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Where do you start with helping your learn the Bible? It's a big book, and all of it's inspired. Bible verses are suggested from all manner of sources for all manner of reasons. What do they really need to know?
The Israelites started with the Great Shemah, found in Dueteronomy 6, and I think it's a great place to start with our children now. Ground them in the basic concept of who God is and what he expects. Everything else can follow.
To start our Stick Figure Scripture memory sheets simply print out the linked file. You can use the accompanying NET version, or write out the passage from the version of your choice.
You might like to slip it in a sheet protector, then place it in a prominent place that's part of your daily routine with your child. We keep ours in the basket with the hairbrushes and ties. You might like to put it by the door to review at the bus stop or in the car line, or on the table to talk about after dinner.
On the first day, show your child the pictures, and tell them the phrase that goes with the first picture. On the second day, ask them if they remember the first phrase. If not, just tell them again. If they do, go ahead and tell them the phrase for the second picture. Repeat day by day.
Most kids will need to slow down as they get several pictures in. Don't rush. Take all the time you need to make this a fun experience for them as they build confidence in reciting God's Word. With repetition these words will go deep in to their minds and hearts --and yours.
Download your copy of Stick Figure Scripture Memory for Dueteronomy 6:4-9 here.
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