Posted by: Louise | November 8, 2010

Bible Memory for Children – Longer passages (and video with the kids!)

A couple of months ago, I came across the blog of a family with young children like ours. During the month of December they had read the same chapter about Jesus being born to their 4 or 5 year old son every night at bed time. They didn’t realise until nearly Christmas that he had actually memorised the entire chapter. Mark and I talked about the idea and thought we would give it a go with Ewan. Mark picked 1 Cor 13:4-8 for us to read together every night. We thought that Ewan might be able to pick some of it up, but we didn’t realise that Ewan, Lydia, Mark and I would all end up memorising it and have a lot of fun doing it.

We started by just reading it, then the kids would say some words when Mark paused. Finally we took it in turns trying to say the whole thing (normally with Ewan helping us when we got stuck). We can’t remember when we started, but we think it took about a month or so for us all to learn it.

Here’s a short video of the kids saying it, Ewan got a bit nervous in front of the camera, but after a few takes he got there in the end! I hope you enjoy the out-takes. Excuse Ewan’s very confused accents – poor child!! If the video doesn’t show click here to see it.

With what seemed like very little effort we all managed to learn this great set of verses. Yesterday I had an interesting discussion with Ewan about “Love does not demand it’s own way”. Having God’s word “on the tip of our tongue” is so useful! We are now doing the Armor of God. We have a little boy who is really enjoying it!



  1. Your kids are making better stab at MV than me at College!! i wander could they give me tips…

  2. Thank you so much Ewan and Lydia. Brilliant learning these verses so well!! Aunty Grace was on phone today and said you were so good at these. she is trying to learn lots and lots of verses and has to know them perfectly!! Will you ask The Lord to help her?

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