LDS Lesson Ideas

Rainier Oregon Stake

Father’s Day Stop Sign

Stopping for Daddy

If you should want a hug, I’ll stop and hug you.
If you should want some help, I’ll stop and help.
And if you see me doing something naughty,
Just tell me and I’ll stop without a yelp.
If you should need a song, I’ll stop and sing one.
If you should need a kiss, that’s what you’ll get.
I’ll gladly stop whatever I am doing
To help the greatest dad I’ve ever met.
If you should need a snack, I’ll stop and fix one.
A listening ear? I’ll stop and give you two.
You’re always there for me, and, dearest Daddy,
I plan on always being there for you.
So if you ever need my full attention,
Hold up this little sign, and there I’ll be.
I’ll always stop for you because I love you—
You taught me how by always loving me.

Father’s Day Stop Sign

Instructions

Mount pages 30 and 31 on poster board or cardboard. Cut out the stop sign and the Father’s Day card. Glue, or have an older person staple, a paint-stirring stick or dowel to the back of the stop sign, as shown in illustration 1.

Glue your photo onto the card, as shown in illustration 2.

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Father’s Day

Pat Graham, “Sharing Time: Happy Father’s Day,” Friend, Jun 1984, 37

And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good (Gen. 1:31).

A card is a nice way to remember someone on Father’s Day. You could make this puzzle card for your father, for the father of your ward (the bishop), or with a few changes, for your grandfather or a married brother. Father’s Day is a good time to compliment and thank all fathers for the many ways they help children.

Instructions:

1. Fold 8 1/2″ x 11″ (22 cm x 28 cm) piece of colored paper in half the long way. Open paper and fold up to make 2″ (5 cm) pocket inside, then refold lengthwise.

2. Print “Happy Father’s Day” on outside of card by first drawing letters with straight lines, then outlining them with round edges (see illustrations). Color letters.

3. Cut out poem and glue it (or print it yourself) on right inside page above pocket.

4. Cut out puzzle pieces and place inside pocket.

5. Sign your name and put card in envelope.

6. When you give card, you could put puzzle together while receiver reads verse out loud.

Father

By Mary Jane Davis

1 You’re head of our whole family.
2 You see to all our needs.
3 You listen and you hear with love.
4 You smile and praise good deeds.
5 You shoulder your own heavy loads
And share our burdens too.
6 Armed with patriarchal power,
God blesses us through you.
7 Your strong hands hold our smaller ones
When calming childish fears
Or touch to gently reassure
And wipe away our tears.
8 As you walk forth in righteousness,
We want to follow you.
9 And on our knees we humbly pray
To God, just as you do.
10 We’re walking in your footsteps,
Secure in loving care.
God bless you fathers, everyone,
Is our most humble prayer.

Sharing Time Ideas

1. This poem and puzzle can be used for Father’s Day program—

  • a. By one class or by all children during Primary Sharing Time.
  • b. As children’s part of Sunday School program.
  • c. By class for bishopric.

For Program—

  • a. Make puzzle as large as needed.
  • b. Assign ten children to memorize lines of verse. Each child holds puzzle piece, says part, then tapes puzzle piece onto flannel board or other large display board.
  • c. Have children sing appropriate songs before and after puzzle presentation.

2. Make enough copies so that older children can make cards to take home. Younger children can use page as coloring project.

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