One of the key ways to motivate your Sunday school students to learn their Bible verses is with a memory Bible game and snacks. This instantly engages their interest and encourages them to try harder.
The theme of this Bible game -“Go Fish”–is the Bible, Fish, Teach a Man to Fish and Memory Verse Practice. I use this game with ages 5-10.
Bible Game – Memory “Go Fish”
Provide each of your students a long piece of floral wire (about 2 feet) and 1 round piece of tulle.
Show the children how to “sew” their fishing net by moving their wire in and out around the tulle circle. Make sure you instruct them to not pull the wire all the way through the tulle so that they leave a “fishing rod” on the end. Once they have looped all the way through the tulle, twist together the long ends to make a sturdy rod.
Fill a large bowl with Goldfish crackers and have the students sit around the bowl. You can quiz the children on the day’s lesson or go around and have them recite a memory verse.
Each correct answer or proper verse is rewarded with “Go Fish” and the children can dunk their fishing rod into the bowl for a treat.
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