9 Ways to Help Children Memorize Scripture

There are a variety of ways to commit texts to memory and some techniques suit certain learning styles better than others.

  • Read the text out loud, and repeat, repeat, repeat.
  • Read the text out loud, then try to repeat them without looking. Repeat.
  • Read aloud through the text while moving about. The combination of movement and speech strengthens a person’s ability to recall text.
  • Record yourself saying the text and listen to it during everyday activities e.g. doing homework, chores, etc.
  • Write the text on a card and tape it in a conspicuous area. Read it aloud every time you see it.
  • Make flashcards with part of the text on one side and the rest on the other, and test yourself. Children can color these in and draw pictures on them.
  • Review the text at night and in the morning.
  • Write out the text. Repeat. The process of writing also helps a person’s ability to recall text.
  • Drill the text with another person as often as possible.  
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Sam Luce
Sam Luce has been the children’s pastor at Redeemer Church in Utica, New York for the past 14 years. Currently he serves as the Utica campus pastor and the Global family pastor. A prolific blogger and popular children's conference speaker, Sam has worked in children's ministry for over 23 years and is also a contributing editor to K! magazine.

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