Verse Pins: Getting Kids Excited About Memorizing Scripture
I wrote on this idea a while back, but even if you read that post, I’ve added some new helpful content (to help you save money on these).
The reason I’m writing on this idea again is because of how well verse pins have worked at getting kids excited about memorizing scripture.
We went from pretty much no kids memorizing our monthly verse to kids becoming super pumped to memorize the verse.
Let me start with some explanation.
Each month we give every kid a pin with the first letter of each word of the scripture verse written on it plus the Bible reference.
Here’s what it looks like:
So the scripture is:
Be Strong And Brave. Do Not Be Afraid. Do Not Lose Heart. I Am The Lord Your God. I Will Be With You Everywhere You Go. Joshua 1:9B, NIRV
This makes it a game-like challenge for the kids, and they really do work in helping kids (and me) memorize the verse really quickly.
And if a kid looks at the pin and forgets the verse, they have to get a Bible (or smartphone) and look it up.
We give these pins to kids the first Sunday of the month and encourage them to put it on their backpacks, so they can look at it on the bus and at school, and so their friends can ask them about it.
There’s a bunch of websites you can get the pins; we use www.purebuttons.com, which is $23 for 50 pins (The more you buy the cheaper each pin becomes, and after $30 shipping is free).
Affordability Hack: We order 2 months of pins at once to get free shipping, so 100 pins is $34.
We get 1.5″ pins, which is a great size; you definitely don’t need to go bigger than that.
I know this is really simple and basic, but I also know it works and it doesn’t cost a whole lot ($.33/pin if you get 100)
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