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FATHER'S DAY ACTIVITIES

Looking for Father’s Day activities for the kids in your Sunday school or Bible class? This page has several ideas to help your students show their love and appreciation for their dads.

Fathers are so very important in the lives of children. The care and protection they provide gives children security and confidence. Kids need their dads to set boundaries and give guidance and discipline to help them learn to make good decisions. Children need to feel loved unconditionally by their earthly fathers, as they are a reflection of their Heavenly Father.

The Fifth Commandment says:

“Honour thy father and thy mother:

that thy days may be long upon the land

which the Lord thy God giveth thee.”

Exodus 20:12

This is a commandment with an attached promise. God honors those who honor their parents.

Father's Day Activities Reminder

As you do Father’s Day activities with your students, keep in mind that not all children know their father or have a relationship with him. Some may have lost their father to death. These students may wish to honor a grandfather, uncle, or other father figure. You might even want to have an alternate activity for students who find Father’s Day difficult.

Father's Day Activities - Coloring Pages

Click on the pictures below to access printable PDFs of coloring/activity pages.

The first two coloring pages have lyrics that can be sung to the tune of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game." The first one is for dads. The second is for pastors on Father's Day.

Kids can color the pages and add a personal note.

Teach the kids to sing the "All-Star Dad" song, so they can sing it to their dads.

You can also practice singing the songs as a class and then sing them to the dads and pastor of the church.


You can print this "World Best Dad" certificate on special business (resume) paper to give it a little extra-specialness. Kids can write their dad's name on the large line and then date and sign at the bottom. There is also space for them to write their own message or draw a picture.

Father's Day Discussion Recordings

Here are some questions to discuss with your students on Father’s Day. Record (write down or audio record or video record) students’ answers and give them to their dads. Kids naturally come up with great, fun, and even humorous answers that dads will appreciate.

  • Why did God give us dads?
  • What makes your dad great?
  • What is your favorite thing to do with your dad?
  • If you could give your dad anything in the world for Father’s Day, what would you give him?

"I Want to Be Just Like You" Song & Slideshow

This moving song is a great reminder for dads. You could play the song (a recording or have someone sing it live) along with a slideshow of the kids in your Sunday school for the dads of the church on Father’s Day.

“I Want to Be Just Like You” Lyrics by Phillips, Craig, and Dean

He climbs in my lap for a goodnight hug

He calls me Dad and I call him Bub

With his faded old pillow and a bear named Pooh

He snuggles up close and says, "I want to be like you"

I tuck him in bed and I kiss him goodnight

Trippin' over the toys as I turn out the light

And I whisper a prayer that someday he'll see

He's got a father in God 'cause he's seen Jesus in me


Lord, I want to be just like You

'Cause he wants to be just like me

I want to be a holy example

For his innocent eyes to see

Help me be a living Bible, Lord

That my little boy can read

I want to be just like You

'Cause he wants to be like me

 

Got to admit I've got so far to go

Make so many mistakes and I'm sure that You know

Sometimes it seems no matter how hard I try

With all the pressures in life I just can't get it all right

But I'm trying so hard to learn from the best

Being patient and kind, filled with Your tenderness

'Cause I know that he'll learn from the things that he sees

And the Jesus he finds will be the Jesus in me

 

Right now from where he stands I may seem mighty tall

But it's only 'cause I'm learning from the best Father of them all.



I hope you find these Father's Day activities and ideas a blessing to you, your students, and their families. 

Blessings,

Annette


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