Bible Memory Resources for Preschool and Beyond! #giveaway

As an adult, I always find it so comforting when in times of fear, trouble, hurt, or uncertainty a relevant Bible verse pops into my mind and offers me a little glimpse of God and His care for me.  Recently, Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” has been a great personal help and security.  As a parent, one gift I really want to pass on to my children is to help them hide the scriptures in their own hearts, and yet, at the same time, I found I didn’t know where to start.  Then I learned about Children Desiring God’s Foundation and Fighter Verses Bible memory resources and I knew I had found a perfect system for us!

About Children Desiring God
Children Desiring God offers God-centered resources for training the next generation.  

I love this paragraph on their website under “Bible Memory” and think it sums up what they’re about quite nicely:

We believe that the life of faith is a fight of faith, and that believers must be armed for this fight.  This fight is not against flesh and blood, but against spiritual principalities, so the Word of God is our indispensable sword.  Through memorizing and meditating on the Word, this powerful sword becomes readily available to us at any time, providing us with ever-present counsel, encouragement, and protection from the enemy of our souls.  Offering a variety of tools for preschool through adult, we pray that God would instill your heart with the conviction and yearning to memorize His Word so that it becomes a life-long practice.

Children Desiring God offer three main resources for Bible Verse memorization, which you can read more about by clicking the links:

  • Foundation Verses ($5)
    • 76 strategically chosen Bible verses for children in preschool through age 5
    • Short verses with picture prompts
    • “The vision of this set is to lay a firm scriptural foundation of basic Biblical truth that will pave the way for faith response, and to establish the habit of hiding God’s Word in the heart.”

  • Fighter Verses ($13)
    • Five-year memory program
    • Available in a two-ring binder with five sets of yearly verses (index card sized)

All of the resources are available in either English Standard Version (ESV) or New International Version (NIV).

There is also a Fighter Verse app available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle.  

The app has the Foundation Verses as well.  

More resources are offered at including a weekly blog as well as a resource library, including multiple free printable aids.

My Review
We have been blessed to review the Foundation Verses, the Fighter Verses, and the Fighter Verse app for iPad.  I found all of them to be quality resources for teaching Bible verse memorization.  With my own two preschool-aged children, my favorite resource thus far has been the Foundation Verses.  We have been practicing the verses by having the kids look at the pictures.  I like that the cards are on a ring clip so that we can just flip through them, or I can remove cards (which are numbered, so I’ll know where to put them back) and put them into a pocket chart for practice.  

Our current set up is that we are reciting our verses during our morning calendar time, so after we’ve mastered a verse, I’ll add a new one to our pocket chart.  

Each day, we recite all we’ve learned so far.  Another way we’ve used the Foundation Verse cards was to keep them together on the ring and recite them together as a family during our reading time before bed.  We adults have been having fun learning these right along with the kids, so don’t think these are “babyish” or “too easy.”  I think these are great to start with at any age and definitely help to build a strong foundation in God’s Word!!

When the kids are a little older (aka elementary-school aged), we will begin using the Fighter Verses.  I like how the schedule is laid out to learn a new verse per week, and is a five year program.  The app will be very handy to us at this point because it will actually read aloud the verse for you, and you can even have it continue reading repeatedly if that is a help for memorization.  It always work well for me personally!

Overall, I thought I would really like these products after having read about them online, and I’m glad to say that after using them for a few months, they have definitely met my expectations.  I am thrilled to have a ready-to-go system in place that is easy to use and my children enjoy.  I appreciate that it’s a very simple, affordable system and that it can be started as early as preschool.  We have really enjoyed learning the Bible verses together as a family.  Our littlest one wasn’t even three when we started, and she has often learned the verses quicker than the rest of us!  I especially love it when we are reading straight from the Bible and the kids can sometimes finish the verse for me because they already know it.  

Thank you, Children Desiring God, for helping me to hide God’s Word in my children’s hearts!  My prayer is that it be a comfort to them for the rest of their lives, as it is so often for me.  

Fighter and Foundation Verses Giveaway

Children Desiring God has graciously offered to allow me to host a giveaway of some of their great products: ONE reader will receive a Foundation Verse pack (ESV) and ONE reader will receive a Fighter Verse pack (ESV).  The giveaway is open to U.S. residents ONLY, and will run for approximately two weeks from time of posting.  There is one mandatory entry, and then lots of other ways you can gain extra entries, some of which can be completed daily.  Winners will be selected randomly via Rafflecopter within 48 hours of the end of the giveaway.  Winners’ names will be posted here and emailed.  Please add inlieuofpreschool (at) gmail (dot) com to your email contacts so that the potential winning email doesn’t go into your SPAM folder.  Winners will have 48 hours to respond with their mailing address before a new winner is selected.

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Disclosure: The products reviewed in this post were graciously given to me for review at my request.  I only accept and review products on my blog that interest me, my family, and that I think would truly interest and benefit you, my readers.  I am not affiliated with Children Desiring God or any of their products, nor have I received any monetary compensation for this post.  All posts on this blog reflect my personal opinions and are not swayed by compensation and/or free products.   

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Genny Upton

A former teacher turned stay at home mom to two preschool aged children. Creator (and writer) at In Lieu of Preschool and Parent Teach Play. Currently publishing my first children's picture book!

  • BoldLion says:

    I would love to win this!

  • vanillafrog says:

    I’d like to win the Foundation set for my little boy, so important for him to learn scripture with everything else he’s learning!

  • BoldLion says:

    As for me Fighter Verses Extented in ESV would be wonderful for me to have.

  • Steph Wakeem says:

    What an amazing giveaway! Would love to win this for my sweet son!

  • Caitlin O'Dell says:

    The foundation set looks amazing! Either set would be great, though. My husband and I have been trying to find something to help us with bible verses for our young children, this would be perfect!

