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Cross the Creek

After you have taught your memory verse, lay down "rocks" cut out of posterboard according to the number of words in the verse. Have each child attempt to "cross the creek" by stepping on a rock for each word of the verse they can say. Children love pretending to fall into the "creek" and get wet when they get a word wrong. Let them try again until they can cross successfully.

I recommend a dark colored posterboard. Simply cut out irregularly shaped pieces about 7" or 8" (20 cm.) across. Mine have survived an amazingly long time. (Of course, you do not want to use the same game every week.)

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