Bible memory is a wonderful discipline for our children to learn while they are young. In the elementary (grammar level) years, their minds can easily absorb large amounts of information, and this includes the memorization of Bible passages.
In addition to the resources below, one easy way to make Bible memory a part of your daily routine at home is to use a Charlotte-Mason-style “memory box.” This simple system organizes all the Bible verses and facts so that you can move what you memorize from short-term into long-term memory.
Cards and Curricula
Bible homeschool kits from Veritas Press – These kits include enhanced CDs with memory songs, printable workbook pages, as well as history cards displaying major Biblical events: Genesis-Joshua, Judges-Kings, Chronicles-Malachi, Gospels, and Acts-Revelation.
Write Through the Bible – These copywork printable workbooks we developed for our own children last an entire school year and help reinforce Scripture memory through handwriting practice, vocabulary, and dictation.
Awana Homeschool Kits – From the popular Awana program comes these homeschool kits for learning Bible stories, facts, and verses for 2-year-olds up through high school ages.
A Beka Bible Curriculum – These day-by-day plans include suggested songs, prayers, doctrinal drills, and Bible memorization using Bible Flash-a-Cards; for Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades.
ABC Bible Memory Cards – These cards from A Beka teach little kids Bible verses as they learn the alphabet.
Bible Memory Visuals – These picture cards from A Beka illustrate Bible verses with pictures for easier memory.
Bible Memory Box – Use these free printables to put together your own bible memory box. Using this type of system allows you to help move verses you’ve memorized from your short-term to your long-term memory.
Bible Verse Printable Puzzles – These free printables from Homeschool Creations turn Bible verses into word puzzles for preschool and elementary kids. Children must place the words in the right order as a means to reinforce memory.
Living Memory: A Classical Memory Work Companion – This 452-page K-12 resource book by Andrew A. Campbell includes suggestions on how to do memory work utilizing basic language skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Included are ideas for memorizing Scripture, prayers, catechism answers, hymns, and carols.
Online Tools and Apps for Bible Memory
Scripture Typer – This online Bible memory system taps visual, auditory, and kinesthetic memory. Use audio recording and playback features, print memory cards, and keep track of what you are memorizing.
MemVerse – This online Bible memory system helps reinforce Bible memory through typing. Track your progress and speak with others online about your Bible memory goals.
MemLok – This software is a great way to lock Scriptures away in your mind using picture associations with Bible verses. It works on a variety of computers and devices.
Audio Memos – This app for iOS devices is free. Recite anything you want your child to learn and record your voice for instant playback.
Quizlet – On this website you can create free flashcards on nearly any subject.
Memrise – This website offers various courses for learning and retaining Bible facts and verses.
Bible Memory Music and Other Audio Tools
Ultimate List of Bible Memory Songs – Use this free directory to pinpoint CD’s or downloadable songs you can use for the Bible verse you’re memorizing!