Start small — That sounds obvious, but for kids just beginning to memorize scripture it should be the absolute rule.
Bite-sized Bible verses help kids learn truth, build confidence, and lay a foundation for longer memory work as they get older.
10+ Short Bible Memory Verses (with coloring sheets)
No one can serve two masters.
~ Matthew 6:24 – (coloring page)
The heavens declare the glory of God.
~ Psalm 19:1 (coloring page)
Whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.
~ 1 Corinthians 10:31 (coloring page)
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
~ Genesis 1:1 (coloring page)
The LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
~ Psalm 1:6 (coloring page)
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
~ Matthew 7:7 (coloring page)
Do not be afraid for I am with you.
~ Isaiah 43:5 (coloring page)
Every word of God proves true
~ Proverbs 30:5 (coloring page)
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
~ Matthew 22:39 (coloring page)
More Easy Bible Verses For Children?
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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. 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.
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.