Will you be teaching a Father’s Day song (or traditional Primary song to sing for Father’s Day) this year? To help you have a wonderful time teaching whatever song you’ve picked to teach this year, you’ll love all these fun ideas and activities with a theme around dad!
There’s a variety of Father’s Day singing time ideas included here with both activities that work for any song or to review a mix of Father’s Day songs as well as links to teaching ideas for specific song picks you might choose to teach!
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40+ Father’s Day Primary Songs
If you’re looking for a wonderful Father’s Day song to teach your Primary kiddos this year, head over to this master list with tons of different ideas and options – both in the Children’s Songbook and other song picks from LDS composers.
Father’s Day Singing Time Ideas
This post will help you find all of my Father’s Day activities plus songs specifically for particular songs for Father’s Day from around this blog. Plus, I’m also sharing additional favorite lesson plans from other Primary music leaders at the end of this post!
Father’s Day Ideas for ANY Song:
1. Dad’s Toolbox Ways to Sing
You’ll LOVE this darling toolbox with a variety of dad’s tools. You can have the kids hunt for them around the room or just pick one to add to the toolbox and sing through your song with the coordinating way to sing activity!
2. Name That Dad
Bring in a few different dads from the ward and hide them behind the rolling whiteboard or other means. Then, ask them different trivia questions to see if the kids can guess who each of the hidden dads are!
3. Try a Tie
The kids will love trying on a bunch of ties as they take turns leading the music or singing through the songs with a different silly way based on which tie you pick. There’s lots of ways to use this activity with dad’s favorite ties!
4. Would Dad Rather?
Ask the kids which one their dad would rather from two options to divide the Primary into 2 groups. Then, have one group sing the verse and the other sing the chorus or lots of other ideas to divide the room in a fun way! For example, which side can sing out best?
5. Cut the Tie Review Game
You’ll instantly have all the reluctant boys in the back row’s attention with this funny Cut the Tie song review idea! Just bring in a brave dad and let them cut off a piece of the tie as you sing through the song!
Teaching Ideas by Father’s Day Song:
6. In My Father’s Hands – Teaching Ideas
You can’t go wrong with this beautiful father’s day song, In My Father’s Hands by Blake Gillette. It’s my favorite song pick and I have 6 different teaching ideas to easily teach this song in your Primary room!
- In My Father’s Hands Echo Singing
- In My Father’s Hands Hand Pictures
- In My Father’s Hands Missing Words
- In My Father’s Hands Word Match
- In My Father’s Hands Action Hands
- In My Father’s Hands Dance Scarves
7. I See a Hero – Teaching Ideas
Another really awesome Father’s day song pick is I See a Hero! It’s focus isn’t solely on “dad” it’s a little more general to help not cause hurt feelings in the ward on this holiday. Here are some fun ways to get started teaching this song:
8. Fathers – Teaching Ideas
A great song from the Children’s Songbook that talks about 3 different kinds of Fathers (Dad, Bishop, and Heavenly Father) is a great pick. Check out these 4 fun singing time ideas for teaching Fathers song in Primary:
9. Daddy’s Homecoming – Teaching Ideas
Once in a while, you just need a quick, easy to teach, and super cute song. If you only have a week or two to learn a song, you can’t go wrong picking Daddy’s Homecoming. It also makes a good pick if you want to do 2 songs to add a short and fun song with a more meaningful song.
10. My Dad – Teaching Ideas
Another super cute short and sweet song is My Dad! The kids will love this one for something different than Daddy’s Homecoming but with a similar feeling. Get started teaching it with this fun activity:
11. I Am a Child of God – Teaching Ideas
A classic pick to have the children sing on Father’s Day but avoid hurt feelings, I Am a Child of God is a wonderful pick! You can pick a verse or two and the kids will easily pick up this song in time to sing it on Father’s Day. Get started with any of our teaching ideas here:
Even More Father’s Day Ideas by Song!
See the Mother’s Day Singing Time Ideas post for more activities including a list of ideas for all of these songs, too:
- The Dearest Names (verse 2)
- Love is Spoken Here (verse 2)
- Grandmother (Substitute in the word Father)
- Mother, Tell Me the Story (Substitute in the word Daddy)
- Mother, I Love You (Substitute in the word Daddy)
10 More Primary Father’s Day Ideas!
If you’re looking for even more inspiration, I’ve sourced some of my favorite ideas for other Primary Music Leaders to help you teach this song in fun and varied ways.
1. I Mustache You a Question
For a cute game, use this trivia game to sing through a wide variety of Father’s Day songs! Just pick a mustache friend and write the trivia question on the back with the song number. See this I Mustache You a Question activity over on Beauty Among the Boys.
2. Pin the Tie on Dad
This game would be perfect for Junior Primary, see this adorable Pin the Tie on Dad idea over on The Aloha Hut. You can write a different song title or way to sing on the back of each tie, then let them pick a tie and try to get it correctly on dad!
3. Wake Up, Dad!!!
This activity is SO creative by i heart primary music! You’ll pull on the tie to slide dad’s eyes open or closed with how well the kiddos are sleeping. Let them know they can’t let dad fall asleep with their singing – let’s sing out loud and beautifully to keep dad awake!
4. Build a Dad (Facebook Group)
5. Decorating Dads (Facebook Group)
6. Daddy “Nose” Best (Facebook Group)
7. I Mustache You a Question (Facebook Group)
8. Dad You’re Awesome Measuring (Facebook Group)
9. Pick a Tie for Dad (Facebook Group)
10. Who’s Dad Sang It? (Facebook Group)
11. Feed Dad the Baby Food (Facebook Group)
12. Don’t Eat Dad Game (One She Two She)
Continue on next to see these fun and engaging Summer singing time ideas that are easy and no-prep to help you during busy summers full of vacations and subs!
What other fun Father’s Day singing time ideas have you tried? We’d love to see your fun ideas! Share them in the comments to add to this list.