As I pondered on this, I was trying to think of a fun way to make this a priority in our family. I thought back onto something that I stumbled across on pinterest a few weeks prior (here). The original source uses it as a Primary handout, but I thought it would also make a good visual aid in our quest to start memorizing scriptures at home.
"Great power can come from memorizing scriptures. To memorize a scripture is to forge a new friendship. It is like discovering a new individual who can help in time of need, give inspiration and comfort, and be a source of motivation for needed change."(Elder Richard G. Scott, October 2011)
My idea is that the kids can help me make them (they're super easy!) and then they would have a tangible object with the verse written on it that they could carry around, keep in their room, or whatever they chose to do with it until they learned the verse.
Here's how I made mine:
1 piece of colored paper about 2.1" x 1.5" (in the color you want your scripture cover/base to be)
2 wrapped Hershey's Nuggets (silver or gold for your pages)
1 piece of white paper about 2.75" x 1"
1 sliver of colored paper or thin ribbon (for your bookmark)
Making the "scriptures" are easy after that. Simply center your two nuggets side by side on your colored paper and glue them down. Wrap the nuggets horizontally with your white paper, making sure to write or print your verse on it before gluing it down. Then add your bookmark in the center and your all done!
We plan to make two for each of our kids, one in English and one in Portuguese (the language we are currently learning). We started off easy with John 14:15 "If ye love me, keep my commandments." And as a bonus, after the kids have it down, they can choose one to dissemble and eat!
Kristen has three children ages 5 and under who all love to eat chocolate, along with an amazing husband who heavily encourages it. You can follow their various homeschool adventures (and mishaps) over at Mundo Classroom.