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