Are you interested in an activity that will help your child review his Bible memory verses while giving him an opportunity to stretch his legs and move about?

Play “A Bird in the Nest”

This is the ninth in a series of posts offering Bible Study and Scripture Memory activities that are designed to be used with children.

Suggested Ages: 2-5

Create a ‘big nest” on the floor with pillows, or a blanket.

Place your Bible Memory Verse Cards (MVCs) face down in the “nest” allowing a good space between each card.

Use a soft object to represent a bird. (A bean bag, or a stuffed animal would work well for this. You will want to use something that does not roll.)

Have your child step back from the nest and take turns helping the bird “fly” into the nest.

Pick up the card that is closest to the “bird” after it lands. Turn it over. Have your child say the memory verse on that card. (Remember to have him say the Bible reference before and after the verse.)

Collect the MVCs as each verse is said.

Repeat until all the memory cards are out of the nest.



Add a fun challenge: Your child could take one step back from the nest each time he is ready to help the bird “fly” into the nest.
Add another fun challenge: Tell your child the Bible reference on the MVC the bird lands next to, and see if he can quote the verse without help. Or, quote the Bible verse and have your child tell you the Bible reference.
This activity can be enjoyed inside or outside. Neighborhood kids may want to join in the fun!


Enjoy playing “A Bird in the Nest” as part of a Bible Time with your child. Follow three simple steps:

1. SING: Start with singing a song to the Lord.
2. BIBLE: Play “A Bird in the Nest”. As each verse is said ask your child a question that can be answered from the verse.
3. PRAY: Then talk to God in prayer. Thank Him for a truth found in one of the Bible memory verses.


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– What Bible verse are your memorizing with your child?
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“Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.”

Jeremiah 15:16

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