I’m so excited to try this Father’s Day Name that Dad game in singing time this year! Use this game show themed primary activity and have the primary children use clues the guess that dad!
This activity works great with any Father’s Day song you are learning this year! As you review, ask questions to find out whose dad came to primary!
Father’s Day Name That Dad
I have used game show style games in primary a few times before, and the kids always have so much fun with it! My primary children also enjoy when we invite special visitors to primary to hear them sing.
This activity combines these two things by having mystery visitors come to primary! During singing time, try to see if the kids can guess who the visitors are!
Before singing time, ask 3-4 men in your ward to come to primary and disguise themselves.
If you have a large rolling white board, have the men sit on chairs behind the white board. Be sure to cover their feet! If you don’t have a rolling white board, put up a large sheet and have the men hide behind the sheet.
Prepare 8-10 questions to ask the men during singing time. Try to think of a mix of general and specific questions. Remember, you don’t want the kids to be able to guess the dad too quickly!
I have included a list of 12 different questions in the printable later in this post. Use this list as you ask questions or come up with your own!
At the beginning of primary, start by reviewing a Father’s Day song. If you are singing in sacrament meeting, this is a great way to practice your song! This activity can also be a fun idea for singing time on Father’s Day.
Explain to the kids that you have invited 3 “mystery dads.” During singing time, the kids will have to try to guess which fathers have joined them for primary. Tell the kids that you have several questions to ask the dads.
Read one question – you can either choose one or all the dads to answer the question. The men are allowed to give silly answers or use accents to keep their disguise.
Sing through the Father’s Day song in between each question. After a few questions, see if the kids have any guesses. Start with more generalized questions so that you don’t give away the guests too quickly!
Continue asking questions and singing your Father’s Day song until you have correctly identified all the dads!
Father’s Day Name That Dad Questions:
- What is your favorite color?
- What is your favorite meal to eat for dinner?
- If you could travel to one place in the world, where would it be?
- Do you enjoy summer or winter more?
- What is your favorite sport to play or watch?
- Would you rather wear silly socks or a silly tie?
- What is your favorite way to spend the weekend?
- Where did you grow up?
- What is your favorite type of music?
- Do you have any pets?
- What do you do for work?
- How many children do you have?
- Sing through a variety of different Father’s Day songs during this activity! Write the names of each song on a piece of paper or a popsicle stick. Each time you ask a question, have a child come up and choose a song!
- Have the kids fill in missing lyrics in the song! Cut out the game questions and write a line of the song on the back with one of the lyrics omitted. Pass out the questions. Before someone can ask a question to the mystery guests, they have to fill in the missing word!
- Have the Dads choose the song that you sing! After you ask a question, choose a dad to pick a favorite primary song. This can be another great clue!
For a challenging primary game with game show buzzers, try this Away in a Manger Guess What’s Next!
Father’s Day Name That Dad Printable Game Posters & Questions
Use these cute printable game posters for this fun Name That Dad Father’s Day activity! This printable includes a few different optional posters to use. The first page includes a fun “Name That Dad” poster to put on the board and introduce this activity.
I’ve also included mini posters to put on the white board to represent each “mystery dad.” You can use these posters to help the children remember which dad is which. The last page includes 12 questions to ask your guests!
You’ll find bonus extended printables included in your INSTANT Primary Singing membership in May Old Testament year including a printable lesson plan, large Dad posters, quarter-page and half-page question cards to make it more like a game show! You’ll also find these files in my shop.
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For another cute Father’s Day activity, head over to this Dad’s Toolbox with ways to sing ideas that will work to review ANY song you’re teaching this year.
Who did you invite to come to primary as a mystery guest? We’d love to hear how this activity went in primary!