love Him and others with His love. 

Whose you are

The lack of knowing who you are and whose you are is a struggle so many are facing today.

When I am afraid

When kids are afraid, having these verses helps them to overcome their fears with God. 

When I am overwhelmed

Some days it feels like the world is too overwhelming, but God Word has Bible verses to bring us a fresh breath and calm us. 

Who you say I am

Only the One who made you can tell you who you are. These Bible memory verses remind you who you are.

Remembering who God is

These are Bible verses we can memorize that reveal God’s name and the meaning to help us know who He is. 

Training Up a Child

We’ve gathered Bible memory verses to train up a child in the Lord. 

Growing in Relationship with God

Memorize these Bible verses that remind you to be like a plant rooted in love, growing in relationship with God and being like a tree planted by the waters that is thriving. 

Who I am in Christ

In Christ you are a new creation. Memorize verses to remember who you are in Christ. 

On the Go With God

Every vehicle has a purpose. You see transportation and construction trucks doing the jobs they were created to do. It’s amazing to see how vehicles can remind us of who God is, what He does and your purpose. 

Break down a passage of Scripture and talk about it. Go into deep conversations about what God’s Word is saying to us. This gives you quality time with your child, helps them understand how God wants us to handle and walk in this life and helps them memorize a Bible verse.

When looking for Bible memory verses for kids we have our favorite online sources. These Bible tools allow you to change translations, use a concordance and locate more related verses. You can also use these in the Work the Word method we mentioned earlier. 

Biblestudytools.com

BlueletterBible.com

Biblegateway.com

BibleHub.com

 

Bible Memory Verse Coloring Pages

Coloring is a right brain therapy that not only allows us to express our inner creative child, but it helps settle our minds. Our Freebie Library contains Bible verse coloring pages and our Bible Art Membership contains thousands of printables and all of our coloring and dot marker books. 

Bible verse printables

Favorite Resources for Bible Memorization