Memory Work

This is a list of memory work we have done since we started homeschooling. A little memory each day really adds up to a lot over the course of a few years!


Psalm 8
Psalm 19
Psalm 51
Psalm 139
Proverbs 2
Proverbs 3
Isaiah 52:13-53:12
John 1
Colossians 3
James 1
1 Peter 1
1 Peter 2
1 John 3


A Day by Emily Dickinson
The Grass by Emily Dickinson
Dreams by Langston Hughes
The Window by Walter de la Mare
The Flower by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Paul Revere’s Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Light that is Felt by John Greenleaf Whittier
I Keep Six Honest Serving Men from Just So Stories  by Rudyard Kipling
The Children’s Hour by Hendry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
If  by Rudyard Kipling
The Castle Builder by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Arithmetic by Carl Sandburg
The Pulley by George Herbert
October by Paul Laurence Dunbar
October by Carl Sandburg
O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman
The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Lord Tennyson
The Wish of Today by John Greenleaf Whittier
To Autumn by John Keats
Death, Be Not Proud by John Donne

Historical Documents/Speeches

The Gettysburg Address
Preamble to the Constitution

Shakespeare Monologues

“All the world’s a stage…” from As You Like It
“If we shadows have offended…” (Puck) from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
“How happy some o’er others some can be…” (Helena) from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
“What fire is in mine ears?” (Beatrice) from Much Ado About Nothing
“They shall go forward, Kate, at thy command…” (Petruchio) from Taming of the Shrew
“No shame but mine…” (Katherina) from Taming of the Shrew
“You have begot me, bred me, lov’d me…” (Cordelia) from King Lear
“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears” (Mark Antony) from Julius Caesar
“Be patient till the last…” (Brutus) from Julius Caesar


I Sing the Mighty Power of God
To God be the Glory
Fairest Lord Jesus
Once in Royal David’s City
Holy, Holy, Holy
Crown Him with Many Crowns
My Jesus, I Love Thee
Blessed Assurance
O Worship the King
A Mighty Fortress is our God
What A Friend We Have in Jesus
O God our Help in Ages Past
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silent
Great is Thy Faithfulness
Praise Him! Praise Him!
O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing
On Christ, The Solid Rock
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
All Creatures of our God and King
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise
May the Mind of Christ My Savior
For The Beauty of the Earth
Praise to the Lord, The Almighty
All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
Jesus, Thou Joy of Loving Hearts
How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds
It Is Well with My Soul
Children of the Heavenly Father

Other Memory Work:

The Nicene Creed
50 States and Capitols of USA
Canadian Provinces
Countries of Africa
Countries of South America
Countries of Latin America