Hey friends :)
For the past year and a half, I've been dipping my toes into graphic design a little bit. I'll talk more about that when I finish some more projects.
Anyway, something I really wanted to do was create scripture memory cards that my pre-literate kids could use. I also wanted these for myself, so I don't have to say "Uh, what's the first word to that one?" I've seen some scripture memory programs that use symbols related to the verse as cues for the kids, but they're super outdated, so I bought a set of flat icon vectors and I've been trying to link them with my favorite verses. The kids love scripture memory time, and now they can quiz each other, and my 2-year-old has been memorizing verses even when I haven't spent any time trying to teach her!
The reason they appear to be swapped around is because that's what worked best when I tried many different ways of printing them. (I'm bad at figuring out printers.) So the best way to print these out is: 1) Download each sheet (or click here to download all at once) by clicking on it. Open the file (if it doesn't open automatically) and click "print.)
2) Use low-ink settings and B&W to try out a page and make sure you got the front/back stuff right.
3) Print out page 1.
4) Insert page back into your printer's paper tray (for mine, I leave it printed-side-up.)
5) Print out page 2.
6) Make sure it worked (the symbols match on front and back)
7) Follow steps 2-6, except in high quality.
8) Laminate if possible (laminators cost like $18 on Amazon and the sheets are 10 cents each; you should totally buy one) and cut out.
We put ours in a little tin box and review them at breakfast. When I introduce a new verse, I usually try to explain the context, what the scripture means, and why it's important for us to know it.
And this is important: don't treat your kids like they're Christians or the children of God if they have not believed in Jesus. I tried to choose verses that are about God, and many of them are indeed about His love for His people, but if I tell my children that these verses are true for them when they don't know Jesus yet, then I'm making salvation seem cheap. I'm telling them that they are experiencing a personal relationship with God that they are not yet experiencing. So, as a reminder to all of us, let's just be mindful of that :)
So anyway, here they are!
I think all scriptures are in the ESV except for one, which I put in the CSB because I thought that made a lot more sense to little kids. In the future I'm going to consult both translations more often.
Also please let me know if you find errors! I was waiting for that magical day when I take pretty pictures and triple-check everything, but I've been out of town for a month and some friends have been waiting for me to post these so...let me know :)
Also, I plan on making some more sets soon. Respond in the comments with any scriptures that you think would be a valuable addition to your family! Feel free to tag @RecoveringWomanhood on Facebook or Instagram so I can see your family using these :)
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My name is Hope.
I'm 26, married to a former skater dude, and raising little people ages 6, 4, 3, and squishy-baby. I like lime green and sarsaparilla, and I wear my Crocs until they melt. (Florida problems.)
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