Here’s a fun memory verse game that will lead your Sunday School class on the adventure of learning their memory verse.
Before class, you will need to cut out foot print cut-outs from construction paper. Use your own foot when making their cut-outs instead of using a child’s foot. This will give you more room to write the words on each foot print cut-out and will make it easier for your Sunday School class to read and follow. You will need one foot print cut-out for each word of the memory verse, including the Scripture reference.
Once you have all your foot print cut-outs ready, go ahead and write the words of the memory onto each foot print. Then using masking tape, tape down the foot print cut-out on the floor of your Sunday School classroom. Tape them down so that they create a path all around your Sunday School classroom. Be sure to space the foot print cut-outs so that they are not too close to each other.
When it’s time to review the memory verse in your Sunday School class, post the memory verse somewhere where are the children in your class can see it. You can write it on your dry erase board or chalkboard or use a poster with nice, big printing and display it in front of the class. It’s also a good idea to have the children look up the memory verse in their own Bibles, so that they can see exactly where it is located in the Bible.
After you’ve reviewed the memory verse a few times together as a group, direct their attention to the foot print cut-outs all around the room and tell them that they are going to follow this marked path and say the memory verse as they walk through it. You can designate one child (preferably one who has been well-behaved during class) to be the leader and have the rest of the children follow.
If you haven’t taped the foot print cut-outs to the floor before class, then you can also hand each child a foot print cut-out and have them make the path while putting the memory verse in the correct order. After they have taped the foot print cut-outs in the correct order, double-check it and then have them walk through it a few times while repeating the memory verse.
You can make this activity a little more challenging by covering up some of the foot print cut-outs (have blank extras ready) after they’ve walked through the path a couple times. Work your way up to having each foot print cut-out covered up and see if your class can still say the memory verse without seeing the words.