Sunday, March 20, 2011

Memorizing Colossians

The kids and I have the goal of memorizing the book of Colossians this year. We have worked through the first chapter of Colossians and are moving into chapter two. At this point, O and I can recite the first chapter by memory- if we help each other out. Once we can do it flawlessly, we plan to reward ourselves with a celebratory ice cream date.

This month we started on Colossians 2. Our basic plan is to say the previous verses every day (so at the end of last month we were saying the entire first chapter each day), then we learn the new verse (or portion of a verse if it is very long). I like to use some ASL to help us with this, and it teaches us another language. We then say the new verse 10 times. Each day, the big boys (age 7 and 9) are to review their verses by themselves by using the memory section of their binder. There, I've given them this version, which I find really stretches our brains and helps us commit the Word to memory.

What about you? Are you sowing God's Word in your heart? Helping your children? I'd love to do this better.

Using the first letter of each word looks like this:
Colossians Chapter 2
1 F I w y t k h g a s I h f y a f t a L a f a w h n s m f t f, 2 t t h m b e, b h t i l, t r a t r o f a o u a t k o G's m, w i C, 3 i w a ha t t o w a k. 4 I s t i o t n o m d y w p a. 5 F t I a a i b, y I a w y i s, r t s y g o a t f o y f i C.

1 comment:

Shaper of Little Souls said...

Thanks for this encouraging post on memorizing Colossians. I am just about to begin! I am a stay at home mom of 3 kids ages 5, 3, and 16 months. They won't be doing it with me but I will not be wispering my practice either. I am courious to see how familiar they will become with it as I journey through.

Thanks for sharing your journey!