Would you like a simple, yet creative and fun way to encourage discussion and increase comprehension of a Bible verse that you are memorizing with your daughter?
– Write or print Psalm 136:1 with large letters on paper. Make copies for you and your daughter.
– Give your daughter her Psalm 136:1 paper along with a pink, green, purple, blue, and orange crayon or other crayon colors of your choice.
– Explain that you are going to do a “Crayon Verse Study” together.
– Read Psalm 136:1 out loud.
– Pray together and ask the Lord to give you understanding as you study.
If your daughter cannot read, as you follow the steps below, read the verse out loud for her each time you ask a new question so that she can once again think on the verse and answer your question.
If your daughter is very young, it will probably be best to keep the answers simple, focusing on the overall meaning of the verse. If she is older, it would be great to encourage more discussion.
Think! What is the first word in Psalm 136:1? What does the word “Give” mean?
Color! Draw a rectangle around the word “Give” with your pink crayon and color in the rectangle.
Enjoy the “Crayon Verse Study” using other Bible verses.
Use this “Crayon Verse Study” activity to introduce each of your new Bible memory verses.
If you plan to continue to do this activity with other Bible verses, you may want to have your daughter keep her “Crayon Verse Study” papers in her own “Crayon Verse Study” folder.
If you are doing this with an older daughter, you and she could look up cross references that relate to the verse you are studying and then talk about how the cross references help to understand the meaning of the original verse of study.