Friday, June 4, 2010


When I was a teacher in primary last year this lesson was given about Fathers. I thought it was fun and the kids loved it.

The Role of Father

Fathers preside over, provide for, and protect the family with love.

Have a bunch of different types of shoes that show the different things fathers participate in (athletic shoes, casual shoes, Sunday shoes, work shoes, and slippers).

Show the family a copy of "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" (Ensign, Nov. 1995, 102). Teach and discuss the responsibilities of a father found in paragraph 7 of which reads:

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.

IDEA: If you have a collection of men that can come and participate in your FHE, that would be great (dad, Grandpa, uncle, home teacher, ect.). Each gentleman would bring a pair of shoes that tells about one of their roles of which they would take about.

IDEA: To show that fathers have many responsibilities, have children stand in the shoes they think are best for a father to wear when exercising, going home teaching, going to church, going to work building roads, and comforting a child in the middle of the night.

IDEA: Have all the boys in the family go get some of their own pairs of shoes and tell the family which shoes represent which sort of activities.

IDEA: Take the statement from the Family Proclamation about fathers and write each work on a separate word strip. Jumble the words. Have the children see if they can unscramble the words to make the correct sentence.

IDEA: If Dad is present, as him to leave and get refreshments ready. Encourage the children to write a note expressing their love for their fathers and to put it in one of his shoes

IDEA: Write the Family Proclamation and/or other statements as though they were “Mad Gab” sentences. See if the family can guess the sentence.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Read and discuss 1 Nephi 1; 2. Talk about Lehi’s role as a father in his family. Bear testimony that one of the most important responsibilities a father has is to lead his family.

If Dad is present, as him to leave and get refreshments ready. Have the children write a note expressing their love and something they appreciate about their father and have them put the note in one of his shoes.

Have a happy Father's day this month!

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