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Learning Scripture Through Music ~ Teaching God’s Word

Learning Scripture Through Music

This post is a part of my 10 Day of Teaching God’s Word series

One of the most effective ways we’ve found in helping our kids learn Scripture and have it ‘stick’ has been through music. A few years ago our family was introduced to Seeds Family Worship and the results have been wonderful. When I tell you that songs from one of the albums are playing daily in our home, I am not joking. Each member of our family enjoys the music, and I love knowing that as we listen, our kids are firmly planting God’s words in their hearts!

Take a quick listen to one of our favorite songs “Do Not Be Anxious” from Philippians 4: 6-7 {feed subscribers can watch the video here}.

 

Music also gives us the opportunity to get up and move around. Several of our kids get so much more out of learning when they are physically doing something. We might add in some silly hand motions or act out a song, but it all helps in remembering the words to the verses!

Hearing God’s word played in the background each day and  my kids humming Scripture and singing the word of God as they are in various places around the house just makes me happy. A few weeks ago it literally made me cry sitting downstairs and listening to the boys sing up in their rooms ~ repeating verses and knowing the words will be in their hearts for years to come.

Seeds Family Worship Resources

Below are a few additional ‘go-along’ resources for the Seeds Family Worship cd’s.

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I also have a 20% discount code to share with you all when you purchase directly through Seeds Family Worship. Use the code HOMESCHOOLCREATIONS and start planting God’s words in your kids hearts.

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Note: When you purchase a cd from Seeds, each package actually comes with TWO cds ~ one for you and one to share with a friend. You simply tear the packaging along the perforation and share the extra cd.

Additional Scripture Music Resources

Here are a few additional resources for music that you can use to help your child {and you!!} learn Scripture through music.


 

Have you found any CDs based on Scripture that have been a help to your family in learning God’s word? Leave a comment and let us know!!

 

Other Posts in the 10 Days of Teaching God’s Word Series

 

The 10 Days Series is organized by iHomeschool Network, a collaboration of outstanding homeschool bloggers who connect with each other and with family-friendly companies in mutually beneficial projects. Visit us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. And of course, click the image below to visit all the 10 Days posts from these homeschool moms of the iHomeschool Network. You’ll be blessed with tips on how to handle bad days, cultivating curiosity, teaching with Legos, and much much more!

 

ABC Bible Verse Flashcard Printables ~ Teaching God’s Word

ABC Bible verse flashcards - 26 verses to hide God's word in your child's heart - Homeschool Creations

 

It’s not only the preschoolers in this house that enjoy having printables, and although these were put together for our youngest, everyone is working on memorizing a verse for each letter of the alphabet.

I remember learning ABC Bible verses a long {long} time ago ~ and they have stuck in my brain for so many years, so I KNOW that it is a fabulous way to learn and I put together some FREE ABC Bible Verse printables especially for my email subscribers – yay!!

 

 

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The ABC Bible verse flashcards each print off at 2” x 3”, about the size of a deck of cards. We printed our cards off onto cardstock, laminated them to make them more sturdy, hole-punched them and then put them on a jump ring. {Note: This is how we laminate more inexpensively}.

ABC Bible Verse Flashcards

Using the ABC Bible Verse Flashcards

When we are working on verses together, there is a lot of repetition. If we are introducing a new verse I will repeat it a few times for the kids and then we break it up into bite-sized segments to learn. We practice the verse several times throughout the day to get it in our heads and if it’s one of the Seeds Family Worship songs ~ we are sure to play the song to learn it as well.

We continue repeating the verse daily until the kids can recite it on their own with little to no prompting. Depending on how your child learns, hang up only one verse at a time and add new verses to the ring when one is memorized. With the ABC Bible Verse Flashcards it is great to review the ones that have already been learned together.

And ~ in case your family has a few additional verses to add to the mix, there are colored blank cards that you can type into if you would like to create additional verse cards for your child. The area where the verse is typed is editable, since it is a common font {Century Gothic}.

