23 Easy Bible Verses for Toddlers to Memorize (+ Activities)

23 Easy Bible Verses for Toddlers to Memorize (+ Activities)

This post is full of easy Bible verses for toddlers!
Children are never too young to begin learning and memorizing the Word of God! Even from the time my daughter was born, I have been speaking scriptures from God's Word over her and into her little ears. As humans, the more we hear something (even at a very, very young age), the more it starts to get down into our hearts and shape who we are.
Choosing a handful of these short Bible verses to go over with your toddler regularly is a great way to start shaping his or her little life around the Lord and His ways!
We've put together a list of easy memory verses that are perfect for teaching toddlers and young children! We will also share several creative and fun ways you can engage your kids in learning these simple scriptures, so they can have fun memorizing God's Truths!
Enjoy reading these easy Bible verses for toddlers to learn and memorize!
Easy Bible Verses for Toddlers

Easy Bible Verses for Toddlers

As you look through this list of Bible verses, keep in mind that some of them can easily be shortened if your toddler isn't yet ready to learn the entire verse. I've already shortened many of them for you (marked, if so.) However, use your discernment to decide what's best for your child. ☺️

Comment below with which of these easy Bible verses for toddlers you end up using if you feel led to share!

  1. "The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe." (Proverbs 18:10, NIV) -- This verse is a great reminder for our children to always run to God for their protection and help.
  2. "And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Matthew 28:20, NIV) -- I believe this is the shortest verse on our list, yet one of the most powerful ones for your child to know. There's nothing more important than for your baby to know God is with them, always, regardless of what they do or where they go.
  3. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16, NIV) -- How wonderful it is to teach your child the Truth of salvation Jesus offers, at such a young age! Then, when they're able to fully understand this statement, they can accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior!
  4. "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you.." (Acts 1:8a, NIV) -- All of the church needs to be reminded of this Truth regularly; not just children. As believers in a world that seems to be going to heck, we must know and remember that the same power that rose Jesus from the grave lives inside of us!
  5. "When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, 'I am the light of the world..." (John 8:12a, NIV) -- The perfect verse to memorize so that your child always knows where to look for The Light in a world full of much darkness.
  6. "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you." (1 Thessalonians 5:28) -- I love the idea of teaching our children about grace, even as toddlers. As Christian parents, of course, we are called to discipline our children, but I also love the idea of reminding them that even when they do wrong or sin, they are still loved by their parents and by God, because of grace. As they learn this principle, they'll have more grace for others as well as they go about life!
  7. "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23, NIV) -- Your toddler may not be able to fully understand this great verse yet. However, learning the truth of it at a young age allows it to begin taking root in their heart and mind.
  8. "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above..." (James 1:17a, KJV) -- This verse allows our little ones to see the glory of God in their everyday lives, as they're reminded that all good things they have come from Him.
  9. "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths..." (Ephesians 4:29a, NIV) -- As we teach our toddlers this verse, they'll be reminded that godly speech is one of the Lord's commands, especially in the moments they are tempted to talk back or speak disrespectfully.
  10. "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." (Genesis 1:1, NIV) -- This verse reminds our children that everything on the earth is God's creation.
  11. "I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me..." (John 10:14, NIV) -- This scripture memory verse reminds our babies that God knows them fully.
  12. "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;" (Proverbs 3:5, NIV) -- This is one of the best verses you could have your child memorize so they are always reminded to lean on God to lead their life, rather than going on their own way. As parents, I don't think there's anything more we could want for our children than to remain on God's path for them. -- When they are old enough, or once they've memorized this part of the verse, you can also teach them the second part of it.
  13. "I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?" (John 3:12, NIV) -- This verse teaches children that there's a difference in things of this world and Heavenly things; setting the stage for you to later teach them the difference in those things and how, as Christians, we walk in heavenly ways, not the ways of the world.
  14. "Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.'" (Matthew 19:14, NIV) -- A sweet reminder for our children to know they can always come to God for all of their needs or when they are sad or upset.
  15. "Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children." (Ephesians 5:1, NIV) -- I love the idea of our toddlers memorizing this verse because in the moments they're tempted to act out, we can remind them of this verse and ask them "are you following God's example?"
  16. "And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts..." (Romans 5:5a, NIV) -- What a beautiful reminder for your child that his or her heart has been filled with God's Love.
  17. "But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, 'You are my God.'" (Psalm 31:14, NIV) -- God is the only One we can fully put our trust in in this world, and it's one of the most important things for our children to know that they have Him to count on.
  18. "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near." (Matthew 3:2) -- This Bible verse teaches our toddlers that repenting for their sin is a critical part of their life. This is one of the most crucial and easy Bible verses for toddlers.
  19. "Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart." (Psalm 119:34, NIV) -- This verse teaches our toddlers to lean on God, not the world or themselves, for wisdom and understanding that leads them to do the right things.
  20. "If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me." (Jeremiah 29:13) -- This is yet another perfect reminder for your little one that God is always there when they truly search for Him.
  21. "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." (Galatians 5:22-23) -- I've been declaring this verse over my daughter since she was born. This verse allows your child to see what they've been gifted with through the Holy Spirit, and the fruits they are to strive to show in their lives.
  22. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom..." (Proverbs 9:10a, NIV) -- Make sure you teach your toddler what "fear" of the Lord means; that it isn't being scared of God, rather, it means they are to respect Him and, in return, the Lord will grant them His wisdom.
  23. "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb." (Psalm 139:13) -- This is a crucial foundational truth children need to know, especially to come up against bullying in their middle/high school years. If they have the foundation of who they are in Christ, they'll be able to stand firm!


