This book contains ten verse memorization cards with five projects each (a total of 50 projects) to help your student memorize verses from the Bible. Each verse contains five projects: the verse card, a keychain card, a pair of memory game cards, three bracelets and a bookmark.
The Five Projects
The five projects for each verse are spread over three pages: a project page (blank on the back), the verse card ( with lined paper on the back of the verse card) for younger students. These projects can be done all at once or can be spread out over the five-day school week. Making all of the projects at once works best with older students; with younger students spreading them out gives them both short daily craft projects and the repetition needed to affix the verse in their minds.
- The Verse Card is a card that provides a verse reference and a piece of art that correlates to the verse, some images for the student to cut and paste onto the card, an explanation on the inside of the art and how it relates to the verse, and room on the back to write out the verse (you choose the translation). Younger students who do not have the fine motor skills to write small enough for the back of the card can write on lined paper provided on the inside of the card.
- The Keychain Card is the verse card in miniature with the verse reference on the back. Students can use these to review their verses and test their memories.
- The Memory Game is a standard matching game where all the cards are mixed up and placed face down on a table. Students then pick two cards, turn them over and see if the art and the verse match. If they match, they keep the cards. If not, they turn them back over and the next student takes a turn. The students with the most cards at the end of the game wins.
- The Bracelets have images on them that match the art on the verse cards and can be used as to remind students of the verses that they have memorized. If older students don’t want to make bracelets they can be used to decorate journals or pages of notebooks like Washi tape.
- The Bookmarks have bits of the art on the front and room to write the verse on the back.
The Verse Card Instructions
Carefully tear the book apart. This works best if you tear half the pages out from the front, then flip it over and tear the rest out from the back.
Cut out the first verse card.
Fold it in half. If you are not going to use the lined paper on the inside you can glue these halves together.
Fold it in half again.
Write the verse on the back of the card using a light colored pencil.
If you have younger students that have difficulty writing small, open the card and write the verse on the inside.
Cut out Section A from the Projects page.
Cut out all of the images in Section A.
Put a small blob of glue on the back of each image.
Place the image anywhere you like on the front or back of the card.
Now cover the image with a piece of clear tape. Repeat with all of the images in Section A.
Cut out Section B from the Projects page.
Carefully cut around the entire image.
Fold the keychain card in half.
And glue the halves together.
Punch a hole in the corner of the card.
Cut out Section C from the Projects page.
Carefully cut out each of the two game cards.
Fold each game piece in half.
Then glue the halves together.
Cut out Section D from the Projects page.
Carefully cut around the set of bracelets.
If you are working with very young children you can stop at this step and use them as a cuff.
Otherwise cut the bracelets apart.
Fit them to your wrist and tape the ends together.
Cut out Section E from the Projects page, and carefully cut around the bookmark.
Fold the book mark in half.
Glue the halves together and write the verse on the back of the bookmark.
The finished verse card projects for one verse card.
BOX INSTRUCTIONS. Tear the back off the book and cut on the solid lines and fold on the dotted lines. (Unfortunately the UPC symbol covers part of the lines so I have given you a clear view of it here.)
Be sure to cut the four little solid lines around the bottom of the box.
Place the box on two layers of paper towels. Using a dull butter knife and a ruler carefully score the dotted lines before attempting to fold them.
Fold all of the dotted lines before attempting to tape the box.
Tape the four corners of the box.
A finished open box.
A finished closed box.