Bible Memory Verse Ideas for Kids

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Bible Memory Verse Ideas

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 are always working on Bible verse memory ideas to help our children memorize Scripture so that kids are equipped with knowledge to navigate through the world. 

Bible memory verse binder

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 very 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.

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.

We would love for 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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Bible memory verses in alphabetical order

In our ReMEMBERers membership, you can access our ABSee Recite the Word Bible study. 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

 Bible Memory Verses for Kids

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. 


child reading the Bible

Bible Memory Verse Activties

Try to incorporate in to your routine:

     ● Bible memory verse of the day

     ● Weekly memory Bible verse 

     ● Bible journaling

Ideas to organize your Bible memory verses for kids

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


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 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

Daily Bible verse memory through copy work and handwriting

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. 

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! 

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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Access our online Bible studies and resources anytime and anywhere. 

Our desire is sharing God’s Word and love through creative resources for all learning styles. 

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.

How to Add Bible Memory Verses in Your Daily Routine

Incorporating a daily routine of memorizing Bible verses is important.

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.

They can handle a lot more meat of truth than people give them credit. 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.”



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.

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We are excited to announce our Remember the Word,  Bible verse memory bundle of worksheets, printables and activities. 

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

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Visit our Freebie Library for Bible verse coloring page, worksheets and printables to help you forget not the Lord!

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Scripture ideas for kids

Bible verse memory 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


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.


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!

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

Create a dance to go along with your verse.


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.

Bible Memory Verse Activities

Bible verse memory 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. has a popular app to help with Scripture memorization. 

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

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.

Bible memory verse binder page


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?

     ● 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.


Bible memorization discussion

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.

Bible memory verse printables

Bible Verses about:


Whose you are

When I am afraid

When I am overwhelmed

Who you say I am

Remembering who God is

Training Up a Child

Growing in Relationship with God

Who I am in Christ

When looking for Bible memory verses for kids we have our favorite online sources. These 2 Bible tools allow you to change translations, use a concordance and locate more related verses.

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.

Bible verse printables

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 coloring would keep their minds engaged and slow them down to focus.

Visit our freebie library for free coloring pages with Bible verses!

Our Colorful Floral Praise coloring pages are full of florals and verses of praise. Print, color and memorize a Bible verse at the same time. (ReMEMBERers Library)



We pray you find ways to incorporate God’s Word into your daily routine. What creative way have you discovered to memorize Bible verses