Sunday, September 18, 2011

Memory Verse Box

It's been about two months since we started memorizing Bible verses with Trevor.  You can see more about the system we are using here.  At first, I just had the verses on 4x6 cards, but quickly realized that I couldn't keep them together =) so I made up a box for them.  I could have bought one, but I'm cheap like that.  Here is what our box looks like...

We have all the verses we want to memorize this year in the front, and then so far we have moved verses back through the Daily, Odd, Even, and some of the day of the week tabs.  The system is working great!  During breakfast, Trevor and I learn that week's verse and then at dinner we review all the verses for that day (Daily, either Odd or Even, and the day of the week).  

Trevor has been learning phonograms as part of our reading/writing for school.  I have them written on 3x5 cards and I was having a super hard time keeping them all in one place, plus I wanted a way to review them each day without having to review ALL of them each day, so I thought they would work perfectly in our box too!  I guess I could have made up a separate box for them, but for now they are sharing very nicely with the memory verses.  I just think it's a fantastic newer or harder concepts daily or every other day, then as you master them, review them less and less (weekly, then monthly) just to make sure you don't forget them!

An example of what is currently behind the Odd tab.

Here is the list of the verses I am hoping to have our family (minus Mackenzie =) memorize this school year:

  • Genesis 1:1                memorized
  • Genesis 1:27              memorized
  • Genesis 1:31              memorized
  • Genesis 2:7                memorized
  • Proverbs 4:20-21        memorized
  • 1 Corinthians 10:31     memorized
  • Proverbs 6:6               memorized
  • 1 Timothy 6:6-8
  • Ephesians 6:1-3
  • Hebrews 13:17
  • Proverbs 10:13
  • Proverbs 21:21
  • Ephesians 4:32
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:18
  • Proverbs 12:22
  • Proverbs 35:9
  • Proverbs 28:27
  • Proverbs 14:31
  • Proverbs 15:31-32
  • Proverbs 27:2
  • Proverbs 18:12
  • Proverbs 17:27
  • James 1:19-20
  • Proverbs 10:19
  • Proverbs 17:9
  • Proverbs 8:6-8
  • Proverbs 15:1
  • Proverbs 20:11
  • Proverbs 14:15
  • Proverbs 12:23
  • Proverbs 19:2
  • Proverbs 14:16
  • Revelation 4:11
  • Hebrews 11:1
  • 1 John 1:8-9
  • 1 Peter 4:8
  • Psalm 100
  • Mark 12:30-31
  • John 13:34-35
  • Ephesians 2:8-9
  • Philippians 4:4-9

I'm excited to see if we can really keep up with the one-a-week pace!  So far so good =) 

Happy Learning!


  1. Great system! I love the box you made. Can't wait to start on my own box.

    1. Thanks! We've been throwing all sorts of things in our box for memorizing this year!

  2. Thank you again for your post. I have a toddler at home and was interested in classical education as well as bible memorization. These ideas have been helpful and inspiring. God bless. Angelica Grills


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