Draw the Word

Draw the Word is an effective way to think about a Bible verse and memorize the Bible verse with your children. 

Melanie – 14 years old
Kristen – 13 years old
Melissa – 10 years old

Suggested Verses to Memorize

For Little Ones and Beyond
These memory verses are great for children ages 2 and up.

Topical Memory System

These memory verses are great for many children ages 10 and up. These verses are also great for adults.

Organize!

Give each child their own 3 ring notebook. After memorizing a new verse, have your children put their Draw the Word page into their notebook using page protectors.

You may want to include dividers in each notebook to help organize different groups of memory verses together. (Dividers were helpful for our family as we memorized verses found in the Topical Memory System.)

Review!

Refer back to the Draw the Word pages in your notebooks for Scripture memory review.

Scripture quotations taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®
Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

As a young daughter my parents encouraged me to memorize Scripture verses. I memorized Isaiah 41:10 and it became one of my favorite verses.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

As an adult I continue to treasure Isaiah 41:10. And I can say with confidence that God has always been faithful to His Word. Praise Him! He is worthy of all our trust.

Who? What? Cards

Who? What? Cards offer a simple, fun and creative way to pray for family and friends with your children. These cards can be found in the S&D prayer resource, titled My Family, My Friends.

Cardstock!

When printing the Who? What? Cards we recommend using colored cardstock. The cards will be more durable and the color adds a touch of fun!

Pray Again!

Who? What? Cards can be used over and over again. After you have used the cards in prayer with your children, shuffle the cards before putting them away. The next time you pray together, the requests and names will be in a different order and therefore you will most likely be praying different requests for each person! Enjoy!

Printed Copy

If you would prefer to obtain a printed copy of My Family, My Friends it is available here.

Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

As a young daughter my parents encouraged me to memorize Scripture verses. I memorized Isaiah 41:10 and it became one of my favorite verses.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

As an adult I continue to treasure Isaiah 41:10. And I can say with confidence that God has always been faithful to His Word. Praise Him! He is worthy of all our trust.

My Thank-You Book

Do you have a baby, toddler or preschooler in your family? Or, are you a grandmother who is blessed with little grandchildren? If so, this video is for you! On this video I share how to make a little book that you can use with your child or grandchild as you help him/her begin to learn how to talk to God in prayer focusing on thanksgiving.

How to Make This Book:

Take and print pictures of people, places and things in your child’s world. Put the pictures into a little photo book (search online for photo book using the words “plastic photo book for 4×6 pictures”). Or, print the pictures onto paper and then staple the pieces of paper together to make a little book. Include a front and back cover, as well as an introduction letter and Bible verse if you like! (See download.)

Picture Ideas:

PEOPLE: Daddy, Mommy, brothers and sisters PLACES: house, back yard, church, playground, library, swimming pool. THINGS: bed, blanket, clothes, various toys, cup, book, crayons, food, car.

Have Older Children?

You can use this idea with older children in your family too! Your older children may like to take the pictures for their book and put the book together themselves. They may like to include pictures of friends, teachers, neighbors and missionaries.

I am looking forward to hearing from you as you enjoy using a My Thank-You Book with your child or grandchild!
Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

As a young daughter my parents encouraged me to memorize Scripture verses. I memorized Isaiah 41:10 and it became one of my favorite verses.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

As an adult I continue to treasure Isaiah 41:10. And I can say with confidence that God has always been faithful to His Word. Praise Him! He is worthy of all our trust.

Come and See

On this video I am happy to introduce a new Bible study for you to enjoy with your children! This study encourages your children to “come and see” Jesus! It focuses on twelve Bible passages that share about Jesus’ life on earth.

When you are ready to use this Come and See Bible study with your children, you are welcome to use the download to print as many free copies as you will need for your family.

2 TIPS FOR DOING THIS STUDY

One Page: It may be helpful to give your children just one Bible Study Page at a time rather than the entire the Bible study at once. Each new Bible Study Page can be given to your children when you are ready to study another Bible passage together.

Time: Give yourselves plenty of time to enjoy each passage study. It may take a few days or even longer to complete all the steps in the study. Not because the steps are complicated, but because you will want to have time to savor God’s Word as you study it together.

