Finding good memory verse activities for preschoolers can be a little tricky. You want to make sure you are teaching in a way that fosters success and is engaging. Additionally, we all know that getting preschoolers to sit still long enough to memorize can be a challenge!
A few weeks ago, the children’s minister at my church asked me to help teach Sunday School this summer in the 3–5-year-old class at church. During the 2021 Texas Snow-Pocalypse our church building sustained massive flooding damage and was completely closed for over a year while it was being renovated. Between Covid and the flood, the youngest children at our church had been missing Sunday School since they were infants!!
My partner teacher and I walked into that first Sunday having no idea what to expect. It quickly became apparent that our 3–5-year-olds had gaps in their foundational knowledge of the Bible and Churchy things. We made a plan to remediate this strategically.
The first part of the plan was creating a basic routine to structure our lessons.
We knew we wanted to focus on the following things:
- What the Bible is and what it is made of
- Simple easy-to-remember memory verses, that are engaging for preschoolers
- Fun activities to teach basic Bible Lessons
My co-teacher and I started by teaching our students Bible basics. We want them to know it is made of the Old and New Testament and has 66 individual books. Next, we found a catchy song we will be singing every week. I also made some visuals that will clearly show the difference between the Old and New Testaments while also showing that all the books are connected.
We wanted the preschool memory verse activities to accomplish a few things:
- Simple and easy to remember
- Enough activities to focus on one verse the entire month
As soon as my partner and I started talking about memory verses, I knew I already had created the PERFECT resource. It was just sitting in my TpT Store waiting patiently to be used.
Here is what makes these worksheets so perfect for teaching memory verses to preschool students:
- The verses are extremely short and simple. They also contain a familiar noun and a picture to help students remember and understand the verse.
- Each worksheet has a fine motor component to keep little hands engaged while we talk about the verse.
- There are 5 different fine motor activities for the same verse so you can use one each Sunday for the full month. Additionally, they make great daily homework practice if you are a parent teaching memory verses at home!
The best part is that these fine motor worksheets have been a HUGE hit with the kids. They are just long enough to keep them engaged while we talk about the verse. They also have the added bonus of practicing some school readiness skills! If you know me you know I am all about multitasking!
I know that my normal stuff on here isn’t church-related, but I was so excited to find another way to use my TpT skills that I had to share it here as well in case there are any other Sunday School Teachers or parents looking for great activities to sneak in memory verse practice with your preschool students!