Purchase the scripture songs our family has written for easy memorization:
As a mom, I knew if I could only get one thing into my children’s minds and hearts, it would be scripture. When my oldest was two years old, I decided we would start making up songs to add to our favorite verses because the scriptures I still had memorized from childhood were put to tunes.
But, after a few years, we had created a lot of songs and didn’t have any sense or organization to review them. That is when I came across Simply Charlotte Mason’s scripture memory box idea.
It only takes a few minutes each morning at breakfast for us to review our four songs, and by the end of the month, we’ve sung every song that we’ve memorized so far.
Some days, all of us are singing in unison with gusto and other times, I’m still plugging along myself when I can’t get all of my kids to focus at the same time. But either way, this is part of our daily rhythms that everyone has come to expect and look forward to.
I love that all day long, I hear scripture as my kids are singing our songs as they are playing, doing their jobs, or just hanging out. This was an unintended outcome of our scripture memory habit, but it brings us all so much joy. My kids also love when they recognize scriptures each week at church from the speakers.
If this is something you want to incorporate into your family, start small. We started small when my oldest was two – just a new scripture every few months. Almost eight years later, my kids now bring scriptures they love from their own reading for us to memorize as a family. I love that this practice has become collaborative over time.
Check out this week’s video to see how we’ve set up the system to work for us so that we stay on top of reviewing our scriptures.