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A Verse A Day: 30 Simple Bible Verses to Memorize With Your Kids

Memorizing one Bible verse a day with your kids will bring you closer to God and to one another!

30-Day Verse a Day Challenge

Memorizing a Bible verse a day is a great goal for your family! Exploring a new verse a day encourages intentional time reflecting on God’s Word and applying Bible verses to the highs and lows of each day. In fact, the Bible verses in this post are short and easy for your little ones to memorize, and they will come to lean on these encouraging verses for years to come.

We know teaching our kids to memorize Bible verses is so important in growing their faith. They will have times in their lives where they need to remember God’s promises right then and there in that moment. Temptation with friends, a big loss or a bad grade, not getting that special toy, or— like it is in our house—having to share the dinner plate you wanted with your sibling. Life has its ups and downs at every stage!

It’s never too early to use these opportunities to point our little ones to Christ, and working together as a family through reading and memorizing a bible verse a day is a great way to keep our focus on what’s true and right in God’s eyes.

This Bible verse a day list is the perfect monthly challenge for your family. We even have a free printable for you to take and put up everywhere in your house to keep you all on track – get yours here!

For more encouraging ways to engage with scripture and memorize verses together, check out Radiant Girls Club!

30 Encouraging Verse a Day Challenge

Teach your kids to memorize Bible verses starting with this list. Please note that these verses are shortened to make memorization easier for the littlest ones. But, if you have older kids, encourage them to look up the verse and memorize it in its entirety! Take the challenge and try memorizing a Bible verse a day as a family.

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  1. “God is love.” – 1 John 4:8
  2. “The Lord is my shepherd.” – Psalm 23:1
  3. “With God, all things are possible.” – Matthew 19:26
  4. “Be kind to one another.” – Ephesians 4:32
  5. “God loves a cheerful giver.” – 2 Corinthians 9:7
  6. “Do not be afraid, for I am with you.” – Isaiah 41:10
  7. “I can do all things through Christ.” – Philippians 4:13
  8. “God made the world.” – Genesis 1:1
  9. “Let the little children come to me.” – Mark 10:14
  10. “Love your neighbor as yourself.” – Matthew 22:39
  11. “Do everything without grumbling.” – Philippians 2:14
  12. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” – Proverbs 3:5
  13. “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.” – Psalm 107:1
  14. “Jesus said, ‘I am the way.'” – John 14:6
  15. “God is our refuge and strength.” – Psalm 46:1
  16. “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” – Luke 6:31
  17. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8
  18. “God is our helper.” – Psalm 46:1
  19. “His love endures forever.” – Psalm 136:26
  20. “Be strong and courageous.” – Joshua 1:9
  21. “Children are a gift from the Lord.” – Psalm 127:3
  22. “Love one another as I have loved you.” – John 13:34
  23. “Do not worry about anything.” – Philippians 4:6
  24. “Give thanks in all circumstances.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
  25. “The Lord is good to all.” – Psalm 145:9
  26. “Rejoice in the Lord always.” – Philippians 4:4
  27. “God is our strength and our shield.” – Psalm 28:7
  28. “Forgive one another as God forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:32
  29. “I am with you always.” – Matthew 28:20
  30. “Love never fails.” – 1 Corinthians 13:8

How to Encourage Bible Verse Memorization

These are good Bible verses to memorize because they focus on God’s promises—on who God is and how much He loves us. Plus, these bible verses are short and easier to remember. Adding hand motions can help with verse memorization especially for littles who can’t read yet. You can also draw a picture to symbolize each word in the Bible verse (kind of like modern-day hieroglyphics!) and use them throughout the day in various games. For example, you could create a “word” scramble of the pictures or have them practice putting the pictures in order.

Choosing a well known tune to sing with the verse is great for kids like my preschooler. Even my first-grader still prefers the sing-song method! After all, studies show listening to music helps to activate memory processing in our brains and improve learning. So, try it out to help your whole family memorize these bible verses!

Looking for even more ways to have fun with Bible stories and Bible verse memorization? Check out Radiant Girls Club.

Tunes to Help Your Kids Memorize Bible Verses

  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star / ABCs
  • This Old Man
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • Old McDonald Had a Farm
  • Wheels on the Bus
  • Row Row Row Your Boat
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • Addams Family Theme Song
  • Batman Theme Song
  • Frere Jacques
  • Are You Sleeping Brother John
  • London Bridge Is Falling Down 
  • Skip To My Lou

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