It’s almost time for our annual Lenten “Frog Eyes Bible Verse Memory Game”. Children in grades K through 4th-grade are invited to participate.
Here’s how the game works:
Each week during Lent, which begins this year the weekend of February 17th and 18th, the children will be given a Bible verse to memorize. Children will recite the verse to me at either Saturday Night Worship or on Sunday morning. After reciting the verse, each child will be able to place his/her “frog eyes” sticker on the Frogs Eyes poster. (If you miss a week, you can catch up by reciting 2 verses the next week.)
To celebrate each child’s Bible memorization effort throughout Lent, upon completion of the six-week program on Palm Sunday weekend, March 24th and 25th, children will receive a small Frog Eyes gift. Also, children who recite all 6 verses will receive an extra special gift of one ticket to The Land of Make Believe for the 2018 season. (Worth $27.) Children must learn all 6 verses to receive this gift.
Enclosed is a bookmark on which the first Bible verse is printed. This year’s Frog Eyes memory verses are daily Bible verses for this summer’s VBS (Vacation Bible school) experience, “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus”. Your child can start thinking warmer thoughts as he/she memorizes the weekly Frog Eyes verse.
Please help your child learn the verse (as well as the verse’s meaning) and be sure to include the name of the book, chapter and verse number. Then, have your child come to me the first weekend in Lent on Saturday, February 17th or Sunday, February 18th to recite the verse and to receive the new bookmark with the new Bible verses on it for the following week.
On Saturdays, I will be at the SN Kids “Lily Pad” from 4:50-5:00 pm and then immediately following the service from 6:00-6:10 pm. On Sunday mornings, I will be at the Starr Hall “Lily Pad” from 8:55-9:10 a.m. and 10:15-10:30 a.m. (No other verses will be mailed.)
Since children have a variety of learning styles, I’m also enclosing some creative memorizing ideas and tips that might assist you as you help your child learn the weekly Frog Eyes Bible verse.
I hope you’ll help your child share in this enjoyable time of Bible learning with me.
Frank L. Fowler III
P.S. If I can’t be available to hear the verse, another pastor or leader will be there!!