Trevin is very good with memorizing Scripture, although he is not always keen to say his verses. I thought I'd give a motivational chart a go and so far it's been working great! Trevin skipped only one day so far! Yeah. I don't force the little guy and I also don't want to always have to use a chart to get him motivated. Let me call it a trial period and keeping my proverbial fingers crossed!
As you can see it is very simple. It took me only a couple of minutes to make; just what I could handle for now;)
What you'll need
A piece of paper, preferably letter or A4 size
How to make
Draw a large squiggle or whatever picture you feel will appeal to your child.
Draw small circles on the line you just drew for the amount of days you want the chart to be for.
Emphasize the "reward" circles, like drawing an extra circle around it. I made Trevin's one for every tenth day. This is to use as a counting tool as well;)
Put up in the area you will be using it in.
How we use it
Every morning after breakfast Trevin is given an opportunity to rehearse his memory verses. When he doesn't feel like saying it I will motivate him with the upcoming ice cream next Thursday (or whenever). I say the verses and he repeats after me. Voila! A sticker gets placed and I praise him for hiding God's Word in his heart and let him (or I will) count how many days untill he gets his ice cream.
It's not perfect, but a place to start after Trevin lost his fervor to memorize verses a while ago. I am still trying to figure out how to get him to do this without holding out the "carrot in front of his nose". So, if you have any suggestions I would like to hear about it!
Trevin is almost 3, but he really does know most of the verses he memorizes. I have heard him randomly say a verse or sing it in a made up song. It's really cute and heart warming:)
So, how do you get your kids to memorize Scripture without the struggle? Please share in the comments section.
Many blessings on your parenting endeavour!