September 23, 2017

Hands On Bible Memorization




We start every school morning with our Bible Lesson. We have chosen to use My Father’s World because I found it easy for me to modify for my daughter. My children are learning to memorize Bible scriptures and place them in their hearts. I found that my daughter loves to hear scriptures as well as my other two children but needs something tactile to remember them.


Making Scripture Visual
All three of my children are visual and I found the perfect website that helps me teach scripture in both ways. I want to give credit to Hubbard's Cupboard for making my life and planning much easier.


If your verse is not on this list,  you can type up your verse and create your own lesson.


4 Easy Methods for Using Hands-On Teaching
Here are ways I use this website to help my daughter learn, with demonstrations on how you can modify these ideas to meet your child’s needs.

Method 1 - Visuals for Words
Introduce the Bible verse with a coloring sheet that depicts a visual that matches what the verse’s content. I chose Matthew 4:19 and added dots under the words to provide one-to-one correspondence of the words she reads.



Method 2 -  Act It Out
Act it out as you read by using hand motions, such as pretending to catch fish.

Method 3 -  Matching
Take the verse, type it up and cut it so they can match words to words or phrases. You can have your child match and glue the words on top of the given word. You can also have them match it right underneath. This can also address occupational therapy skills if your child is working on cutting and gluing. 
 



Method 4 -  Abbreviated Writing
Have your child write the verse.  If they cannot write, you can have them type it or match up the words like my daughter does. You can shorten as needed or pick the most important phrase you have been working on. My other two children copy this verse down on the lines or in their Bible notebook. I write on one copy and make a copy to reduce work for me.


Something simple and fun can make memorizing Bible verses both engaging  and functional at the same time.  It is amazing how much these steps have helped my daughter memorize scripture.

 

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