Here’s another fun way to memorize and/or review a Bible memory verse with your children. This is a great activity when you want to give your children the opportunity to get some wiggles out. 

Play “Takeoff!”

Suggested Ages: 4 – 12


1. Runway
Have your children squat down on the floor as if they are an airplane on a runway ready for takeoff. Explain two airport signals. One signal is the word: “Takeoff!” When you say “Takeoff!” they are to pretend to fly like an airplane. The second signal is the word “Landing!” When your children hear you say “Landing!” they are to come in to the runway for landing. (In order to hear your commands, they will need to fly quietly.🙂)


2. Prepare
Say the Bible memory verse while your children listen, waiting on the runway and preparing to fly.


3. Takeoff
When your children hear you say the word “Takeoff!” they can stand up, put their arms out like airplane wings and ‘fly’ around your kitchen table or coffee table or around anything else you choose! When you say “Landing!” they are to fly back to the runway and land, returning to a squatting position.



1. Have your children say the Bible memory verse with you when they have the verse memorized.

2. Make paper airplanes. Have your children fly the paper airplanes when you say “Takeoff!”
When you say “Landing” they can then go and retrieve their airplanes.


This activity is exciting for children and it may be challenging for some to ‘fly’ back to the runway and land on time. You may want to let them know that if their airplane is late in coming in for landing they will have to go into the airplane hangar to be repaired. The “airplane hangar” could be your couch or a chair. They can sit and watch the next takeoff and landing and then play again if you feel they are ready.

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Mentor

“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

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