June 9th, 2009 by Kristi Stephens
I saw a great idea on another blog a few weeks back for a Scripture memory system – the original idea can be found at Simply Charlotte Mason.
I don’t know about you, but I often have good intentions that fall on their face for lack of a “master plan,” if you will. Scripture memory is one of these areas, both for myself and for teaching the kids! I know how important it is to memorize and meditate on Scripture, but somehow getting from the knowing to the doing is difficult!! So, when I saw this idea I had to try it – it is simple and intentional and will help us hide God’s Word deeply in our hearts!
The strength of this system, in my opinion, will be the regular review. You write your memory verses on index cards and file them behind different dividers – daily, evens, odds, one for each day of the week, and one for each day of the month. Then each day, you will work on your verse you are currently learning, which will be behind the “daily” divider. Then after you work on that, you will review the cards behind the applicable dividers. For instance, today is Tuesday the 9th, so you would review the “odd” verse, the “Tuesday” verse, and the “9″ verse. As you master the new verses, you bump everything back a divider. Simple and ingenious!
So, today I set out to find a recipe card box that was pretty… no luck. But, I did find a very cute little basket at Flower Factory for $2.00 – sold! I picked up some 4×6 cards for $.44, and three sheets of heavyweight scrapbook paper.
I made my own dividers out of the scrapbook paper because I didn’t feel like shelling out the cash to buy premade index card dividers… and at this point I don’t have dividers for the days of the month – I think I’m just going to number the upper right corner of the cards.
I’m excited about this tackle, and look forward to utilizing this system to memorize God’s Word together! I believe we will start making a habit of reviewing our verses at the breakfast table each morning.
You might be interested in the list of verses Leigh at Impress Your Kids has compiled – each verse corresponds to a letter of the alphabet to make it memorable. :)