Hymn Copywork

 Painting of Luther, making music in the circle of his family

How can you do all this with one simple page ?

  • learn hymn words
  • practice neat handwriting
  • meditate on new word’s meanings
  • express personal faith
  • practice short sweet writing lessons daily
  • memorize a weekly recitation
  • encourage personal response to hymns

Hymn copywork is an easy way to accomplish all this.

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Keeping short lessons in mind, try Charlotte Mason’s approach to teaching neat handwriting ~

  • Once your child knows how to form all his letters ( use a laminated handwriting chart for simple, easy lessons), let him transcribe/copy a line/ short section of the hymn each day
  • Copy a verse each week until he has copied the hymn in full.
  • Young children may manage just one line each day and complete a verse in the week
  • Encourage your child to memorize the verse he copied ~ read it aloud daily and recite it at the end of the week.
  • Discuss and look up new words, write meanings in their personal dictionary or hymn page (we use Jimmie’s Collage hymn pages).
  • Encourage a personal response to the hymn.
  • Play the hymn while the child writes out the verse.
  • Write a personal response to the writing prompt for each hymn at the bottom of the page.

Our Hymn Schedule for 2012 covers 1 hymn for each month.

Here’s your free download ~

For young writers – dotted lined pages ~ Hymns 2012 Copywork dotted lines

Simple lined pages ~ Hymns 2012 Copywork

Blessings,

12 thoughts on “Hymn Copywork

  1. Thank you! (And apologizing in advance if this is a double post. I submitted one comment, but don’t see it. Maybe you have to okay them first….but I just wanted to try one more time in case it was something on my end….) 🙂

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  2. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!!!
    Just today I was thinking it would be great to have this to go with the hymn study you posted and tada!!! You are such a blessing to me! Thank you for sharing all of your hard work, I can’t tell you how much you have helped me!
    Thank You Again!!!

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  3. I love this idea! My daughter (6) has developed a great love of hymns already (from my wonderful husband) and this would just enrich her learning and incorporate so many other essientials! Fantastic idea and thank you so much for posting. We start hymn copywork tomorrow (and she’ll be thrilled!).

    I would love to link back to your blog from my own. Do you have a grab button (and if not, could I create one for you)? You have such wonderful ideas and thorough explanations of how and why you “school”. I’d love for others to find your blog.

    Blessings.

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  4. These are fantastic! (shared on my blog today) The kids are using the April page starting today… we’re always looking for great passages/verses/hymns to copy – you’ve really helped us out! Thank you!!!

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