The Awana "Family Time with God" calendar is easy to use. Here are a couple of suggestions that can help make this plan simple and fun for your entire family to learn verses together, week after week.
Breakfast time and bedtimes offer great opportunities to reinforce the memory verse for the week. Say it together with the reference (the book, chapter, and verse) and then ask your child to repeat it with you. Make this a simple routine that continues year after year.
Sunday can be a review day for the entire family. Say the entire memory verse from the last week together in the car as you head to church or to an event.
Repetition is necessary for any of us to retain the words. Sometimes, however, you may find that you need to motivate children further. A sticker chart is a great way to do this. Make a chart, and allow your child to put up a sticker each time he or she memorizes a verse.
What Is Awana?
Awana® is a nondenominational youth ministry committed to reaching boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and training them to serve him. Mom and Dad, you can find an Awana program in your area. Over 11,000 churches run clubs in all 50 states. Visit www.awana.org/about.asp to learn more about Awana and to find a club. Come and see what Awana has to offer your child and family.
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