Every time our two year old goes to her Tiny Tots Sunday school class, the teacher passes around the Bible and asks the kids if they want to put their hands on it. If they forget one Sunday, you can bet Lydia will wave her arms wildly in the air and remind them that she wants to “touch God’s Word”!
There is nothing sweeter than a toddler getting excited about learning Scripture! As Christian parents, we truly desire to our children to have a personal relationship with Jesus through His Word. I love that we can start early on teaching our kids a variety of Bible verses.
I wanted to share our 10 favorite Bible verses that we teach our little ones! They talk about who God is and how much He loves us and what He has done through Jesus, which is a solid foundation for all Bible learning. They’re a great springboard for teaching your toddler Scripture verses that will be cherished and remembered for their whole lives!
10 Bible Verses to Teach Your Toddler
You can choose to teach the entire verse of those that are longer, or just an abbreviated portion. I’ve put the “extra” part of these verses in parenthesis, but older toddlers really do pick up on Scripture quickly, so they will likely have no problem learning the whole thing!
This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it! Psalm 118:24
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, (that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; (wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.) Psalm 139:14
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1
The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; (in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing). Zephaniah 3:17
He counts the numbers of the stars; He gives names to all of them. Psalm 147:4
Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; (for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus). 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 107:1
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; (and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God). 1 John 4:7
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Ephesians 6:1
Want to dig deeper into Scripture memorization? Do you desire to help your children hide God’s Word in their hearts but don’t know where to start?
That’s how I felt just a few short years ago, so I’ve created a resource that can help!
God’s Word in My Heart: A Scripture Learning Guide with Memory Verses is a downloadable eBook ($3.99) that gives you the option of teaching the same verses to both older and younger children (similar to what I did in this post) so you can impart specific Scriptural truths into their lives even from a very young age!
It includes printable A to Z Bible memory verse pages as well as verses on sin and salvation, plus plenty of very simple and straightforward ideas for learning and memorizing the verses!
Also included is a detailed list of songs and other go-alongs that reinforce the Scriptures they are learning!
It’s available in four different translations, including KJV, NASB, ESV and Variety!