Sweet EK was born on my Grandma Marnie’s 95th birthday. When EK was about 7 months old my mom brought my grandma to visit and she couldn’t get enough- EK sat on her lap while Grandma counted her toes. I’m so grateful for the time they had together.
A few months before EK’s second birthday my grandma passed away. She had fought the good fight and was more than ready to go home to her Savior. I’ve heard that the end years are similar to the beginning years- and for Grandma Marnie that proved true. As she felt her mind going, she would do her best to remember the scriptures she’d memorized as a girl. The scriptures that staying in her heart through years of missionary work, they also comforted her at the end.
Now that EK is three I knew I wanted to be more intentional about scripture memorization. I love the concept of ABC scripture for a couple of reasons:
- It’s a sweet reminder of Grandma Marnie
- These ABC Scripture Cards are sooo adorable (they were a gift for EK’s nursery before she was even born)
- While EK learns scripture we’re also working on letter recognition for the ABCs- double impact, hooray!
Our house still has plenty of blank wall space (that’s what happens when you upgrade square footage) so we use washi tape to stick the scripture cards right to our dining room wall. This way we see the cards multiple times a day and can work on our verses. EK is doing really well- we just introduce “I” tonight. My favorite verses are the ones she gets mostly right with a few quirks, like “Proverbs of 17:17:17”.
It does my mama heart good to know she’s hiding God’s word in her heart. My prayer is that as she grows she will know the words to be truth and be encouraged to live out their commands.
What about you? Do you have any family traditions handed down the generations? Or tips and tricks for toddler scripture memory?