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Circle Time Hymns & Psalms

For my own reference, and in case others are looking for ideas to populate their Circle Time, here is our list of hymns and Psalms we’ve learned so far, in our 5 years of Circle Time to date. PH stands for Psalter Hymnal, our church’s hymnal; CC stands for Cantus Christi, the hymnal of the CRE, whose Genevan settings of the Psalms we love.

Circle Time Memory Work: Scripture

Psalms
  • 1
  • 8
  • 19
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 107
  • 112
  • 115
  • 145
Other Old Testament
  • Lamentations 3:21-40
  • Micah 6:6-8
New Testament
  • Matthew 6:5-13
  • John 1:1-5 & 9-14
  • John 3:14-18
  • Romans 8:1-4, 26-39
  • Romans 10:9-11
  • 1 Corinthians 13
  • 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
  • Galatians 5:22-26
  • Galatians 6:7-10
  • Ephesians 4:25-32
  • Ephesians 6:1-3
  • Philippians 4:4-9
  • Ephesians 1
  • Colossians 1:9-23
  • Colossians 3:1-4, 12-17
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24
  • 1 Timothy 6:3-16
  • 2 Tim. 3:14-17
  • 1 Peter 3:8-17
  • Hebrews 4:12-16
  • Hebrews 11:1-6

Circle Time Memory Work: Catechism & Creeds

Creeds
The Catechism for Young Children
Selections from the Heidelberg Catechism
  • Lord’s Day 1 — What is your only comfort in life and in death? Q2: What must you know to live and die in the joy of this comfort?

  • LD 5, Q12 — According to God’s righteous judgment, we deserve punishment both in this world and forever after: How then can we escape this punishment and return to God’s favor?

  • LD 7, Q13 — What is true faith?

  • LD 10, Q27 — What do you understand by the providence of God? (another of my favorites)

  • LD 12, Q32 — But why are you called a Christian?

  • LD 23, Q60 — How are you right with God?

  • LD 25, Q66 — What are sacraments?

  • LD 30, Q81 — Who are to come to the Lord’s Table?

  • LD 32, Q86 — We have been delivered from our misery by God’s grace alone through Christ and not because we earned it: Why then must we still do good?

  • LD 45, Q116 — Why do Christians need to pray?

Circle Time Memory Work: Poems

listed roughly in order of the ages my children have learned them at, from earliest to latest

Circle Time Memory Work: Mottos

  • Focus on your job & do it right.
  • Leave it better than you found it.
  • Voices: cheerful, polite, strong
  • Business before pleasure
  • Soldier Stance (1. Stand up straight; 2. Shoulders back; 3. Hands at sides; 4. Ready eyes; 5. Quick response)

Circle Time Memory Work: History Sentences

I have listed the timeline titles that we’ve memorized; the sentences are from those titles on History Through the Ages Timeline Figures. I print out each title’s image and sentence in full-sheet size for our Circle Time binders.

Ancient

timeline figure for Alexander the Great

Medieval
Modern

coming in Summer 2014

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