• Carrie McFerron

Lesson 3 - How Do You Do...odle?

Updated: Sep 30, 2019

Study Leaders:

If your group is working through the book chapter-by-chapter, rather than lesson-by-lesson,choose one of the options below for Chapter 4, then select the other option for Chapter 5:

Option 1:

What you’ll need for this option:

  • A variety of gel pens or markers – the more colors the better!

  • Paper or a sketch pad for everyone

  • Copies of the doodle grid, provided in this lesson

Use gel pens or markers to write your verse in a variety of colors and fonts to help you learn the verse.

Write your verse in a doodling style or make it into a diagram.

For example, you may want to put a circle or other shapes around a certain word, draw arrows, wavy lines, etc. You may want to create your doodle in pencil and then add colors after you are satisfied with your design.

If you're not comfortable with free-hand doodling, consider using journal stencils. These small, inexpensive stencils are available from many retailers, including Amazon. Most sellers give you a wide variety of stencils in each package. Here's an example of some of these stencils.

These journal stencils are inexpensive and very helpful if you need a little help with doodling!

This method is especially effective for tactile learners.

For Anyone Who Finishes Early: Make copies of the grid page below (or ask each member of your group to bring their own downloaded copy of the page).

After the Creative Response portion of your meeting give each person a copy of the grid below to practice doodling. Create a different doodle design in each grid, just to see if doodling is something that will help your members with memorization.

Doodling is simply using shapes, squiggles, or symbols to create a pattern. I like to use numbers and letters, as well as basic shapes, to make a design.

If you enjoy doodling or if you find that drawing a picture of a concept in an effort to learn that concept, doodling may help you memorize Scripture.

Here ‘s a website that gives you an easy-to-follow format for learning to doodle – Totally Easy Zentangle

You can download the sketchnote example here.

You can download the doodle grid here.

Here's an example of a partially-completed doodle grid.

Option 2:

What you will need for this option:

  • Copies of some or all of the silhouettes

  • A variety of patterned scrapbook paper

  • Several pairs of cuticle or embroidery scissors (Ask members of your group to bring their own, but have a couple of extra pairs on hand.)

  • A good selection of patterned scrapbook paper or fabric. Small patterns work best. Or, a selection of nature photos you have printed from the Internet.

Keep in mind, we are experimenting with different ways to make memory prompts as we stretch our creativity. So, this week, we’re going to use an elegantly simple idea to create a memory prompt.

Nikolai Tolstyh is a Russian artist, who photographs paper silhouettes the colors and textures found in nature.

You can find examples of his work HERE.

We're going to use templates of some very simple forms to do the same thing! Each member of your group will cut out a template to create a memory prompt.

Give these instructions to your group:

We’ve been working on thinking of memory hooks (the concept or idea that will help you remember your verse). Now, we are moving on to designing memory prompts, which are the visual images based on our memory hooks.

The silhouettes below can be downloaded here.

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