How to Help Kids Memorize Scripture Each Month at School

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With the new school year launching, we wanted to give our kids something they could put on their backpacks each month.

We noticed that the kids haven’t been doing a good job of memorizing our verse each month, so we wanted whatever we gave kids to help them memorize scripture.

We went back and forth with different ideas and finally settled on verse pins (I know this might sound a little old school, but hear me out).

Each month we give every kid a pin with the first letter of each word of the verse written on it and the Bible reference.

Here’s what it looks like (this is version 1.o, in the future we’re looking at adding different backgrounds, so it’s like the kids are collecting a different badge each month):

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So the verse is Trust In The Lord With All Your Heart. DNot Depend On Your Own Understanding – Proverbs 3:5.

Instead of writing out the whole verse, we use just letters to make it more of a game-like challenge for the kids.

And if a kid forgets the verse, they have to get in the word and look it up (added bonus).

We give these pins to kids the first Sunday of the month and tell them to put it on their backpacks, so they can look at it on the bus and at school.

There’s a bunch of websites you can get the pins; we use www.purebuttons.com, which was about $23 for 50 pins (The more you buy the cheaper each pin becomes, and after $30 shipping is free) (If you decide to try this idea and find a cheaper website, please let me know!).

We got 1.5″ pins (1″ is a little too small, and going up to 2″ wasn’t worth the added cost to us).

What have you done that’s been effective in successfully encouraging kids to memorize Scripture? Leave a comment!

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Brandon Horst

I am passionate about family, especially my amazing wife, Hannah, my daughter, Emery, and my son Tristan. I am also passionate about helping Family Ministry Leaders lead better. I love new ideas, innovation, and collaborating with other leaders to make those ideas and innovations better. I currently serve as the Next Gen Pastor at Centerpointe Church in Fairfax, VA.

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Brandon Horst

I am passionate about family, especially my amazing wife, Hannah, my daughter, Emery, and my son Tristan. I am also passionate about helping Family Ministry Leaders lead better. I love new ideas, innovation, and collaborating with other leaders to make those ideas and innovations better. I currently serve as the Next Gen Pastor at Centerpointe Church in Fairfax, VA.

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