Materials needed: Bibles (same version) Posterboard cut into 2" wide X 6" high pieces (one per child) Yarn Hole Punch Religious stickers or seals
Prepare in advance - Punch a hole at the top of each child's posterboard.
Talk with the children about how important it was for Jesus to know the scriptures. Because He studied the scriptures he was able to know the truth about himself. When He visited the temple He was able to teach the priests and rabbi's things they needed to learn. He was able to grow in favor with God and man because He knew God's word. Help the children locate the memory verse in their Bibles. Don't find it for them. Take the time to show them how to use the Table of Contents to locate the book of where your memory verse is located. After the memory verse is read, repeat it several times together. Make a bookmark out of the posterboard decorating it with stickers and tying a string of yarn on the end. Encourage the children to take the bookmark home and find the text in their Bibles again at home to share with a friend or family member.