Verses for a Two-Year-Old

[Caveat: The first verse is our theme verse, so each of the kids is memorizing it. Otherwise I don't think I would have chosen it for a two-year-old. Having said that, I think this will be an easy verse to learn, since we're all learning it together!]

For my little ones, I try to incorporate actions into their memory verses if at all possible. I've tried to note what I envision we'll do (having not yet learned all of these with Adelia) beneath each verse listed. Some of our actions will sort of evolve as we learn each verse, and for some of them I may just make up a little song to sing for it or something.

1. Romans 12:10
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.

2. Genesis 1:1
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

Action: "Genesis 1:1" (Make 1's with pointer fingers), "heavens" (reach your hands way up) and "earth" (touch the ground).

3. Psalm 147:1
Praise the Lord! For it is good to sing praises to our God!

Action: "Praise the Lord!" (both hands raised, head upturned)

4. Colossians 3:20
Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.

5. Psalm 118:1
Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!

Action: "Oh" (touch fingertips together over head, forming an "O" with arms)

6. Proverbs 15:3
A happy heart makes the face cheerful.

Action: point fingers to a HUGE smile on your own face!

7. Luke 18:60
Jesus called the little children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me."

Action: "Let the little children come to me" (beckon/motion imaginary children to come)

8. Isaiah 55:12
All the trees of the field will clap their hands.

Action: Clap hands!

9. Psalm 95:1
Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord.

10. Psalm 149:3
Let them praise his name with dancing.

Action: "dancing" (dance if we're on our feet, make dancing motions if we're sitting)


  1. OK! You totally have to record Adelia reciting a few of these when she is ready. I don't think anything could be cuter!

    There are a few things we have memorized as a family that our younger ones don't understand but memorize anyway like: "Sin is any want of conformity unto or transgression of the law of God." I think it is awesome because even though they don't get exactly what they are saying now they enjoy the cadence with the family. And we have seen with the other kids that later, when the light bulb turns on to what a word is or means they are super excited and own it all the more. Have you seen this too?

    Justus has received so much positive feed back from when we ask the question: "Who made you?" and he yells "God!" That anytime we recite a verse or ask any question he yells "GOD!" We laugh every time!

    Love you!

  2. I smile all the way down to my toes when I hear little ones hiding God's word in their hearts. When Ian was little he would say,"Do you no know, have you not 'hurd' the Lord is the everlasting God..." Sooo sweet. We also memorized the entire 10 commandments as a family. So cool when the realize just what they are saying.
    Keep up the Kingdom Work Mama, you are amazing.

  3. Stacy--do you mind if I borrow these same verses...they apply so well to my girls:)

  4. Ame~
    I'd already thought about doing a video of Adelia. I'll have to do it!

    Yes! Good thoughts about memorizing even "above their understanding". It's fun when they get it. :)

    Cute Justus. :) Adelia knows our first few catechism questions VERY well, and we're all so proud of her. Audra has started chiming in, too. And it's cute to see her fill in the gaps when Adelia pauses. :)

    Me too! That's so cute about Ian's little self. Love the "hurd". :)

    Of COURSE, Kamille! That's why it's here- so that any other mamas can save themselves time looking up their own little-child-friendly verses! Have at 'em! :)


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