10 Easy Bible Memory Verses for Children

Bible memory verses for kidsWe’ve expanded this list into 52 memory verses. Check it out.

Most Christian parents and Sunday School teachers say that Bible memorization is important for children. It helps kids hide God’s Word in their heart and builds a framework for interpreting life.

But what Bible memory verses should I start with?

Here are the kids bible memory verses that I recommend as a good starting point. They will help children think about the character of God. By starting with easy Bible verses, the children will have confidence to learn more. These are also great to use as preschool Bible verses.

10 Easy Bible Memory Verses For Children

  • Proverbs 30:5 (coloring page) Every word of God proves true.
  • Matthew 6:24 – (coloring page) No one can serve two masters.
  • Deuteronomy 6:5 (coloring pagehand movements) You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
  • Matthew 22:39 (coloring page) You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
  • 1 Corinthians 10:31 (coloring page) Whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.
  • Psalm 19:1 (coloring page) The heavens declare the glory of God.
  • Genesis 1:1 (coloring page) In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
  • Psalm 139:14 – (girl coloring page | boy coloring page) I praise you God, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
  • Isaiah 43:5 (coloring page) Do not be afraid for I am with you.
  • Psalm 1:6 – The LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

More Bible Verses For Children?

What other verse would you add to the list? What scripture memory would be a good next step after learning these basic Bible verses? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts about these short bible verses. You can also print this list to use with your family.

Update: I’ve compiled most of your suggestions and posted a follow-up to this list. It’s 30 More Easy Bible Verses. You can read some tips for scripture memory with toddlers.


  1. Raquel says

    I just want to say thank you for starting up this website. I was looking for scriptures to give to my nephew but I also seen some for my 14 year old son. May God continue to bless you as He use you as an instrument.

  2. Larai says

    Colossians 3:23
    Whatever you do do it with all your heart, unto the Lord and not unto man

  3. Wendy England says

    For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
    And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

  4. courtney says

    For I know the plans I have for you says the lord plans to prosper you and not to harm you plans to give you hope and future
    Jeremiah 29:11

  5. Albert Adamson says

    For even the son of man did not come to be served and to be served and to give his life as a ransom for many. John 3.16

  6. Lindsey says

    Here’s another good one!
    Phillipians 2:14-15 – Start with verse 14 and as they get older and are able to memorize more, add verse 15.

    14 Do everything without complaining or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe

    • Darh Anzel G. Munzon says

      JOHN 15;13

      “There Is No Greater Love Than To Lay Down One’s Life Forone’s Friends”

  7. Bethany Whybrew says

    John 3;16 For God loved the world so much he gave his one and only son so that who ever blives in him will not parish but will have aternal life.

  8. John Joseph says

    Thang you very much. The word says to “Train them up in the way they should go”…

  9. says

    I am really glad i found this site. I think it will be a good way to get my grandchildren to learn about the bible and Jesus Christ. Before i found this site I started them with John 3:16 do you have a coloring page for that verse.

  10. Kenneth says

    John 3:16 KJV
    For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, so that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

  11. D'Lynn says

    I was looking for Bible verses for our homemade advent calendar. Thank goodness for Pinterest and this website.

  12. Amy says

    Yes, these are good verses to learn, but in these ‘top 10′ there are no verses about Jesus. I think Jesus is the most important thing to be teaching our children. Without him the rest of the bible is meaningless.
    How about :
    1. I am the way, the truth and the life. Noone comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
    2. For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son that whoever believes in him will have eternal life. John 3:16
    3. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

    • Marcela says

      1 Timothy 3:16* All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction, and for training in righteousness,*

  13. emma says

    These verses helped me so much because i am only 12 but i have to take the responsibility of finding the verses for the little kids at my church. Thanks so much to this website. God bless!

  14. Tena says

    As the children’s ministry director I am constantly looking for new ways to help the kids learn bible verses. Thank you for the wonderful tool. Have a blessed day.

  15. Katie says

    Phoebe…Philippians 2:14 is great for a chore chart. Do everything without complaining or arguing. It is a great one to memorize…and so is the following verse…So that you will be innocent and pure as God’s perfect children, who live in a world of corrupt and sinful people. You must shine among them like stars lighting up the sky. But that’s kinda long for preschoolers. I would put the scripture at the top and put stars all around it…so they associate not grumbling with something positive like bright stars!

  16. Phoebe says

    Hi there im looking for a passage i can use on top of my childrens reward chart (something about being good and kind) they are only toddlers so simple would be good, any suggestions? Thanks

  17. Kellken says

    It really easy way to teach kid bible memory. My children really enjoy all the 10! It was posted every were in the house!! It takes them 1 week to memorise all! A Big thank YOU to the website and also god bless

  18. says

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  19. Mary says

    This is awesome and simply great. Love the site. It is been so helpful. I really like the fact that I don’t have to look for verses for the pre-school and toddlers to memorize. May God continue to bless you with wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Thank you!

  20. says

    I do children’s church and i know the children would have been sitting in sunday school class for awhile by the time they come to me , so I have them run around doing some games first to get out their energy and then the bathroom broke so then they are ready to sit some more and listen , and it seen to work for me . They love it !!

  21. R Marie says

    Thank you for a starting point to teach my children bible verses. These are some great basics to build on.

  22. Sreeni says

    Dear brother Tony,
    Thank you so much for your initiative for kids’ ministry. The idea of leaning memory verses is much appreciable. Thank you once again for the needful and God bless you brother.

  23. says

    Hello Tony,God Bless You.

    The other day i was concerned as to what verses i should teach my kid and looks like God heard my heart’s desire and here it is!!!

    I like the verses and please post more if possible.

    Praise the Lord JESUS

  24. caddie says

    Brethren Tony:
    Gud day and God Bless. THANK YOU for all you have shared to us, this is very informative especially to our BS kids. They are too excited in coloring and the bible verses that are written will serve as their memory verse. God will honor people who is using by God to spread His Words. Amen

  25. karen says

    hey tony i wanted to know how could i calm down a roudy classroom ive been having a hard time on setting the rules down so i wanted to know if you can write me back at this email i really nee your help thank you tony god bless

    • Gabrielle says


      You aren’t alone. I would like some ideas about a roudy classroom also. I’m going through the same thing. If Tony & yourself can help me that would be good.

      Thank you so much

  26. Alvina says

    This is a delightful idea for children, thank you very much because it could work both ways. there’s a lot of adults that find it very difficult to memorize scripture verses that can start here, Jesus say to humble your self as a little child and come to Him. This is a good place to start to know and learn more about Him. thank you again May God continue to bless and inspire you .

  27. Adeleke eyiyemi says

    The Lord will strengthen u 4rm above, more knowledge will b added unto u & spirit to do more will b ur portion.

  28. joyce tan says

    thank you so much, God bless you abundantly, i was really inspired me to write down these verse on my student’s birthday card. I really appreciated it what you perfectly did. Once more, Thank you so much, ;)


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