Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Memorizing Scripture

About 2 months ago, Brent and I started noticing Avery's ability to memorize things. She would memorize songs after hearing them just once. She could repeat everything Brent or I ever said, and she definitely could memorize any cartoon we let her watch. As we talked about it, we decided that instead of filling her head with untrue things, we would teach her to memorize the truth of scripture. So we bought this book that has a verse for every letter of the alphabet, and I'm spending 2 weeks on each letter and each verse. For the letter "A", we made cardboard A's, went on scavenger hunts, taped words together, and just did all sorts of fun things, all while memorizing Matt. 7:7. For the letter "B",the verse was Gal. 5:22-23. We've spent the week singing songs, making sugar cookie B's, and then I made a chart of all the fruit of the spirit so every time she displays a fruit of the spirit, she gets a sticker in that square. We're hoping that will help teach her what love, joy, peace, etc... mean! I posted a video of her saying her verses below.

video

4 comments:

Justace said...

that is so great! She has some great parents!

The Milfords: said...

I am so impressed! That was amazing!

Sara Beth said...

So fun! We use the truth and grace memory book for Micah. He can do about 5 verses and 9 catecism questions. I'd like another book to use too though as it doesn't have as many ideas as he can do. Like Avery, he memorizes fast! Is this the ABC one by Susan Hunt? I have it. Or is it another one?

The Minter's said...

It is an ABC book by Carol Layton. its geared towards kindergarten age and has lesson plans, but I just adapt it for Avery. Its at least a place to start. And great idea about the catecism questions. We've talked about it and never followed through. I'll have to start that once we get the scripture memory habit firmly established.