Have your child write the letter of the alphabet in the top area to personalize it! {Please note: I cannot change the verses to KJV because the letters will not match with the verses. You can use the blank page of cards to create your own personalized set.} Hope you all will enjoy the ABC Bible Verse Flashcards.

Download the ABC Bible Verse Flashcards

This is a FREE download for email subscribers – and it is really easy to subscribe by simply clicking HEREor by entering your email in the box at the bottom of this post. 

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After you subscribe by email, you will receive a confirmation. Once you confirm your subscription, you will be redirected to a page with a link, password, and directions to get your FREEBIE!! You can always email me if you have any questions and I’d be happy to help you out. 

Hope this helps you out and feel free to ask any questions below!

 

Looking for a Wall-Sized Version?

Would you like a larger version to hang on your walls at home? Check out the ABC Bible Verse Posters and download a copy as well! Bible Verse Posters

 

 

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Love God and His Word ~10 Days of Teaching God’s Word

Welcome to the 10 Days of Teaching God’s Word series, sponsored by iHomeschool Network.  In all there are 28 bloggers participating, so be sure to look at the bottom of this post for a list of each one and her specific topic.

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Here at Homeschool Creations, I’ll be looking at ways that we can teach God’s word to our children. Over the next 10 weekdays from April 16th – 27th, I’ll be sharing my thoughts, printables and other helpful resources that we’ve found as a family.

Impressing God’s Word on Our Children

Before you all get an idea in your head that our family has it all together and life is all sunshine and roses, let me just adjust your glasses and let you know that we are not. Every single one of us has our issues, we are far from perfect and have a plethora of room to grow and develop in our relationship with God.

When I was mulling over my topic for the 10 Days Series, the subject of Teaching God’s Word kept coming back to me over and over again. These verses from Deuteronomy 6:4-7 have been playing in my head daily over the last few weeks:

4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

Impress them on your children. Talk about them…

What am I doing as a mom in the time that I have with my children each day to impress God’s word on their hearts? What are we doing as a family? What tools have been effective in helping them remember God’s word?

Leading By Example

The most influential thing in teaching our children is that of EXAMPLE. When we are modeling what it means to study God’s word and need His word, they will see what we are doing. As much as I love to tunnel myself away and find a space with complete peace and quiet, I have learned that it is equally important for my kids to see me spending time doing my devotions and reading God’s word.

I can tell my kids that they need to read their Bibles until I am blue in the face. If I am not modeling that behavior for them, it’s a bit pointless isn’t it? Children learn by example. Last year when I was reading through the Bible in 90 Days, my consistency in following the reading sparked a desire in one of our children to do the same {on a moderated schedule}.

When I am consistent in reading God’s word and in having a dedicated time each day, it not only changes my outlook on things, but it effects my children.  My children, better than anyone, know and see my shortcomings on a daily basis, so when I am fully relying on HIM and walking in His strength, it is most evident.

No More Excuses

There are so many things that I know I can do to incorporate God’s word and truth into our daily lives…and so many excuses that I’ve put together not to do those things ~ including putting aside a time for me to just be quiet before God each day.

What about you? Are you consistent in your quiet time? Do you notice a difference when you are consistent? Does your family? Leave a comment and share with us!

Over the next two weeks I’m planning on sharing various resources that have been a help to our family in teaching God’s word to our children {and even me!}. Today I want to leave you with this verse:

“Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful apart from me.”

John 15:4

I hope you’ll come back tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some preschool helps for memorizing God’s word.

Other Posts in the 10 Days of Teaching God’s Word Series

The 10 Days Series is organized by iHomeschool Network, a collaboration of outstanding homeschool bloggers who connect with each other and with family-friendly companies in mutually beneficial projects. Visit us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. And of course, click the image below to visit all the 10 Days posts from these homeschool moms of the iHomeschool Network. You’ll be blessed with tips on how to handle bad days, cultivating curiosity, teaching with Legos, and much much more!

 

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