  • Briita says:

    Would love the foundation

  • BadgerMomma says:

    The foundation set would be great to work with my four boys!

  • Anne says:

    We use the Children Desiring God curiculum at church. Would like the foundation verses for my kids at home.

  • Amy says:

    We would love the foundation packet for our littles! Our kids range in age from 2-19 with a big gap between 4 and 15, so the littles would love it!

  • carrieg says:

    foundation verses- it’s the perfect place to start

  • Deana says:

    The Foundation verses would be great for my little boys.

  • MichelleF says:

    As a mommy of an 8, 6 and 2 year old, either set would be so helpful as we try to hide God’s word in their little hearts!

  • Cheryl says:

    Would love to win a set of these.

  • Heather says:

    The Fighter verses – my youngest son has been having a difficult time adjusting to his new school this year & the verses would give him encouragement.

  • Cheryl says:

    Any of the sets would be great for us because my children and I seem to learn so well with visual clues.

  • Great resource. Would love to win!

  • sugar-1597 says:

    I’d love the ‘Foundation’ & ‘Fighter’ verses for our family as they are age appropriate for our girls! 🙂
    Blessings! 🙂

  • Gina H. says:

    Fighter verses to help with memorization.

  • zekesmom10 says:

    Foundations sounds great, but I love the Fighter Verses binder idea. Fighter verses would be perfect for this family.

  • Given the young age of my children, I believe the Foundation verses would apply best. As we progress, the Fighting verses will be added. As I posted elsewhere today, I pray my children will grow a HUNGER for the Word now instead of so much later in life.

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  • Megan Swift says:

    How awesome! 🙂 Would love to win the Foundation verses! 🙂

  • Rachel S says:

    I would love either of the verses for my boys!

  • Brina says:

    We would love the fighter verses, as we have the foundation verses for our daughter already. Thanks!!!

  • Deidra says:

    Either set would work for my daughter. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Anonymous says:

    I have 6 kids 0-8 and both of these resources would be awesome in training my kids through God’s Word. I am especially drawn to the Fighter verses. I can’t wait to read more about them!

  • Anonymous says:

    The fighter verses would be great for our family.

  • Unknown says:

    I think the Fighter Verses would be most appropriate for our family, as the boys could both use it and still be at different stages of it.

  • awesome !! thanks for sharing. We’d love the foundations verses. i’d love a guide to start with my 2 yr ols. it would be good for both of us!!

  • Tricia Theirl says:

    I would love these for my 4 kids (10, 9, 7, and 2)!!

  • JeKain says:

    What a great idea! I would love to win this

  • These are BOTH amazing things. Can’t wait and praying we win.

  • EmmyGirl82 says:

    Both sets would be good for us we have a 7 yr old, 2 yr old and 6 mo old!

  • TammyS says:

    I think the Foundation Verses would be best fit for us because our daughter is 6.

  • Brigette Joy says:

    I love anything that helps to know the scriptures.

  • maia says:

    Any of the sets would be great. The foundation would start out my littles and the fighter or extended would be great for my husband and myself to learn.

  • ~Angie says:

    What a great giveaway. I love both! The Fighter verses would be great for my ds, the Foundations for my day care kids.

  • Amy D says:

    This sounds awesome – I’ve been trying to figure out how to incorporate pre-k bible verses but have been having trouble finding and simplifying them!

  • Rebecca J says:

    Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  • beclyn says:

    Both would be great, but I think the Foundation verses would be best for us right now.

  • Anonymous says:

    I have been looking for ways to “hide the Word in their hearts” and this looks perfect!

  • Anonymous says:

    I think both would be a benefit to both of my boys, who are 11 and 8. It never hurts to work on planting a seed in their hearts!

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow, I would say either since I have a 9 and 7 yr old as well as a 1 yr old.

  • Beach Mama says:

    Both would be beneficial as we are learning Bible verses every week. I like the ring/binder version for home and the app for when we are out and about.

  • this would be wonderful for my 4 & 3 year old to learn their verses! the Foundation verses is a great idea!

  • This would be a WONDERFUL gift for my foster kids!!

  • My boys and our whole family would benefit from this! Thanks for the opportunity! Mari

  • The fighter verses would fit our family well, because we already have a good foundation, and we are well aware of the battle that we are win, and we know that we need to use the Word to fight it.

  • kmegaro says:

    The Foundation set would be perfect for my preK kids.

  • Marty says:

    Would be a wonderful to have!

  • We would love the fighter verse pack!

  • Liz willey says:

    Foundation for my pre k Kiddos- and family. Need to get into word more.

  • Shannon says:

    I’ve been wanting to start learning verses with my preschooler. This would be great motivation to start!

  • Nicole says:

    This is awesome!!!

  • Nicole says:

    The foundation set would be awesome!!

  • Cayce says:

    the foundation verses sound awesome!

  • The foundation set would be wonderful to win for my family 🙂 Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

  • K Schuk says:

    The Foundation verses would be best for my little ones!

  • My kids are 1 & 3 so wed love the foundation verses.

  • Jennifer Kochert says:

    This look great! Thank you for reviewing

  • Jamie says:

    Either the Fighter Verses or the Fighter Verse app (if it will work on my Kindle Fire) would be the best for our family.

  • The Granings says:

    I have been meaning to buy these forever and it would be awesome to win them!

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  • Naomi says:

    The foundation verses sound perfect for my 4 an 2 year old

  • Linsey says:

    My kids love the ipad, so I think the Fighter verses app sounds perfect!

  • eguisgirl says:

    I would like either of them for my kids!

  • Hi, I love the idea of these, but I use KJV in memorization with my kids. Should you ever do any with this version, I would love to purchase them.

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