This is a little puzzle I made for my children to help them memorize Psalm 23. It consists of flashcards that can be put together to form a picture. You will need scissors, glue, and construction paper or cardstock if you want sturdier cards.
Download the flashcards here: Psalm 23 flashcards/puzzle
I have each verse printed with a short explanation to help the child understand what it means. I used the New King James version of the psalm.
You will notice that I am no artist 🙂 Your child may want to color the puzzle before gluing. Another option is to have the child color one card at a time, as he learns the verse.
You will notice that the placement of each verse on the page corresponds to each related puzzle piece. Glue the two pages together back-to-back, or glue a piece of cardstock/construction paper in between them for sturdier cards. Then cut on the lines.
This is how I used the cards: I would read verse 1 to the child, then explain it and show her the picture. Then I would read verse 2 and show her the picture on the back. Immediately she wanted to put together the whole puzzle, and I let her. She asked why the puzzle had the pictures that it did – why is there a table? why is there a scary place in between the mountains? – and so I would read those verses also.
Sometimes I would show the picture and have the child recite the corresponding verse. It was very satisfying to the children to recite the verses and put together the puzzle as I handed them the pictures. My goal was to teach one verse a week, but once they became used to putting together the puzzle, it went much faster. Each of my children memorized this Psalm when they were 3 years old.