I spend far more time on Pinterest than I should, but sometimes I find a pin that makes all that time worth it. Like this post I saw about a Charlotte Mason system of learning memory verses. As soon as I read it, I knew it was something I wanted to try. (Because, lately, we’ve slacked in this area, and I’ve been feeling convicted about making more of an effort in memorising verses with the girls.)
Memorising Bible verses is one way of instilling Scriptural truths in our children’s hearts. (I can still remember verses that I learned when I was in Sunday school.) And I think that if they can memorise the theme song from Sofia the First then they can remember passages of Scripture too.
To make our little system, I used supplies we already had. I found a little gift box (11cm x 11cm) in our gift bag box. (Please tell me I’m not the only one with an entire shop’s worth of gift bags and tissue paper lying around?) I cut out dividers from cereal boxes, painted over the brown, and printed labels.
When I showed Angie the finished product, she said, “Wow, it’s beautiful!”
To start with, we’re going to refresh the verses from our Fruit of the Spirit studies before we move on to others. (Yes, I’m finally going to finish posting the rest of that series.)
I’m looking forward to getting started with this system. The original post had dividers for all seven days of the week, but I’ve only made for Monday to Friday. I’m going to use this system as part of our school day, and while I would hope to learn verses on the weekend as well, I know myself and my children well enough to realise that’s not likely to be a regular occurrence.
Do you memorise Scripture with your children? What method do you use?