Are you interested in an activity that will help your daughter review her Bible memory verses while giving her an opportunity to stretch her legs and move about?
Play “Tick, Tock, Stop!”
You will need an open floor space to create an imaginary clock face using your Memory Verse Cards (MVC).
Lay the MVCs on the floor in a large circle. This circle becomes the clock face.
Have your daughter stand in the center of the circle. Her arms will become the clock’s arm by holding both of her arms out in front of her, with her hands clasped together.
3. Turn Around
Have your daughter slowly turn around with her eyes closed staying in the center of the circle as you slowly say, “Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick tock, tick tock……”
When you say, “Tick, Tock, Stop!” she is to stop and open her eyes, keeping her arms outstretched in front of her.
Look at the MVC on the floor that her hands are pointing to. Say the Bible verse together.
Turn the MVC over after you have said the Bible verse. Continue this pattern until all the verses on the “clock face” are turned over. If more than one child is participating in this game, they can take turns being the clock arm. Have fun!
Tick, Tock, Stop! can be played with as few as four MVCs, placing them at 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock.
Tick, Tock, Stop! Can be played with 12 MVCs, placing them at each imaginary number space on the clock face.
Tick, Tock, Stop can be played with many more MVCs as well! If you have more than 12 MVCs, you can put a pile of multiple MVCs at each number space, or create a larger clock by placing the MVCs as if each MVC stood for a minute space on the clock.
Take Turns: You and your daughter could take turns being the one to say “Tick, Tock, Stop!” and the one to be the clock arm.
Enjoy Playing “Tick, Tock, Stop!” as part of a simple Bible Time with your daughter. Follow three steps:
1. SING: Start with singing a song to the Lord.
2. BIBLE: Play “Tick, Tock, Stop!” following the directions above.
3. PRAY: Then talk to God in prayer.
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“Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.”
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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.