Every child learns differently. Some are visual learners, others are auditory, while others learn by doing. Figure out how your kids learn and cater to their strengths. If you kid is a visual learn, encourage them to write the verse down or journal about it. If they are auditory learners, let them listen to the bible read to them by an app or a website like audible.com. If they are doers, help them put the action into practice. For example, if they are learning Ephesians 4:29 that says, “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Challenge them to go the whole day by saying nothing negative. If they find themselves falling into a negativity trap, tell them to write it down or discuss what is holding them back from choosing language that builds up rather than tears down.
Memorization may seem like a chore, but it doesn’t have to be. By allowing your creative juices to flow and cater to your kids in the way they learn best, the higher your success rate of turning something they may dread into a fun activity everyone can enjoy.
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Michelle S. Lazurek is an award-winning author, speaker, pastor's wife and mother. Winner of the Golden Scroll Children's Book of the Year and the Enduring Light Silver Medal, she is a member of the Christian Author's Network and the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. Her first book with Leafwood Publishers, An Invitation to the Table, came out September 2016. She also teaches at various writers' workshops, such as the Montrose Christian Writers conference. She and her husband live in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, with their two children, Caleb and Leah. For more information, please visit her website at michellelazurek.com.