If you saw my video on how we organize our schoolwork using the workbox system, you probably noticed that our memory verse system was in need of a major overhaul! Since our verses get used daily and have lots of little hands touching them, you can imagine that they may not have been in the best shape ever :).
Enter, the Charlotte Mason Scripture Review System! I happened upon this idea while browsing CM homeschooling ideas, and totally fell in love with the simplicity and ease of use! And when you have three littles aged five and under, and are expecting another little blessing, who doesn't want simplicity?!
I was really excited to see that not only was the system easy to set up, but the divider tabs were FREE PRINTABLES! Double win! I know how excited I was to get started putting together and using my system, so instead of keeping you waiting, let's dive in!
Here are the supplies you will need:
- 41 Divider Tabs (FREE on the Charlotte Mason site, or pick up two packs of these amazing tabs and create your own tabs by attaching them to index cards!)
- 3x5 Index Card Box
- 3x5 Index Cards for writing verses on
- Pens or Markers (My favorite pens EVER-Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Pens!)
Optional Supplies Shown:
- Pre-Printed Pack of 101 Memory Verse Sticky Notes (We got these for our daughter and these for our son)
- Laminator and Laminating Pouches
- Label Maker
- Paper Trimmer
1.) I began by printing out my free divider tabs onto colored cardstock and construction paper. I knew these dividers were going to be getting some heavy use, so I wanted them to be as durable as possible.
2.) Next, I cut out straight edges of the divider cards using my paper trimmer, then went back and did the detail work along the top edges with scissors. Doesn't my office have the best view? :D
3.) After I was done cutting all the dividers out, I transferred all of our old memory verses onto fresh index cards. If you are just starting out and feeling overwhelmed about what verses to memorize-do not stress! We personally choose to focus on verses that explain the Gospel, verses that discuss right choices and behavior, verses that talk about the Authority of God and Scripture, among others. There are lots of lists on the internet, like "Best Bible Verses for Kids" that you may choose to look at, or you can also buy pre-printed packs of memory verses (girls and boys options available!) like we did as a fun Easter surprise for our eldest children. We also LOVE Seeds Family Worship CDs (many available to stream free for Amazon Prime members!)! They set scripture verses to super-catchy tunes, and even my hubby and I find ourselves busting out the tunes often!
4.) I then decided to laminate my index cards because, as I mentioned above, this is a tool that my kiddos love to help and interact with, so lamination is our best bet in protecting against spills, rips, and sticky fingerprints!
5. ) I then cut out all of the laminated index cards and divider tabs, and arranged them into our box! I did a quick video walk-through on how I chose to set up my box because I thought it would be easier than explaining, so be sure to check it out!
6.) I added a label to the top of our box, and called it finished! I am so happy with the way that this project turned out, and I can't believe the improvement over our old system!
That's it! I hope you enjoyed this post, and even more than that, I hope you choose to make your own memory verse review system for your family! You are never too young or too old to start storing God's Word into your heart, and I know you will be blessed by making this habit a priority!
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