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Are you interested in an activity that will help your child memorize a Bible verse or review Bible memory verse(s) while giving him an opportunity to stretch his legs and move about?

Play “Follow Me!”

This is the fourth of a series of posts offering Bible Study and Scripture Memory activities.
 

Suggested Ages: 2-5

 

1. Write or Collect:

 
Write Genesis 1:1 or a Bible verse of your choice. Or collect the Memory Verse Cards (MVC) you already have.
 

2. Walk:

 
Have your child or children stand behind you and then follow you wherever you go. Take the MVCs with you.

 

3. Stop!

 
When you choose to stop, have your child stop as well.
 

4. Say

 
Say a verse selected from the MVCs in your hand. If you have one Bible memory verse card, then each time you stop, say that verse. If you have more than one memory verse card, say a different verse each time you stop. If your child is able, he can say the verse with you or for you.

 

5. Continue:

 
Continue to “walk, stop and say” until you decide you are done!

 

6. Examples for playing “Follow Me” outside:

 
– walk to a tree, and stand by the tree trunk to say the verse
– walk to the driveway and lie down to say the verse
– walk over to the backdoor and knock on the door, then say the verse
– walk to any playground equipment you own and swing on a swing, or slide down the slide while saying the verse
– walk to your car and sit in the car for fun while saying the verse
 

IDEAS!

– Run, jump, skip or hop instead of walking to your next destination.
– Have your child lead if he is mature enough to do so.
– When it is too hot, cold or wet outside, you can do this inside, using a table to sit under, a bed to lie on, the basement to walk around in, and couch to sit on.

BIBLE TIME!

Play “Follow Me” as part of a simple Bible Time with your child. Follow three steps:

1. SING: Sing a song to the Lord.
2. BIBLE: Play “Follow Me” following the directions above.
3. PRAY: Then talk to God in prayer.

SHARE IT!

1. Share this post with a friend!
2. Share with me!

– What Bible verse are you memorizing with your child?
– What was your child’s favorite part of this activity?
– Would you do this activity again? Why?

 
“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