I looked online for a simple matching word game I could make, the idea being that he could match the references and verses over and over. As I quickly found out, this would only be feasible if I could laminate stiff cardboard strips and store everything in a sturdy box (similar to Memory.) I don't have a laminating machine, although I do know of a local teaching supplies store that does. I could probably find a suitable box, but seriously, who needs another game with little pieces floating around their house?
Or I could write everything on a folder and laminate that to be used with wet-erase markers. Oh! Or I could write the verses on a sheet of cardstock, and write the references on clothespins! We have some compound word and some clock/time clothespin games. I would probably want to laminate the cardstock so it lasts longer than a week. I could also take popsicle sticks and write the reference on one side and the first phrase of the verse on the other side, like a spin off of Memory.
Thanks, friends, for helping me figure out what to do about this. I think I will do the clothespin game eventually, when I remember to buy more clothespins, and when I have a day (and the money!) to laminate the papers. There are 12 Paces in the year for each subject, and this year he has 8 subjects. I could make one page per Pace number so he could practice the verses he's learning at the moment and can always review older verses. At the moment, I have a bunch of popsicle sticks left over from my Prayer Stick project, so I will do that right now!
P.S. We played this game together and he had a blast! First we laid out all the sticks, it doesn't matter which side faces up. Take turns saying the entire verse and the reference, and if you guess correctly, you get to keep the stick. If you are wrong, put the stick back with the other side facing up, and you can try again on your next turn. The first time we played, I got 4 sticks and he got 3, so I told him he could play on his own as practice so that next time, he could beat me.