I am going to invite 3-4 four dads to come into Junior Primary, and 3-4 more to come into Senior Primary. I will have chairs in the front, facing the children, for the dads to sit on.
I made these choosing ties:
Father's Day Ties.pdf
I printed them out on white card stock and had them laminated, so I can use a dry erase marker to write the name of a primary song on the back. Use magnets to put the ties on the white/chalk board. Have a child come up and choose a tie then sing the song written on the back.
How to Play:
The children will get a kick out of this, so I am going to explain to them, that although it might be funny and it's okay to laugh, I will pick a very reverent child to be the next Pop Bopper.
I will begin by showing the children the ties on the whiteboard and explain that there is a fun song written on the back of each tie. There are either "action" songs or "boppin'" songs.
When an "action" song is chosen, the dads will sing them with us and do the actions with us.
When a "boppin"' song is chosen, the dad's get to be bopped! Wait until the first "boppin'" song is chosen and then explain how "boppin'" works:
When the dads are bopped (gently of course) on the top of their heads they should open their mouths wide and shut them again, only once for each bop. They should be looking straight ahead, blankly.
You be the first "bopper" to show the children how it is done. Start the song with the children singing, and, as if you are playing the xylophone, gently bop the dads on the tops of their heads with each syllable of the song.
I got this idea from this youtube video. It takes a long time to get to the "bopping" part on the video because the first part is so funny. But it gives the general idea. He finally starts giving the instructions at about the 6:40 minute mark:
Hello Song (Children's Songbook p. 260)
The Wise Man and the Fooliosh Man (Children's Songbook p. 281)
Book of Mormon Stories (Children's Songbook p. 118)
Nephi's Courage (Children's Songbook p. 120)
We'll Bring the World His Truth (Children's Songbook p. 172)
Jesus Want's Me for a Sunbeam (Children's Songbook p. 60)
Follow the Prophet (Children's Songbook p. 110) For this song I will have each Dad choose one prophet poster to wear and we will sing the corresponding verses, while the dad wears the poster and we play the game.
Smiles (Children's Songbook p. 247)
If You're Happy (Children's Songbook p. 266)
Do As I'm Doing (Children Songbook p. 276) For Do As I'm Doing, I use these:
Divine Secrets of a Primary Chorister, and she has something like 20 different actions that are really cute. Click here to print your own set. I use these quite a lot. I have printed them on white card stock, cut them out and then had them laminated. For this Sunday, I will flip them upside down and have each dad choose one at random. Then we will sing Do As I'm Doing, following the dad and whatever action he has chosen.
You will need one of these water noodles:
Cut the water noodle so you have two lengths about 20-24 inches long. You just need two, so you will have a little extra for something else.
I plan on giving the participating dads a bottle of "pop" as a thank you for their help. Something like this:
2CleverBlog. Its FANTASTIC!
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!