Memory work ideasmomspeapods wrote:Does anyone have any ideas to share for bible verse memory with a first grader? My son struggles with memory work so we need lots of ideas.
Don’t feel like you have to learn every scheduled Proverbs verse. If you think he can learn one of the verses every 3-4 weeks (more or less), that’s ok. I’d suggest at least reading and teaching the other scheduled verses just to discuss their meanings and focus on just one verse until he has it. No need to think you have to memorize them all this year.
I wrote out the memory verses and taped it on the wall above the kitchen table. That way we were sure to see it many times through the day. And we would say it over and over and over. Repetition throughout the day is great. Also, try to say it to him at bedtime. Don’t make him say it -- just let him listen to you or dad.
Let them see the words while practicing a few times. When we had them taped on the wall I would cover up a few words with my hand and see if she could at least fill in the missing word. We increased the number of words hidden as the year progressed.
Encourage him to practice saying it about 3 times throughout the day. My girls are getting a Tic Tac at the end of each try (up to 3 tic tacs per day.) I keep them in a 7 day pill box --- it was an idea in the teacher’s manual for EX1850.