Are you wanting to start getting your kids into God’s Word more? But maybe don’t know where to start?
You will definitely want to check out these 10 easy scriptures your child should learn today, as well as a prayer you can pray to help them!
10 Easy Scriptures Your Child Should Learn Today
As Christian parents, we want to make sure we are teaching our kids about God daily. It definitely starts with how YOU live it out because you are the one who sets the example for them.
But you can also do other practical things as well to help them grow in godliness, including helping your kids learn and memorize scripture! But where do you start? There are tons of inspirational Bible verses for kids, so how do you begin picking and choosing what to help them memorize?
First, we need to look at WHY it’s important to memorize scripture…
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:16 ESV
God is pretty clear that we should hide His Word in our hearts, aka memorizing scripture. When we face trials, are tempted, need hope, encouraging others, and gentle reminders…we want the first thing to come to mind to be His life-giving Word!
These specific scriptures are so important to memorize because they really capture the gospel, and what it means to be a Christian and have faith. Whether you have begun teaching your kids to memorize scripture or not, there is no better time than NOW to start!
There are so many promises from God for our kids in scripture, and these are great starting points. You can go through these verses each morning, at night before bed, pray them before meals, make up songs to them… anything and everything you can do to help your kids remember them.
I tried to make sure to pick ones that were shorter, yet still powerful! You can always add in the verse before or after once they get the original down. 🙂
Here are 10 fantastic Bible verses for your child to learn, and hide in their hearts…
1. Acts 16:31
“They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”
This is pretty much the Gospel in a tiiiiiiny nutshell. Obviously, there is much more to it, such as understanding we are sinners and need a Savior – Jesus.
BUT, this is a great verse for kids to memorize so that they can begin understanding the Gospel. If they believe in Him they will be saved!
2. Philippians 4:4
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!”
This is one of my four-year-old’s favorite verses (and yes she has memorized it 🙌🏻) and one we say often! We can always rejoice and find joy in the Lord.
There is such joy to be found in God… actually, the only TRUE joy IS found in Him, and a great reminder for our kids to have. It’s very simple, yet so impactful!
3. Hebrews 13:8
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
So many things in this world change, and especially in our kids’ lives. It could be changing schools, friends, moving to a new house, trying new foods, new siblings arriving – so much change!
And a lot of the time, it’s hard for kids and they struggle with it…even as adults, we struggle with change too, don’t we?!
But guess what?
God never changes. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
What a SUPER assuring reminder that no matter what chaos is swirling around our lives, God doesn’t change.
When your child is feeling the weight of the world and struggling, this verse will be a great reminder and hope for them to cling to. That we can always find a constant in our God.
4. Romans 3:23
“…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…”
I feel like sometimes this verse gets kind of skipped over. It’s almost like, “ohhh yeah, I know I sin but let’s get to the good part, okay.”
But it is an essential part of the gospel that we HAVE to understand, and we have to teach our kids to understand too. Without Christ, we are nothing. God says that we ALL have sinned and fall short. Even our precious kiddos.
It’s important for our kids to understand that they too need a Savior, the same as Mom, Dad, Grandma, the neighbor, everyone does! No one is above someone else, and we all need Jesus.
This is a great verse for your kids to have some self-reflection and remind them that God sent His son, Jesus, because HE loves us and wants a relationship with us!
5. James 1:17
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
This is another verse that touches on God being unchanging, furthering that confidence that we can and should put all of our hope and trust in Him!
It’s also a sweet reminder for kids that everything we have is from God. Nothing we have is from any doing of our own, but by God’s grace in us. Not to mention, it’s a great way for us, as parents, to remind our kids that THEY are God’s gift to us.
6. Psalm 119:105
“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”
This verse is a great reminder that God’s Word is what we should live by as followers of Him. Any question, concern, or prayer that our kids have – go to the Bible!
