The idea completely came from here on Simply Charlotte Mason. I began this post thinking I would link up, but also give the directions here on how to do your own. But you know what? SCM does such a great job telling you how, I don't see the need to repeat it all. :)
Basically, it is a rotation system, where new verses are reviewed daily, then every other day, then weekly, then monthly. Easy to do, and all you need is your Bible, index cards, and a box with dividers. We usually go through ours while sitting at the breakfast table each morning.
The only difference we have in ours from the one linked above, is that because we don't have 30 days worth of verses yet, we have all of our monthlies on days 1-10 and go over them 3 times each month instead of one. On the 11th and 21st of the month we start over at 1 again. As we start accumulating more verses we will switch over to the monthly system as described on SCM. If you haven't read the SCM instructions on making a box what I just said may not have made a lick of sense.
In case you are looking for ideas of which verses to start with, I am listing
When learning a new verse we read it together several times in a row until it is committed enough to memory to begin reciting. I like to write down longer verses (or ones that we are using for character issues) and post them on the wall or the refrigerator, too.
Verses in our box:
John 10:10 (The thief cometh not...)
Psalm 100 (Make a joyful noise...)
John 1:1 (In the beginning...)
James 1:19-20 (...quick to listen, slow to speak...)
Proverbs 3:5-6 (Trust in the Lord...)
Proverbs 4:20-22 (...attend to my words...)
I Corinthians 14:40
Matthew 4:19-20 (...fishers of men...)
Ephesians 4:32 (And be ye kind...)
I Corinthians 13:4
Genesis 1:1 (In the beginning...)
Psalm 119:11 (Thy word have I hid...)
Ephesians 6:1 (Children obey your parents...)
I Timothy 6:6 (But godliness...)
Galatians 5:22-23 (fruit of the spirit)
We also have a card for "The Gospels" (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) and "The Books of the Law" (Genesis - Deuteronomy).
Another benefit of Scripture memory with your kids? You learn them, too!
How do you choose verses and passages for your kids? What are some of your favorites?