Do the children you teach sometimes have difficulty retaining the Bible verses they supposedly memorized? If not, why not try visualizing the verses? There are many ways to do this, but we will show just 4 ways in this article.
So, just how do we visualize Bible verses? I’m glad you asked!
Use IMAGES to replace some of the words in the verse. This is especially effective for younger readers.
- Simply write or print out the verse on cardstock leaving a space to glue an image in place of a word.
- This may also be done in a Word document, Google Docs, PowerPoint and more.
- You may click on the image above and download it to your device. Then you can print it on regular 8 1/2″ x 11″ printer paper or cardstock.
The image below shows another version of this concept. A knot is used for the word “not”. The word “lean” is also in italicized type; it is leaning like this: LEAN. You may download a printable copy of this Prov. 3:5-6 rebus here: Prov 3.5,6 MV REBUS.
- Children should trace their hand and cut it out. This represents God’s hand.
- They then glue the hand onto a piece of black paper.
- They also glue Psalm 19:1 on the “hand of God”. They may write this themselves or you may print it out for them to glue on. The second way is what we did in this craft.
- They can also add stickers or cutouts for stars, sun and moon.
One of the best ways to help children retain Bible verses for the long term is to repeat, repeat, and repeat them. I use much more than visualization. I also use songs, movement, objects and even more as methods for repeating Bible verses. Use your creativity and you may be surprised at what you come up with.