We want our kids to come to us and talk to us, of course, but we ultimately want them to learn that God’s Word is THE guide for our lives. When they get older, move out, and are on their own, we want to make sure they know that they should look at the Bible this way.
It gives us life and He tells us what we need to do to glorify Him and fulfill the purpose He has for us, and our children. 🙂
7. Proverbs 30:5
“Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection.”
What an amazing promise for our kids from God, and such a great verse for kids to keep in their minds!
They can be reminded with this verse that God is ultimately the one who protects Him, and what He says is true! When our kids choose to rest in Him and run to Him, God says He will protect them. So comforting!
8. Colossians 3:20
“Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.”
Ahh, you didn’t think I would leave out this verse, did you?? 😉
This is a great reminder for our kids to have respect for you as their parent and be able to listen when asked to do things. We want what is best for them, just as God does for us! And if we are in prayer, then He lets us know what HE wants for them too.
But here is what I DON’T want you to do… please do not use this as a way to FORCE your kids to do whatever you say. Make sure that you are personally seeking God, and asking Him to help you in parenting.
Your kids have an obligation to obey GOD before you, so make sure you are parenting God’s way and not the way of the world!
9. Ecclesiastes 12:13
“Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.”
Whenever we read this verse or verses like it, my daughter always has a million questions.
“Is God scary?” “Why do I have to be scared of Him?” And so on and so forth.
Totally understandable and logical questions for a four-year-old to ask, right?
This is a great way to explain to them what the fear of the Lord means. It doesn’t mean we are scared of God, hiding from Him, or being afraid to approach His throne with confidence (Heb 4:16).
Rather, it is a reverent fear, awe, and understanding of WHO He is. He is sovereign over all, and He commands us to…keep His commandments! Not because He wants to make our lives miserable…it’s the opposite actually. He wants us to fulfill the purposes that He has for us, and bring Him glory. We do this by following what He says!
It’s a great verse to help your kids start to understand this concept and have a healthy fear of who God is!
10. John 3:16
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
I am ending this list with what I think is the most crucial Bible verse that your kids, or any Christian for that matter, should memorize.
It is the ultimate picture of the gospel and the basis of what we believe as Christians. It may seem like a longer verse, but with practice, your kids (even toddlers) can memorize this and begin to understand just how much God loves them. 🙂
Simple prayer for your child to learn Scripture:
Now that you are equipped with this great list of Scriptures for your kids to memorize, here is a simple prayer you can pray for them daily to help them do so!
“Father God, I ask right now that you would open my child’s mind. Help them to meditate on your Word, and I ask for your Holy Spirit to fill them and allow them to memorize your Word. I pray against any schemes from the enemy, that would try to distract them or make them forget You. Help them hide these words in their heart so that they always run to you. Help me to teach them well. I ask this in Jesus’ name, Amen.”
Free Printable Learning Sheet and Memory Cards
Want some cool printables to put these verses into practice?!?! We gotcha covered! 💖
Have fun playing memory with your kids in this set of printables here…
Download the Easy Scriptures Memory Verse Cards here.
An easy printable to help them learn Scriptures. Laminate it, put it on your fridge, wherever they are sure to see it or use it as a checklist to help them memorize the verses!
How To Use These Printable Scripture Cards
These printable memory cards and 10 scriptures are great to use with your kids to teach them to memorize these Bible verses!
For the list of 10 scriptures printable, we like to print it out, laminate it and place it somewhere where we see it all the time. I have one outside my daughter’s bedroom door, but you can place it on the fridge, their bathroom mirror, anywhere they will see it!
The printable memory verse cards are great to help them memorize scripture as a fun matching game – practice reading the verses with your kids and matching the verse to the reference.
I pray that you are encouraged to start or continue teaching your kids about God and what His Word says. Ultimately, they will be on their own in the future and we want to make sure we are setting a solid, biblical foundation in their youth for them to thrive on.
Keep this list close by, and practice these verses every day with your kids! Use it as an opportunity for them to ask questions, and have great, godly discussions as a family. 🙂