honor thy father fhe lesson (perfect for father's day)

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A family home evening lesson designed to teach family members to show honor and appreciation to Daddy on Fathers Day and throughout the year!Lesson is complete with lesson plan, activities, and full-color visuals that are ready-to-print, cut, and use!


Honor Thy Father FHE Lesson (perfect for Fathers Day)Lesson by Alex Bates, Digitized and adapted by Lara Goold

Materials needed: Scriptures Purpose: Scripture: To teach family members to show honor and appreciation to Daddy on Fathers Day and throughout the year! By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. A Proclamation to the World Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land Exodus 20:12

Opening song(s) and prayer: A Happy Family, Childrens Songbook, page 198 My Dad, Childrens Songbook, page 211 Lesson: Attention Activity: Introduce the activity by saying, Tonight we are going to play a game. Its called Find Out about Dad. I will ask a question; you guess the answer; then dad will tell us his answers. The following questions might be asked (or make your own): 1. What is Dads favorite color? 2. What is Dads favorite sport? 3. What is his favorite activity? 4. What are his most outstanding qualities? 5. What are his favorite foods? 6. What is his favorite church song? 7. Whats his middle name? Discuss and ask: Now that weve learned some fun things about Daddy, lets talk a little more about Dads in general. First of all, what are some other names for a Dad? (Father, Daddy, Dad, Papa, Pop, Dada, etc) Talk about how Daddies can look different and speak different languages, but all over the world Daddies love and take care of their children Read Exodus 20:12: Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land Discuss: What is honor? Try to draw from the children the idea that honoring ones father includes living in a way that will bring him honor. Because a patriarch leads and presides over all his descendants, we should honor our fathers, grandfathers, and all of our ancestors. As we honor our fathers, we honor our Heavenly Father also.


Ask: We have our Daddy right here who is our earthly father, can you think of any other kinds of fathers that we have? Lets talk about specific ways that we can show honor to each of them. Earthly father: [show picture] Our earthly father is the father of our body. We can also have a stepfather or grandfather. Few things please a father more than having a son or daughter who is unselfish, helpful, pleasant, and kind and loving to everyone. The best way to honor daddy is to learn to work hard, study hard, and to live the commandments. We can also honor our fathers by remembering that we have taken the name of our family and that our family has a heritage. We honor Dad by striving to follow his good example and those of our family that have lived before us. Heavenly Father: [show picture] Our Heavenly Father is the father of each our spirit bodies. We need to learn to obey Heavenly Fathers commandments by listening to the counsel of our parents and the instructions from our teachers. We should pray to Heavenly Father often. He is real and he loves each of us. We can also show honor to our Heavenly Father by taking Christs name upon us and always striving to live his example Father of our Ward (Bishop): [show picture] The Bishop is the father of our ward. He is responsible for the welfare of all the members of his ward. Another big responsibility the bishop has is the care and upkeep of the meetinghouse. We can show honor to our bishop by greeting him cheerfully, speaking kindly of him, by helping keep the church clean, and by trying to help others around us. Fulfilling our callings and remembering him in our prayers are other ways for us to show him honor. Father of our Country: [show picture] Countries, too, have wise and brave leaders who are looked upon as fathers by those who live there. George Washington is known as the Father of His Country because of his valiant leadership and deep devotion to the welfare of his countrymen in North America who wanted to live as a free people. To show honor to the father of our country we can be loyal, patriotic, and law-abiding citizens. We should also pray for our leaders. Discuss: Now that weve learned about honoring all these different fathers in our lives, lets talk more about the Daddy right here in our house! First, lets give him a big giant hug and sing a song for him! Sing, Daddys Homecoming, (page 210) and make sure to give him lots of real kisses at the end. Our Daddy Puzzle: Now lets put together this puzzle as we talk about all the wonderful things our daddy does for our family. As you put the specific pieces of the puzzle together discuss what that part of Daddy does to help our family (if desired, write down the things on the different puzzle pieces). Here are some ideas: Headkisses, read us stories, teaching us about the gospel, smiles, tell us jokes, super smart Arms & Handshugs, helping, mowing the lawn, tickling Legs & Feettaking us places, stomping on bugs, going to work Heartloving us, testimony of the gospel, praying for us We Love Dad CharadesPut dad in a chair in the middle of the room and have each member of the family take turns telling Dad something that they love about him. After everyone has had a chance to praise Dad, have each family member take a card and act out something that Dad does


DiscussWays that you can show love for daddy for Fathers Day and every day. Make sure you get ideas from Daddy too! Bear your testimony about the importance of fathers and how grateful you are to have a faithful father in your home. Closing song: For Hes a Jolly Good Fellow Closing Prayer: Refreshments: Daddys favorite treat or see below for the recipe of our Daddys favorite treat

Enrichment: Based on the ages and attention spans of your children, choose one or more of the following enrichment activities to enhance the message of the lesson. Enrichment activities do not necessarily need to be completed on the same night as the lesson. We often use them as reinforcement/reminders during the week. Candy Bar Love Note: (This is a fun family tradition of ours.) Using a piece of poster board or several pieces of paper taped together, make Daddy a love note by taping candy bars in place of some of the words. Clear packing tape right over the top of the candy bar works the best at affixing the candy firmly. (Heres our note from last year. Dont laugh too hard, I let my kids write it themselves)Dear BABY RUTH, Youre the awesomest dad in the whole MILKY WAY and are MOUNDS of fun. Were glad you dont have BUTTERFINGERS because that would really give us the SNICKERS. If you run a lot you will take a FAST BREAK. While you CRUNCH on this candy, we will be ROLO polos sitting around doing ZERO, zilch, nothing! Love, Your 5 KISSABLE kids PS We sure hope youll share with us this big SKOR of candy.

Coupon Books for Service: On pages 12-14 below use the template to make your daddy a special coupon book for Fathers Day. Letters to Grandpa: Sit down and write real deal letters to grandpa (or draw pictures) and mail them to him. Righteous Fathers from the Scriptures: Pick a couple of examples of righteous fathers from the scriptures and share with your family the righteous example that each set. You can read from the scriptures, use the summaries from the Gospel Art Picture Kit, or just briefly summarize. Some examples are, Alma the older, King Benjamin, Adam, Lehi, etc.


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip CookiesFrom http://recipeshoebox.blogspot.com The ingredients:

1 cup butter 1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy according to preference) 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 1 egg 2 cups flour 1 tsp. baking soda 2 cups chocolate chips

Beat butter, peanut butter, sugars, and vanilla until creamy. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in dry ingredients. Stir in morsels. Drop dough by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 6-8 minutes. Enjoy!


Cut out around the following figures, laminate if desired, and use during the discussion on the different fathers we have.

Earthly Father (ignore the baby that was next to it on the scanner)

Heavenly Father


Father of our Ward (Bishop):

Father of our Country (George Washington):


Daddy Puzzle: Cut out around the following pieces and during the lesson you will write on the pieces howDaddy uses that part to help his family. When you are finished, laminate if desired and hang it up somewhere in your house to help you remember what a wonderful daddy you have! (Puzzle visuals by Shawni Pothier)





Daddy Charades: Cut out the cards, place in basket, and take turns acting out some of the many amazing things Daddy does for our family!Mowing the lawn Going to work

Watching tv

Grilling hamburgers and hot dogs

Taking out the trash

Washing the car

Reading the kids a story

Having a family prayer

Giving mom a kiss

Tying a tie


Print enough of the following sheets off for the members in your family to make their own special coupon book for daddy. Or have each person sig