As Mikey and Melody ran through the door at Grandma "B's" house they yelled out loudly, "Grandma "B", we have memorized our verse! Yay!"
"That is great! Show me!" After they each repeated the verse, "Psalms 119:11; I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.", Grandma "B" said, "I knew you could do it. I am so proud of you both. Did you have fun?"
"Yes, Dad showed us this new game using our volley ball. When we caught the ball, we had to say the next word in the verse before the others could count to 10! Then we could throw the ball to someone else and they had to say the next word in the verse. Mom and Dad played with us sometimes. It was lots of fun, but it was kind of hard at first." Melody said.
"Anything worth doing is often difficult at first. Are you ready for your second "Golden Nugget Memory Verse?"
They both nodded in agreement.
"Colossians, 3:16; Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly."
"Let's look it up so you can see it in the Bible. This verse tells us to learn and remember (that is what dwell means) what Jesus has to say. It is important." said Grandma.
"Who will have this memorized first this week?"
"I will!" yelled Melody. "No, I will" shouted Mikey, then they both giggled.
"I will see you next week and we will find out!" Grandma smiled.
"Have you been wondering about anything this week kids?" Grandma asked.
"Well, Grandma, last week you showed us that God made everything. He made the Earth, stars, moon, animals and even us. I was wondering what we are made out of.
"Let's look it up kids." Grandma said as she started looking. "Ah, here it is, Genesis 3:19; "...for dust you are, and unto dust shall you return."
Then in Isaiah 64:8, it says we are all His creation. "But now, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay, and you our potter; and we all are the work of your hand."
"So kids, God made us out of the dust of the ground. When we die, we return to dust."
Get your cans of Play-Dough out this week (or you can use your regular clay) and see if you can make a little boy, Mikey. Can you make a little girl Melody? Then next time you come over, bring them to show me and tell me all about them."
"When you make your little creations, keep in mind that God made living people that could breathe, eat, see, hear, work and love Him. That would be much tougher don't you think? Just how God did this is something we will all wonder about until He reveals it to us."
"I doubt if He used Play Dough!" Melody commented with a twinkle in her eye.
"Remember I told you last week I would have a surprise for you this week. I have printed out this little treasure box for each of you to build and use to store your "Golden Nuggets Scripture Verses" in. You will keep the verses you still need to learn turned upside down and the ones you have already memorized get to go right side up on top of the pile! Let's get started on making them right now!"
Grandma had already cut out 2 Kingdom Kid treasure chests. She helped them write their names on them and they glued it together. She printed and cut out most of the Golden Nuggets Memory Verse cards earlier.
They finished cutting out the verses and placed them in the box as Grandma "B" instructed. Psalms: 119:11 and it's little nugget was right on top of the pile.
" You did a great job kids! And you did a great job memorizing your first verse. You bring your treasure chests back next time and we will see if you earned your second gold nugget. And remember to bring your little clay creations." Grandma hugged and kissed them as they went out the door toward home.
This trunk is similar to the pattern above.
GOLD NUGGET MEMORY VERSES (Set #1)
Have YOU memorized this verse? If you have, then it is time to have Mom or Dad or your helper print out the 2 pages above on card stock (heavy paper) and help you cut out and glue or tape together the treasure chest. You can even write your name on the chest which declares you are a "Special Kingdom Kid".
You have earned the Psalms 119:11 verse with the gold nugget, so print out the 10 verses, put them upside down in your treasure chest like Grandma "B" instructed. Review your memory verses often so that you can keep them fresh in your mind.
This week, memorize "Colossians, 3:16; Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly." Find fun ways to memorize it, like the ball game. Or write each word on tape on a block, domino or rock. Mix them up and put them back together in the right order. Your Mom or Dad can help you with this.
We will be posting more verses a little later to help you fill your treasure chest! Can YOU fill your chest with memorized verses? You can memorize more than one a week if you want to. You can print your own memory verses you have memorized and add it to your Treasure Chest. Enjoy!