Easy Bible Verses for Toddlers

Ways to Teach Your Toddler These Simple Verses

Of course, any parent could simply speak these Bible memory verses to their children and hope they start to memorize them. Which, if you did this for long enough and consistently enough, they more than likely would! However, we all know that toddlers love to play and have fun. So why not make learning the Word of God fun and enjoyable for them so they look forward to it?!

Here is a handful of creative ways to help your toddler memorize these short verses and have some scripture fun!

  1. Action Songs: Create spiritual songs with hand motions or dance moves that correspond to the words of the verse. Not only does this turn learning these short verses into a mini dance party, but it will also help them retain and memorize these simple Bible verses more easily!
  2. Craft Projects: Incorporate the verse into a craft, like making a decorative sign or painting with the verse on it. Here are over 100 Bible verse craft ideas you can use!
  3. Verse Puzzles: Write the verse on a piece of paper, cut it into puzzle pieces, and have your toddler put it together!
  4. Verse of the Week: Display a verse on a board and review it each day for the entire week. Have a "Prize Jar" full of fun items like stickers and stamps as rewards for practicing daily.
  5. Interactive Storytelling: Use puppets or stuffed animals to act out stories related to the verse.
  6. Coloring Pages: Provide coloring sheets that feature the Bible verse. Here are some Free Printable Bible Coloring Pages as examples!
  7. Memory Games: Create flashcards with parts of the verse and play memory games to match them in order.
  8. Verse Hunt: Hide words of the verse around the house and have a treasure hunt to find and arrange them!
  9. Finger Painting: Use finger paint to write the verse on large paper. (You could also do this outside with sidewalk chalk! Any, hey, what a great way to witness to your neighbors too! 😉☺️)
  10. Verse Jar: Pull a verse from a jar each day and discuss it.
  11. Snack Time Chat: Discuss the verse over a fun snack, perhaps with foods that relate to the verse.
  12. Role Play: Act out scenes from the Bible that illustrate the verse. Use fun props like wigs, robes, and sandals!
  13. Verse Posters: Create posters with the verse and let your toddler decorate them with stickers or drawings.
  14. Quiet Time: Use quiet time with soft music and gentle repetition of the verse. For many verses, you can simply search on YouTube and you'll be able to listen to it on repeat.
  15. Bath Time: Use bath crayons to write the verse on tiles and repeat it during bath time.

**Another smart option is to pick a Verse of the Week each week and utilize many of these different ideas throughout the week to keep things fun and help your child learn each week's verse in lots of different ways!


We hope you enjoyed these easy Bible verses for toddlers! Have fun implementing them into your daily routines and watching your toddler fall in love with the living Word of God!

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