Have Younger Children?

The recommended ages for this Bible study is 8 years old to adult. If you have children younger than 8, you can certainly encourage them to join you as you study with your older children! They can listen, watch and participate in the Bible study steps that they are ready for.

I am looking forward to hearing from you as you enjoy this study with your children! What were your children’s favorite Bible study steps? What questions did your children have concerning any of the Bible study steps? What is something you did to make this Bible Study time special in your home?

Printed Copy

If you would prefer to obtain a printed copy of Come and See it is available for purchase in the Daughters of Decision Shop.
 

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

As a young daughter my parents encouraged me to memorize Scripture verses. I memorized Isaiah 41:10 and it became one of my favorite verses.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

As an adult I continue to treasure Isaiah 41:10. And I can say with confidence that God has always been faithful to His Word. Praise Him! He is worthy of all our trust.

My Street

My Street is a creative way to pray for your neighbors with your children. Years ago, I enjoyed using this idea with our daughters and it is fun for me to share it with you!

Here are some more details related to the information about My Street that I share on the video:

Praying for Neighbors You Have Yet to Meet

You may not know every neighbor on your street by name. Pray for them anyway! God will know exactly who you are talking about and He cares about them deeply. Pray for the opportunity to meet them and eventually you will be able to add their name to the back of their house card.

Use a Pencil

It could be helpful to use a pencil when you write the names of your neighbors on the back of the houses. Then if a neighbor family moves, you can erase their names and write in your new neighbor’s names.

Free Download

This prayer activity is available for free. You are welcome to download and print a copy for free to use with your children.

Printed Copy

If you would prefer to obtain a printed copy of My Street it is available for purchase in the Daughters of Decision Shop.  

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

As a young daughter my parents encouraged me to memorize Scripture verses. I memorized Isaiah 41:10 and it became one of my favorite verses.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

As an adult I continue to treasure Isaiah 41:10. And I can say with confidence that God has always been faithful to His Word. Praise Him! He is worthy of all our trust.

Step, Stop and Say!

Step, Stop and Say is a fun way to enjoy memorizing a Bible verse with your children. This video introduces the activity and explains how to get started. See further ways to enjoy this activity here:

FOR CHILDREN WHO HAVE YET TO READ

Step in a Circle!

Place the verse cards in a circle. Step around the circle as you say the verse. 

Step it Up!

Take the Bible memory word cards and lay the cards in order up your stairs, one card per step. Walk up the stairs saying each word of the verse.

Step it Down!

Lay the cards in order starting at the top of the stairs and going down the stairs. Walk down the stairs saying each word of the verse.

FOR CHILDREN WHO CAN READ

Turn it Over!

After you have enjoyed “Step, Stop and Say” for a few days, you may like to have your child turn one word card over so that he can no longer see the word on the card. Have your child say the verse again as he steps to each card. Your child will need to remember the word that he can no longer see as he says the verse. Continue to turn more cards over when your child is ready to say the verse without seeing those words.

Draw!

Your child may enjoy drawing a picture on the back of each card that will remind him of the word on the other side of the card. These drawings will be a helpful hint when saying the verse with cards turned over.

Step Outside!

RUN: Place the cards around the edge of your yard. Leave a lot of space between each card. Have your child run to each card and then stop and say each word.

HIDE: Hide the cards around the backyard. Make sure a part of the each hidden card is showing. Have your child collect the cards as he finds them. Then ask him to put the cards in verse order. Read or say the verse together with or without the cards.

FOR OLDER CHILDREN WHO CAN READ

A Complete Verse!

Enjoy “Step, Stop and Say” using Bible memory cards that have a complete Bible verse on them. Each step will give your child the opportunity to review another memory verse!

SAVE THE CARDS – Each time you have finished using the cards, have your child collect the cards. Use a paper clip to keep the cards together and put the cards with your other Scripture Memory resources to use again.

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

As a young daughter my parents encouraged me to memorize Scripture verses. I memorized Isaiah 41:10 and it became one of my favorite verses.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

As an adult I continue to treasure Isaiah 41:10. And I can say with confidence that God has always been faithful to His Word. Praise Him! He is worthy of all our trust.

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