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Scripture Verses Your Preschooler Can Memorize

One of the best things to do when your children are still young is fill their minds with Scripture. These Scripture verses your preschooler can memorize are a great start to getting His Word into their hearts.

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Don’t think that your kids are too young for this! Their minds are like a dry sponge, soaking up whatever we pour in. 

Even  though the Bible may be large and rather difficult to understand in a lot of ways,  God didn’t just intend it for the older, scholarly types. He meant it for even the youngest among us.

What better time to teach the Word of God than while our kids still have “faith like a child”

It is God’s job to penetrate our kids’ hearts through the truth of His Word. It is our job as parents to help them hide that Word in their hearts.

Preschoolers are amazing at memorization. They’ve got the alphabet down, can sing all the lyrics to various silly songs, can name shapes and colors, and have a keen way of repeating to strangers what mommy didn’t realize they heard.

Scripture memorization should be a major part of all that.

Speaking God’s Word in our homes throughout our days will certainly begin the process of memorization. But putting in the extra effort of helping your preschooler commit certain Scriptures to memory has beautiful repercussions.

Following are some excellent verse options to get you started, as well as the benefits of  memorizing Scripture.

Scripture Verses Your Preschooler Can Memorize To Build a Foundation

Ultimately, we want our children to know the Lord. Teaching them Scripture even before they know Jesus as their personal savior can be instrumental in their future salvation!

Not only that, but knowing God’s Word builds a biblical foundation for our kids that will be the lens through which they see the world.

Verses to Memorize:

John 3:16

Romans 3:23

Scripture Verses Your Preschooler Can Memorize To Protect from Sin

Hiding God’s Word in their hearts helps our kids to flee temptation and live Godly lives. It gives them truth that strengthens them to stand against the devil’s schemes, just like Jesus did in Matthew 4, without having to grab for a Bible in the midst of the temptation.

Verses to Memorize:

Psalm 119:11

Ephesians 6:1

Scripture Verses Your Preschooler Can Memorize To Prepare for the Future

Through knowing the Lord, we are given everything we need for life and godliness. We don’t know what our kids will face in the future; what kind of trials and difficulties they’ll face. But we do know that God’s Word has what they need to get through it.

Verses to Memorize:

Proverbs 3:5

Isaiah 43:5a

Scripture Verses Your Preschooler Can Memorize To Make Them More Like Jesus

Our babies can’t become more like Jesus unless they know Him, and how can they know Him without His Word? Knowing Jesus will help them to both hear His voice clearly and obey it, becoming more like Him.

Verses to Memorize:

Matthew 22:37, 39

Ephesians 4:32

Why not start  building a strong Biblical foundation with your little ones today, that will protect them from sin, prepare them for the future, and make them more like Jesus?[magicactionbox]

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4 Responses

  1. I’m working on obedience with a two and three year old. It was easy to pick what is frustrating me most! Thanks so much for this series, it’s just the information I needed right now!

  2. Thank you for another great post! I’m an truly enjoying learning from this series.

  3. I love this Rhoda! Glad you had the wisdom to see that those kids were capable of memorizing more than just a phrase. What a lifelong gift you gave them, by helping them hide God’s Word in their hearts!

  4. Thank you for encouraging moms of young children to memorize Scripture. Many years ago as a K-4 teacher I taught my class scripture verses and took a lot of flak as the director at the school I worked at didn’t think young children able to learn whole verses. It was okay to teach “God is love,” “The Lord is my shepherd,” and the like; anything more than 4-5 words was off limits. Yet my class loved it and eventually the director let me continue as it didn’t seem to “harm” the children. Even now, many curriculum have the younger grades learn modified verses rather than the whole truth of God’s word. Oh to be faithful to all of God’s word–for all ages!

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