Read in 2 mins Bible Lessons » Key Bible Topic or Story » Old Testament Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Elementary Father’s Day Lesson: World’s Most Honored Dads Published: June 10, 2021 This simple elementary Sunday school lesson, World’s Most Honored Dads, will help children honor special men in their lives on Father’s day. You’ll need: a Bible, one “blue ribbon” for every eight kids, and tape a”Certificate of Honor” for each child, markers, and chalkboard and chalk or newsprint. Elementary Father’s Day Lesson: World’s Most Honored Dads Have kids form a circle. Choose one child to stand in the middle of the circle, and tape the ribbon you made before class on his or her chest. Then say: Right now we’re going to honor (child’s name). Each of us will say something we like about (child’s name), and then we’ll all clap. I’ll start. Begin by saying something such as “I really like Sandy’s big smile.” Then lead everyone in a round of applause. Have the person on your left go next, and continue around the circle. Have the last person to say something be the next person to stand in the middle of the circle. Continue until all the kids have been honored in the center of the circle. Ask kids to sit down, then ask: How did it feel to have others saying nice things about you? How did our words and actions honor the person in the center? Say: There are some people in our lives God wants us to honor. Let’s take a look at the Bible to see who they are. Have someone read aloud Deuteronomy 5:16. Say: This verse talks about both parents, but since we’re celebrating Father’s Day this week, we’re going to talk about honoring our fathers or other important men in our lives. Ask: How is what we did in honoring each other like the way God wants us to honor our fathers or other men in our lives? How is it different? Say: Saying nice things and clapping are not the only ways to honor someone. Let’s think of some other ways. Response Ask: What kinds of things can we do to honor our fathers or other men in our lives? As kids answer, make a list on a chalkboard or newsprint. Keep going until you have a list of at least ten positive things kids can do. Give each person a “Certificate of Honor” and a marker. Have kids personalize their certificates, mentioning things their fathers do for them and also listing a couple of things from the list you just made, promising to honor their fathers in specific ways. Closing If it’s possible to have fathers present, have kids give the certificates to their fathers, thanking them for all they do. If fathers can’t be present, encourage kids to take the certificates to them later. End the devotion with prayer, asking God to help kids honor their fathers in a special way during the upcoming week and in everyday ways all year long. Looking for even more great ideas for Father’s Day? Check out all our Father’s Day posts. © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!