Father’s Day is approaching. Are you ready to celebrate our Heavenly Father and earthly Dads? What better way to add to the fun than to offer Father’s Day games to play with your kids. I’ve rounded up four, low-cost games that will help you fill in the gaps of your lesson.
“Father, May I?” This game is a retake of an old favorite, “Mother, May I?” Kids line up on one side of the room while the “father” stands on the other. The “father” gives instructions to each individual, leading them across the finish line, slowly. Before the kid can step (crab walk, bunny hop or skip) forward, he must say, “Father, May I?” If he doesn’t he goes all the way back to the finish line. The child that crosses is first is the winner and becomes the new “father.”
Find Dad’s Tie! Before kids arrive, hide a tie in the facility. (A construction paper tie works well, too.) Let kids search for the tie. Whoever finds the tie becomes the new “Dad” and gets to hide the tie. You can play this game over and over again.
Father’s Day Trivia: Divide kids into several groups or select a few kids from the congregation. Give each child a mini dry erase board and dry erase marker. Ask kids or the groups questions about Bible fathers. For example, some could be “Which father had 13 children?” or “Which father built an ark?” Let kids reveal their answers. Kids that get the answers correct can move on to the next round. Keep playing until you have one winner. I use my concordance to quickly find verses about fathers.
Father’s Day Word Scramble: Print the words “Father’s Day” at the top of a piece of page. Set a timer for 1 minute and tell kids to make as many words as they can with the phrase. Whoever has the most words wins a special prize. If you have a chalkboard, let kids write the words on a board.
Enjoy the day with silly games that remind kids that dads are special.
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