Instilling a Love for the Word

From the time our oldest child was just two years old, we have been attempting to learn ways to help our children hide God’s Word in their hearts.  Over the years, as we have been graciously blessed with more children, we have found several resources that are helping us in this endeavor.  Here are some of the things we have used over the years, as well as some online discoveries from other blogging moms that look beneficial!

Books:

1.    The Bible (of course!)
During our morning Bible reading time, we try to have each child Kindergarten age and older sit with a Bible.  We encourage them to follow along and/or take turns reading aloud.  Younger children often want the ‘grown up’ Bibles to hold as well!  Of course, our toddler likes to wander around, pat the Bibles, maybe look at a picture Bible, and cause general mayhem as our attention is focused elsewhere. =)

Bible Time

2.   Big Truths for Little Kids: Teaching Your Children to Live for God by Susan and Richie Hunt

3.   Leading Little Ones to God by Marian Schoolland

4.   My ABC Bible Verses: Hiding God’s Word in Little Hearts by Susan Hunt

5.   Family Night Tool Chest books by Weidmann and Bruner

Activities:

1.    Individual Bible reading and Bible Notebook

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(top – our then somewhat sleepy Kindergartener working in her Bible Notebook and her first entry; left– a second grade entry in which she decided to copy the verses)

 

 

2.    Bible verse cut aparts and copywork (chosen through our curriculum or a family memory verse we want to focus on)

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3.    AWANA

4.   Memory Verse File Box
(Idea and description from Simply Charlotte Mason)DSC_1990 (2) Bible time with baby

5.    Singing Scripture

Bible Time 2(above:  the oldest girls leading in song – I’m not certain why they are both holding up a verse card.  I’m fairly certain we were only singing one of those at a time =) )

Listening to Bible Song CDs and DVDs:

  1. Seeds Family Worship (audio CDs) – Scripture Verses set to music
  2. Hid’em In Your Heart Volume 1 (audio CD) and Volume 2 (audio CD and DVDs) – Scripture Songs for kids from Steve Green
  3. Praise Baby Collection (DVDs) – Contemporary Christian songs 
        –Born to Worship is always our littlest one’s favorite.
  4. Cedarmont Kids Action Bible Songs, Bible Songs, and Sunday School Songs (DVDs)- Kids singing traditional children’s Bible songs

Free Printables:

  1. Joyful Heart Tune Charts
  2. Mama Jen’s Bible Charts
  3. Totally Tots In My Heart Feature – charts and copywork to correspond with songs from Seeds Family Worship cds

 

The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,making wise the simple.
The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever.
The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous.
They are more precious than gold,than much pure gold.
They are sweeter than honey,than honey from the comb.
(Psalm 19:7-10)

What are your favorite resources for instilling a love for the Word?

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  1. Angeline Varma says:

    Thank you for sharing your experiences and bible teaching materials. They are such a blessing to my children. My eldest is now 3 years 10 months and the bible memorization cards have helped him memorise many bible verses since he was 2 1/2 years old. Thank you and God bless you!

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