Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bible Memory Box

I have had on my "to do" list to make a Bible memory box for quite some time now. Sunday afternoon, I finally did it! Here is the link to the directions I used. Click here. Scroll down to Supplies You'll Need for the very specific directions that I followed.

I used colored cardstock to make my dividers. I cut 39 dividers instead of 41 like the article suggested, because I normally do not drill our Bible verses on Saturdays or Sundays. The dividers are labeled: Daily, Odd, Even, 1 for each day of the week, and 1-31 for the dates of each month. Here is a not so good picture. I am not a photographer!

the dividers

Next I typed or copied and pasted from BibleGateway the verses that we have previously memorized plus several verses that the children memorized years ago and need to practice. I used Avery brand index cards......They come in a package with 4 index cards per sheet. You print 4 cards at a time, and they are perforated for you to separate them easily.

two of the Scripture cards

The final step was placing each of the verses I had printed out on the cards behind the appropriate divider. I really just randomly placed all the verses that we have learned over this past school year. I also typed up several for us to learn (or relearn) in the weeks to come. I will just type up more verses as we run out new verses to memorize.

I do not currently have a 4 x 6 filing box to store the cards and dividers in, so I put them in a little basket. This will do until I can make a trip to the store! Also, I may laminate my dividers.

the finished product in the basket
It will look nicer when I buy the filing box.

I am keeping the basket on our kitchen table, because that is where we have our daily Bible reading, study, discussion and drill/memory work. In addition to making cards for Scripture memory, I also made several cards for some general Bible drill work. These drills include: Twelve Apostles, Twelve Sons of Jacob, Books of the New Testament, Books of the Old Testament, The Ten Commandments, The Ten Plagues, and some longer passages like Psalm 23.


  1. Roan,
    I found this idea on Simply Charlotte Mason.com months ago, and have YET to complete it! I bought all the supplies, just haven't sat down to finish it. I think your post may motivate me to actually do it! I like the idea of 39 instead of 41, too. We don't drill on weekends, either.

    It was nice talking with you yesterday. Wish we could've visited longer.

    Have a great day!

  2. I have enjoyed your blog for some time, but never left a comment. You see, your family makes me TIRED!! I only run when I'm being chased, which doesn't happen often. But, your homeschooling and organizing tips are helpful, and your heart for the Lord really shows forth. Your house always looks so clean. I homeschool my two (girl almost 15 and boy 12) and decided to find time I'd give up housework. Ugh. Anyway, thank you for sharing your life with the rest of us. Your family is beautiful!

  3. This is so neat!! What a great tool!
    Hope you guys are all doing well!
    God bless!