Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Bible Memory Game

Hey readers!

Some of you may have already read this post but I wanted to re post it to show how you can make learning scripture fun!!!

One of my biggest Christmas gifts this year was making a bible memory verse game for our nieces and nephews. You see last Christmas they received a gift from their parents which was the whole collection of PSALTY. Now I don't know how many of you readers know about Psalty but he is a big blue singing song book who sings praise and worship music. Micah and I have our own collection of Psalty and enjoy singing along. Eben has been hearing this wonderful music since he was in the womb and now dances around the house to it.

Anyways back to the game I made!! The reason the game is connected with Psalty is that Psaltys camping adventure is one of the best CD's and one that the kids love. On this specific CD there is on song called Hide Gods Word in Your Heart. Its a song that teaches kids how to memorize 26 verses!! What a great song. So my idea was born. I would make a memory game (since memory is one of their favorite games) using the bible verses from their favorite CD. Hopefully this will help them learn and memory 26 powerful verses from God's word.

The frist couple steps of the project were a little diffcult. Orginially I wanted to make the game out of costers but that was a lot of costers to try to find so my dad gave me 2 big sheets of pylwood. I sat down one night and drew 52 4* 4 squars, then my wonderful husband cut them out with a skill saw and together we sanded them so they would be smooth.

All the verses (list at the bottom) were typed on the computer, printed out and cut with fun scissors. Hubby made the logo for the tops of squares and the letters were cut out using a Cricut (a very fancy scrap booking tool that a lady from our church let me use).

I used Mod Podge to stick all the letters, logos and verses onto the wood. After they had dried I sprayed them with a stain. Now to play the game you simply take a few out at a time (it would be very overwhelming to be playing memory with 52 large blocks..haha) and put them face down on the ground so you see the logo like so

Then you take your turn just like memory flipping the blocks over to see if you can find the match. All letters were cut out in blue paper and the first letter of every verse was done in blue so the kids would have an easier job matching the verse to the proper letter

Hubby and I plan on making another one of these games for our own children. What a great way to get kids memorizing God's word. I guess it's not just for kids as I have learned the 26 verses and can almost sing along with the CD.

My time was the biggest investment into this gift because I think it coast me a total of $7.00 and that was mostly for the large bottle of Mod Podge.

For more cool ideas check out Rocks in My Dryer

Bible Alphabet Song

A: All have sinned and come short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23

B: Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved, Acts 6:31

C: Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right, Eph 6:1

D: Depart from evil and do good, Psamls 34:14

E: Even a child is known by his doings, Proverbs 20:11

F: Fear not, for I am with thee, Isaiah 43:5

G: God is love 1 John 4:8

H: Honor thy father and thy mother, Exodus 20:12

I: I am thy vine, you are the branches, John 15: 5

J:Jesus weep, john 11:35

K: Keep thy tongue from evil, psalms 34:13

L: Look unto me, and be ye saved, Isaiah 45:22

M: Marvel must be born again, John 3:7

N: No man can serve two masters, Matthew 6:23

O: O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, Psalms 118:1

P: Praise ye the Lord, Psalms 147:1

Q: Quench not the spirit, 1 Thessalonians 5:19

R: Remember the sabbath, to keep it holy, Exodus 20:8

S: Seek ye first the kingdom of God, Matthew 6:33

T: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, Proverb 3:5

U: Unto us a child is born, Isaiah 9:6

V: Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord, Romans 12:19

W: Wait on the Lord, Psalms 27:14

X: Exceeding great and precious promises are given unto us 2 Peter 1:4

Y: Ye are the light of the world, Matthew 5:14

Z: Zion heard, and was glad, Psalm 97:8


Marianna said...

I subscribe to your blog, but I've never commented. I just wanted to say thanks for the great recipes and ideas. I love this Bible Memory Game and hope to make one for my sons. My husband used to be a carpenter, so he's got the tools to help me. Thank you! Keep up the good blogging and God bless your family!

Nicky said...

Hi Katie, This is a wounderful idea. We were looking for ways to teach memory verses, at Children's Church and i think you have hit the nail on the head. Thanks again for beening so generous with your ideas.

Kristi said...

My mouth just dropped open. I grew up on Psalty!!!! and my mom has somehow lost all of those videos :(
So we are now on the hunt to get new ones for the wee ones here.

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