This topic is for adding memorizing techniques/game idea that apply to MANY Psalms, Proverbs and passages of Ecclesiastes. 


For example, my Ideas for Memorizing Psalm 23 post found in the Ps 23 computer lessons could EASILY BE ADAPTED for Art or Games.


Additionally, you will find specific suggestions WITHIN each of those topics in this forum which could easily be applied to other passages. In particular, look in the Bible Skills and Games Workshop lesson posts in this Psalm/Prov/E3 forum for memorization ideas.




BELOW IN THIS POST is an excerpt of that post about Ps 23 software lesson ideas:


If you are working on Ps 8 or Ecclesiastes 3, just substitute those verses for Ps 23 in the list of ideas.


Some Ways to Memorize Psalm ___ with Software


There are several ways, and depending on how much class time you have, the age of your students, and how many computer classes you devote to Ps 23, you might do them all!


Way 1:  Cal and Marty's Scripture Memory Game CD (Sunday Software)


Have the kids type-in the verses. Do one or two verses per game. You can create a Ps 23 set. If you're not familiar with Cal and Marty, once you see the verse editor in it you'll know exactly what I mean. You will see that Psalm 23 is one of the verse sets that comes with Cal and Marty. That's for demonstrating purposes. You want your KIDS to create their own set. It's the typing/creating that starts the memorization process!


Way 2:  Illustrate Flashcards of Verses with Kid Pix.


Simple enough. Have kids spend about 5 minutes illustrating/typing a verse on the screen and then print them all from your various computers (or various kids at one computer) and use them for a flash card game or unscrambling game on the table. Why not just color a page with crayons or make the flashcards yourself?  Because when kids FOCUS on the verses through the mouse and keyboard and onscreen tools, they are GLUING the verses into their brains!


Way 3: Play "How Few Can You Do" using a wordprocessor or Let's Talk CD (Sunday Software) or Kid Pix


Computer lab enthusiasts will recognize one of my 'stock' computer lab games for REDUCING a long passage to its essential "keywords."  Hence the name, "how few can you do."  


You start the lesson with a simple short Bible study. You'll be doing more "study" as you debate which words to keep or toss. 


Round 1:  Have the kids reduce the Psalm to its 12 most essential words.

Round 2:  Reduce the Psalm to its 8 most essential words.

Round 3:  Reduce the Psalm to its 4 most essential words.


Each round can be a debate, and an opportunity to interject teaching comments, such as, "Group 1, why did you leave out the words enemies and house?"  The number of keywords in each round is arbitrary. Depends on the kids and passage.


I will do VARIATIONS of this game based on the Psalm content itself. For example, in Psalm 23, I will have the kids ONLY TYPE THE VERBS.  (The verbs in Ps 23 point to God's action.) and then have the group come up with only 7 verbs, then 3.  


I like doing this on the computer with programs where the computer is made to SPEAK OUT LOUD whatever the kids type. Kid Pix for the younger crowd.  Let's Talk CD for the older ones. This way each group gets to PLAY their words for all to hear.

(BTW: typing is a memorization device )


AFTER playing "How Few Can You Do" I will OFTEN have them ILLUSTRATE their 3 or 5 most important keywords and hang them in the room. That too is a good long-term reminder. I've done this a couple of different ways... posters, etc.


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