12 Scripture Memory Verses for Toddlers

We’ve all heard the adage “Hide God’s Word in your heart.” But that’s easier said than done, right? And, when it comes to helping younger children it’s often tricky. It can’t be too long or they won’t remember the words, but not all short verses are meaningful.

If you’re struggling to come up with some good verses to teach your toddlers, try starting with one or more of the options below. (The version below is The Net Bible, but use whatever version is your family’s preference.)


Genesis 1:1—“In the beginning God createdthe heavens and the earth.”

Genesis 1:31—“God saw all that he had made – and it was very good…”

Psalm 19:1—“The heavens declare the glory of God…”


Acts 16:31—“Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household.”

Romans 3:23—“For all have sinned…”

Romans 5:8—“…while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”


Ephesians 4:32— “…be kind to one another…”

Philippians 4:4—“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, rejoice!”

Colossians 3:2—“Keep thinking about things above, not things on the earth.”


Psalm 145:9—“The Lord is good to all…”

Matthew 5:14—“You are the light of the world. A city located on a hill cannot be hidden.”

Matthew 28:20— “…And remember, I am with youalways, to the end of the age.”

Sarah is the author of Bathsheba’s Responsibility in Light of Narrative Analysis, contributor to Vindicating the Vixens, and contributing editor for The Evangelism Study Bible. Some of her previous ministry experiences have included teaching and mentoring of adults and children in a wide variety of settings. Her small claim to fame is that she has worked with children of every age range from birth through high school over the past 20 years. She and her husband Ben reside in Richardson, Texas with their four children.