Teach your children these short Bible memory verses to help introduce them to Jesus and know God’s Word! Plus a free printable!
I love teaching my kids Bible verses when they’re little! It’s so cute to hear them repeat God’s Word!
Even more than that, what we know from teaching the Bible to our toddler and preschoolers is that even if we aren’t sure exactly how much they’re comprehending when they’re really tiny, we know that the Word is doing what it promises. It promises to be living and active in their lives and change their hearts!
For the word of God is alive and active. Hebrews 4:12
And as your kids grow, they WILL start to comprehend the verses and ask questions about them.
And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. Ezekiel 11:19
That’s why it’s never too early to start teaching your kids God’s Word!
Someone asked me not too long ago what the best memory verses were to teach to a toddler or preschooler.
I’ve written about four ideas for teaching Scripture to your baby or toddler, but now I want to give you some suggestions for what specific Bible verses to teach to them!
There are seven Bible verses that I think are important for our kids to know from the beginning.
All Scripture is helpful but if you want a simple guide on giving your kids a great start in knowing God’s Word, here are the favorites that I taught to my kids when they were tiny!
These seven verses:
- Lay the foundation for faith
- Give simple instructions on how to live
- Show the promises of God
- Point our kids to Jesus’ love for them
- Are simple to memorize (and can be tweaked for toddler age–18 month to age 3!)
They are short Bible verses that are easy for toddlers to commit to memory! Plus, at the end of the post I have a Bible verse printable planner to help you start teaching your kids God’s Word!
7 Best Bible Memory Verses to Teach Your Toddler or Preschooler
“Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32
This verses is a great teaching tool for forgiveness and showing kindness. This is one of the very first Bible verses my kids learned to help them deal with sibling conflict!
“Beloved, let us love one another: for love comes from God.” 1 John 4:7
Shows our kids where love truly comes from and how we are enabled to love others (because Jesus loves us!)
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him may not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
The perfect verse to share the gospel with our kids! Take time to explain what words like “perish” and “eternal life” mean!
“The Lord is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all His works.” Psalm 145:9
The short version of this verse that we use with the littlest ones in our home is “The Lord is good to all.” I want my kids to know that God is faithful to them and provides good things for them!
“O give thanks to the Lord; for He is good: His mercy endureth forever.” Psalm 136:1
Great for teaching thankfulness!
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
Explain this verse by talking with your child about a list of things and people that God created and why they are valuable!
“The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee.” Numbers 6:24-25
A wonderful blessing to speak over your child and for them to learn to speak over others.
Printable Bible Memory Verses for Toddlers and Preschoolers
If you want to teach your kids these 7 verses I just shared, I’ve created a free Bible verse “planner” that has a page of length-appropriate verses for toddlers and the full text for kids to learn as they get older!
Plus, a weekly calendar for Scripture memory work and blank pages to write in your own verse choices!
Just enter your best email in the box below and I’ll send it straight to your email inbox! :)