I love memorization! I always have. Kids are great at it too. I have been underwhelmed by the amount of memorization in the First Language Lessons and, therefore, I have been adding our own poetry, Bible verses, and other things to memorize. When they have trouble learning a list of something, I looked for a song on the internet about it first. (I found a song about coin values this way.) If that failed I made up my own lyrics to an old tune. (I made up songs about the 7 sacraments, the brain, and even the Phoenicians this way.)
Then I discovered Classically Catholic Memory. It is a program that does all that for me. The best part is that since we follow a basic 4 year rotational classical curriculum, it matches up with our studies exactly. Next fall we have a new co-op that will be devoted to this memorization as well. I am very excited about that because I finally found a group of Type A women (these women put me to shame!) who are using the same curriculum as myself and have similarly aged children. There are 6 families and 20 children all under the age of 9, and 5 of them are infants right now. It will be great!
Here are some videos of some of the memorization performed by Hannah.