“All things are possible with God!” This verse inspires the soul to believe and trust in God but if you don’t know it, how can you rely upon it? As a children’s pastor, I feel a serious responsibility when it comes to teaching my class important verses. Instead of standing in front of the class repeating a verse over and over again, I found some fun, neat ways to teach Bible verses to all my kids. Ready to give them a try?
Bible Verse Mix Up Game
We play this game almost every week! I write one word on an index card and I make two sets of cards. I lay each set of cards on a table and kids race to see who can reassemble the Bible verse correctly, first. We usually play this Bible verse memorization game at the beginning, middle and end of the service.
Find a Verse
I encourage kids to bring their Bibles but I always have extra, in case someone forgets. I give them a verse and everyone races to the spot. Whoever gets their first stands up and says, “Hallelujah!” or “Amen!” Then we read them together. Other neat ways to teach Bible verses is to read the verse super slow, super slow or even “under water.” (That’s when you rub your fingers over your lips while you read. It makes an underwater sound.)
The Bulletin Bible Verse
If you want kids to remember a Bible verse, you need parents to help you. Post the week’s current Bible verse in the take home bulletin. I usually post the verse and then I also tell what the reward will be for memorizing the verse. For example, kids who come into children’s church and tell me the verse always receive 20 Bible Bucks or some other prize.
Also, wearing a costume adds some fun to teaching a Bible verse, especially if you can present it in character. Don’t give up! Repetition is your friend!